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  Trump, Donald
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2017-10-06  
 
NameDonald Trump
AddressTrump Tower
Manhattan, New York 10022, United States
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Born June 14, 1946 (72 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 28, 2018 12:37am
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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
01/19/2019-01/21/2019 Public Policy Polling 40.00% ( 1.0) 57.00% ( 3.0) 3.00% ( 3.0)
11/18/2018-11/25/2018 Gallup 38.00% ( 5.0) 60.00% ( 7.0) 2.00% ( 2.0)
11/11/2018-11/18/2018 Gallup 43.00% ( 2.0) 53.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
11/07/2018-11/09/2018 Morning Consult 45.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
10/24/2018-10/30/2018 Stockton College 37.10% ( 0.0) 62.30% ( 0.0) 0.70% ( 0.0)
10/26/2018-10/28/2018 Gravis Marketing 36.00% ( 0.0) 60.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
10/23/2018-10/26/2018 University of North Florida 45.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
10/13/2018-10/15/2018 Vox Populi 45.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
09/16/2018-09/20/2018 Marist Institute 46.00% ( 8.0) 48.00% ( 6.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
09/16/2018-09/19/2018 NBC News/Wall Street Journal (Hart & McInturff) 44.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
PER-STATE JOB APPROVAL POLLS
 
DateStateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
02/04/2019-02/07/2019 NY Siena Research Institute 33.00% ( 0.0) 56.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
11/01/2018-11/02/2018 MO Remington Research 49.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
10/30/2018-11/01/2018 CT Gravis Marketing 37.00% ( 1.0) 58.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
10/30/2018-11/01/2018 VT Gravis Marketing 33.00% ( 0.0) 64.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
10/29/2018-10/30/2018 OH Gravis Marketing 56.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
10/21/2018-10/30/2018 GA University of Georgia 45.90% ( 3.9) 50.00% ( 1.0) 4.10% ( 2.9)
10/27/2018-10/29/2018 ME Emerson College 41.00% ( 0.0) 55.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
10/27/2018-10/29/2018 NJ Vox Populi 40.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
10/24/2018-10/29/2018 NV SSRS 42.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
10/24/2018-10/29/2018 AZ SSRS 47.00% ( 8.0) 51.00% ( 6.0) 2.00% ( 2.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
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)

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 
House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia   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 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 25, 2019 12:40pm News Mueller indicts Roger Stone, says he was coordinating with Trump officials about WikiLeaks' stolen emails  Article RP 
Jan 17, 2019 09:10pm Investigation President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project  Article RP 
Jan 16, 2019 03:15pm Report Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel  Article RP 
Jan 04, 2019 01:25pm Perspective Donald Trump's 'great wall' is a fantasy that even he knows will never be real  Article RP 
Dec 11, 2018 05:00pm Analysis The foundation of Trump's coalition is cracking  Article RP 
Dec 03, 2018 01:00pm Analysis Trump’s Moscow Deal Is Exactly What the Framers Worried About  Article RP 

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DISCUSSION
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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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  12/11/2018 TIME Person of the Year Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  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
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ENDORSEMENTS
TX US Senate - R Primary - Mar 03, 2020 R John Cornyn
MS US Senate - Special Election - Nov 06, 2018 R Cindy Hyde-Smith
FL Governor - R Primary - Aug 28, 2018 R Ron DeSantis
FL District 01 - R Primary - Aug 28, 2018 R Matt Gaetz
FL District 03 - R Primary - Aug 28, 2018 R Ted Yoho
WY Governor - R Primary - Aug 21, 2018 R Foster Friess
MI Governor - R Primary - Aug 07, 2018 R Bill Schuette
KS Governor - R Primary - Aug 07, 2018 R Kris Kobach
MO US Senate - R Primary - Aug 07, 2018 R Josh Hawley
MI US Senate - R Primary - Aug 07, 2018 R John James
TN District 08 - R Primary - Aug 02, 2018 R David Kustoff
GA Governor - R Runoff - Jul 24, 2018 R Brian Kemp
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
NY US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
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 I Oprah Winfrey