Donald Trump to run for president
Property billionaire, Donald Trump, has announced he will run for the White House in the 2016 election.
"I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again," he told supporters at New York's Trump Towers on Fifth Avenue.
With campaign staff in key early voting states and a net worth he puts at more than $8.5bn, he has the resources to stir up the Republican presidential field.
Trump is polling high enough to get a spot on the stage in the forthcoming Republican debates, and he's already proven a willingness to take swings at his opponents.
The Republican candidate has also expressed support for gun rights and said he would protect US government programmes like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.