Donald Trump Rode an Escalator to 2016 Presidential Announcement

Watch the Donald's dramatic entrance.

While other presidential candidates prefer a splashier start to their presidential bids, The Donald proved once again on Tuesday that he does things his way.

"Sadly the American dream is dead," Trump declared today. "But if I get elected president I will bring it back, bigger, and better, and stronger than ever before."

Trump's pre-speech soundtrack included selections from Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, "Phantom of the Opera" and other Broadway musicals.