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CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Party

Republican

 

Home

, , New York City,

Website

Link

Facebook

Born

6/14/1946

Died

Alive

Database Record

Entered on 12/31/2005, Updated 11/7/2012

Biography

Donald John Trump is an American business executive. He was born in New York City. His grandfather came from Sweden. Donald's father, Fred, became rich with the building of rental barracks in the NY boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Trump attended the Wharton Business School, after which he joined the family real estate business. As a talented dealmaker, he was able to secure loans with little collateral in the 1980s and created an empire in real estate, casinos, sports, and transportation, becoming something of a celebrity in the process. His buildings are all characterized by a somewhat satirical personality cult around himself. The name "Trump" always appears in the name of his buildings (Trump Tower, Trump Taj Mahal, etc.) and often the decor features large letter "T"s in prominent locations. By 1990, the effects of recession left him unable to meet loan payments. Although he shored up his businesses with additional loans and postponed interest payments, increasing debt brought Trump to business bankruptcy and the brink of personal bankruptcy. Banks and bondholders had lost hundreds of millions of dollars, but opted to restructure his debt to avoid risking losing even more in a court fight. By 1994, Trump had eliminated a large portion of his $900 million personal debt and reduced significantly his nearly $3.5 billion in business debt. While he was forced to relinquish the Trump Shuttle (which he had bought in 1989), he managed to retain Trump Tower in New York City and control of his three casinos in Atlantic City. In 1995, he combined his casino holdings into the publicly held Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts. Wall Street drove its stock above $35 in 1996, but by 1998 it had fallen into single digits as the company remained profitless and struggled to pay just the interest on its nearly $2 billion in debt. Under such financial pressure, the properties have been unable to make the improvements necessary for keeping up with its flashier competitors. In 1999, Trump indicated an interest in running for president on the Reform party ticket in 2000. He withdrew after the party disintegrated into factionalism. In 2004, Trump became the executive producer and star of the NBC reality show, The Apprentice, in which a group of competitors battle for a high-level management job in one of Trump's commercial enterprises. The other contestants are fired. The winner of the program earns a $250,000 annual salary. At the end of each episode, Trump eliminates one contestant by telling them, "You're fired," which became a somewhat popular catch phrase. On April 26, 2004, he proposed to his girlfriend, Melania Knauss. Donald Trump is most famous for several large skyscrapers he developed in Manhattan and named after himself. Starting with Trump Tower, he developed Trump World Tower along the East River, completed in 2000, and then began construction of the Trump Place apartment complex along the Hudson River that same year.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

8/25/2013

Blog Entry

Donald Trump University Sued for $40 Million for Being Total Bull****

5/27/2013

News

Trump researching 2016 run

4/1/2013

Blog Entry

Donald Trump Pulls Plug On $5M Bill Maher Lawsuit

4/1/2013

News

Trump warns GOP moving too fast on immigration reform

3/15/2013

News

Trump: Romney didn't talk about his wealth enough

11/25/2012

Blog Entry

Donald Trump’s Kids Reportedly Told Him: Stop Bashing Obama, Ruining Family Name

10/24/2012

News

Donald Trump Obama announcement: Trump will give $5 million to charity if Obama releases records

9/13/2012

Blog Entry

Donald Trump Replaces Sarah Palin As Your Top GOP Webtroll

7/13/2012

Commentary

Donald Trump, Who Makes Clothes In China, Says U.S. Should ‘Burn’ Olympics Uniforms

7/9/2012

Idiocy

Donald Trump: “Statesman of the Year”(?)(!)

7/3/2012

Humor

Donald Trump Stares Forlornly At Tiny, Aged Penis In Mirror Before Putting On Clothes, Beginning Day

5/29/2012

Idiocy

Trump Steps Up Birther Charges

2/2/2012

Endorsement

Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney

12/23/2011

General

Trump switches voter registration to 'independent'

12/5/2011

Interview

Trump: Huntsman and Paul are 'joke candidates'

5/23/2011

Idiocy

Donald Trump: Late entry still possible

5/13/2011

Perspective

Buying a Trump property, or so they thought

5/5/2011

General

Indy 500 to Donald Trump: "You’re Fired!"

5/3/2011

Humor

Trump Undecided About What Stupid **** to Say Next

5/2/2011

General

Trump Says He’s Decided ‘In My Mind’ to Seek Presidency After ‘Apprentice’

4/28/2011

Opinion

Donald Trump Has Revealed the Truth About the Republican Party

4/29/2011

General

Donald Trump drops F-bombs on Las Vegas crowd

4/27/2011

Blog Entry

China-bashing Trump's clothing line made in China

4/27/2011

Analysis

Birth certificate released: Did Donald Trump just school President Obama?

4/26/2011

Interview

From gulf spills to White House frills, Trump has it covered

4/26/2011

General

Donald Trump: How did Barack Obama get into Ivies?

4/19/2011

News

Gary Busey: 'Donald Trump Would Be a Good President'

4/12/2011

Speculative

Trump will 'probably' run as independent for White House

4/8/2011

General

Trump explains conversion on abortion

3/30/2011

Announcement

You Saw This Coming: Fox News Announces ‘Mondays With Trump’ On Fox & Friends

3/31/2011

General

Bill O'Reilly To Trump: 'I Don't Think You Believe' This Birther Stuff

3/30/2011

Idiocy

Donald Trump Now Contends That Birth Announcements in General Don’t Even Exist

3/12/2011

News

Trump: Banned in Panama

2/14/2011

General

Donald Trump: Gay marriage bad, gays in NYC 'great'

2/10/2011

News

Trump: U.S. is a 'laughing stock'

10/5/2010

News

Trump "Absolutely Thinking About" Running for President in 2012

10/4/2010

General

Donald Trump For President? Someone Is Polling New Hampshire To Find Out

10/15/2008

General

Trump: I wanted Bush impeached

1/3/2006

Advertisement

Say What? Now Trump Hints At Prez Run

11/22/2004

Amusing

Trump Casinos Seek Bankruptcy Protection

7/13/2004

Amusing

Donald Trump Would 'Fire' Bush Over Iraq Invasion


ELECTIONS

12/19/2016

US President - Electoral Vote

R

Won 56.51%

11/8/2016

US President - Popular Vote

R

Lost 0.00%

7/21/2016

US President - R Convention

R

Won 69.78%

6/1/2016

US President - R Primary

R

Won 45.05%

2/20/2016

SC US President - R Primary

R

Won 32.51%

2/1/2016

IA US President - R Caucus

R

Lost 24.31%

9/24/2000

NY US President - IDP Convention

Ice

Lost 1.35%

6/6/2000

US President - REF Primaries

REF

Won 33.39%

3/7/2000

CA US President - I Primary

REF

Lost 0.70%

7/1/1988

US President - R Primaries

R

Lost 0.00%


FAMILY

Father

Fred Trump


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