Donald Trump biographyDonald John Trump is an American entrepreneur, billionaire, construction magnate, the owner of a large hotel and casino chain. He is the author of an impressive number of books on business and self-improvement. He is a member of the Republican Party. On November 8, 2016, Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States.
ChildhoodIn 1930, Mary MacLeod, an 18-year-old native of the Scottish village, came to New York for the holidays. There, fate introduced her to the 25-year-old Fred Trump, the son of German immigrants, who, at such a young age, already owned a construction company.
The first steps on the road to successIn 1964, Trump graduated from the military academy with honors and entered Fordham University. After studying there for 4 semesters, he transferred to the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1968, he received a bachelor’s degree in economics, after which his father accepted his son into the family business. Donald seriously became interested in real estate and hoped to become the heir to the Trump building empire in the future and multiply his father’s fortune many times.
Empire formationIn 1974, Trump, not without the help of new connections, won the tender for the restoration of the tumble-down Commodore Hotel. Since many of the buildings near the hotel were also in a lamentable state and needed financial infusion, as well as the city itself, which was on the verge of bankruptcy, Donald managed to get tax exemptions from the municipality for 40 years. Moreover, the largest banks in New York gave him a mortgage loan totaling $ 70 million. There was only one condition ‒ Trump had to bring the district in order.
On the verge of bankruptcyBy the early 1990s, Donald’s fortune was estimated at $ 1 billion. In addition to the chain of hotels, casinos, and luxury residential skyscrapers, Trump’s empire included Trump Shuttle airline, the New Jersey Generals football team, and a huge number of small businesses, the count of which was lost by Donald himself. Gradually, he began to lose control over the business that had grown to an incredible scale.
TV appearancesIn 2002, Trump launched the Prime-time reality show The Apprentice. Participants had to compete with each other for the right to become a top manager in Trump’s company. The unsuccessful contestants were waited by the branded phrase of the businessman: “You are fired!” (In 2004, he even submitted an application for registration of the trademark “You are fired!”). For each release of the first season, Donald received about $ 50 thousand, but with the start of the second season, the cost of one episode rose to $ 3 million ‒ in this way Trump became one of the highest-paid TV hosts.
Donald Trump political career. The most influential RepublicanTrump has been expected to become the president of the United States since the 1980s, but at that time, Donald’s political compass needle was constantly running between the right and left poles. By 2009, he more or less defined his own views and joined the Republican Party. They tried to nominate the outstanding economist and manager Donald for presidential elections in 2011, but the businessman said that he was not ready to leave the private sector.
In Russia, the nomination of Trump’s candidacy for the presidency was warmly welcomed, since the billionaire had repeatedly publicly promised to improve relations with the Kremlin.
The results of the election of the 45th president of the United States were unpredictable. A month before the final day, both candidates received a good portion of “black PR”. Clinton turned out to be involved in a scandal with the participation of the FBI; Trump was accused of sexual harassment. It was confidently predicted that Clinton would win, especially after the third, final debate. However, the results surprised everyone ‒ Trump playfully outpaced his rival, gaining 306 electoral votes from 270 needed to win, thereby securing for himself a chair in the Oval Office of the White House.
But within America itself, particularly hot debates were caused by thoughts expressed repeatedly by Trump of intention to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to restrict the flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
Donald Trump personal lifeDonald Trump has been married several times. His first wife was the Czech model Ivana Zelnichkova. They got married in 1977. Trump’s firstborn, Donald Jr., was born the same year; four years later, the businessman became Ivanka Trump’s father, and in 1984 ‒ Eric’s, the second son’s father. Donald and Ivana Trump’s marriage broke up in 1992. After the divorce, the ex-spouse assigned him the nickname The Donald, which became very popular with the press.
Donald trump now. Presidential election 2020Presidential elections were scheduled for November 3, 2020, in the United States. Donald trump's main rival is Democrat Joe Biden, a Senator and Vice President under Barack Obama. But a month before the election, Donald trump contracted the coronavirus with his wife, but a few days later he was completely healthy. According to the President, he was injected with a course of experimental antibody medication. After getting over Covid-19, he toured 9 States that are considered traditionally Republican.
After lengthy calculations and Trump's attempts to challenge the results, the electors voted in favor of Biden: 306 votes for the Democratic candidate versus 232 for Donald Trump. Thus, Joe Biden became the new president of the United States.