HARD as it may be to believe, Donald Trump’s announcement on June 16th that he is running for president as a Republican is the first time that the property tycoon and media bon vivant has launched an official campaign. Mr Trump has flirted with making a bid for the White House on several occasions in the past, notably in the 2012 election. At the time he strongly aligned himself with the “Birther” wing of the party, causing a stir by continually pushing the issue, when even the most ardent doubters had accepted that, yes, Barack Obama was born in America. He decided not to join the race officially in May 2011, but said he still had a “strong conviction” that he could win the nomination. A poll in April 2011 showed him leading the Republican field. So what might we expect from a President Trump? We think the quotes speak for themselves.
Via: The Economist