by James Beattie, Western Journalism
Trump made the declaration at Trump Tower in Manhattan, giving what is probably the most unfiltered presidential announcement speech in recent memory, bemoaning the policies of the Obama administration and the attitudes of Republican politicians alike while at the same time touting his own accomplishments and negotiating skills.
“Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say China in a trade deal?” Trump said. “I beat China all the time. All the time.”
The man sometimes affectionately referred to as “The Donald” did not shy away from touting his success and his wealth throughout the 45 minute speech.
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