Trump's speech was a meandering stream-of-consciousness list of the country's perceived problems, a series of digressions touching on the Islamic State, Mexican economic superiority (who knows), stealing oil from Iraq, hotel construction in Syria and a host of other far-flung policy prescriptions from the real estate mogul and reality TV star.
The Democratic National Committee responded to Trump's speech in epic fashion, releasing a statement that national press secretary Holly Shulman sent to reporters:
"Today, Donald Trump became the second major Republican candidate to announce for president in two days. He adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the GOP field, and we look forward to hearing more about his ideas for the nation."
This registers as a third-degree sick burn on the Official Sick Burn Scale, and Twitter — which was rapt with attention to the speech — recognized it as such:
A DNC official followed-up in an email to Mic, saying, "Such a formidable candidate should send chills down the spines of Democrats. He'll be tough to beat."