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Speaking from Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, Donald Trump announced this morning that he would seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States.
The real estate tycoon, TV personality and active Twitter user has flirted with the idea of seeking the nomination in the past, strongly hinting in 2012 that he may run.
“Our country needs a truly great leader, and we need a truly great leader now,” he said during this morning’s announcement. “Ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again.”
Trump will face a crowded Republican presidential field. On Monday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his candidacy, joining high profile Republicans Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in the race.
Political analysts see little chance of Trump actually securing the Republican nomination. Analyst Nathan Gonzales told USA Today that he would be an unwelcome distraction and “a big headache for the Republican party.”
At BuzzBuzzHome, we’re not planning on endorsing any candidate for president, though our concern with the Trump candidacy is that the stress typically associated with running a high stakes campaign like this could make him lose his signature golden locks.
Here’s what we think that may look like: