Short Note on Donald John Trump

DONALD JOHN TRUMP- Short Note on Donald John Trump


Donald John Trump is one of America’s best-known business and television personality and currently the President-elect of the United States. He is all to take office as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017.

Donald John Trump was born in New York City on 14 June 1946. He had his initial schooling in the Kew Forest School, Forest hills, New York. At the age of 13, his parents sent him to New York Military Academy (NYMA) in Upstate New York where he performed well, both socially and academically; emerging as a star athlete and student leader by the time he graduated in 1964. He was at Fordham University for two years before joining the Wharton School of Finance at the University Of Pennsylvania, from where he graduated in Economics in 1968.

Trump joined his father’s company, ‘Elizabeth Trump and Son’, while still in college. The company focused on middle-class rental housing in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

He marketed the Trump name on large number of products, including ‘Trump Financial’, ‘Trump Sales and Leasing’, ‘Trump Entrepreneur initiative’, ‘Trump Restaurants’, ‘Go TRUMP’, ‘Donald J. Trump signature collection’, etc.

In 2013, he was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden due to his contributions to the promotion of several WWE shows.


Trump also harboured political aspirations. In the 2000 elections, he expressed his wish to run as a third-party candidate for the US presidency. In 2004 and 2008, he speculated about running for president in the Republican Party and in between in 2006, he considered running for governor of New York as a representative of the party. He again registered as a Republican n 2009 after having registered with the Domocratic Party in 2001 and campaigned for it.

In 2010-2012, his involvement in politics intensified when he publicly announced his consideration of candidature for presidency again. However, his association with the ‘Birther issue’, a group that firmly believed Barack Obama was not born in the US, disparaged his political reputation. But he continued to be against Obama on various political issues.


In January 2013, he endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli elections. He was also a featured speaker at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Donald John Trump announced his candidacy for president as a Republican in June 2015. As a flamboyant personality with a successful business career and media presence, he quickly emerged as the front-runner for his party’s nomination and was formally nominated for president at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

His campaigning focused on domestic issues such as illegal immigration, crime, Islamic terrorism, offshoring of American jobs, and the U.S. national debt, and his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again” resonated with the American citizens.

Despite his detractors and all the negative publicity surrounding him, he managed to emerge victorious in the general election on November 8, 2016 in which he defeated Hillary Clinton to become the President-elect of the United States.


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