Donald Trump Slams Republicans, Will Likely Run For President In 2016 (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Donald Trump took aim at his fellow Republicans over the weekend.

Trump was in Raleigh, North Carolina, to give a speech to the state GOP.

Before his speech, the businessman told The News & Observer that he would make an announcement on June 16 as to whether or not he would run for president in 2016 (video below).

During his speech, Trump repeatedly used the caveat "if I run" when discussing his goals as a potential president. Eventually, though, he made a statement that many are interpreting as a sign he'll likely run.

"June 16, will you come, please, fast — I'm so tired of saying that," Trump said.

Trump bragged about how he was the only one who opposed the Iraq War, although Sen. Rand Paul, who has announced he is running for president, said in 2010 that he would have opposed the Iraq invasion, noted CBS News.

"I think, frankly, jobs would be my thing, but I would be strongest by far on security because I’m very big into the military, very big into the vets, so we'll see what happens," Trump claimed.

Trump told The News & Observer he thinks the current Republican candidates are "clowns," and specifically slammed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and current Sen. Marco Rubio for making gaffes.

"After watching Bush make a total a****** of himself, Rubio makes an a****** of himself," Trump reportedly stated.

Trump said his trade plan would include taxing American companies 35 percent when they ship products manufactured overseas to the U.S. to sell.

In May, Trump said he would force Mexico to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sources: The News & Observer, CBS News
Image Credit: The News & Observer