The Republican presidential field has a CEO, a doctor, three senators and one senator-doctor. On Tuesday, when Donald Trump announced that he planned to join the bunch, it got its first reality TV star.
In remarks from Trump Tower in New York, the wealthy real estate developer said, “the U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems.”
“Politicians are all talk, no action — nothing is going to get done," Trump said in an hourlong statement. “Our country is in serious trouble — we don’t have victories anymore.”
Democrats leapt at the chance to use Trump as an excuse to tweak the other GOP candidates. His entry "adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the GOP field, and we look forward to hearing more about his ideas for the nation," the Democratic National Committee said in a statement
Even before Trump jumped into the race, the logic of reality TV has had an effect on all the GOP campaigns.