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Donald Trump Tweets #PrimaryDay Video: USA Is 'Going To Hell!'

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:50:04 Z)

Donald Trump tweeted a campaign-produced video Tuesday declaring that he had no choice but to run for president and save the country.

The black-and-white video features a narration by Trump that is unusual for the billionaire: He is reading a script and not speaking extemporaneously as he usually does at rallies. It includes dark images of America, including a homeless beggar and people apparently climbing over the U.S. border to illegally enter the country.

"This mess calls for leadership in the worse way," Trump says, explaining why he is running for president to save the nation. "It's going to hell. I had to do it!"

Trump touts his proposal to build a "major wall" to stop the "flood of immigrants who we don't want or need here"

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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