Let's be realistic. There is no way that Donald Trump would be the Republican candidate for President next year.
Trump, who announced his candidacy on Tuesday, is clearly doing this for the sake of one thing. His ginormous ego. He's repeatedly ripped President Obama, casting his lot with the Birther movement that claims Obama wasn't born in the US, and, as memory serves, he similarly made a run during the 2012 campaign, only to bail after failing to win a single primary. That same fate awaits him next year, and you'd think he'd realize that by now.
The problem is, all Trump is doing is what he does best. Blow out more hot air than a parking lot full of balloons. I doubt very seriously that when primary season starts this winter, he'll still be in the race. He's just using this as an excuse to promote his NBC reality series, The Apprentice, which could wind up being put on hold if Trump carries through with his intentions this time. Equal time rules, you know.
There's only one person I could think of that would be the perfect running mate for Trump, and that would be WWE CEO/Chairman Vince McMahon. Neither one would be a realistic candidate, and, yes, Vince did sabotage his wife's Senate bid 5 years ago with some on-camera stupidity, which only exposes that he's just as ill-suited a candidate as Trump. Which makes them two-of-a-kind. Their campaign, if it were to go in this direction, would be sponsored by Planters, Almond Joy candy, Wonderful Pistachios, and, well, you get the idea.
Trump has already gotten himself in hot water with singer-songwriter Neil Young for using Young's 1989 rock anthem, "Rockin' in the Free World" without permission. However, Trump's campaign flacks claim that Trump did pay a licensing fee for the song. Translated: Trump thinks he can do no wrong when it comes to minor details.
If there was ever a time where a 3rd party candidate could finally win the White House, this is it.