Donald Trump: Early Life
Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in New York City.
He was the fourth child of five born to Frederick Christ “Fred” Trump and Mary MacLeod. His parents were both immigrants from Scotland.
Donald’s grandfather, also named Donald, had emigrated to America in 1883 at the age of 16 and started working in the restaurant business.
By the time Donald was born, his grandfather had become a successful real estate developer in New York.
Trump’s father Fred followed in his footsteps, becoming a builder and developer of middle-income housing projects in Queens and Brooklyn.
Trump himself would later join his father’s company, The Trump Organization, eventually taking it over after his father’s death in 1999.
Donald Trump: Running the Trump Organization
Under Trump’s leadership, The Trump Organization became one of the largest and most successful real estate developers in the world. Trump’s portfolio includes some of the most famous buildings in New York City, such as Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, as well as properties in other major cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Miami.
The Trump Organization also owns or operates a number of golf courses around the world, including several in the United States.
In addition to his real estate holdings, Trump has also licensed his name to a wide range of products and services, from clothing and fragrances to furniture and home decor.
Trump first entered politics in 1987 when he spent $100 million dollars purchasing full-page ads calling the US foreign policy spineless.
In 1999, he considered running for president as a member of the Reform Party, but ultimately decided against it.
Donald Trump: Political Career
Trump’s political career began in earnest when he announced his candidacy for president as a Republican in June 2015.
Trump quickly rose to the top of the polls and became the party’s presumptive nominee after winning a resounding victory in the New York primary in April 2016.
In November 2016, Trump was elected president of the United States, defeating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
He became the first person to ever be elected president without any prior experience in government or military service.
As president, Trump has pursued an aggressive agenda both at home and abroad.
He has sought to roll back many of the accomplishments of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and has been sharply critical of both the media and members of his own party.
Trump’s policies and statements have been widely criticized, both domestically and internationally. He has been accused of racism, sexism, and xenophobia, and his approval ratings have remained low throughout his presidency.
Trump’s presidency has been marked by a number of controversies, from his alleged involvement with Russia to accusations of sexual misconduct.
In December 2019, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, becoming the first president in American history to be impeached twice.
However, he was acquitted by the Senate in February 2020.
Leave a Reply