Donald John Trump, popularly known as Donald Trump is an American politician, businessman, and television personality. He is the 45th and current president of the United States. He defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to become the oldest first-term US president. However, he is one of the most controversial figures in American political history. Starting from his election campaign in 2016 to date, he has sparked numerous controversies. He was the subject of various fake statements and misleading information controversies. Prior to his presidential tenure, has investments in several business sectors through his organization, The Trump Organization. As a businessman, he owns several hotels, casinos, real estate. He also has investments in television.
He is significantly active on social media. He is active on Twitter with over 87 million followers.
What is Donald Trump Famous For?
- The 45th President of the United States of America.
Where is Donald Trump From?
Donald Trump was born on 14 June 1946. His birth name is Donald John Trump. His birth place is in Queens, New York City in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to a father, Frederick Christ Trump, and a mother, Mary Anne MacLeod. He has German ancestry on his father’s side, whereas he has Scottish ancestry on his mother’s side. He has 4 siblings: Maryanne, Fred Jr., Elizabeth, and Robert. He grew up in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood of Queens. He belongs to the White ethnicity. He identifies as a non-denominational Christian. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
Regarding his educational background, he attended the Kew-Forest School until 7th grade. He then enrolled in a private boarding school, the New York Military Academy at the age of 13. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Fordham University. He transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and graduated from there in 1968. He graduated with a B.S. in economics.
Donald Trump political Career
- Trump was a registered Republican in Manhattan in 1987.
- He switched to the Reform Party in 1999.
- He then switched to the Democratic Party in 2001.
- He switched back to the Republican Party in 2009.
- He sought the nomination of the Reform Party for the 2000 presidential election. He later dropped out of the race in February 2000.
- He was speculated to run against President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. However, he announced he would not run in May 2011.
- The New York Times speculated that Trump “accelerated his ferocious efforts to gain stature within the political world” after Obama lampooned him at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in April 2011.
- He announced his candidacy for the US President in June 2015.
- He received the most votes on Super Tuesday to win the Republican nominee.
- Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had a significant lead over Trump in national polls in the 2016 US President General election. However, Trump received 306 votes versus 232 for Clinton. Trump won 30 states in the general election.
- He was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on 20 January 2017.
- Upon inauguration, he delegated the management of his real estate business to his sons Eric and Donald Jr.
- He signed six executive orders: interim procedures in anticipation of repealing the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, unlocking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline construction projects, reinforcing border security, and beginning the planning and design process to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
- In December 2017, Trump signed tax legislation that permanently cut the corporate tax rate to 21 percent, lowered personal income tax rates until 2025, increased child tax credits, doubled the estate tax exemption to $11.2 million, and limited the state and local tax deduction to $10,000.
- Trump rejects the scientific consensus on climate change. He made large budget cuts to programs that research renewable energy and rolled back Obama-era policies directed at curbing climate change.
- Donald Trump withdrew America from the Paris Agreement, making it the only nation not ratify the Paris Agreement.
- Trump is the second president to sign a CRA resolution and the first president to sign more than one CRA resolution. He had signed 15 Congressional Review Act resolutions.
- Trump vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during his campaign.
- Trump’s policy on immigration has created several debates against his administration.
- He promised to build a wall on the Mexico-US border to keep out illegal immigrants.
- He also pledged to massively deport illegal immigrants residing in the US. He frequently described illegal immigration as “invasion”.
- He separated over 5500 migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border while the families attempted to enter the US. The US administration announced a “zero tolerance” policy against illegal immigrants.
- He made a controversial proposal to ban Muslim foreigners from entering the US following the 2015 San Bernardino attack.
- He signed Executive Order 13769 in January 2017, which suspended admission of refugees for 120 days and denied entry to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days, citing security concerns.
- The Presidential Proclamation 9645 signed in September 2017 permanently restricted travel from the originally targeted countries except for Iraq and Sudan. It also banned travelers from North Korea and Chad, along with certain Venezuelan officials.
- The Supreme Court upheld the travel ban in June 2019.
- On December 22, 2018, the federal government was partially shut down after Trump declared that any funding extension must include $5.6 billion in federal funds for a U.S.–Mexico border wall to partly fulfill his campaign promise.
- He was criticized for using excessive forces against the protestors from Lafayette Square in June 2020.
- He ordered missile strikes in April 2017 and in April 2018 against the Assad regime in Syria.
- Trump actively supported the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen against the Houthis and signed a $110 billion agreement to sell arms to Saudi Arabia.
- On February 29, 2020, the Trump administration signed a conditional peace agreement with the Taliban, which calls for the withdrawal of foreign troops in 14 months if the Taliban uphold the terms of the agreement.
- Trump signed legislation imposing additional sanctions against Iran, Russia, and North Korea in August 2017.
- Trump ordered a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian general and Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and eight other people in January 2020.
- Trump launched a trade war against China. He frequently accused China of taking unfair advantage of the US.
- In July 2020, the Trump administration imposed sanctions and visa restrictions against senior Chinese officials.
- In June 2019, Trump, Kim, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held brief talks in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president had set foot in North Korea.
- Political experts stated that US-Russia relations have deteriorated since Trump took office.
- The Trump administration saw several of its staff from lower to senior position resigned, been fired, or been reassigned.
- A special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller found that Trump and his campaign welcomed and encouraged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election under the belief that it would be politically advantageous, but did not find sufficient evidence to press charges of criminal conspiracy or coordination with Russia. Mueller also investigated Trump for obstruction of justice, and his report neither indicted nor exonerated Trump on that offense. After Trump solicited Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden, the House of Representatives impeached him in December 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate acquitted him of both charges in February 2020.
- The Trump administration is criticized for its late response as well as the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump repeatedly used the term “Chinese virus” and “China virus” to describe COVID-19. He refused to wear a face mask at public events.
- Trump himself contracted the virus. He announced on 2 October 2020 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. He was discharged from the hospital on 5 October.
- Trump announced to run for US President for his second term. He became the Republican nominee in August 2020.
Donald Trump Awards, Honors, and Recognitions
- Humanitarian Award by the National Jewish Health (1976)
- Tree of Life Award by the Jewish National Fund (1983)
- Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his work as a successful developer in New York City.
- Grammy for his role in Kanye West’s Life of Pablo
- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for his appearance in Ghosts Can’t Do It (1991)
- President’s Medal by the Freedom Foundation for his support of youth programs (1995)
- Gaming Hall of Fame (1995)
- Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2007)
- Muhammad Ali Entrepreneur Award (2007)
- Unicorn Children’s Foundation Shining Star Award (2008)
- Multiple AAA Five-Diamond
- Palm Tree Award by the Palm Beach Police Foundation (2010)
- Presidential Hero Award by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation (2011)
- WWE Hall of Fame (2013)
- New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame (2015)
- The Algemeiner Liberty Award for contributions to Israel–United States relations (2015)
- Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Commandant’s Leadership Award (2015)
- Time Person of the Year (2016)
- Financial Times Person of the Year (2016)
- Friends of Zion Award by The Friends of Zion Museum (2017)
- Sports Business Journal Most Influential Person in Sports Business (2017)
- Donald J. Trump Boulevard named in the suburb of Kameez north of Tirana, Albania and honorary citizen of Kamez, Tirana, Albania (2017)
- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor and Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (shared with “His Self Perpetuating Pettiness”) by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for his appearances in Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
- The Center for Biological Diversity’s 12th Annual Rubber Dodo Award as “top eco-villain” (2018; conferred 2019)
- Temple Coin featuring Trump (alongside King Cyrus) from the Mikdash Educational Center in honor of Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the country’s capital (2018)
- Beitar Trump Jerusalem F.C., renamed themselves, adding Trump’s name for recognizing Jerusalem as the country’s capital (2018)
- Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (2018)
- Wounded Warrior Project Award in commemoration of Trump’s support for the group during the 2018 Soldier Ride (2018)
- Time 100 Most Influential People in the World (2019)
- Bipartisan Justice Award for signing the First Step Act into law (2019)
- Trump Square in Petah Tikva, Israel, named in honor of Donald Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the country’s capital (2019)
State or government honors and awards
- Kentucky Colonel from Kentucky (2012)
- Georgia (country) Presidential Order of Excellence from Georgia (2012)
- Saudi Arabia Collar of The Order of Abdulaziz al Saud from Saudi Arabia (2017)
- Afghanistan Medal of Bravery, from the Afghan people by Logar Province (2018)
- Kosovo Order of Freedom from Kosovo (2020)
Donald Trump Wife
Donald Trump has been married three times. His first marriage was to Czech model Ivana Zelnickova. They got married in 1977. They have three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. His first wife Ivana became a naturalized US citizen in 1988. The couple divorced in 1992. The reason for their divorce was Trump’s affair with actress Marla Maples.
Trump married Maple in 1993. The couple shares a daughter, Tiffany. They eventually divorced in 1999.
Trump then married Slovenian model Melania Knauss in 2005. Melania gave birth to their son, Barron in 2006. She obtained her US citizenship in 2006.
Trump who did not take Coronavirus seriously contracted the virus and was hospitalized in October 2020. He was discharged 3 days later.
Donald Trump Wealth and Net Worth
Donald Trump is one of the popular names in business and he is one of the richest politicians in American history. He is also the first billionaire American president. He followed in the footsteps of his father who started a real estate business. He started working at his father’s real estate company, Trump Management after graduating in 1968. He became the president of the company in 1971.
He has business ventures in several sectors including hotels, casinos, and television. He owns several luxurious hotel towers. Trump Tower is a mixed-use skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. He has investments in numerous real estate. However, he suffered financial losses in the 1980s. He turned around with investments in a wide range of sectors. The Trump Organization focused its business on branding and licensing the Trump name. Trump-branded buildings are located in several locations around the world. He owns several casinos and golf courses as well. The Trump Organization owns over 16 golf courses and resorts worldwide. in Atlanta City. He co-founded the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative (then-Trump University) in 2004. He owned the Easter Air Lines shuttle from 1988 to 1992. He is also an author and has released over 19 books on business, or political topics. He has frequently appeared in WWE. He is the co-producer of a reality show, The Apprentice.
Summing up all, he has investments in a wide range of business ventures. Forbes estimated his net worth at $2.1 billion in 2020. However, Forbes also reported that he has a total of over $1 billion in debts.
Donald Trump Height
Donald Trump stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 244 lbs. He has an average body build and a Body Mass Index of 30.3. His eye color is blue and his hair color is blonde. His sexual orientation is straight.