78 Facts About Donald John Trump

1. Donald John 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 John 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 John 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 John 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. On December 13, 2018 Donald John Trump denied directing Cohen to make hush payments.

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6. Donald John Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

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7. Donald John 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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8. Donald John Trump's comments were strongly criticized by many congressional Republicans and most media commentators, even those who normally support him.

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

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

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

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16. Donald John 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 John 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 John Trump ordered a temporary government-wide hiring freeze, except for those working in certain areas.

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19. Donald John 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 John 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 John Trump adopted his current views on trade issues in the 1980s.

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

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

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

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25. Donald John 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 John Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton.

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

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28. Donald John 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 John Trump announced his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

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

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

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

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33. In February 2015, Donald John 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 John 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 John 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 John Trump announced he would not run for president in the 2012 election.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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48. Donald John 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 Barack Obama.

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

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

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

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52. Donald John 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 John 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 John 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 John Trump owned part or all of the Miss Universe pageants.

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

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57. Donald John 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 John 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 John 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 John 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 John 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 John 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 John 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 John Trump's parents married in a Manhattan Presbyterian church in 1936.

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

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66. Donald John Trump has five children by three marriages, as well as nine grandchildren.

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67. Donald John 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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68. Donald John Trump graduated in May 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.

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69. Donald John 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 with the aim of denuclearization.

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70. Donald John 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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71. Donald John 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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72. Donald John Trump was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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

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

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75. Donald John Trump co-authored several books, including The Art of the Deal.

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76. Donald John Trump managed the company until his 2017 inauguration.

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77. Donald John 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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78. Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 and is the 45th and current President of the United States.

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