78 Facts About Donald J Trump

1. Donald J Trump marked the official start of the campaign with a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on February 18, 2017, less than a month after taking office.

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2. Donald J Trump signaled his intention to run for a second term by filing with the FEC within hours of assuming the presidency.

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3. Donald J Trump has argued against his own impeachment because "I don't think they can impeach somebody that's doing a great job.

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4. Donald J Trump publicly hinted that he might pardon Manafort, but the incoming chair of the House Judiciary Committee warned that "dangling a pardon in front of Manafort" could lead to charges of obstruction of justice.

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5. Donald J Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

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6. Donald J Trump brought on board politicians who had opposed him during the presidential campaign, such as neurosurgeon Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations.

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7. Donald J Trump's comments were strongly criticized by many congressional Republicans and most media commentators, even those who normally support him.

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8. Donald J Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017, despite criticism and warnings from world leaders.

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9. Donald J Trump has repeatedly criticzed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that was negotiated with the United States, Iran, and five other world powers in 2015, calling it "terrible" and saying that the Obama administration negotiated the agreement "from desperation.

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10. Donald J Trump actively supported the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen against the Houthis and signed a $110billion agreement to sell arms to Saudi Arabia.

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11. Donald J Trump says America should look inward, stop "nation building", and re-orient its resources toward domestic needs.

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12. Donald J Trump supports increasing United States military defense spending, but favors decreasing United States spending on NATO and in the Pacific region.

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13. Donald J Trump pledged to massively deport illegal immigrants residing in the United States, and criticized birthright citizenship for creating "anchor babies".

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14. Donald J Trump promised to build a more substantial wall on the Mexico–United States border to keep out illegal immigrants and vowed that Mexico would pay for it.

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15. Donald J Trump's proposed immigration policies were a topic of bitter and contentious debate during the campaign.

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16. Donald J Trump supports a broad interpretation of the Second Amendment and is opposed to gun control in general, although his views have shifted over time.

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17. Donald J Trump has expressed a desire to "let Obamacare fail", and the Trump administration has cut the ACA enrollment period in half and drastically reduced funding for advertising and other ways to encourage enrollment.

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18. On January 23, 2017, Donald J Trump ordered a temporary government-wide hiring freeze, except for those working in certain areas.

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19. Donald J Trump signed a Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution, the first in 16 years and second overall.

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20. In March 2018, Donald J Trump signed an order imposing import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, with exemptions for Canada, Mexico, and possibly other countries.

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21. Donald J Trump adopted his current views on trade issues in the 1980s.

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22. Donald J Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017.

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23. Donald J Trump is the first president without prior government or military service.

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24. Donald J Trump is the wealthiest president in US history, even after adjusting for inflation.

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25. Donald J Trump received a smaller share of the popular vote than Clinton, which made him the fifth person to be elected president while losing the popular vote.

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26. On November 8, 2016, Donald J Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton.

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27. Donald J Trump said that his tax returns were being audited, and his lawyers had advised him against releasing them.

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28. Donald J Trump retweeted open racists, and repeatedly refused to condemn David Duke, the Ku Klux Klan or white supremacists, in an interview on CNN's State of the Union, saying that he would first need to "do research" because he knew nothing about Duke or white supremacists.

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29. On July 15, 2016, Donald J Trump announced his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

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30. Donald J Trump began campaigning against Hillary Clinton, who became the presumptive Democratic nominee on June 6, 2016.

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31. Donald J Trump said his wealth would make him immune to pressure from campaign donors.

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32. On June 16, 2015, Donald J Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

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33. In February 2015, Donald J Trump told NBC that he was not prepared to sign on for another season of The Apprentice, as he mulled his political future.

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34. Donald J Trump responded that while New York had problems and its taxes were too high, he was not interested in the governorship.

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35. Donald J Trump's moves were interpreted by some media as possible promotional tools for his reality show The Apprentice.

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36. On May 16, 2011, Donald J Trump announced he would not run for president in the 2012 election.

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37. Donald J Trump publicly speculated about running for president in the 2012 election, and made his first speaking appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2011.

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38. In 1999, Donald J Trump filed an exploratory committee to seek the nomination of the Reform Party for the 2000 presidential election.

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39. In 1987 Donald J Trump spent $94,801 to place full-page advertisements in three major newspapers, proclaiming that "America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves.

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40. Donald J Trump made donations to both the Democratic and the Republican party, party committees, and candidates until 2010 when he stopped donating to Democrats and increased his donations to Republicans considerably.

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41. Donald J Trump uses Twitter as a direct means of communication with the public, sidelining the press.

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42. Donald J Trump communicated heavily on Twitter during the 2016 election campaign, and has continued to use this channel during his presidency.

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43. Donald J Trump has privately and publicly mused about taking away critical reporters' White House press credentials.

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44. Donald J Trump began promoting himself in the press in the 1970s.

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45. Donald J Trump has denied accusations of racism multiple times, saying he is the "least racist person".

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46. Donald J Trump continued to maintain this position as late as 2016.

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47. Donald J Trump has a history of making racially controversial remarks and taking actions that are perceived as racially motivated.

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48. Donald J Trump is the only elected president who did not place first on Gallup's poll of men Americans most admired in his first year in office, coming in second behind Obama.

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49. Donald J Trump received a higher rating in only two countries: Russia and Israel.

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50. Donald J Trump receives a pension as a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

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51. Donald J Trump performed a song with Megan Mullally at the 57th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2005.

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52. Donald J Trump has made cameo appearances in 12 films and 14 television series, including as the father of one of the characters in The Little Rascals.

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53. In 2003, Donald J Trump became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show The Apprentice, in which contestants competed for a one-year management job with the Trump Organization; applicants were successively eliminated from the game with the catchphrase "You're fired".

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54. In 2007, Donald J Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work as producer of Miss Universe.

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55. From 1996 to 2015, Donald J Trump owned part or all of the Miss Universe pageants.

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56. Donald J Trump acted as a financial advisor to Mike Tyson.

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57. Donald J Trump hosted several boxing matches at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, including Mike Tyson's 1988 heavyweight championship fight against Michael Spinks.

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58. Donald J Trump began acquiring and constructing golf courses in 1999; his first property was the Trump International Golf Club, West Palm Beach in Florida.

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59. Donald J Trump acquired his third casino in Atlantic City, the Taj Mahal, in 1988 while it was under construction, through a complex transaction with Merv Griffin and Resorts International.

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60. In 2002, Donald J Trump acquired the former Hotel Delmonico, which was renovated and reopened in 2004 as the Trump Park Avenue; the building consisted of 35 stories of luxury condominiums.

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61. In 1978, Donald J Trump launched his Manhattan real estate business by purchasing a 50 percent stake in the derelict Commodore Hotel, located next to Grand Central Terminal.

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62. Donald J Trump worked for his father to revitalize the Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio, which the elder Trump had bought in 1964.

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63. Donald J Trump stated in a 2007 deposition, "My net worth fluctuates, and it goes up and down with markets and with attitudes and with feelings, even my own feelings.

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64. Donald J Trump reported hundreds of millions of dollars of yearly income from 2014 to 2018.

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65. Donald J Trump's parents married in a Manhattan Presbyterian church in 1936.

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66. Donald J Trump's serves as an assistant to the president, and he is a Senior Advisor in the White House.

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67. Donald J Trump has five children by three marriages, as well as nine grandchildren.

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68. Donald J Trump amassed a fortune operating boomtown restaurants and boarding houses in the Seattle area and the Klondike region of Canada during its gold rush.

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69. Donald J Trump graduated in May 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.

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70. Donald J Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imposed import tariffs on various goods, triggering a trade war with China, and negotiated with North Korea seeking denuclearization.

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71. Donald J Trump pursued his America First agenda in foreign policy, withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal.

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72. Donald J Trump enacted a tax cut package for individuals and businesses, which rescinded the individual health insurance mandate and allowed oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

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73. Donald J Trump was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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74. Donald J Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries.

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75. Donald J Trump owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, and he produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show, from 2003 to 2015.

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76. Donald J Trump co-authored several books, including The Art of the Deal.

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77. Donald J Trump managed the company until his 2017 inauguration.

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78. Donald J Trump was appointed president of his family's real estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded it from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan.

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