102 Facts About Trump Donald

1. Trump Donald graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in 1968.

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2. Trump Donald became president of his father Fred Trump's real estate business in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization.

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3. Trump Donald won the 2016 United States presidential election as the Republican nominee against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but lost the popular vote.

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4. Trump Donald ordered a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, diverted military funding towards building a wall on the US–Mexico border, and implemented a policy of family separations for apprehended migrants.

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5. Trump Donald signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which cut taxes for individuals and businesses and rescinded the individual health insurance mandate penalty of the Affordable Care Act.

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6. Trump Donald appointed 54 federal appellate judges and three United States Supreme Court justices.

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7. In foreign policy, Trump Donald initiated a trade war with China and withdrew the US from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal.

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8. Trump Donald met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un three times, but made no progress on denuclearization.

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9. Trump Donald reacted slowly to the COVID-19 pandemic, ignored or contradicted many recommendations from health officials in his messaging, and promoted misinformation about unproven treatments and the need for testing.

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10. Trump Donald is the only president in American history to have been impeached twice.

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11. Trump Donald went to Sunday school and was confirmed in 1959 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens.

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12. Trump Donald attracted public attention in 1978 with the launch of his family's first Manhattan venture, the renovation of the derelict Commodore Hotel, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal.

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13. Struggling with debt from other ventures in 1994, Trump Donald sold most of his interest in the project to Asian investors, who were able to finance completion of the project, Riverside South.

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14. In 1985, Trump Donald acquired the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

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15. Trump Donald continued to use a wing of the house as a private residence.

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16. In 1984, Trump Donald opened Harrah's at Trump Donald Plaza, a hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with financing and management help from the Holiday Corporation.

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17. Trump Donald bought a third Atlantic City venue in 1988, the Trump Donald Taj Mahal.

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18. Trump Donald visited a Trump Donald Organization property on 428 of the 1,461 days of his presidency and is estimated to have played 261 rounds of golf, one every 5.6 days.

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19. In September 1983, Trump Donald purchased the New Jersey Generals, a team in the United States Football League.

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20. Trump Donald failed to earn a profit with the airline and sold it to USAir.

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21. The increased costs were used as justification to get state approval for increasing the rents of Trump Donald's rent-stabilized units.

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22. From 1996 to 2015, Trump Donald owned all or part of the Miss Universe pageants, including Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.

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

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24. In 2004, Trump Donald co-founded Trump Donald University, a company that sold real estate training courses priced from $1,500 to $35,000.

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25. Trump Donald made cameo appearances in many films and television shows from 1985 to 2001.

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26. Trump Donald appeared at WrestleMania 23 in 2007 and was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

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27. From 2004 to 2015, Trump Donald was co-producer and host of reality shows The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice.

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28. On both shows, Trump Donald eliminated contestants with the catchphrase "You're fired.

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29. Trump Donald registered as a Republican in 1987, a member of the Independence Party, the New York state affiliate of the Reform Party, in 1999, a Democrat in 2001, a Republican in 2009, unaffiliated in 2011, and a Republican in 2012.

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30. In 1987, Trump Donald placed full-page advertisements in three major newspapers, expressing his views on foreign policy and on how to eliminate the federal budget deficit.

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31. Trump Donald ruled out running for local office but not for the presidency.

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32. In 2000, Trump Donald ran in the California and Michigan primaries for nomination as the Reform Party candidate for the 2000 United States presidential election but withdrew from the race in February 2000.

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33. In 2011, Trump Donald speculated about running against President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, making his first speaking appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2011 and giving speeches in early primary states.

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34. Trump Donald adopted the phrase "truthful hyperbole", coined by his ghostwriter Tony Schwartz, to describe his public speaking style.

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35. In mid-July Trump Donald selected Indiana governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate, and the two were officially nominated at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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36. Trump Donald advocated a largely non-interventionist approach to foreign policy while increasing military spending, extreme vetting or banning immigrants from Muslim-majority countries to pre-empt domestic Islamic terrorism, and aggressive military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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37. Trump Donald helped bring far-right fringe ideas, beliefs, and organizations into the mainstream.

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

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

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40. Trump Donald received nearly 2.9 million fewer popular votes than Clinton, which made him the fifth person to be elected president while losing the popular vote.

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41. Trump Donald took office at the height of the longest economic expansion in American history, which began in June 2009 and continued until February 2020, when the COVID-19 recession began.

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42. In December 2017, Trump Donald signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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43. Trump Donald rolled back more than 100 federal environmental regulations, including those that curbed greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution, and the use of toxic substances.

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44. Trump Donald weakened protections for animals and environmental standards for federal infrastructure projects, and expanded permitted areas for drilling and resource extraction, such as allowing drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

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45. Trump Donald aimed to boost the production and exports of fossil fuels; under Trump Donald, natural gas expanded, but coal continued to decline.

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46. On January 30, 2017, Trump Donald signed Executive Order 13771, which directed that for every new regulation administrative agencies issue "at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination".

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47. Trump Donald dismantled many federal regulations on health, labor, and the environment, among other topics.

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48. Trump Donald scaled back the implementation of the ACA through Executive Orders 13765 and 13813.

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

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50. Trump Donald said he supported "traditional marriage" but considered the nationwide legality of same-sex marriage a "settled" issue; in March 2017, his administration rolled back key components of the Obama administration's workplace protections against discrimination of LGBT people.

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

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52. Trump Donald promised to build a wall on the MexicoUnited States border to restrict illegal movement and vowed Mexico would pay for it.

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53. Trump Donald pledged to deport millions of illegal immigrants residing in the United States, and criticized birthright citizenship for incentivizing "anchor babies".

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54. Trump Donald attempted to drastically escalate immigration enforcement, including implementing harsher immigration enforcement policies against asylum seekers from Central America than any modern US president.

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55. From 2018 onward, Trump Donald deployed nearly 6,000 troops to the US–Mexico border, to stop most Central American migrants from seeking US asylum, and from 2020 used the public charge rule to restrict immigrants using government benefits from getting permanent residency via green cards.

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56. When Trump Donald took office, the annual limit was 110,000; Trump Donald set a limit of 18,000 in the 2020 fiscal year and 15,000 in the 2021 fiscal year.

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57. On January 27, 2017, Trump Donald signed Executive Order 13769, which suspended admission of refugees for 120 days and denied entry to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days, citing security concerns.

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58. Trump Donald described himself as a "nationalist" and his foreign policy as "America First".

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59. Trump Donald is a skeptic of trade liberalization, adopting these views in the 1980s, and sharply criticized NAFTA during the Republican primary campaign in 2015.

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60. Trump Donald juxtaposed verbal attacks on China with praise of Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, which was attributed to trade war negotiations with the leader.

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61. Trump Donald supported many of the policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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62. One week after his announcement, Trump Donald said he would not approve any extension of the American deployment in Syria.

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63. In October 2019, after Trump Donald spoke to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US troops in northern Syria were withdrawn from the area and Turkey invaded northern Syria, attacking and displacing American-allied Kurds in the area.

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64. In May 2018, Trump Donald withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the 2015 agreement between Iran, the US, and five other countries that lifted most economic sanctions against Iran in return for Iran agreeing to restrictions on its nuclear program.

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65. Trump Donald downplayed the severity of the missile strike and the brain injuries sustained by service members, denying them Purple Heart awards.

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66. In 2017, when North Korea's nuclear weapons were increasingly seen as a serious threat, Trump Donald escalated his rhetoric, warning that North Korean aggression would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen".

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67. In 2017, Trump Donald declared that he wanted North Korea's "complete denuclearization", and engaged in name-calling with leader Kim Jong-un.

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68. Trump Donald met Kim three times: in Singapore in 2018, in Hanoi in 2019, and in the Korean Demilitarized Zone in 2019.

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69. Close personal aides to Trump Donald including Bannon, Hope Hicks, John McEntee, and Keith Schiller quit or were forced out.

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70. On May 9, 2017, Trump Donald dismissed FBI director James Comey.

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71. Trump Donald was slow to appoint second-tier officials in the executive branch, saying many of the positions are unnecessary.

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72. Trump Donald established the White House Coronavirus Task Force on January 29, 2020.

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73. Trump Donald's repeated use of the terms "Chinese virus" and "China virus" to describe COVID-19 drew criticism from health experts.

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74. Amid a backlash, Trump Donald said the task force would "indefinitely" continue.

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75. Trump Donald was treated with antiviral and experimental antibody drugs and a steroid.

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76. Trump Donald denied the affairs and claimed he was not aware of Cohen's payment to Daniels, but he reimbursed him in 2017.

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77. Court documents showed that the FBI believed Trump Donald was directly involved in the payment to Daniels, based on calls he had with Cohen in October 2016.

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78. Trump Donald told Kislyak and Sergei Lavrov in May 2017 he was unconcerned about Russian interference in US elections.

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79. Trump Donald sought to fire Mueller and shut down the investigation multiple times but backed down after his staff objected or after changing his mind.

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80. Trump Donald bemoaned the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Russia matters, stating that Sessions should have stopped the investigation.

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81. Trump Donald said it was made clear that until Zelenskyy made such an announcement, the administration would not release scheduled military aid for Ukraine and not invite Zelenskyy to the White House.

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82. Trump Donald held his first re-election rally less than a month after taking office and officially became the Republican nominee in August 2020.

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83. At 2 am the morning after the election, with the results still unclear, Trump Donald declared victory.

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84. In December 2020, Newsweek reported the Pentagon was on red alert, and ranking officers had discussed what they would do if Trump Donald decided to declare martial law.

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85. When Trump Donald moved supporters into positions of power at the Pentagon after the November 2020 election, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and CIA director Gina Haspel became concerned about the threat of a possible coup attempt or military action against China or Iran.

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86. Milley insisted that he should be consulted about any military orders from Trump Donald, including the use of nuclear weapons, and he instructed Haspel and NSA director Paul Nakasone to monitor developments closely.

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87. On January 6, 2021, while congressional certification of the presidential election results was taking place in the United States Capitol, Trump Donald held a rally at the Ellipse, Washington, DC, where he called for the election result to be overturned and urged his supporters to "take back our country" by marching to the Capitol to "show strength" and "fight like hell".

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88. Trump Donald imposed a fine of $10,000 per day until he complies.

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89. Trump Donald finished his term with a record-low approval rating of between 29 percent and 34 percent and a record-low average of 41 percent throughout his presidency.

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90. In Gallup's annual poll asking Americans to name the man they admire the most, Trump Donald placed second to Obama in 2017 and 2018, tied with Obama for most admired man in 2019, and was named most admired in 2020.

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91. Since Gallup started conducting the poll in 1948, Trump Donald is the first elected president not to be named most admired in his first year in office.

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92. Gallup poll in 134 countries comparing the approval ratings of US leadership between the years 2016 and 2017 found that Trump Donald led Obama in job approval in only 29, most of them non-democracies, with approval of US leadership plummeting among allies and G7 countries.

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93. Trump Donald was ranked last on background, integrity, intelligence, foreign policy accomplishments, and executive appointments, and second to last on ability to compromise, executive ability, and present overall view.

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94. Over twelve years, Trump Donald posted around 57,000 tweets, often using Twitter as a direct means of communication with the public and sidelining the press.

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95. Trump Donald began promoting himself in the press in the 1970s, and continued to seek media attention throughout his career, sustaining a "love–hate" relationship with the press.

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96. In 2018, journalist Lesley Stahl recounted Trump Donald's saying he intentionally demeaned and discredited the media "so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you".

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97. In 2020, Trump Donald was a significant source of disinformation on mail-in voting and misinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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98. Trump Donald relaunched his political career in 2011 as a leading proponent of "birther" conspiracy theories alleging that Barack Obama, the first black US president, was not born in the United States.

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99. In July 2019, Trump Donald tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen—all minorities, three of whom are native-born Americans—should "go back" to the countries they "came from".

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100. Trump Donald made lewd comments, demeaned women's looks, and called them names, such as 'dog', 'crazed, 'crying lowlife', 'face of a pig', or 'horseface'.

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101. In October 2016, two days before the second presidential debate, a 2005 "hot mic" recording surfaced in which Trump Donald is heard bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent, saying "when you're a star, they let you do it, you can do anything.

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102. Trump Donald was named in hundreds of hip hop songs since the 1980s, mostly positive.

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