Apparently one of the least politically correct US presidential hopefuls, billionaire tycoon Donald Trump jumped into the presidential fray on Tuesday, with a speech that was full of self-aggrandisement, but poked fun and scoffed at America’s current leaders and policies.
From calling US President Barack Obama a bad negotiator and calling US leaders “stupid” to making fun of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s leg fracture in a bicycle accident, Donald Trump’s speech was one of the most frank and bluntly written.
Property magnate Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that he would be running for 2016 US presidential race and “will make the country great again”.
Promising to bring back jobs from China, Mexico and Japan, Trump said, “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created. I tell you that”.
Trump also assured that he would be the toughest President for the ISIS.
“Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody,” Trump roared.
Trump lashed out at the US politicians over their economic and foreign policies, calling them “stupid”.
“Right now, think of this: We owe China $1.3 trillion. We owe Japan more than that. So they come in, they take our jobs, they take our money, and then they loan us back the money, and we pay them in interest, and then the dollar goes up so their deal’s even better.”
“How stupid are our leaders? How stupid are these politicians to allow this to happen? How stupid are they?,” said Trump.
Donald Trump did not spare even President Obama, calling him a bad negotiator and a bad leader and also issued a scathing criticism of his healthcare and immigration policy.
“I will immediately terminate President Obama’s illegal executive order on immigration, immediately… We have a disaster called the big lie: Obamacare. Obamacare,” said Trump.
Saying how the US had spent $2 trillion in the Iraq war, Trump said that the war had impoverished America and destabilised the Middle East.
“We spent $2 trillion in Iraq, $2 trillion. We lost thousands of lives, thousands in Iraq….And every time we give Iraq equipment, the first time a bullet goes off in the air, they leave it,” said Trump referring to the ISIS capture of Ramadi after Iraqi troops ran off.
“Last week, I read 2,300 Humvees — these are big vehicles — were left behind for the enemy. 2,000? You would say maybe two, maybe four? 2,300 sophisticated vehicles, they ran, and the enemy took them,” said Trump.