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President Donald J Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for an Office Christmas Photo in the White House, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

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Donald Trump

45th President of the United States
Father-Mother Names Fred Mary Anne
Birthday and Birthplace June 14, 1946 New York City, USA
Alma mater The Wharton School
Spouse(s)
  • Ivana Zelníčková (m. 1977; div. 1992)
  • Marla Maples (m. 1993; div. 1999)
  • Melania Knauss (m. 2005)
Children
  • Donald Jr.
  • Ivanka
  • Eric
  • Tiffany
  • Barron
Residence
  • White House (official/primary)
  • Trump Natl. Bedminster (summer)
  • Mar-a-Lago (winter)
  • Trump Tower (private/secondary)
Political Party-in Office Date Republican
  •  1987–1999,
  • 2009–2011,
  • 2012–present
First and Assumed in Office January 20, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence
Other activities 2011–2012 Independent
until 1987 and 2001-2009 Democratic
1999-2001 Reform
  • Real estate developer(The Trump Organization)
  • Television host/producer (The Apprentice)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Even bigger and better

2012 In February, Trump openly endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for President.

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2013, Trump was a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). During the lightly attended early-morning speech, Trump spoke out against illegal immigration, then-President Obama’s “unprecedented media protection”, and advised against harming Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Additionally, Trump spent over $1 million in 2013 to research a possible run for president of the United States. In October, New York Republicans circulated a memo suggesting Trump should run for governor of the state in 2014 against Andrew Cuomo. In response to the memo, Trump said that while New York had problems and that its taxes were too high, running for governor was not of great interest to him.

President Donald J. Trump meets with American business owners and their families
President Donald J. Trump meets with American business owners and their families


2014, In January, Trump made statements denying climate change that were discordant with the opinion of the scientific community. A February 2014 Quinnipiac poll had shown Trump losing to the more popular Cuomo by 37 points in a hypothetical election.
2015 On June 16, Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States at Trump Tower in Manhattan. In the speech, Trump drew attention to domestic issues such as illegal immigration, offshoring of American jobs, the U.S. national debt, and Islamic terrorism, which all remained large priorities during the campaign. He also announced his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”.
In his campaign, Trump said that he disdained political correctness; he also stated that the media had intentionally misinterpreted his words, and he made other claims of adverse media bias. In part due to his fame, Trump received an unprecedented amount of free media coverage during his run for the presidency, which elevated his standing in the Republican primaries.
Republican leaders such as House Speaker Paul Ryan were hesitant to support him during his early quest for the presidency. They doubted his chances of winning the general election and feared that he could harm the image of the Republican Party.
The alt-right movement coalesced around Trump’s candidacy, due in part to its opposition to multiculturalism and immigration. The connection of this group to the Trump campaign is controversial; writers such as Jon Ronson have suggested that the link between Trump and right-wing figures such as Alex Jones and Roger Stone is a marriage of convenience.
Some rallies during the primary season were accompanied by protests or violence, including attacks on Trump supporters and vice-versa both inside and outside the venues.

I’m really rich

When Trump announced his candidacy for the Presidency on June 16, he released a one-page financial summary that stated a net worth of $8,737,540,000.The following month, he filed a 92-page FEC financial disclosure form and declared his net worth was “in excess of ten billion dollars” In his presidential announcement speech, he said “I’m really rich”, and stated this would make him less indebted to large campaign donors.
The Trump Organization operates many golf courses and resorts in the United States and around the world. According to Golfweek, Trump owns or manages about 18 golf courses. His personal financial disclosure with the Federal Elections Commission stated that his golf and resort revenue for the year 2015 was roughly $382 million, while his three European golf courses did not show a profit.

President Donald J. Trump Meets With Senator Tim Scott at the White House
President Donald J. Trump Meets With Senator Tim Scott at the White House


In his U.S. presidential campaign kickoff speech, Trump made statements about illegal immigrants who crossed the border from Mexico. NBC then decided to end its business relationship with him and stated that it would no longer air the Miss Universe or Miss USA pageants on its networks. In September, Trump bought NBC’s share of the Miss Universe Organization and became its sole owner for three days. He then sold the entire company to the WME/IMG talent agency.
In February, Trump told NBC that he was not prepared to sign on for another season of The Apprentice, as he mulled his political future
In April Trump purchased the Turnberry hotel and golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland, which hosted the Open Championship four times between 1977 and 2009.
2016 Trump entered a field of 17 major candidates who were vying for the 2016 Republican nomination; this was the largest presidential field in American history.
Trump participated in eleven of the twelve Republican debates, skipping only the January 28th seventh debate, which was the last debate before primary voting began on the first of February. The debates received historically high television ratings, which increased the visibility of Trump’s campaign.
By early 2016, the race had mostly centered on Trump and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.[ On Super Tuesday, Trump won the plurality of the vote and remained the front-runner throughout the remainder of the primaries. By March, Trump became poised to win the Republican nomination. After a landslide win in Indiana on May 3, which prompted the remaining candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich to suspend their presidential campaigns—RNC Chairman Reince Priebus declared Trump the presumptive Republican nominee. With nearly 14 million votes, Trump broke the all-time record in the history of the Republican Party for winning the most primary votes. He also set the record for the largest number of votes against the front runner.
After becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump shifted his focus to the general election. He urged remaining primary voters to “save [their] vote for the general election.” Trump began campaigning against Hillary Clinton, who became the presumptive Democratic nominee on June 6, and continued to campaign across the country.
Clinton had established a significant lead over Trump in national polls throughout most of 2016. In early July, Clinton’s lead narrowed in national polling averages following the FBI’s re-opening of its investigation into her ongoing email controversy.
On July 15, Trump announced his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Four days later on July 19, Trump and Pence were officially nominated by the Republican Party at the Republican National Convention. The list of convention speakers and attendees included former presidential nominee Bob Dole, but the other prior nominees did not attend.

The historically long speech

Two days later, Trump officially accepted the nomination in a 76-minute speech that was inspired by Richard Nixon’s 1968 acceptance speech. The historically long speech was watched by nearly 35 million people and received mixed reviews, with net negative viewer reactions according to CNN and Gallup polls.
On September 26, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in their first presidential debate, which was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. NBC News anchor Lester Holt was the moderator.The TV broadcast was the most watched presidential debate in United States history. The second presidential debate was held at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. The beginning narrative of that debate was dominated by a leaked tape of Trump making lewd comments, and counter-accusations by Trump of sexual misconduct by Bill Clinton. Trump had invited four women who had accused Clinton of impropriety to a press conference prior to the debate. The final presidential debate was held on October 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Trump’s refusal to say whether he would accept the result of the election, regardless of the outcome, drew particular press attention.
On Election Day, November 8, Trump received 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232 votes. The counts were later adjusted to 304 and 227 respectively, after defections on both sides, formalizing Trump’s election to the presidency. In the early hours of November 9, Clinton called Trump to concede the election. Trump then delivered his victory speech before hundreds of supporters in the New York Hilton hotel. The speech was in contrast with some of his previous rhetoric, with Trump promising to heal the division caused by the election, thanking Clinton for her service to the country, and promising to be a president to all Americans. 

Clinton finished ahead by 2.86 million votes

Trump received a smaller share of the popular vote than Clinton, making him the fifth person to be elected president while losing the popular vote. Clinton finished ahead by 2.86 million votes or 2.1 percentage points, 48.04% to 46.09%, with neither candidate reaching a majority nationwide.
Trump’s victory was considered a stunning political upset, as polls consistently showed Hillary Clinton leading nationwide (which were consistent with her win in the popular vote) and in most battleground states, while Trump’s support had been underestimated throughout his campaign. The errors in some state polls were later partially attributed to pollsters overestimating Clinton’s support among well-educated and nonwhite voters, while underestimating Trump’s support among white working-class voters. Donald Trump won the perennial swing states of Florida, Iowa and Ohio, and flipped Clinton’s “blue wall” states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which had been Democratic strongholds since the 1990s. Trump’s victory marked the return of a Republican White House combined with control of both chambers of Congress, as was the case during parts of George W. Bush’s presidency from 2003 to 2007.

President Donald J. Trump signs a proclamation for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017
President Donald J. Trump signs a proclamation for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2017

Trump is the wealthiest president in U.S. history.He is also the first president without prior governmental or military experience. Of the 43 previous presidents, 38 had held prior elective office; two had not held elective office but had served in the Cabinet; and three had never held public office but had been commanding generals.
On the Saturday following Trump’s inauguration, massive demonstrations took place in the United States and worldwide in protest of Trump; approximately 2,600,000 people took part in Women’s Marches worldwide. One of these marches was the Women’s March on Washington (in Washington, D.C.), where over 500,000 people marched in opposition to Trump.
On November 10, President-elect Trump had his first ever meeting with outgoing President Barack Obama to discuss plans for an orderly transition of power.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie led Trump’s transition team until November 11, when Vice President-elect Mike Pence took over.Since then, Trump has chosen RNC chairman Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff and businessman and media executive Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist.

Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President

2017 Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President was held on Friday, January 20. In his first week as president, Trump signed six executive orders. His first order as president set out interim procedures in anticipation of repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). That same week, Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, re-instated the Mexico City Policy, reopened the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline construction projects and signed an executive order to begin planning, designing and constructing a new Mexico border wall and reinforce border security.

On January 27, Donald Trump signed an executive order that 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 about terrorism. The order, which went into effect immediately, caused chaos at many airports as travelers were detained on arriving in the United States or barred from boarding U.S.-bound planes. The following day, thousands of protesters gathered at airports and other locations throughout the United States to protest the signing of the order and detainment of foreign nationals. The administration then clarified that visitors with a green card were exempt from the ban. Multiple legal challenges were immediately filed, and on February 5 a federal court barred enforcement of major provisions of the order

In January, American intelligence agencies – the CIA, FBI and NSA, represented by the Director of National Intelligence – jointly stated with “high confidence” that the Russian government attempted to intervene in the 2016 presidential election to favor the election of Donald Trump. In testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, former FBI Director James Comey affirmed he has “no doubt” that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, adding “they did it with purpose and sophistication”.
In March, FBI Director James Comey told Congress that “the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.

resident Donald J. Trump celebrates the passage of the Tax Cuts Act with Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
President Donald J. Trump celebrates the passage of the Tax Cuts Act with Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

As of May, Trump believed investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. election to be pursuit of a false narrative. Donald Trumptweeted it is the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! “Russian president Vladimir Putin echoed Trump’s opinion, saying that Democrats cling to this fictitious explanation to avoid confronting their election loss.
Trump and other senior White House officials asked the Director of National Intelligence, the NSA director, the FBI director, and two chairs of congressional committees to publicly dispute the news reports about contacts between Donald Trump associates and Russia.

Trump’s energy policy advocates domestic industrial support for both fossil and renewable energy sources in order to curb reliance on Middle-Eastern oil and possibly turn the U.S. into a net energy exporter. His appointed advisers favor a less regulated energy market and, because they do not consider climate change a threat, see no need for immediate action.

Social issues

Trump is conservative, describes himself as pro-life and generally opposes abortion; exceptions are made in cases of rape, incest, and circumstances endangering the health of the mother. Donald Trump has said that he is committed to appointing justices who would try to overturn the ruling in Roe v. Wade. He personally supports “traditional marriage”but considers the nationwide legality of same-sex marriage a “settled” issue.
Trump supports a broad interpretation of the Second Amendment and says he is opposed to gun control in general, although his views have shifted over time.  Donald Trump opposes legalizing recreational marijuana but supports legalizing medical marijuana.  He favors capital punishment,  as well as the use of waterboarding.

Education

Trump has stated his support for school choice and local control for primary and secondary schools. Donald Trump opposes the Common Core State Standards Initiative for primary and secondary schools, and has called Common Core “a disaster” that must be ended. He has stated he would abolish all or part of the Department of Education.

Economy and trade

Donald Trump‘s campaign tax plan called for levelling the corporate tax rate to 15%, eliminating various business loopholes and deductions, and reducing the number of brackets for personal income tax: the top rate would be reduced from 39.6% to 25%, a large “zero bracket” would be created, and the alternative minimum tax and estate tax (which currently applies to individual estates over $5.45 million or $10.9 million per married couple) would both be eliminated. His comments about the minimum wage have been inconsistent.
Trump identifies as a “free trader”, but says that trade must be “reasonably fair” He has often been called a “protectionist”, because of his criticism of NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and his proposal to raise tariffs on Chinese and Mexican exports to the United States significantly. He has also been critical of the World Trade Organization, threatening to leave unless his proposed tariffs are accepted. However, Donald Trump has been very keen to support a “fair” post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom, which Trump says would be “good for both sides”.

Government size and deregulation

Trump’s early policies have favored deregulation and a smaller federal government. He became the first president in sixteen years to sign a Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution; the law had been used only once before. During his first six weeks in office, he abolished ninety federal regulations.

Foreign policy

Trump has been described as non-interventionist and nationalist. He repeatedly stated that he supports “America First” foreign policy. He supports increasing United States military defense spending, but favors decreasing United States spending on NATO and in the Pacific region.  He says America should look inward, stop “nation building”, and re-orient its resources toward domestic needs. As a candidate he questioned whether he, as president, would automatically extend security guarantees to NATO members, and suggested that he might leave NATO unless changes are made to the alliance. But as president he has reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to NATO.

 
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