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Make America Great Again!

―Donald Trump's signature slogan used during his 2016 Presidential campaign

Donald John Trump (born: June 14, 1946 (1946-06-14) [age 78])[1] is an American businessman, television personality and politician, who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021 as a Republican.

Early life[]

Trump was born in Queens, New York, United States on June 14, 1946. He was raised in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood of Queens and attended the Kew-Forest School from kindergarten to the seventh grade. At age 13, he enrolled at the New York Military Academy, a private boarding school. In 1964, he enrolled at Fordham University for two years before transferring to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the school in 1968, receiving a bachelor's degree in economics. After graduating from college, he was given a draft deferment by the United States Military Academy. However, because he was diagnosed with bone spurs, he could not enlist.

Business career[]

After being turned down from the U.S Military Academy, Trump worked for his father's real estate company known as Trump Management. In 1971, he took over his father's company and began using it as an umbrella brand. The company officially became incorporated in 1981. He went bankrupt multiple times.

Political career and Controversy[]

Presidential campaign[]

On June 16, 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States and ran as a Republican. His campaign was not taken seriously by various analysts, but he rapidly rose through the polls. During his campaign, he used the slogan "Make America Great Again". During his run, other candidates included Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Dr. Ben Carson, Jeb Bush (who he relentlessly bullied throughout his candidacy until he dropped out), Senator Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Gov. Chris Christie, Jim Gilmore, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, Senator Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, and Rick Perry. He also repeatedly insulted Ted Cruz as well as his wife and claimed that his father murdered John F. Kennedy.

Trump eventually won the Republican primary by most polls and entered the 2016 presidential election to compete against the Democratic Party nominee, Hillary Clinton. At the presidential debates, he brought Juanita Broaddrick as a guest, a woman who accused Hillary's husband, Bill, of rape. In the 2016 presidential election, Trump won by 304 to 227 electoral votes.

Presidency (2017—2021)[]

Trump was officially inaugurated on January 20, 2017, as the 45th president of the United States. His inauguration was protested by many opposition movements, with singer Madonna threatening to blow up the White House, and comedian Kathy Griffin holding a severed head of Trump. He planned to build a wall on the Mexican-American border to prevent illegal immigrants, MS-13, and human traffickers from entering the country, which has since been opposed by the Democrat Party, as well as some establishment Republicans. Under his administration, the Republican-controlled Congress repealed the Affordable Care Act (informally known as Obamacare). On August 13th, an alt-right rally occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia titled 'Unite The Right', with one counter-protester dying after being struck with a car. The next day, Trump denounced white nationalism, while pushing blame on ANTIFA (short for anti-fascism), a far-left group dedicated to violently assaulting political opponents who they deem as fascist. His comments were deemed as being sympathetic to the alt-right, which led him to give multiple denouncing, as well as firing his top Senior Advisor, Steve Bannon. Bannon and Trump remained in contact to this day.

In 2019, Trump shut down the federal government to get funding for the border wall. He also lost his support from one of his most well-known supporters, Ann Coulter, with Ann blaming Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the advisors to the President, for not getting any immigration restrictions. The alt-right movement also stopped supporting Trump due to his support for Israel, calling him 'Zion Don' and blaming 'Jewish power' for him not getting the work done. Richard Spencer, the most influential activist in the alt-right, pulled his support from Trump in an interview with CNN and instead supported Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential elections, saying he was going to vote straight Democrat.

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic (which Trump referred to as the "China Virus", "Chinese Virus" or "Kung Flu") hampered the world. Trump's behavior during the first presidential debate was met with criticism. Trump lost the presidential election in November 2020 against Democrat Party nominee Joe Biden, who was Vice President from 2009 to 2017 and previously senator. The final result was 232 to 306 electoral votes. Trump claimed that there was widespread voter fraud and had previously made statements about mail-in ballots being vulnerable to fraud. The courts however denied that there was any evidence. Around the same time, When Biden won the overall vote and became President-elect, Trump dismissed the result as fraud refusing to believe he had lost and that it was a setup.

After all cases of voter fraud were dismissed, Trump held one final rally on January 6, 2021, in front of supporters to "march peacefully to the United States Capitol to protest the certification of the results". At least 800 of his supporters (there were at least 100,000 participants), broke into the Capitol doors, breached the Senate floor, allegedly bludgeoned a cop to death, and almost reached the House floor, until a protester, Ashli Babbitt, an Army Veteran, was shot in the neck and killed. Three more protesters died and as of March 7, 314 people were arrested and charged in connection. Trump instructed his supporters to get out of the Capitol, but Twitter deleted his tweet and video. The next day, Trump issued a complete condemnation of the violence at the Capitol and announced a presidential transition. His last tweet stated that he was not attending the inauguration.

At the end of the week, Trump's Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Shopify, and Reddit accounts were permanently banned. Even so on, his YouTube account was suspended from uploading any new videos for seven days, although the channel remains active and not terminated. Multiple banks and organizations ceased doing business with him, and other politicians. Several members of his cabinet resigned. On January 13, 2021, he was impeached for the second time on the charge of incitement of insurrection, making him the first and only president in American History to be impeached twice. An update to his Facebook ban was announced, and Trump's suspension lasts for two years, starting January 6th, 2021.

Economy[]

During Trumps presidency the gas prices were low as 2 dollars a gallon. The price later would rise to 2,30 during the pandemic.[2]

Life after presidency (2021-)[]

Trump left the White House on January 20, 2021, the day Biden was set for inauguration. Trump relocated to an estate in Palm Beach, Florida, while supporters gathered on the sidewalks of highways as Trump was in the backseat of a limousine in a private escort motorcade. The same day, Twitch banned Trump's account. As of today, Trump resides at the historical Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, a property that he purchased for $10 million dating back to 1985. He established the Office of the Former President and endorsed Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his former White House Press Secretary, for Governor of Arkansas. He also endorsed South Carolina Senator Tim Scott for re-election. On January 27, 2021, YouTube extended Trump's suspension until the threat of violence was lowered. His channel was still active but still could not upload any new videos until March 18, 2023. On February 13th, he was acquitted 57-43 in the United States Senate, of which 7 Republican Senators voted to convict (67 votes were needed to convict). Despite voting to acquit, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned Trump in a speech shortly after the trial. Trump responded to the acquittal, calling it a witch hunt, and that his MAGA movement had just begun, and to Mitch McConnell, blaming his opposition to the $2000 stimulus checks for the Senate Majority loss on January 5th, and telling Mitch to 'smile more'. Trump has also hinted at a possible run for a second, non-consecutive term as president in 2024.

Trump spoke at CPAC 2021, where they built a giant golden statue, honoring him. He later resumed rallies in June of that year. On a podcast with Ari Hoffman in November 2021, Trump claimed that 'Isreal literally owned Congress ten years ago', and that it 'was a good thing'. It sparked outrage among his supporters, and left-wing commentators such as Yair Rosenberg, who accused him of antisemitism. On November 15, 2022, he announced his campaign for president in 2024. [3]

On March 30, 2023, Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury for allegedly doing hush money to actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 United States presidential election, as well as being convicted of 34 felony charges of falsifying business records. Despite this, Donald Trump still maintains his innocence.[4]

In May 2024, a New York jury found Trump guilty on 34 felony counts related to the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, making him the first former U.S. president convicted of a crime.

On July 13, 2024, Trump was shot in the right ear, at a campain rally near Butler, Pennsylvania.

Family[]

Trump said that family is the most important thing in his life. [5]

Trumps father was Fredrick ''Fred'' Trump and his mother was Marry Anne MacLeod Trump, who was a immigrant from Scottland.[6]

Trump has been married three times. He is currently married to his wife Melania. Trump also has five children from his marriages, including Donald Trump Jr, who followed in his fathers footsteps and is the vice president at Trumps Organization.[7] Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump, Eric Trump and Trump's youngest Baron.[5] Trump also has told Baron not to vape.[8]

Trivia[]

  • Evangelical churches heavily endorsed him in 2016 and 2020.
  • Trump is 6'2".
  • Trump was friends with Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s but banned him from Mar-a-Lago after he attempted to groom a 14-year-old girl. He also flew on his Lolita Express jet once from West Palm Beach to New York. He also made multiple statements regarding Epstein's island in 2015.
  • Trump's youngest son Barron, is taller than him.
  • Trump's wife Melania is a supermodel from Slovenia.
  • Trump and Melania had Covid in October of 2020 but recovered in a few days.
  • Trump appeared on SNL in 2015.
  • Trump has had multiple film roles prior to his presidency, mostly appearing as himself, or as a character under the same name. Films and television series he has appeared in include, Sex in the City, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • The 2018 ASPA poll ranked Donald Trump as the worst president of the United States, while the Siena poll in the same year ranked him as the third-worst president of the United States. The C-SPAN poll of 2021 ranked Trump as the fifth-worst president of the United States. Prior to this, James Buchanan (Abraham Lincoln's immediate predecessor), Andrew Johnson (Lincoln's successor), and Herbert Hoover (Franklin Delano Roosevelt's immediate predecessor) were considered the worst Presidents in history.

Channel milestones[]

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

Subscriber milestones[]

  • 1 million subscribers: September 6, 2020
  • 2 million subscribers: November 6, 2020

Video view milestones[]

  • 100 million views: August 20, 2020
  • 200 million views: August 26, 2020
  • 300 million views: September 30, 2020
  • 400 million views: October 13, 2020
  • 500 million views: October 23, 2020
  • 600 million views: October 31, 2020
  • 700 million views: November 4, 2020
  • 800 million views: December 16, 2020

Quotes[]

  • "You're fired."
  • "China."
  • "Wrong."
  • "I am officially running... for President of the United States!"
  • "Make. America. Great. Again!"
  • "We need to build a wall!"
  • "Bing bing bong bong."
  • "My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars."
  • "Billions and billions..."
  • "President Obama was constantly chewing gum! And then on top of that, he took it out of his mouth and put it back; you can't do that, it's disgusting!"
  • "I know words, I have the best words."
  • "The American Dream is dead, but if I am elected President, I will bring it back bigger, better, and stronger than ever before!"
  • "No, turn those lights off! They're too bright! TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! TURN OFF THE LIGHTS!"
  • "Because you'd be in jail."
  • "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."
  • "Keep America Great!"
  • "And he voted for...Obamna, amnesty."
  • "First of all, I guess I'm debating you not him, but that's okay I'm not surprised."
  • "In 47 months I've done more than you've done in 47 years, Joe."
  • "If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us."
  • "I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!"
  • "I did everything right and they indicted me."

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