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  Trump, Donald
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<-  2017-10-06  
 
NameDonald Trump
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Born June 14, 1946 (73 years)
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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
10/27/2019-10/30/2019 Beacon Research (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 42.00% ( 1.0) 57.00% ( 1.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
10/18/2019-10/21/2019 Emerson College 43.00% ( 4.5) 47.00% ( 0.3) 10.00% ( 4.3)
10/17/2019-10/21/2019 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 3.0) 58.00% ( 4.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
10/11/2019-10/13/2019 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 1.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
10/04/2019-10/07/2019 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
09/28/2019-10/01/2019 YouGov 41.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
09/21/2019-09/23/2019 Emerson College 47.50% ( 4.5) 46.70% ( 5.3) 5.70% ( 0.7)
09/19/2019-09/23/2019 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 2.0) 55.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
09/14/2019-09/17/2019 YouGov 41.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
09/07/2019-09/11/2019 Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) 43.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
PER-STATE JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateStateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/31/2019-11/03/2019 MI Emerson College 42.80% ( 2.8) 50.00% ( 2.0) 7.20% ( 0.8)
10/31/2019-11/02/2019 NV Emerson College 45.80% ( 3.2) 48.20% ( 4.2) 5.90% ( 1.1)
10/21/2019-10/29/2019 PA Franklin & Marshall College 35.00% ( 2.0) 65.00% ( 2.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
10/25/2019-10/28/2019 AZ Emerson College 45.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
10/21/2019-10/27/2019 NH University of New Hampshire 44.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
10/24/2019-10/26/2019 LA JMC Enterprises 52.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
10/14/2019-10/20/2019 FL University of North Florida 45.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
10/13/2019-10/17/2019 WI Marquette University Law School 46.00% ( 1.0) 51.00% ( 2.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
10/14/2019-10/16/2019 LA We Ask America 59.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
10/13/2019-10/16/2019 IA Emerson College 44.00% ( 7.0) 47.00% ( 6.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/23/2019-09/29/2019 Monmouth University 43.00% ( 0.0) 56.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
09/19/2019-09/23/2019 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 0.0) 55.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
08/13/2019-08/14/2019 OH Predictive Insights 47.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
02/04/2019-02/07/2019 Siena Research Institute 35.00% ( 0.0) 59.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
11/01/2018-11/03/2018 Emerson College 47.00% ( 2.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
10/28/2018-10/30/2018 Emerson College 49.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
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)

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Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!  Purchase RP 
Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life  Purchase RP 
House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia   Purchase RP 
Front Row at the Trump Show  Purchase RP 
Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever  Purchase RP 
Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again  Purchase RP 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 07, 2019 12:00pm News New! Donald Trump Ordered to Pay $2 Million for Charity Fraud  Article ev0lv 
Nov 07, 2019 04:05am General Trump and ‘Apprentice’ Creator Mark Burnett Are Discussing Their Next TV Show  Article RP 
Oct 31, 2019 07:55pm Announcement Trump, Lifelong New Yorker, Declares Himself a Resident of Florida  Article IndyGeorgia 
Oct 31, 2019 09:00am News Polls show support for impeachment weaker in key battleground states  Article PA Indy 
Oct 28, 2019 08:30am Event Trump booed at World Series and chants of "Lock him up!" break out  Article RP 
Oct 25, 2019 02:30pm Legal Ruling Judge says Justice Department must give House evidence from Mueller grand jury, citing ‘potentially impeachable conduct’ by Trump  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-

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