Donald J. Trump on Tuesday entered a crowded field of Republicans vying for the GOP’s presidential nomination. People should be happy that he has thrown his hat in the ring.
The 69-year-old billionaire is certain to say and do things during his campaign that will make the other Republican candidates look stellar. Trump has already begun adding the “Huh!” “What?!!” and “You’ve got to be kidding?!!” factor to the race.
On Tuesday in New York he proclaimed to be “the greatest jobs president that God every created.”
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Climate change doesn’t have a chance of being tackled if Trump were to become president. He has called it “a hoax.”
Never mind that 69 percent of adults in a Pew Research Center poll now think that global warming is either a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem. That’s up from 63 percent in 2010 but still not where it was in pre-Great Recession 2006 — 79 percent then said global warming was serious.
The Republicans also could surrender any hope of gaining the Latino vote under Trump. He has promised to build a “Great Wall” on the Mexican border to keep out rapists and other criminals trying to enter illegally.
Maybe the wall construction would be his jobs program. It worked for China centuries ago.
It’s too bad that the Democrats don’t have anyone as colorful, or maybe the term is off-color to provide comic relief from the seriousness of debates and public events that presidential contenders attend. Such a person would make Hillary Clinton and the others look exceptionally good in comparison.