Rich, Powerful and Outspoken are a few words that best describe Donald Trump. Trump is a business icon that has made over two billion dollars in real estate. His home is New York City were he owns many popular building such as Trump Towers and Trump Plaza. With Trump’s TV show “The Apprentice” it catapulted him too celebrity status. Trump is viewed as a hero to many young American adults, who have big business expectations from themselves. Trump is the ultimate entrepreneur.
Pop culture is hip, groovy way of living, whether it is risk taking or standing up for your beliefs. Trump is an old man and has been through many generations. Trump has stood strong for many years, because of his way of living. Trump is a risk taker and isn’t afraid to speak out. However Trump has had a downfall in the early 90’s, Trump was in debt for more than 1 billion dollars. Although he was on the bottom, Trump was able to pull himself up like an “American hero” and move on to make more than two billion in recent years. Well, so he says anyway.
Hero is more than just a word it is a lifestyle. A lifestyle that gives to other people and outlasts time. Trump is rich and powerful in the business world. He is a hero when it comes to entrepreneurship. However, there are some slight negatives if you were to model your life after him or use the term hero in the same sentence.
Who is Donald Trump?
Donald Trump’s early life
Donald was born on the 14th of June, 1946 in New York, to Fred and Elizabeth Trump. His father, who ended up being one of New York’s biggest property developers, was American-German. Fred Trump was once arrested at a KKK rally and was sued by the US Justice Department for refusing to rent flats to African-American people. His mother was Scottish and had left poverty in Scotland to live in America. So Trump does actually have a family, which might come as a surprise to those of us who’d assumed he was forged in a cave, like an orc. Trump was expelled from school at the age of 13 and sent to the New York military academy.
Donald Trump’s career
First and foremost Donald spent his time making lots of money buying and selling property. The fact that he’s made a great deal of money is one of the central themes in his presidential campaign. Despite the fact that Trump would actually have more money if he’d left his whole inheritance in a high-interest account, he’s viewed as a successful business man. Currently, Donald Trump’s net worth is estimated at around 4.5 billion USD.
Alongside the property gig he also starred in American version of The Apprentice (yes, that’s basically like Alan Sugar deciding he wants to be Prime Minister). Donald seems to quite like being on screen because he’s got a massive list of film and TV cameos including Home Alone, Sex and the City, Zoolander, Two Weeks Notice and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Unsurprisingly, given his opinions on beautiful women, Donald seemed to enjoy his sideline as president of the Miss World enterprise (which is basically like being president of the United States, right?) an organisation that put teenage girls in heels and bikinis and then had them jump around on stage. During his tenure Miss World was accused of being rigged, and let a contestant who tested positive for cocaine keep her crown.
Donald Trump’s personal life
Donald Trump has been married three times. His first marriage was in 1977, to Czech born Ivana Zelníčková, who said in their divorce deposition that Donald had ‘raped’ her. She later clarified that she meant she felt violated, not that he had raped her in a ‘legal’ sense. Donald and Ivana have three children together, Donald Jr, Eric and Ivanka. Donald Trump daughter Ivanka has been actively involved in Donald’s presidential campaign.
During his marriage to Ivana, Trump had an affair with Marla Maples, who he married in 1993. Maples and Trump have one daughter Tiffany, who is now 22 and works as a Vice President at her father’s real estate company. Marla and Donald separated in 1997 and legally divorced in 1999.
In 1998 Trump began his relationship with his third and current wife Melania. The pair got married in 2005 and in 2006 she gave birth to their son Barron. In total, Donald has five children and eight grandchildren. Merging the professional and the personal is the Donald Trump twitter persona. Find him and his 10.7 million followers @realDonaldTrump.
Donald Trump’s politics
So how did he go from gauche billionaire to having his finger on the red button? Well, he’d been talking about politics for years, first suggesting that he might run for election in 1988, and suggesting it regularly until 2012. In 2013 he spent an estimated $1 million dollars on research into becoming President. But it wasn’t until June 2015 that Trump called a press conference at the Trump Tower in New York and announced his intention to run for President of the United States, whilst the whole of the rest of the world collectively shook their heads.
Trump’s major campaign slogan was ‘Make American great again’. His major promises are to improve the US fiscal situation with an emphasis on ‘straight talking’, patriotism and standing against ‘political correctness.’
After campaigning to be the republican candidate, Donald became the republication option for President in July. Now, he’s the President of the United States.
And of course lets not forget he is a quote machine:
Donald Trump Brags About Groping Women
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful – I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p**sy. You can do anything.” –Donald Trump in a 2005 interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush
Trump Calls Clinton ‘Such a Nasty Woman’
Donald Trump at the third presidential debate: “Nobody respects women more than me.”
Three minutes later: “Such a nasty woman.” (Oct. 19, 2016)
Trump Reportedly Asks Why We Can’t Use Nukes
“Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?” –Donald Trump, reportedly asking a foreign policy adviser three times during a meeting why the U.S. couldn’t use its nuclear weapons stockpile, according to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough
Donald Trump Hints at Hillary Clinton Assassination
“If she gets to pick her judges – nothing you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.” –Donald Trump, in what many interpreted to be a suggestion that someone might shoot Hillary Clinton, her Supreme Court picks, or both, Wilmington, North Carolina campaign rally, Aug. 9, 2016
Donald Trump Smears Gold Star Mother
“His wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say. She probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say.” —Donald Trump, smearing Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen American soldier, by implying that she was not allowed to speak, despite the fact that she has spoken publicly about her son’s death (ABC News interview, July 30, 2016)
Trump Didn’t Even Know What A Gold Star Family Is
“‘You do know you just attacked a Gold Star family?’ one adviser warned Trump
Trump didn’t know what a Gold Star family was: ‘What’s that?’ he asked.” –as reported by New York Magazine
Donald Trump Threatens War with Iran Over Hand Gestures
“When Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats, and they make gestures at our people that they shouldn’t be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water.” –Donald Trump, threatening to go to war with Iran over rude hand gestures, Pensacola, Florida, (Sept. 9, 2016)
Trump: Dodging Taxes “Makes Me Smart”
“That makes me smart.” –Donald Trump, responding to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that he pays no federal income tax (Sept. 26, 2016)
Trump Calls on Russia to Hack Clinton and Sabotage Election
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” –Donald Trump, calling on Russian espionage services to intervene in the U.S. election and help sabotage Hillary Clinton. The emails in question were deemed “personal,” but Trump has previously said he thinks they contain sensitive intelligence, meaning that Trump is hoping Vladimir Putin gains access to classified government information (July 27, 2016)
Trump Attacks ‘Mexican’ Judge in Trump University Fraud Case
“I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I’m building a wall, OK? I’m building a wall.” –Donald Trump, accusing U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the fraud case against Trump University, of being biased against him because of his Mexican heritage, despite the fact that he is a U.S. citizen who was born in Indiana (CNN interview, June 5, 2016)
Trump Won’t Commit to Accepting Election Results
“I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense, OK?” –Donald Trump, refusing to say whether he will accept the election outcome during the third presidential debate (Oct. 19, 2016)
Draft-Dodging Trump Says POW McCain ‘Not A War Hero’
“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” –Donald Trump on John McCain, despite the fact that Trump himself dodged the draft to avoid the Vietnam War
Trump Mocks Reporter With Disability
“Now, the poor guy — you’ve got to see this guy, ‘Ah, I don’t know what I said! I don’t remember!'” –Donald Trump, mocking New York Times investigative reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has a physical disability called arthrogryposis that limits flexibility in his arms, by jerking his arms in front of his body
Donald Trump Brags About His Temperament
“I’m also honored to have the greatest temperament that anybody has.” —Donald Trump (November 3, 2016)
Donald Trump on His Daughter
“I don’t think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” –Donald Trump, when asked how he would react if Ivanka posed for Playboy
Donald Trump on Women
“Women: You have to treat them like s–t.” –Donald Trump
Donald Trump on Ogling Women in Dressing Rooms
“I sorta get away with things like that.” —Donald Trump, on bursting into Miss Universe pageant dressing rooms
Donald Trump on Shooting Somebody
“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s, like, incredible.” –Donald Trump, speaking at a rally in Sioux Center, Iowa as the audience laughed, January 23, 2016
Donald Trump: ‘I Love the Poorly Educated’
“We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.” –Donald Trump on his performance with poorly educated voters who helped him win the Nevada Caucus, Feb. 23, 2016
Trump: Cancel the Election and Give It To Me
“We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump.” –Donald Trump, speaking at a rally in Toledo Ohio, Oct. 27, 2016
Now stop a moment, take a deep breath and think. This man is the President of the United States. One thing is now for sure, anyone with enough money can now become POTUS and that creates a turbulent/stormy road ahead.