• TRUMP, DONALD J
Candidate for 2016 Presidential Election
Campaign Status: Running
Home State: New York
Total Raised: $64,576,404Coverage End: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Campaign Website: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/
Campaign Social Media
Facebook
Twitter

Personal

    Full Name: Donald J. Trump
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Melania; 5 Children: Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, Barron
    Birth Date: 06/14/1946
    Birth Place: Queens, NY
    Home City: Manhattan, NY
    Religion: Protestant

Education

    Attended, Fordham University
    BS, Economics/Real Estate, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

    Producer, "The Apprentice", 2004-present
    Founder/Chair/President/Chief Executive Officer, The Trump Organization, 1975-present
    Chair, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Incorporated

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Board of Directors, Police Athletic League
    Chair, Donald J. Trump Foundation
    Advisory Board Member, Lenox Hill Hospital
    Co-Chair, New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
    Member, Presidents Council of New York University
    Advisory Board Member, United Cerebral Palsy

About Donald Trump

Donald Trump was born in the neighborhood of Queens in New York City, New York, to parents of German and Scottish descent. He earned academic honors in basic schooling, where he also proved a gifted student athlete, before going on to study first at Fordham University and then at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1968, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

Never one to shy away from controversy, Trump had toyed with the idea of a Republican or even Independent presidential run on numerous occasions. He has had a tendency to service his image for these potential runs with extravagant public antics, such as his decision in 2011 to join the infamous ranks of nigh-universally conservative Americans who questioned President Barack Obama's birth within the United States. Dubbed “birthers” – they accused Obama of having actually been born in Kenya, and thus being constitutionally ineligible for the office of President. What his theatrics have unquestionably won him, however, is fame and popularity as a sort of entertainer, bolstering his sales as an author and his ratings on television.

Traditionally, Trump has avoided backing his public speculations of a presidential run with action – until June 1, 2015, when he formally announced his candidacy for the 2016 election. In his declaration, Trump criticized politicians, saying that while he loves them because “it's easy to make money with politicians,” he is frustrated by the fact that they say much and do little. He also decried illegal immigration, saying that he will inexpensively build a wall along the nation's southern border, and that he will have Mexico pay for its construction. Trump covered a few other bases, as well, promising that he will be tough on ISIS and stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. And in truly classic Trump shamelessness, he flaunts his vast financial wealth and compares it to other famously rich candidates, saying that he is more successful than Ross Perot and that he, quote, “has a Gucci store that's worth more than Romney.” Though his quest to win the presidency may be an uphill battle, his candidacy is certain to be entertaining, and to draw electorate interest in the 2016 presidential race.

Total: 398
Trump Calls Black Supporter ‘Thug,’ Throws Him Out Of Rally

C.J. Cary said he just wanted to tell the GOP nominee to be less racist.

10/28/2016
By Daniel Marans | Huffington Post
Video Shows Donald Trump Sexually Humiliating Woman Before Large Audience

He decided to take revenge on another former Miss Universe.

 

10/28/2016
By Ryan Grim | The Huffington Post
Trump Supporters Hopeful After News Of FBI’s Email Review

Maybe this thing isn’t over?

10/28/2016
By Eliot Nelson | The Huffington Post
Trump Is Wrong About The Murder Rate In The U.S.

The press doesn’t talk about it because Trump’s claim is wildly inaccurate.

10/28/2016
By D’Angelo Gore | The HUffington Post
Gun Safety Group Releases ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Book Mocking Lawmakers

If only there was some kind of action members of Congress could take to stem the gun violence they lament.

10/28/2016
By Jennifer Bendery | The Huffington Post
Donald Trump: Let’s Cancel The Election ‘And Just Give It To Trump’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton in every poll, unveiled a new campaign strategy on Thursday ― simply calling the whole thing off and declaring himself president. 

10/27/2016
By Mollie Reilly | The Huffington Post
Donald Trump Stands A Real Chance Of Being The Biggest Loser In Modern Elections

The magic number is 37.4 percent — and some polls show him below that.

10/27/2016
By Natalie Jackson & Ryan Grim |The Huffington Post
Elizabeth Warren To Donald Trump: ‘Nasty Women Have Really Had It With Guys Like You’

The Massachusetts senator also tore into Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte for calling Trump a “role model.”

10/26/2016 01:41
By Mollie Reilly | The Huffington Post
Trump: Obama Should Be Investigated Over Clinton Email Server

Trump says Obama “knew all about her private server.”

10/25/2016
Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson | REUTERS
Trump Warns Clinton Policy On Syria Would Lead To World War Three

“You’re not fighting Syria any more, you’re fighting Syria, Russia and Iran.”

10/25/2016
REUTERS
Donald Trump Claims Military Has ‘Conceptually’ Endorsed Him

“We’ve had tremendous veteran endorsements because the veterans have been treated so unfairly.”

10/25/2016
By Igor Bobic | The Huffington Post
Donald Trump Says He Wants To Cut ‘70 To 80 Percent’ Of Regulations

But he loves clean air as much as the next guy.

10/24/2016
By Dave Jamieson | The Huffington Post
Republicans Threaten Lawsuits Over TV Ads Linking Them To Donald Trump

Saying a candidate supports Trump is basically defamation, they argue.

10/24/2016
By Matt Fuller | The Huffington Post
Donald Trump’s Campaign Just Launched A Live Nightly News Show

But don’t call it “Trump TV.”

10/24/2016
By Nico Pitney | The Huffington Post
Donald Trump’s Former Ghostwriter Slams GOP Nominee’s ‘200-Word Vocabulary’

Tony Schwartz said “nuance” and “irony” aren’t included.

10/24/2016
By Kim Bellware | The Huffington Post
GOP Senator On Climate Change: ‘Mankind Has Actually Flourished In Warmer Temperatures’

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) would like to remind you that lots of people move to Florida.

10/24/2016
By Marina Fang | The Huffington Post
Alicia Machado On Trump: ‘He Can’t Be A President Of The United States Of America’

The former Miss Universe is shining a light on Trump’s long record of sexism.

09/27/2016
By Marina Fang | The Huffington Post
Republican Senators Call Trump’s Debate Performance ‘Interesting’

Others avoided answering questions about it, particularly their nominee’s fat-shaming of a Miss Universe.

09/27/2016
By Laura Barron-Lopez | The Huffington Post
Donald Trump’s Fact-Free Zone Was Open For Business As Usual On Debate Night

Viewers were subjected to at least 28 falsehoods in 90 minutes from 2 candidates.

09/27/2016
By Christina Wilkie & Jason Linkins | The Huffington Post
A Major Union Just Launched A Boycott Against Donald Trump

It’s asking travelers not to stay at his hotels or play golf at his courses.

09/27/2016
By Dave Jamieson | The Huffington Post
Total: 20
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Support
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug

Oppose
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Support
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements

Support
10. Expand the military

Support
11. Support & expand free trade

Strongly Oppose
12. Support American Exceptionalism

Support
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Oppose
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Support
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

No Opinion
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

Support
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