Billionaire Donald Trump has announced he will run for the White House in the 2016 election.
Real estate mogul and TV personality has never formally run for president before, but has often talked about it.
"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created," Mr Trump said in a launch speech at his Trump Tower skyscraper in Manhattan.
"When was the last time anyone saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal?
The 69-yeaar-old, who owns several hotels and hosts the reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice" on NBC, has toyed with running in past elections but decided against doing so.
Before he run for president however, the outspoken billionaire will first need to secure the nomination of the Republican party, unless he plans to run as a third party candidate.
Eleven Republicans have announced they are running for next November's election, the latest being former Florida Governor Jeb Bush who launched his candidacy on Monday.
Political campaigns are expensive everywhere. However, in America increasingly, we are seeing enormously large amounts of money being spent on electioneering, even before candidates are selected. Money equals voice, voice leads to votes, and votes mean power. There once was a time when democracy was driven by people and not dollars, but that day has long passed.
'Every time that Bill Clinton had a low point in his presidency he would say 'take me off to Ireland, I need the adulation'." Those were the words of Hillary Clinton's campaign activist Brian O'Dwyer as he kicked off the Irish leg of her campaign over coffee and bagels on Dublin's Raglan Road yesterday morning.