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Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, author, politician, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. He is chairman of The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests.

Born and raised in New York City, Trump is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an economics degree. While attending college, Trump worked in his father Fred Trump's real estate and construction firm. He assumed control of the business in 1973, later renaming it The Trump Organization. During his career, Trump has built hotels, casinos, golf courses, the Manhattan neighborhood Riverside South, and numerous other developments, many of which bear his name, including Trump Entertainment Resorts (now owned by Carl Icahn). He briefly sought the Reform Party's nomination in the 2000 presidential election, withdrawing prior to any primary contests, although he won two primaries after his withdrawal. Listed by Forbes among the wealthiest 400 of The World's Billionaires, Trump and his businesses, as well as his three marriages, have for decades received prominent media exposure. He hosted The Apprentice, a popular reality television show on NBC, from 2004 to 2015.

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U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the media after the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before departing from the White House on March 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to California to view prototypes of a proposed border wall. Photo by Mark ...
More than any president in living memory, Donald Trump has conducted a dogged, remorseless assault on the press. He portrays the news media not only as a dedicated adversary of his administration but of the entire body politic. These attacks have forced the media where it does not want to be, at the ...
President Donald Trump's biggest break with Republican orthodoxy is his positions on his protectionist approach to trade, and his attempt to pitch the issue of tariffs during a closed-door meeting with top conservative donors was met with silence. Speaking in Missouri at a fundraiser for Attorney General ...

There is the version of Donald Trump that everyone gets served, and it is an extremely luxurious experience--a thick and luridly salty braise of all-beef bombast served smothered in a chunky and flavorless dressing that looks like ranch but tastes like vinegar and forgetfulness. It is fatty and extremely bad for ...
At a closed-door fundraiser in Missouri, President Donald Trump told the audience that during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he just simply made up a fact without knowing if it was true or not. The Washington Post, citing leaked audio from the event, reported that Trump said, "Nice ...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's appetite for an ambitious shake-up of his Cabinet and other key advisers is already facing headwinds from inside his own administration and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. Trump's nominee to run the CIA, Gina Haspel, is causing heartburn among Senate ...
The conventional wisdom regarding Donald Trump's staff shake-up this week--which saw the departure of the beleaguered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson--was that Trump was coming into his own, surrounding himself with like-minded "America First" hawks and populists after a year of giving ...
Robert de Niro has launched another blistering verbal attack on President Donald Trump. On Tuesday night, the Hollywood actor used his speech at the Fulfillment Fund charity dinner in Los Angeles to claim that Trump was "still an idiot" despite receiving a quality education from the University of ...
(WASHINGTON) -- New documents show a second lawyer with ties to President Donald Trump was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with Trump. Attorney Jill A. Martin signed the documents, which were filed Feb. 22 as part of confidential ...
President Donald Trump appeared to threaten to pull U.S. troops out of South Korea if he didn't get his way on trade with Seoul, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. "We lose money on trade, and we lose money on the military. We have right now 32,000 soldiers between North and South Korea.
WASHINGTON -- After the brazen poisoning of a former spy, British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly pinned the blame on Russia. So did U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in what ultimately became one of his last public statements before being fired. But at the White House, President Donald Trump's ...
(CNN) For someone who talks so much about winning, President Donald Trump is racking up quite the losing streak. The electoral earthquake in Pennsylvania set to send Democrat Conor Lamb to the House of Representatives from a district Trump won by 20 points in 2016 is sparking new questions about ...
Just eight days into Donald Trump's presidency, those in the White House were forced to contend with the possibility that his reputation as a dealmaker had been vastly inflated. During a January 2017 call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the president bungled the basic details of a refugee ...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump boasted at a private fundraiser Wednesday of making up trade claims during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before knowing whether they were true. Trudeau: Canada is 'legitimately concerned' about NAFTA but · Trudeau: ...

"Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea," Donald Trump told a group of US Marines yesterday. "We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force." Trump haters howled--what a joke! "Trump's Call For A 'Space Force' Makes Him The Laughingstock Of The ...
PREVIOUS, Wednesday PM: Donald Trump's first trip to California since being elected president has been shrouded in secrecy -- at least the Los Angeles portion of it. But commuters this morning, especially downtown, got a glimpse of it firsthand, with traffic snarled thanks to planned road closures and ...
When it came time to update his hugely popular painting of Republican presidents, Andy Thomas struggled with how to fit Donald Trump in, but he knew that he belonged at the center of the frame. A self-taught cowboy painter in southwest Missouri, Thomas stressed that he's no political expert, so he wasn't ...
It would appear as though Boeing's F-18 Super Hornet fighter jet has entered back into President Donald Trump's good graces. Trump said the jet is not only "his favorite plane" but also described it as "a work of art" during a roundtable discussion at Boeing's testing and finishing facility in St. Louis, Missouri.
Page Six has reported that Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, are on the path to divorce. They spoke to various "friends" and people "close to the couple," and have armchair-diagnosed them with a couple issues. One is that since Junior's dad became president, suddenly everything was not "low-key," ...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump is openly wondering what happened to the collection of officials he described only five months ago as the "finest group of people ever assembled" as members of his Cabinet find themselves embroiled in ethics scandals or woefully at odds with the White House.
Michael D'Antonio is author of the book, "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" (St. Martin's Press). ... for the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, painting the strong showing of his Democratic challenger as a kind of victory for President Donald Trump's agenda.
(CNN) President Donald Trump will name Larry Kudlow, the conservative media analyst who served as his informal economic adviser during the 2016 campaign, as the next head of the White House National Economic Council, two sources familiar with the decision tell CNN. Trump offered Kudlow the job ...
(CNN) Having sacked Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, President Donald Trump has signaled that other heads could be meant for the guillotine. Perhaps as many as nine. Cabinet massacres of that scale are usually a sign of instability, even failing leadership. It wasn't Jimmy Carter's Crisis of Confidence ...
President Donald Trump and other White House staffers have said they stand with the British over concerns about the death of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, but for days their wording was more equivocal than British Prime Minster Theresa May's. On Monday, May said her government concluded it was ...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump has grown irritated with his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, and is now making plans to remove him from his post, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN. Trump has eyed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as a possible replacement, a person ...
US President Donald Trump is preparing to take aim at China's technology and telecommunications sectors, according to media reports on Tuesday. ... US President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum appear sudden and defensive, but they're part of the complex nature of world trade. DW looks ...
Clem says the first name on that list was Donald Trump. Although neither Daniels nor the host says Trump's name in the 2007 audio, she can be heard describing key details that match the description of her alleged affair with Trump. Clem said on his nationally syndicated radio program that Daniels was ...
Pres. Trump says U.S. may soon have a "space force," adding that he had not been serious when he first pitched the idea. "We have the Air Force, we'll have the space force." -- ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2018. President Trump told Marines during ...
Under Donald Trump, we won't get an answer. During the 2016 campaign, Trump told voters that he was self-funding his campaign, in contrast to other politicians who'd be beholden to wealthy interests. "You know a lot of times you see these really dumb deals," he told Iowa voters in one characteristic pitch ...
(CNN) President Donald Trump signaled on Tuesday he's prepared to dismiss aides with whom he's clashed -- including national security adviser H.R. McMaster -- as he works to surround himself with advisers more aligned with his populist agenda and freewheeling style. Inside the West Wing, McMaster ...
(SAN DIEGO) -- President Donald Trump says there may someday be a "space force" fighting alongside the Air Force, Army and other branches of the military. Trump was speaking Tuesday about his administration's investments in space exploration to members of the military when he said that space is ...
(CNN) For years, reality TV star Donald Trump relished delivering the boardroom version of fate's final judgment. "You're fired!", he blared, and even if he couldn't trademark it, the exclamation became more than a tagline. It was his ethos -- words to live, or die, by. His brand. But President Trump's time in the ...
Washington (CNN) Less than two weeks ago, President Donald Trump was mocking Republican Sen. Pat Toomey for being "afraid of the NRA" due to the fact that his bipartisan gun control proposal didn't include a provision to raise the the age to certain types of guns from 18 to 21. On Sunday night, Trump ...
Where does this leave us with respect to Donald Trump? Sunstein smartly doesn't answer the question directly -- instead teasing out various hypotheticals with some similarities to our current concerns. Here are a few: directing the Justice Department to prosecute someone for political reasons; pledging in ...
Donald Trump's treasury secretary did not seem concerned about the President's rhetoric at his Saturday night rally, despite several controversial comments on public figures including an African-American congresswoman and a network news anchor. In Trump's speech outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice is said to be close to completion, but he may set it aside while he finishes other key parts of his probe, such as possible collusion and the hacking of Democrats, according to current and former U.S. ...
... has already shown a willingness to open their markets and I believe they will do the right thing." That may be wishful thinking. Unfortunately even for Twitter's most powerful grandstanders, Donald Trump and Elon Musk, it's not possible to solve the world's global automotive trade issues in 280 characters.
Early this month, President Donald Trump accused Republicans of being so afraid of the National Rifle Association (NRA) that they wouldn't raise the minimum age to buy an assault weapon. Now he's backing off the idea himself, according to senior officials who spoke with reporters Sunday. On Monday ...
On Tuesday, Trump will be making his first trip to California since assuming the presidency in January 2017. He is the first sitting president since Eisenhower not to visit California, the world's sixth largest economy, during their first year in office. During his visit, Trump will first go to San Diego, where he ...
I know--you're used to hearing it the other way around. Remember the line from President Trump's Gridiron dinner comedy set: "I won't rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un, I just won't. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine." (Trump's best line of the night, by ...
(CNN) President Donald Trump traveled to western Pennsylvania Saturday night on a rescue mission: State Rep. Rick Saccone (R) is fighting for his political life in a House special election on Tuesday and the President's visit was aimed at rallying the GOP base in a district he won by 20 points in 2016.
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Risks of a trade war, Stephen Bannon in Europe and China's lawmakers scrap presidential term limits. Here's the news: Photo. Credit Shin Dong-Jun/European Pressphoto Agency. • U.S. trade partners are resorting to persuasion, ...
Donald Trump did not ignite but merely joined a miserable, destabilizing trend of illiberalism that has been under way for years in Russia, Turkey, China, India, Southeast Asia, and Western, Eastern, and Central Europe. In France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, far-right parties ...
President Donald Trump has pardoned a Navy submariner sentenced to prison for taking photos inside the classified engine room of a nuclear submarine, the White House announced on Friday. Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier pleaded guilty in May 2016 to two felony counts, one for unlawful ...
It's rare to see a sitting president cite William McKinley. America's 25th commander in chief wasn't exactly a bad leader, but he was hardly one of the more inspirational ones either. So why did President Donald Trump recently bring him up? Trump is quoting William McKinley, a president who supported ...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump will get his military parade, but it is unlikely to mirror the Paris Bastille Day event which inspired him as it will not involve any heavy military vehicles like tanks to avoid doing damage to the streets of Washington, according to a Pentagon planning memo shown to ...
Bad times are often interesting times. So it is with President Trump, whose insults and assaults have caused his critics to rethink what they know about their country. For the past year, American intellectuals have largely risen to the challenge, igniting new debates about race, class, gender and democracy ...


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