Is Donald Trump a political hopeful or a satire artist?

For the sixth time, Donald Trump has announced his plans to run for President. But few are taking his bid seriously. Elspeth Reeve, a senior editor at The New Republic, thinks Trump's political posturings are a brilliant act of political satire - although she's not sure he's in on the joke.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump formally announces his campaign in New York June 16, 2015. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced for the sixth time that he was running for the Republican presidential bid. And although he's hired well-respected campaign managers and advisers in several key states, many remain skeptical of his intentions. Still, he's galvanized some enthusiastic supporters. A RealClearPolitics poll gives Trump 3.6% support, which puts him above prominent Republicans like Rick Perry and Rick Santorum. Robert Kiger, founder of the pro-Trump super PAC "Citizens for Restoring USA," believes Trump can bring much-needed change to the White House. But Elspeth Reeve, a senior editor at The New Republic, says he's anything but a gamechanger. In fact, she believes Trump is actually a brilliant political satirist — whether he knows it or not. You can read Elspeth Reeve's piece about Trump's satirical talents on The New Republic's website.