Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he is launching his presidential campaign for the 2016 election, after hinting for more than two decades that he might run for the office one day, according to CNN.
"So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again," the real estate mogul told a crowd. The Donald, who has found just about any reason to slam President Barack Obama during his terms, hasn't actually held a political office himself .
Still, (not surprisingly) The Donald feels he is the "most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far." How, you ask? For starters, he has a "Gucci store worth more than [Mitt] Romney," he said. The Apprentice executive producer is also worth $8.7 billion, according to a personal financial disclosure he was required to release, so while the statement is totally Trump-esque, he might have a point.
Speaking of The Apprentice, Donald said he wouldn't be renewing his contract with NBC for the reality show, since he can't appear on the network and run for president at the same time, according to CBS.
It's going to be interesting how this one turns out, but, one thing's for sure. We can definitely expect some epic quotables from him as he seeks the Republican nomination. Game on.