76 Facts About Donald Trump I

1. Donald Trump I 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 Trump I 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 Trump I 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 Trump I 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 Trump I has repeatedly denied any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

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

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

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

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

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20. In March 2018, Donald Trump I 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 Trump I adopted his current views on trade issues in the 1980s.

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

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

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24. Donald Trump I 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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25. On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump I received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton.

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

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27. Donald Trump I 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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28. On July 15, 2016, Donald Trump I announced his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

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

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30. Donald Trump I said his wealth would make him immune to pressure from campaign donors.

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

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32. In February 2015, Donald Trump I 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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33. Donald Trump I responded that while New York had problems and its taxes were too high, he was not interested in the governorship.

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

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

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36. Donald Trump I 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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37. In 1999, Donald Trump I filed an exploratory committee to seek the nomination of the Reform Party for the 2000 presidential election.

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38. In 1987 Donald Trump I 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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39. Donald Trump I 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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40. Donald Trump I uses Twitter as a direct means of communication with the public, sidelining the press.

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

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

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43. Donald Trump I began promoting himself in the press in the 1970s.

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

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45. Donald Trump I continued to maintain this position as late as 2016.

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

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47. Donald Trump I received a higher rating in only two countries: Russia and Israel.

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48. Donald Trump I receives a pension as a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

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

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50. Donald Trump I 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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51. In 2003, Donald Trump I 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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52. In 2007, Donald Trump I received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work as producer of Miss Universe.

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

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54. Donald Trump I acted as a financial advisor to Mike Tyson.

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55. Donald Trump I 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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56. Donald Trump I 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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57. Donald Trump I 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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58. In 2002, Donald Trump I 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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59. In 1978, Donald Trump I 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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60. Donald Trump I 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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61. Donald Trump I 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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62. Donald Trump I reported hundreds of millions of dollars of yearly income from 2014 to 2018.

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63. Donald Trump I's parents married in a Manhattan Presbyterian church in 1936.

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

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65. Donald Trump I has five children by three marriages, as well as nine grandchildren.

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66. Donald Trump I 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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67. Donald Trump I graduated in May 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.

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68. Donald Trump I 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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69. Donald Trump I 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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70. Donald Trump I 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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71. Donald Trump I was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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

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73. Donald Trump I 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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74. Donald Trump I co-authored several books, including The Art of the Deal.

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75. Donald Trump I managed the company until his 2017 inauguration.

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76. Donald Trump I 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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