Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York City, and was the fourth of five children. Trump is a businessman, author, and television personality. He was also a Republican politician and served as the President of the United States for one term.
Early Life and Education
Trump grew up in Queens, New York City, with his parents, Fred and Mary Anne Trump. His father was a wealthy real estate developer, and his mother was a homemaker. Trump attended the Kew-Forest School, a private school in Queens, until he was 13 years old. He then attended the New York Military Academy, a boarding school in upstate New York, for the remainder of his high school years.
After graduating from high school in 1964, Trump attended Fordham University for two years before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. He graduated from Wharton in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
After graduating from college, Trump joined his father’s real estate business, the Trump Organization. He quickly became involved in major real estate projects and was responsible for the development of Trump Tower, a 58-story skyscraper in Manhattan. Trump also became involved in the casino business and owned several casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Trump’s business career was not without controversy. He has been involved in numerous lawsuits and has filed for bankruptcy six times. He has also been accused of fraud and unethical business practices.
In addition to his business career, Trump became a television personality. He hosted the reality television show “The Apprentice” from 2004 to 2015. The show featured contestants competing for a job with the Trump Organization. Trump became known for his catchphrase “You’re fired!” which he used to eliminate contestants from the show.
Trump’s political career began in 2015 when he announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He ran as a Republican and campaigned on a platform of reducing immigration, repealing the Affordable Care Act, and renegotiating trade deals. Trump’s campaign was controversial, and he was criticized for his comments about immigrants and women.
Despite the controversy, Trump won the 2016 presidential election, defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017.
During his presidency, Trump faced numerous challenges, including a global pandemic, economic downturn, and social unrest. He implemented policies such as tax reform, deregulation, and a border wall with Mexico. He also withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal.
Trump’s presidency was marked by controversy, and he was impeached twice by the House of Representatives. He was acquitted both times by the Senate.
After leaving office, Trump remained a prominent figure in American politics. He continued to promote his baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election and was banned from several social media platforms for his role in inciting the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.
Trump’s legacy as President of the United States remains controversial and divisive.
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