If you thought the Republican presidential primary couldn't get any more entertaining, think again: Donald Trump and his epic combover are IN.
Trump's announcement speech was a word salad of outrage (Mexican immigrants "bringing drugs, bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people"), fear-mongering (Iran is taking over Iraq "and they're taking it over bigly"), and self-promotion ("I beat China all the time").
All the talking points were present in unvarnished form—Obamacare bad, immigrants bad, other countries bad, economy bad, politicians bad (wonderful people who want Trump's support, but also apparently morons who won't speak the truth). Also present, major tangents about things like how President Obama would be welcome to play golf on a Trump-owned golf course.
Finally, he got down to it. "Our country needs a truly great leader and we need a truly great leader now. We need a leader that wrote the art of the deal." (Or The Art of the Deal.) And yes, that means that "Ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again."
Pray for us now: Pray that Donald Trump will be in at least one Republican primary debate, because wow. This speech was a promise of mirth and hilarity to come.
8:42 AM PT: The Democratic National Committee welcomes Trump to the race with a statement saying:
Today, Donald Trump became the second major Republican candidate to announce for president in two days. He adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the GOP field, and we look forward to hearing more about his ideas for the nation.