This one was inevitable.
Jeb Bush yesterday made the formal announcement to join what is a crowded race for the Republican nomination for the 2016 United States Presidential elections.
A former governor of Florida, Jeb is the younger brother of former president George W. Bush, and the son of another former president George H.W Bush. He is thus aiming to become the third Bush to rule America in the past few decades.
According to CNN:
“Bush made his formal announcement Monday afternoon here in his adopted hometown during an appearance at Miami Dade College. His candidacy comes after a week-long European tour and months of intensive behind-the-scenes political maneuvering that erased long-standing doubts about his White House ambitions.
Arguing that the country is on “a very bad course,” Bush told supporters in Miami that the nation had a decision to make.
“The question for me is what am I going to do about it,” he said Monday afternoon. “And I’ve decided: I’m a candidate for president of the United States of America.”
Jeb automatically becomes the frontrunner, a recognisable candidate with a recognisable name. If he wins, and Hilary does as well- the next US elections would be a race between two of America’s current biggest political families.
Billionaire bussinessman Donald Trump also officialised his bid a short while ago. Trump has teased running many times in the past, but is taking the plunge for real this time around.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again!” Trump declared- at Trump Tower in New York City.
He claims he’s the only one who can set the country straight, as he has proven his acumen in business and can transfer that to running a nation.
“Our country is in serious trouble” He said.
“We don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say China in a trade deal?” he asked his supporters.
“I beat China all the time. All the time.”
Trump becomes the second Republican announcement in 2 days, and brings the field for the nomination to 12 candidates.