|45th President of the United States|
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2017
|Vice President||Mike Pence|
|Preceded by||Barrack Obama|
|Born||Donald John Trump|
August June 14, 1946
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ivana Zelníčková (m. 1977; div. 1992)|
Marla Maples (m. 1993; div. 1999)
Melania Knauss (m. 2005)
|Children||Donald Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric, Tiffany Trump, Barron|
|Residence||The White House (official)|
Trump Tower, New York City, New York (private), Mar-A-Lago, Florida
|Alma mater||Wharton School (BS Econ.)|
|Occupation||Businessman, reality show host, real estate mogul|
Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. He was elected in 2016 and was reelected in the 2020 Presidential Elections.
Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump attended Fordham University for two years and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He became the president of his father Fred Trump's real estate business in 1971, and renamed it to The Trump Organization. Trump expanded the company's operations to building and renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. Trump and his businesses have been involved in more than 4,000 state and federal legal actions, including six bankruptcies. He owned the Miss Universe brand of beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015. From 2003 to 2015 he co-produced and hosted the reality television series The Apprentice.
Trump's political positions have been described as populist, protectionist, isolationist, and nationalist. He entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and was elected in an upset victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton while losing the popular vote, which stunned the entire country and the international community. He became the first U.S. president without prior military or government service. His election and policies sparked numerous protests. Trump made many false and misleading statements during his campaigns and presidency, to a degree unprecedented in American politics. Many of his comments and actions have been characterized as racially charged or racist.
Trump's first four years were marked with both controversy and merit. In his early days as President, Trump imposed a travel ban from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In August 2017, Trump has been accused of condoning acts of white supremacy due since he refused to condemn the Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Virginia. He enacted a tax-cut package for individuals and businesses, rescinding the individual health insurance mandate penalty of the Affordable Care Act. He signed criminal justice reform and appointed Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Trump pursued an America First agenda: he renegotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement as the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement and withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Iran nuclear deal. He imposed import tariffs which triggered a trade war with China, withdrew U.S. troops from northern Syria, and met three times with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Negotiations with Kim on denuclearization eventually broke down but has been noted as one of the first U.S. President to meet a North Korean leader.
On October 26, 2019, Trump ordered a strike that killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
On January 3, 2020, Trump ordered an air strike against Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, killing the highest military officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Tensions with Iran almost escalated into a wider conflict.
During the first years of 2020, Trump almost faced a challenge that would have costed him his presidency in the form of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. He was quick to evacuate the U.S. Consulate in Wuhan and ban the entry of nationals that had a history of travel from China. Subsequently, he ordered the repatriations of Americans living in China and other countries that may have had a virus. Since the outbreak never became a pandemic, Trump was praised for his quick decisions to prevent the virus from entering the United States.
He was reelected in a landslide on the 2020 Presidential Elections, defeating Democratic candidate Joe Biden.