Donald Trump Profile

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By Lindsey Diamond and Alex Diamond

Ever wonder how a president is without their platform and campaign to determine their persona? Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York. Trump’s father, Frederick Trump was a successful real estate developer. Frederick Trump’s career made him  a range of 200-300 million dollars. Donald Trump’s parents sent him to a military school at the age of 13, where Trump became an academic leader and a star athlete. Trump went to college at Fordham University and then two years later transferred to Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. After college, Trump took over his father’s business and started his meteoric rise to fame.

Before Donald J. Trump started his notorious campaign to run for president, he was a successful businessman. Trump started out in New York City real estate, where he built many buildings throughout the New York City skyscrapers as part of the Trump Organization. He used this success to lease his names for casinos, colleges, steaks, and other types of ventures. By 2003, Trump was so well-known that NBC gave him his own reality TV game show called “The Apprentice”. On “The Apprentice”, Trump judged a group of contestants who were competing to show their business skills and marketing. The winner would either be employed by Trump or (if they were a celebrity) win money to give to a charity of their choice.

Trump started to get more seriously involved in politics in 2015, after many years of presidential campaign speculation. He ran for the Republican primary on an anti-immigration and patriotic platform and gained unexpected success with the Republican base. After a contentious primary, he was nominated as the Republican candidate for president and is set to battle Hillary Clinton in a vicious race. Overall, many people only define Trump just as a candidate for the 2016 presidential election. His past achievements contain an insight of his journey becoming the Republican candidate, revealing more about his persona outside of the presidential race.

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