AceShowbiz - Wealthy businessman Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, June 16, that he's running for the President of the United States. The 69-year-old real estate magnate made the announcement during a press conference at Trump Tower and some celebrities couldn't help voicing their opinions about it on Twitter.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for President of the United States," so Trump declared after several decades of flirtations that he ran for office. "And we are going to make our country great again." He is currently running for the Republican presidential nomination, competing with other candidates including Senator Ted Cruz. On his speech, the tycoon spoke about what kind of leader currently needed by the nation. "We need a leader that can bring back our job, can bring back our manufactory, can bring back our military, can take care our own vets - our vets've been abandoned," he said.
Trump couldn't resist bringing incumbent President Barack Obama into his speech. The businessman dubbed him a cheerleader as saying, "We also need a cheerleader. You know, when President Obama was elected, I said, 'Well, the one thing I think you'll do well, I think you'd be a great cheerleader for the country.' I think he'd be a great spirit. He was vibrant."
Trump also mentioned that he wouldn't be bound by lobbyists or donors as he could financially support his campaign. "I don't need anybody's money as niche. I don't need anybody's money. I'm using my own money. I'm not using the lobbyist. I'm not using donors - I don't care. I'm really rich," so he claimed.
Some celebrities thought that his presidential nomination was just a joke. Andy Cohen who seemed to question Trump's capability tweeted, "I am looking forward to seeing which cabinet position Trump gives @NeNeLeakes." Bryan Cranston joked on Twitter, "What fun if Trump runs for pres. I'll celebrate with Heisenberg's Vodka. If he wins I'll drink into a coma."
Singer Josh Groban wrote on Twitter, "I'm protesting trump's speech by eating a croissant in bed. CRUMBS DE LA RESISTAAAANCE!!" Meanwhile, Jay Duplass suggested Republican party to let boxer promoter Don King be Trump's partner for the presidential election. The post read, "PLEASE let Don King be Trump's running mate."
PLEASE let Don King be Trump's running mate pic.twitter.com/SSWOpcm5FR— Jay Duplass (@jayduplass) 16 Juni 2015
Actress Audra McDonald was apparently curious about how Jon Stewart would make his satirical comment on Trump's presidential nomination. She tweeted, "Where is the petition to force John Stewart to stay on as host of the @TheDailyShow now that Trump is running?" She also re-tweeted actor Jeffrey Wright's tweet which read, "Donald Trump's official campaign slogan: 'You're all f**king stupid!!' "
Comedian Seth Meyers who previously mocked Donald Trump during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2011 also took to Twitter to voice his opinion. "In 2011 I told some jokes about Trump," he tweeted. "Obviously, he's a lot more serious now!"
In 2011 I told some jokes about Trump https://t.co/cn2jwTisIP Obviously, he's a lot more serious now!— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) 16 Juni 2015