Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. A former Businessman and reality television personality. He is famous of NBC reality series The Apprentice. Trump is in Forbes Billionaire list and estimated net worth to be $3.1 billion.
- Born: 14 June 1946, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York, United States
- Full name: Donald John Trump
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About Donald Trump
Donald Trump was born on 14 June 1946 in Queens, New York.
His father, Frederick Trump was a builder and real estate developer who specialised in constructing and operating middle-income apartments in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn.
His mother, Mary MacLeod from Tong, Scotland. In 1929 at the age of 17 immigrated to New York. A few years later in 1936 got married with Frederick Trump.
The couple settled in Jamaica, Queens, a neighbourhood that was, at the time, filled with Western European immigrants.
Trump was the fourth of five children in the family. His other siblings are Maryanne Trump, Fred Trump Jr., Elizabeth Trump and Robert Trump.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.
He took charge of his family’s real-estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded its operations from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan.
In 1980, he opened the Grand Hyatt New York, which made him the city’s best-known developer.
The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name.
He produced and hosted the reality series of NBC The Apprentice from 2003 to 2015.
Trump turned his attention to politics, and in 2015 he announced his candidacy for president of the United States on the Republican ticket.
Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated 16 other candidates in the primaries.
His political positions have been described as populist, protectionist, and nationalist. Despite not being favoured in most forecasts, he was elected over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, although he lost the popular vote.
He became the oldest first-term U.S. president, and the first without prior military or government service.
His election and policies have sparked numerous protests. Trump has made many false or misleading statements during his campaign and presidency.
The statements have been documented by fact-checkers, and the media have widely described the phenomenon as unprecedented in American politics.
Many of his comments and actions have also been characterized as racially charged or racist.
During his presidency, Trump ordered a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, citing security concerns; after legal challenges, the Supreme Court upheld the policy’s third revision.
He enacted a tax-cut package for individuals and businesses, rescinding the individual health insurance mandate. He appointed Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
In foreign policy, Trump has pursued an America First agenda, withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal, eventually increasing tensions with the country.
He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and imposed import tariffs triggering a trade war with China.
A special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller found that Trump and his campaign welcomed and encouraged Russian foreign 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 count.
A 2019 House impeachment inquiry found that Trump solicited foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election from Ukraine to help his re-election bid and then obstructed the inquiry itself.
The House impeached Trump on December 18, 2019, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate acquitted him of both charges on February 5, 2020.