Donald Trump is without a doubt one of the most controversial figures of modern history. The former President of the United States of America certainly hasn’t avoided tabloid conjecture, yet, he has managed to gain a significant following over his Presidency – and even after the events of the 2020 election. Here are 10 fun facts about Donald Trump you’ll want to remember.
1. Where did it all begin for The Donald?
Let’s start at the beginning! Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York City, United States. He is known for being a very proud New Yorker.
2. He’s a businessman first and foremost.
Before entering politics, Trump was primarily known as a real estate developer and businessman. He gained fame in the 2010s, too, as the host of the reality TV show “The Apprentice” – where he “fired” and “hired” candidates for his businesses.
3. He went and won the top job!
Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States as a Republican in June 2015. He then won the Republican nomination, and went on to become the 45th President of the United States, serving from January 20, 2017, to January 20, 2021.
4. What was Trump’s key policies?
Donald Trump’s often controversial political agenda focused on several key projects. These included immigration reform, tax cuts, deregulation, and trade policies aimed at protecting American industries. One of the key facets of his Presidency was the promise that there’d be a border wall built between the US and Mexico, and that the latter “would pay for it.”
5. Trump’s executive orders raised eyebrows.
What many people focus on from Trump’s Presidency is his series of executive orders. These included a travel ban targeting several predominantly Muslim countries, and a policy of separating families at the US-Mexico border.
6. A dividing time.
It wasn’t just the Mexico border wall that stood to separate people. Donald Trump’s presidency was marked by a turbulent and polarizing political climate. His leadership style, outspokenness, and use of social media often generated intense debate and controversy. He famously used Twitter, for example, to espouse his political opinions – whereas Presidents traditionally stuck to mass media and PR campaigns.
7. Trump’s tax reforms made big changes.
Donald Trump’s administration implemented tax reform, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in 2017. It significantly lowered corporate tax rates and made changes to individual income tax brackets.
8. What is MAGA?
Trump was known for his MAGA (Make America Great Again) approach to his politics. He pursued an “America First” policy, emphasizing US national interests in international relations, renegotiating trade agreements such as NAFTA (or, the North American Free Trade Agreement), and withdrawing from the Paris Agreement (surrounding climate change) and the deal made with Iran over nuclear weapons.
9. The first President to be impeached twice!
Donald Trump faced impeachment proceedings twice during his Presidency. The first impeachment, in 2019, was on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to his dealings with Ukraine. The second impeachment, in 2021, was on charges of incitement of insurrection following the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters. He is the only president in US history to be impeached twice.
10. The return of Trump…?
After leaving office, Trump remained active in politics and continued to have a significant influence within the Republican Party. He has not ruled out the possibility of running for President again in the future. Time will tell if he’ll be successful!
FAQs about Donald Trump
How rich is Donald Trump?
Although we don’t know Trump’s exact net worth, Forbes did give an estimate in 2023. It is believed that Donald Trump’s net worth is about $2.5 billion.
How many hotels does Donald Trump own?
There are five buildings known as Trump Hotels. However, only four of them are owned and operated by the Trump Organization. These include Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago), and Trump International Hotel (Las Vegas).
What is Donald Trump’s biggest hotel?
Currently, Donald Trump’s biggest hotel is the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. It covers an area of almost two million square feet (185,000 square meters)!
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