The Daily News Welcomes Donald Trump to the Presidential Race


On Tuesday, Donald Trump descended from an escalator and announced he’s actually running for president. The formal launch is yet another entry into a group of obvious losers that have little to no chance of securing the White House. 

Will Republican voters eventually warm up to the Donald, though? Judging by this fantastic cover of today’s Daily News, a traditionally right-leaning New York paper, we’re guessing no:

Indeed, the clown car that is the current GOP presidential field finally has a leader! 

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