Donald Trump — Facts, Information and History on the Life of the 45th President


Donald JOHN Trump FACTS

In Workplace

Jan. 20, 2017- Jan. 20, 2021


June 14, 1946




Ivana Zelníčková (1977-1992)
Marla Maples (1993-1999)
Melania Knauss (2005-present)




Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017
Withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership settlement
Withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Settlement on local weather change
Withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal

Donald Trump abstract: Donald J. Trump was born within the Queens borough of New York Metropolis on June 14, 1946, to Fred and Mary Ann McLeod Trump. Trump was the couple’s fourth youngster.

Fred Trump was a profitable actual property entrepreneur who specialised in placing up low- and middle-income housing in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, in addition to properties alongside the East Coast for members of the U.S. Navy, although the popularity of the enterprise was tarnished by investigations into whether or not Fred Trump profiteered off authorities contracts and a racial discrimination swimsuit by the Justice Division, which was settled within the Nineteen Seventies. As a younger man, Fred Trump was arrested together with members of the Ku Klux Klan at a 1927 KKK march, however the prices have been dismissed.

Donald Trump graduated from the non-public New York Army Academy in 1964. He went to Fordham College for 2 years earlier than transferring to the Wharton College of the College of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate diploma in enterprise, which he obtained in 1968. He obtained 4 draft deferments from the Vietnam Struggle whereas in faculty, and was completely disqualified from navy service in 1972 for a medical situation.

After faculty, Trump went into the household actual property enterprise, changing into firm president in 1971. He expanded the enterprise, investing in higher-profile properties and ventures corresponding to golf resorts, lodges, casinos and skyscrapers and increasing past the Trump household’s conventional New York Metropolis-centric area. Beneath him, the corporate branched out to incorporate magnificence pageants, skilled soccer, a bottled water model, vodka, a for-profit college, an airline and a branding empire that capitalized on Trump’s personal picture and recognition. In 1988, he based the charitable Donald J. Trump Basis, which was dissolved in 2018 after a New York decide discovered it had been used primarily to fund Trump’s private and political life.

In 1982, he made it onto the Forbes journal listing of wealthiest individuals for the primary time, with an estimated private price of $200 million. (In 2021, the journal estimated his wealth to be $2.1 billion.) His 1988 ebook, “The Artwork of the Deal,” was a bestseller and cemented his identify for example of Reagan-era enterprise acumen and monetary success. From 2008 to 2015, he loved revived reputation because the face and producer of the NBC TV present “The Apprentice” and its offshoots. How profitable Trump was as a businessman is extensively disputed, nevertheless, with a number of investigations discovering that he’d saved the corporate afloat solely by receiving hundreds of thousands in undeclared loans and presents from his father and questionable loans from banks. Beneath his management, the Trump Group has declared chapter six occasions, from 1990 to 2009.

After temporary flirtations with presidential politics in 2000 and 2012, Trump ran for actual in 2016 as a Republican, adopting a fiery populist stance that embraced right-wing anti-immigration, nationalist and isolationist insurance policies that he summed up with the slogan “Make America Nice Once more.” His November 2016 victory over Democratic candidate and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was an upset, confounding skilled predictions and polling. He was the primary president in U.S. historical past to by no means have both served within the navy or political workplace earlier than being elected to the White Home.

His years in workplace have been marked by markedly polarized politics, usually exacerbated by Trump’s penchant for off-the-cuff proclamations and adversarial language. Quickly after taking energy, he enacted a controversial ban on immigration from largely Muslim nations, and reversed America’s commitments to combating local weather change, withdrew from a deliberate multinational partnership aimed toward addressing China’s rising financial energy, and a ended a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program. He OKed offers that have been seen as worthwhile for vitality firms however disastrous to the surroundings, and commenced building of a part of his long-promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. He additionally oversaw deregulation of enterprise in a number of areas, together with the surroundings, labor, discrimination, gun management and well being.

Throughout his time period, Trump appointed three new justices to the Supreme Courtroom. All have been conservative, and the brand new make-up of the court docket rapidly and considerably modified the authorized panorama of the U.S. All through his time in workplace, he was accused of fanning racial and cultural division and inspiring the expansion of far-right fringe teams, together with within the aftermath of a right-wing extremist rally at Charlottesville, Virginia, through which a white supremacist drove his automotive right into a crowd of protesters, killing one.

In 2017, Trump signed into legislation main tax cuts for companies and people — the enterprise cuts have been everlasting, the person to run out after eight years. He additionally eradicated a serious requirement of the Inexpensive Care Act, typically generally known as Obamacare, thus neutering the first home achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama. The tax cuts, together with significantly elevated authorities spending underneath Trump, led to a $1 trillion federal deficit when he left workplace, or about 50% larger than when he began.

Trump’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak was extensively criticized as initially ignoring and downplaying it to addressing it solely haphazardly as soon as it turned a world disaster. As an alternative, critics stated, he targeted on financial development over public well being. He steadily flouted the suggestions of his personal public well being advisers, recommending unproven cures, criticizing the World Well being Group (which he tried to withdraw from) and typically undercutting the efforts of the federal government coronavirus activity drive. He insisted on calling COVID the “Wuhan virus” in an try and deflect blame for the pandemic to China — language that some stated was answerable for a surge in hate crimes towards Asian Individuals.

Trump was the fixed topic of investigations throughout his tenure, protecting conflicts of curiosity together with his enterprise whereas in workplace, allegations of sexual misconduct, misuse of marketing campaign funds and accusations that he labored with Russia to win his election. On the final topic, the much-anticipated investigation by Particular Counsel Robert Mueller discovered that it couldn’t set up that Trump or members of his group labored with Russia to intervene within the 2016 elections, however discovered that unlawful Russian interference was widespread. It additionally acknowledged that it couldn’t show that Trump dedicated any crime to hinder justice associated to the investigation — but in addition stated it couldn’t exonerate him.

Trump misplaced the 2020 election to Delaware Sen. Joe Biden however refused to concede, alleging election fraud, a declare that has been repeatedly debunked. In Jan. 6, 2021, because the electoral votes have been to be licensed in Congress in what has traditionally been a proper, procedural course of, Trump gave a speech at Washington, D.C.’s Ellipse that was criticized by many as enflaming his supporters there. A mob of over 2,000 went on to storm the Capitol in try and overturn the election outcomes, forcing Congress and Trump’s personal vp, Mike Pence, to evacuate. The occasion, also known as the Capitol riot or rebel, left 5 lifeless, together with one Capitol police officer. Trump’s position within the assault on Congress, together with whether or not he or his aides have been concerned in planning it or supposed to make use of it to retain energy, are the topic of congressional and prison investigations.

Trump is the primary president to have been impeached twice. In December 2019, he was impeached for a telephone name to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy through which Trump threatened to withhold navy assist from Ukraine except Zelenskyy supplied incriminating proof towards political rival (and future successor) Biden. Trump was impeached within the Home of Representatives for abuse of energy and obstruction of Congress, however acquitted within the Senate.

On Jan. 11, 2021, Trump was impeached for the second time for his position within the Jan. 6 Capitol assaults in a 232–197 vote within the Home — a report 10 members of his personal occasion voted to question him. The cost was incitement of rebel. He was acquitted within the Senate by a vote of 57-43, the closest any president has come to conviction and expulsion from workplace.

Trump has hinted that he’ll search to run for the presidency once more in 2024.