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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 ModifedSilver Dime
Jul 05, 2017 11:56pm
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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
08/10/2017-08/13/2017 Gallup 34.00% ( 0.0) 61.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
08/03/2017-08/06/2017 SSRS 38.00% ( 6.0) 56.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)
07/28/2017-08/05/2017 TIPP 32.00% ( 0.0) 59.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
07/27/2017-08/01/2017 Quinnipiac University 33.00% ( 1.0) 61.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 3.0)
07/10/2017-07/13/2017 Washington Post/ABC News 36.00% ( 0.0) 58.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
06/21/2017-06/25/2017 NBC News/Marist 38.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
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)
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
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 15, 2017 08:15am Announcement Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits Trump manufacturing council  Article RP 
Aug 08, 2017 03:05pm Minority Perspective Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day  Article RP 
Aug 03, 2017 11:00am Commentary Australia’s Prime Minister Slowly Realizes Trump Is a Complete Idiot  Article RP 
Aug 02, 2017 12:20pm Fact Check 7 things the Trump team denied, and then later confirmed  Article RP 
Aug 02, 2017 02:00am Analysis President Trump keeps celebrating stock market highs. That’s a big flip-flop.  Article RP 
Aug 01, 2017 06:15pm Opinion Trump thinks the 'White House is a real dump,' report says  Article RP 

TWITTER
Sun Aug 20 23:22:07 +0000 2017 - Heading back to Washington after working hard and watching some of the worst and most dishonest Fake News reporting I have ever seen!

Sat Aug 19 20:41:49 +0000 2017 - I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!

Sat Aug 19 20:41:15 +0000 2017 - Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!

47d Sat Aug 19 19:22:47 +0000 2017 - Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.

Sat Aug 19 17:47:26 +0000 2017 - Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews...maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition!

Sat Aug 19 11:47:31 +0000 2017 - Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders. Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan.

Sat Aug 19 11:33:51 +0000 2017 - I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton - it was great! Thanks S

Sat Aug 19 04:59:01 +0000 2017 - My thoughts and prayers are with the @KissimmeePolice and their loved ones. We are with you! #LESM

Sat Aug 19 01:30:58 +0000 2017 - Today, I signed the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act (#HR873.) The bill authorizes....cont➡️… https://t.co/5mRkmMejXc

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DISCUSSION
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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
AL US Senate - Special R Primary - Aug 15, 2017 R Luther Strange
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