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  Trump, Donald
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2017-11-01  
 
NameDonald Trump
AddressTrump Tower
Manhattan, New York 10022, United States
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Born June 14, 1946 (72 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRob Ritchie
Dec 27, 2017 02:54pm
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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
06/08/2018-06/10/2018 Public Policy Polling (D) 39.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
05/31/2018-06/05/2018 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
03/23/2018-03/25/2018 Public Policy Polling (D) 39.00% ( 1.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
03/16/2018-03/20/2018 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 3.0) 53.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
03/02/2018-03/05/2018 Monmouth University 39.00% ( 3.0) 54.00% ( 4.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
02/20/2018-02/24/2018 Suffolk University 38.00% ( 0.0) 60.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
02/20/2018-02/23/2018 SSRS 35.00% ( 5.0) 58.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
02/20/2018-02/22/2018 Rasmussen Reports 50.00% ( 7.0) 49.00% ( 8.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
02/16/2018-02/19/2018 Quinnipiac University 37.00% ( 3.0) 58.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
02/15/2018-02/19/2018 AP-NORC 35.00% ( 0.0) 64.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
04/02/2018-04/11/2018 Gallup 59.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
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 19, 2018 04:00am Investigation Buyers tied to Russia, former Soviet republics paid $109 million cash for Trump properties  Article RP 
Jun 15, 2018 09:30am Legal Ruling Manafort ordered to jail, bail revoked on witness tampering charge  Article RP 
Jun 15, 2018 08:25am Statement Trump says he wants "my people" to sit at attention for him like people do for Kim Jong Un  Article RP 
Jun 05, 2018 06:05pm Video An Evangelical University Is Helping Create A Movie About How Trump Was Chosen By God  Article RP 
Jun 04, 2018 10:30pm Event Trump cancels Eagles' White House celebration on eve of visit after fewer than 10 players planned to attend   Article RP 
Jun 04, 2018 07:00am Statement Trump: 'I have the absolute right to PARDON myself'  Article RP 

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FAMILY
Wife Melania 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 ???
  12/27/2017 Most Admired Man Lost 14.00% (-3.00%)
  12/06/2017 TIME Person of the Year Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  12/19/2016 US President - Electoral Vote Won 56.51% (+14.31%)
  11/08/2016 US President - Popular Vote Lost 46.09% (-2.10%)
  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%)
  06/07/2016 CA US President - AIP Primary Lost 0.00% (-19.18%)
  05/17/2016 OR US President - IndOR Primary Won 33.30% (+3.57%)
  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%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  07/01/1988 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-67.90%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL Governor - R Primary - Aug 28, 2018 R Ron DeSantis
MI Governor - R Primary - Aug 07, 2018 R Bill Schuette
MO US Senate - R Primary - Aug 07, 2018 R Josh Hawley
AL District 02 - R Runoff - Jul 17, 2018 R Martha Roby
NY District 11 - R Primary - Jun 26, 2018 R Daniel M. Donovan
SC District 01 - R Primary - Jun 12, 2018 R Katie Arrington
CA Governor - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2018 R John Cox
MS US Senate - R Primary - Jun 05, 2018 R Roger Wicker
PA US Senate - R Primary - May 15, 2018 R Lou Barletta
OH US Senate - R Primary - May 08, 2018 R Jim Renacci
UT US Senate - R Convention - Apr 21, 2018 R Mitt Romney
AL US Senate - Special R Runoff - Sep 26, 2017 R Luther Strange
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