Donald Trump is taking steps at launching a 2016 presidential race by announcing he is forming an exploratory committee to determine whether or not he will run.
Trump announced March 18 he has already started assembling people to help him in the Republican race from Iowa, New Hampshire. and South Carolina. These are smart picks as they are the first states to hold Democratic and Republican nominating in 2016.
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The real estate mogul and “Celebrity Apprentice” host has spoken often of running for office in the past years, but never taken a step as big as hiring an exploratory committee.
“I am the only one who can make America truly great again,” Trump says in a statement.
Trump believes his wealth and strong business sense will give him an advantage over other candidates.
“Americans deserve better than what they get from their politicians — who are all talk and no action,” Trump says in the statement. “I have built a great company, created thousands of jobs and built a tremendous net worth with some of the finest and most prestigious assets in the world — and very little debt!”
Another issue Trump feels passionately about is foreign policy, and he believes the rest of the world has “lost respect” for America.
“We must stop other countries from totally taking advantage of our representatives who are being out-negotiated at every turn,” he says.