Hollywood Mocks Donald Trump's Announcement That He's Running for President

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"PLEASE let Don King be Trump's running mate," Jay Duplass tweeted.

Donald Trump's Tuesday morning announcement that he's running for president was quickly greeted by jokes on social media from many in the entertainment industry.

The real estate mogul and Apprentice host entered the 2016 presidential race with an announcement from Trump Tower in New York.

"Our country needs a truly great leader, and we need a truly great leader now. We need a leader that wrote The Art of the Deal; we need a leader that can bring back our jobs, manufacturers, military, to take care of our vets," he told the audience. "We need somebody that can take the brand of the United States and make it great again. Ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States. We are going to make our country great again!"

It didn't take long for many in the entertainment industry to start mocking Trump, known for his over-the-top statements, on Twitter. Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and CNN's Jonathan Wald even merged the Trump news with the Rachel Dolezal scandal, writing "I don't identify as Donald Trump" and "Trump identifies as presidential."

Speaking of The Daily Show, some also seized on Jon Stewart's excitement about a potential Trump presidential run, suggesting that perhaps the news could convince the outgoing Daily Show host to reconsider his plans to step down in August.

Former Daily Show showrunner Rory Albanese, now running Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show, tweeted Tuesday afternoon, "Big thanks to the comedy Gods for giving us this gift."

And former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson tweeted that the Trump news "is the first and only thing that has made me miss late night. I'll get over it but...damn."

Read on to see what Hollywood is saying about Tuesday's Trump news on social media.

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