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Donald Trump

Donald TrumpAKA Donald John Trump

Born: 14-Jun-1946
Birthplace: Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, TV Personality
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Donald

Donald Trump's father started The Trump Organization, made his fortune by building middle-class apartment houses in Brooklyn and Queens, and made his son president of the family business by his mid-20s. As Trump tells the story, he knew he would need access to wealthy clients to swing large deals, so he wangled membership in an "exclusive" New York social club, where he made contacts, made deals, and kept coming out ahead. As his fortune grew, Trump built the Grand Hyatt (the biggest hotel constructed in New York since the 1950s), and the Taj Mahal casino, and Trump Tower, and Trump Plaza, etc.

Trump's fame outside financial circles started with the United States Football League (USFL), a bargain-basement alternative to the NFL that started in 1983. Trump bought the New Jersey Generals, a USFL team, after the 1983 season, and engineered the league's switch from a spring schedule to the fall in 1985, when they would go head-to-head against the NFL. But the USFL folded before ever playing a fall game. They sued the NFL for unfair competition, and won $3.76 (a dollar in damages, trebled as an anti-trust penalty, with 76 interest).

After accumulating his billions, Trump saw most of it vanish in the early 1990s under massive loan payments. He regained his fortune within several years, which has of course made him even more famous. And through it all, nobody has been more impressed by Donald Trump than Donald Trump. He has slept with supermodels and married famous bimbos, publicly toyed with running for President, bought the Miss Universe contest, and hosted The Apprentice, a reality show where the grand prize is a job working for Donald Trump.

He has frequently taken wingnut political positions, including adamant skepticism about Barack Obama's citizenship, the science of climate change, and the safety of childhood vaccines. His atrocious hairdo is often said to be a toupee, but Trump insists it is real and he likes it that way. You're unlikely to make a deal on a handshake with The Donald; he considers handshakes "barbaric."

Father: Fred C. Trump (real estate developer, d. 25-Jun-1999)
Mother: Mary MacLeod
Sister: Elizabeth Trump
Brother: Fred C. Trump, Jr.
Sister: Maryanne Trump Barry (judge, b. 5-Apr-1937)
Wife: Ivana Trump (m. 9-Apr-1977, div. 1992, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Donald Trump, Jr. (b. 31-Dec-1977)
Daughter: Ivanka Trump (model, b. 30-Oct-1981)
Son: Eric Trump (b. 11-Jan-1984)
Wife: Marla Maples (m. 20-Dec-1993, div. 8-Jun-1999, one daughter)
Daughter: Tiffany Ariana Trump (b. 13-Oct-1993)
Wife: Melania Trump (Slovenian model, dated 2000-05, m. 22-Jan-2005, one son)
Son: Barron Trump (b. 20-Mar-2006)

    High School: New York Military Academy (1964)
    University: BA, University of Pennsylvania (1968)

    Endorsement of Burger King (Jan-2005)
    Endorsement of Domino's Pizza (2005)
    Endorsement of McDonald's (2002)
    Endorsement of Pizza Hut (1995)
    Endorsement of Serta
    Endorsement of Verizon (2004)
    Endorsement of Visa (2004)
    American Crossroads
    Americans for a Republican Majority
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Caribou Club
    The Commonwealth PAC
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Freedom and Free Enterprise PAC
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of George Allen
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Friends of Hillary
    Friends of Mark Foley
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John Kerry for President
    John McCain 2008
    McCain for Senate '98
    McCain Victory Committee
    National Leadership PAC
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Reagan-Bush '84
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Searchlight Leadership Fund
    Solutions America PAC
    Straight Talk America
    Gaming Hall of Fame 1995
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam 2-S (28-Jul-1964)
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam 2-S (14-Dec-1965)
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam 2-S (13-Dec-1966)
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam 2-S (16-Jan-1968)
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam 1-Y (15-Oct-1968)
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam 4-F (1-Feb-1972)
    Bankruptcy
    Issued Concealed Carry Permit New York City
    Birther Movement
    Global Warming Skeptics
    Wedding: Jonathan M. Tisch and Laura S. Steinberg (1988)
    Wedding: Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell (1993)
    Wedding: Donald Trump and Marla Maples (1993)
    Wedding: David Gest and Liza Minnelli (2002)
    Wedding: Rudy Giuliani and Judi Nathan (2003)
    Wedding: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss (2005)
    Wedding: Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky (2008)
    Parodied As A Muppet Donald Grump

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    New Jersey Generals (USFL) Owner (1984-85)

    TELEVISION
    The Apprentice Host (2004-)
    Fox News Channel Political Commentator (2011-)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    You've Been Trumped (3-May-2011) · Himself
    Two Weeks Notice (18-Dec-2002) · Himself
    Zoolander (28-Sep-2001) · Himself
    Celebrity (7-Sep-1998) · Himself
    54 (28-Aug-1998)
    Eddie (31-May-1996) · Himself
    The Little Rascals (5-Aug-1994) · Waldo's Dad
    Ghosts Can't Do It (17-Oct-1989) · Himself
    I'll Take Manhattan (1-Mar-1987) · Himself

Official Website:
http://www.trump.com/

Author of books:
The Art of the Deal (1987)
Surviving at the Top (1990)
The Art of the Comeback (1997)


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