Donald Trump was born in Queens, New York City. He was the fourth of the five children of Frederick Christ Trump. Before he won the elections in 2017, Trump was an entrepreneur, showman, and TV-presenter. He owned several resorts, golf courses, buildings, gambling houses in the United States, and other countries.
Kevin McAllister (Culkin Macaulay ) asks Trump for directions at the Plaza Hotel and Trump responds by casually pointing him in the right direction.
Trump entered at New York Military Academy in 1964 but he did not serve in the military and set out the Vietnam War. After the academy, he graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968.
Donald Trump pictured in uniform as a cadet captain
My first five years at the NYMA provided more training military than a lot of guys that go into the military
In the middle 1960s and early 1970s, during education, Donald worked in his father`s rent –buildings company where finally became a president. Then he expanded the business by investing in the property in NY and NJ. Since 1984, Trump acquired Plaza Hotel, Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt Hotel, several skyscrapers, PlamBeach estate, Atlantic City casinos, and also Trump Towers.
In the Forbes magazine, Donald Trump`s fortune is estimated at 3.7$ billion. That`s 113th place in the United States.
Despite all these successful acquisitions, Trump almost went bankrupt by the end of the 90s due to too high spending on real estate.
Donald Trump's Jet
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don`t make
From the 1980s Trump periodically mused in public about running for president, but those moments were widely dismissed in the press as publicity stunts and eventually led to making fun.
“The Simpsons” cartoons 1999
In 1999 he switched his voter registration from Republican to the Reform Party. Though he ultimately declined to run in 2000, he published a book that year, “The America We Deserve”, in which he set forth his socially liberal and economically conservative political views. Trump later rejoined the Republican Party. Although he did not run for office in 2012, he gained much attention for repeatedly and falsely claiming that Democratic
President Barack Obama was not a natural-born U.S. citizen.
Make America great again
Before the elections, Trump announced that he would be a candidate in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. Promising to “make America great again”. "Our country needs a truly great leader, and we need a truly great leader now," Trump said. He said that rather than being a cheerleader for America, President Obama has been "a negative force."
5 things that Trump promised to the presidency of the U.S.:
- Create millions of new jobs;
- Repeal Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act (ACA);
- ‘Build a wall’ against Mexicans;
- Renegotiate the Iran deal;
- Revive the U.S. coal industry.
He wrote about it in his book “How to Make America Great Again” (2015).
Trump was consequently elected president with 304 electoral votes to 232 for Hillary Clinton on 19 December 2016.
Donald Trump's family
Donald Trump the second candidate for president who was at business and had never held public office in the U.S.
Trump only one president to be impeached twice– the first time in 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Second time in 2021 for in connection with the storming of the United States Capitol by a violent mob of Trump supporters as Both of Trump's impeachments ended in his acquittal by the U.S. Senate.