They fill up a lot of media space with pure unadulterated nonsense that only serves as a trough for comedians like Jon and John Stewart and Oliver
After years of head fakes about running for the White House, The Donald promised his two-decade game of pretend is over: “I am officially running for president of the United States. And we are going to make our country great again.”
The rambling, hour-long stream-of-consciousness speech was online catnip, from the soundtrack (pure schmaltz, featuring piece from the “Phantom of the Opera” and “Cats”) to the entrance, as Trump descended the escalator to the marble basement of the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue with wife Melania, who was clad in stiletto heels and a strapless white dress.
So far he’s not “in in.” Federal Elections Commission records show Trump has yet to file any paperwork making his candidacy official. He has 15 days to do so.
And he’s spent years flirting heavily with political office, only to back away. Trump entertained the idea of a presidential run in 1988, mulled it over in 2000, seriously considered it in 2004. In 2014, he threatened, very briefly, to run for Governor of New York.