Today he announced he's running for president. Of course he isn't! This is just a stupid, cynical, egotistical leap into what should be a serious race. The GOP presidential race is already not as serious as it should be because the conservative media loves to anoint any favorite, no matter how fleeting, as a potential president. (I remember people declaring "Scott Brown for President" after his upset victory in a Massachusetts special election.) This year we have a former surgeon and political toddler named Ben Carson running, pumped up by God-knows-who.
The GOP doesn't seem to know what to do with its legion of joke candidates. They certainly aren't nearly embarrassed enough by all of them. With trepidation, I checked what the conservative media was saying about Trump's announcement. Oh no! HotAir looks positive on it:
Open thread: The classiest presidential announcement you’ve ever seen; Update: Trump’s in
Luckily, the content of the article points out many of the problems in Trump running, how unpopular he is, how this is probably a vanity campaign, what a long shot he is, etc. What a relief that the author isn't taking it as a serious campaign. I'm not going to tempt fate and read the comment section.
Breitbart.com gives Trump a straight news story, but Scott Walker is still the top story. That's good.
The Daily Caller shoves the story down into the third place ranking (or does it happen automatically by clicks?). Is the nasty picture (below) an editorial comment? I bet it is.
Maybe The Donald is finally getting the disrespect he deserves. About time.
Update 6/20/15. Trump hired extras to plump out the crowd for his announcement. Pay was $50 for 3 hours work.