Born In: New York, United States
Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States from 2017 to 2021. Before his presidential stint, he was a successful business magnate and television personality. The son of a wealthy real estate developer, Trump attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before taking charge of his family’s business. An astute businessman and charismatic leader, he built and renovated numerous hotels, casinos, and office towers during his business career, taking his net worth into billions. He also owned several beauty pageants and ventured into reality television as well. Expanding the horizons of his ambitions, he entered national politics in the early 2000s, and set his eyes on the presidential office. As a politician, his career was marred by allegations of sexual misconduct and he also earned much criticism for his extravagant lifestyle and controversial comments on immigrants from Islamic nations. Despite the controversies surrounding him, Trump ran for the 2016 presidential election as a Republican and defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in a surprise victory. His presidential term was marked by several controversial decisions and he was impeached in the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. However, the Senate acquitted him of both the charges. He lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.
Also Known As: Donald John Trump
father: Fred Trump
mother: Mary Anne
siblings: Elizabeth, Fred Jr., Maryanne Trump Barry, Robert S. Trump
Born Country: United States
political ideology: Republican
Ancestry: German American
Notable Alumni: New York Military Academy
City: New York City
U.S. State: New Yorkers
education: Wharton School Of The University Of Pennsylvania, New York Military Academy
He had his initial schooling in the Kew Forest School, Forest hills, New York. At the age of thirteen, his parents sent him to New York Military Academy (NYMA) in Upstate New York where he performed well, both socially and academically; emerging as a star athlete and student leader by the time he graduated in 1964.
He was at Fordham University for 2 years before joining the Wharton School of Finance at the University Of Pennsylvania, from where he graduated in economics in 1968.
Trump also harbored political aspirations. In the 2000, elections he expressed his wish to run as a third-party candidate for the US presidency. In 2004 and 2008, he speculated about running for president in the Republican Party and in between in 2006, he considered running for governor of New York as a representative of the party. He again registered as a Republican in 2009, after having registered with the Democratic Party in 2001, and campaigned for it.
In 2010-2012, his involvement in politics intensified when he publicly announced his consideration of candidature for presidency again. However, his association with the ‘Birther issue’, a group that firmly believed Barack Obama was not born in the US, disparaged his political reputation. But he continued to be against Obama on various political issues.
Despite his detractors and all the negative publicity surrounding him, he managed to emerge victorious in the general election on November 8, 2016, in which he defeated Hillary Clinton to become the President of the United States.
Donald Trump’s presidency was marked by several controversial decisions. He repealed the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and gave approval to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
During his term, economy did well and he cut the corporate tax rates and lowered personal income tax rates.
His handling of COVID-19 pandemic was abysmal and resulted in the death of a large number of Americans.
In December 2019, Donald Trump was impeached by House of Representatives, after it was found that he solicited Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. However, he was acquitted of the charge by the Senate.
Donald Trump lost his bid for re-election when he lost to Democrat candidate Joe Biden in a bitterly fought election.
In 1977, he married Ivana Zelnickova and had three children from her - Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. The couple called off their marriage in 1992, when Ivana discovered his extra-marital love affair with an American actress Marla Maples.
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