Donald Trump, the real-estate mogul and reality TV star, announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Editorial cartoonist Jim Morin says Trump threw more than his hat in the ring, while Mike Luckovich imagines Trump’s swearing in as president.
The system failed. That’s what they say about the establishment Republican party, such as it is. For me, there is a logical progression from Newt Gingrich’s harsh revolution to the present moment. The tea party brought Donald Trump to the 2016 dance with its angry outsider rhetoric. Six years ago, the tea party whipped up a frenzy that Trump has furthered with every passing day as the Republican primary front-runner.
If the Chicago Cubs can win the World Series, and Donald Trump can win the presidential election, anything is possible. Including Trump and President Obama having a meeting at the White House that was so cordial it lasted far longer than the anticipated 15 minutes.