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  Trump, Donald
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2017-01-01  
 
NameDonald Trump
AddressTrump Tower
Manhattan, New York 10022, United States
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Born June 14, 1946 (71 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 19, 2017 07:26pm
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InfoDonald John Trump is an American business executive. He was born in New York City. His grandfather came from Sweden. Donald's father, Fred, became rich with the building of rental barracks in the NY boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

Trump attended the Wharton Business School, after which he joined the family real estate business. As a talented dealmaker, he was able to secure loans with little collateral in the 1980s and created an empire in real estate, casinos, sports, and transportation, becoming something of a celebrity in the process. His buildings are all characterized by a somewhat satirical personality cult around himself. The name "Trump" always appears in the name of his buildings (Trump Tower, Trump Taj Mahal, etc.) and often the decor features large letter "T"s in prominent locations.

By 1990, the effects of recession left him unable to meet loan payments. Although he shored up his businesses with additional loans and postponed interest payments, increasing debt brought Trump to business bankruptcy and the brink of personal bankruptcy. Banks and bondholders had lost hundreds of millions of dollars, but opted to restructure his debt to avoid risking losing even more in a court fight.

By 1994, Trump had eliminated a large portion of his $900 million personal debt and reduced significantly his nearly $3.5 billion in business debt. While he was forced to relinquish the Trump Shuttle (which he had bought in 1989), he managed to retain Trump Tower in New York City and control of his three casinos in Atlantic City.

In 1995, he combined his casino holdings into the publicly held Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts. Wall Street drove its stock above $35 in 1996, but by 1998 it had fallen into single digits as the company remained profitless and struggled to pay just the interest on its nearly $2 billion in debt. Under such financial pressure, the properties have been unable to make the improvements necessary for keeping up with its flashier competitors.

In 1999, Trump indicated an interest in running for president on the Reform party ticket in 2000. He withdrew after the party disintegrated into factionalism.

In 2004, Trump became the executive producer and star of the NBC reality show, The Apprentice, in which a group of competitors battle for a high-level management job in one of Trump's commercial enterprises. The other contestants are fired. The winner of the program earns a $250,000 annual salary. At the end of each episode, Trump eliminates one contestant by telling them, "You're fired," which became a somewhat popular catch phrase.

On April 26, 2004, he proposed to his girlfriend, Melania Knauss.

Donald Trump is most famous for several large skyscrapers he developed in Manhattan and named after himself. Starting with Trump Tower, he developed Trump World Tower along the East River, completed in 2000, and then began construction of the Trump Place apartment complex along the Hudson River that same year.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/08/2017-06/11/2017 AP-NORC 35.00% ( 0.0) 64.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
05/31/2017-06/06/2017 Quinnipiac University 34.00% ( 3.0) 57.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
05/21/2017-05/23/2017 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 40.00% ( 3.0) 53.00% ( 2.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
05/17/2017-05/23/2017 Quinnipiac University 37.00% ( 1.0) 55.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
05/14/2017-05/18/2017 Reuters/Ipsos 38.00% ( 0.0) 56.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
05/13/2017-05/17/2017 Monmouth University 39.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
05/13/2017-05/15/2017 Rasmussen Reports 43.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
05/12/2017-05/14/2017 Public Policy Polling (D) 40.00% ( 7.0) 54.00% ( 5.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
05/04/2017-05/09/2017 Quinnipiac University 36.00% ( 1.0) 58.00% ( 7.0) 6.00% ( 6.0)
03/12/2017-03/14/2017 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 43.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
03/17/2016-03/24/2016 Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) 28.00% ( 0.0) 62.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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Trump: How to Get Rich  Purchase RP 
Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!  Purchase RP 
Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life  Purchase RP 
Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again  Purchase RP 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 06, 2017 11:00am Investigation How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business  Article RP 
May 24, 2017 01:50pm General Trump revealed submarine locations to Philippines president  Article RP 
May 22, 2017 02:00pm News Sinkhole in front of Mar-a-Lago  Article RP 
May 17, 2017 11:45am Speech Trump: No politician 'has been treated worse or more unfairly'  Article RP 
May 15, 2017 04:05pm News Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador  Article RP 
May 10, 2017 12:30pm General After Firing Lead Investigator, White House Says 'It's Time to Move On' From Russia Investigation  Article RP 

TWITTER
Sat Jun 24 20:44:36 +0000 2017 - Obama Administration official said they "choked" when it came to acting on Russian meddling of election. They didn't want to hurt Hillary?

Sat Jun 24 20:28:46 +0000 2017 - Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus on them, not T!

Sat Jun 24 12:51:33 +0000 2017 - Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal as Obamacare premiums & deductibles increase by over 100%. Remember keep your doctor, keep your plan?

Sat Jun 24 00:43:48 +0000 2017 - Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?

Fri Jun 23 21:32:29 +0000 2017 - WEEKLY ADDRESS🇺🇸 https://t.co/P1f12i9Gvt

Fri Jun 23 19:56:29 +0000 2017 - Today, it was a tremendous honor for me to sign the #VAaccountability Act into law, delivering my campaign promise… https://t.co/G0k8nFWqNj

Fri Jun 23 10:39:50 +0000 2017 - I've helped pass and signed 38 Legislative Bills, mostly with no Democratic support, and gotten rid of massive amounts of regulations. Nice!

Fri Jun 23 10:07:50 +0000 2017 - Will be on @foxandfriends. Enjoy!

14d Fri Jun 23 03:02:26 +0000 2017 - RT @foxandfriends: POTUS the predictor? President Trump foretold housing upswing in 2012 https://t.co/N3LMDZKTK1

Fri Jun 23 03:00:00 +0000 2017 - RT @foxnation: .@SenTedCruz: I want to Get to a 'Yes' Vote: https://t.co/g0vafw4ef2

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FAMILY
Wife Melania Knauss-Trump Jan 22, 2005-
Son Donald Trump, Jr. 1977-
Daughter Ivanka Trump 1981-
Father Fred Trump 1905-1999
Sister Maryanne Trump Barry 1937-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  02/09/2020 US President - R Primaries ???
  12/27/2016 Most Admired Man Lost 15.00% (-7.00%)
  12/19/2016 US President - Electoral Vote Won 56.51% (+14.31%)
  12/07/2016 TIME Person of the Year Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 US President - Popular Vote Lost 46.09% (-2.10%)
  11/08/2016 VT At-Large Lost 0.00% (-89.53%)
  11/08/2016 GU US President Lost 24.17% (-47.45%)
  07/19/2016 US President - R Convention Won 69.73% (+50.53%)
  06/07/2016 US President - R Primaries Won 44.96% (+19.90%)
  05/17/2016 OR US President - IndOR Primary Won 33.30% (+3.57%)
  12/09/2015 TIME Person of the Year Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  09/24/2000 NY US President - IDP Convention Lost 1.35% (-88.65%)
  06/06/2000 US President - REF Primaries Won 33.39% (+7.72%)
  03/07/2000 CA US President - I Primary Lost 0.70% (-37.33%)
  07/01/1988 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-67.90%)
ENDORSEMENTS
OH Republican Party Chair - Jan 06, 2017 R Jane Timken
NC District 02 - R Primary - Jun 07, 2016 R Renee Ellmers
NY - District 01 - R Primary - Jun 24, 2014 R Lee Zeldin
US President - R Primaries - Jun 26, 2012 R Mitt Romney
NY US President - Nov 04, 2008 R John McCain
FL Governor - R Primary - Sep 05, 2006 D Charlie Crist
New York City Mayor - D Runoff - Oct 11, 2001 D Fernando Ferrer
US Vice President - REF Convention - Jun 00, 2000 D Oprah Winfrey