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Donald J. Trump
45th President

When Donald Trump's Grandfather left Germany he didn't follow the German laws about having to serve in the Army. When his grandfather entered the United States he was an illegal emigrate.

Trump's father was German and his mother was Scottish.

His father meet his mother at a neighborhood party. Fred was father was 30 and Mary was 23. When he went home that night he told his mother that Mary was the girl he was going to marry.

Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center which is in Richmond Hill, New York City, New York.

When he takes office he will be the oldest President when he was sworn into office. Gerald Ford was the oldest living President followed by Reagan.

He would be one of five children. He was the 4th child.

When he was 12, he and his friend use to take the E-train from Queens to Manhattan for a Saturday adventure. They never told their parents they were going there. The glamour and danger drew them to Manhattan. They would buy stick bombs, hand buzzers and fake vomit to play tricks on their friends.

His family was wealthy. They had a chauffeur, a cook. The house had an intercom system, color tv and a large electric toy train.

Donald also had a 10 speed Italian racing bike.

Donald went to the Kew-Forest School. A private school in NY.

Donald tells this story on occasions. Once Donald took his brothers blocks and play with them. He liked what he built so he glue the blocks together and his brother then didn't’t have any blocks.

His father who was a builder tried to save money any way he could. He would pick up nails from the floor and give them to the carpenters. He would also look at things like the cleaner fluid he used and had it analyzed and then made it himself. He produced his own..

1959, his father sent him to the New York Military Academy for high school. It was about and hour from new york. He never served in the military He had two deferments. Five for going to school and the other for a heel spur. He heel hasn't boothered him since then.

He is a Presbyterian.

Trump is the first President to have been married to more than two women. President Reagan had two wives. Trump has had three. (Melania Trump, Marla Maples and his current wife Ivana Trump.)

He has five children: Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump, Eric Trump and Barron Trump

Donald attended the University of Pennsylvania.

He developed property and built numerous buildings including the TRUMP Tower.

On October 15, 1973 the US justice Department announced it was suing the Trumps for racial bias. They were accused of using tactics to keep blacks from renting apartments they owned. The government won the case.

Woodrow Wilson (Woody)Guthrie was a folk singer about Fred Trump (Donald’s father. The song was about Fred Trump keeping African Americans out of the properties he owned.

Trump tried to improve his image by cooperating with the New York Times profile of him. It said “He is tall, lean and blond with dazzling white teeth, and looks ever so much like Robert Redford. He rides around town in a chauffeured silver Cadillac with his initials, DJT on the plates. He dates slinky fashion models, belongs to elegant clubs and, at only 30 years of age, estimates that his is worth more the $200 million.”

Trump is the first President to have his own television show "The Apprentice" and the "Celebrity Apprentice." He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his TV show.rump has never smoked cigarettes.


He doesn't drink alcohol.

He won Razzie Award for worst supporting actor for the film "Ghosts Can't Do I"' in 1990. He played himself in the movie.

Donald is also the first President to use social media (Twitter) on a regular basis.

In 1996 he took over the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen pageants.

His slogan in the 2016 Presidential Election was "Make America Great Again."

He ran against Hillary Clinton and won by a small margin.

Donald is six feet three inches tall. That make his the third tallest President behind Abraham Lincoln(6-4) and Lyndon Johnson (6'-3.5".)

Trump tried to improve his image by cooperating with the New York Times profile of him. It said “He is tall, lean and blond with dazzling white teeth, and looks ever so much like Robert Redford. He rides around town in a chauffeured silver Cadillac with his initials, DJT on the plates. He dates slinky fashion models, belongs to elegant clubs and, at only 30 years of age, estimates that his is worth more the $200 million.”

On New Years Eve of 1976, Donald asked Ivana Zelnickova to marry him. He gave here a 3 carat diamond ring. She was an skier and model. He had a “prenup” that was made up of 4 or 5 contracts.

The wedding service was preformed by Reverend Norman Vincent Peale. On December 31, 1977 Ivana gave birth to Donald John Trump Junior. He was the first of three children.

Trump has two private airplanes and two helicopters. The largest is a 757 that has been redone to carry only 43 passengers. (Usually carries 228 Passengers.)

Tour of his plane.

Trump has published 15 books that he has written or had ghost written.

More information after the books.

Books by Donald Trump
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His wife Melania cut is his.

Trump was a registered Democrat. At one time he considered becoming Vice President under George W. H. Bush. He changed party affiliation 12 times in the three years before he ran for president.

When he was building Trump Towers he used hundreds of undocumented immigrants. They were paid $5 an hour. Many were not paid were threatened with deportation if the complained.

Trump Towers

The concrete for Trump Tower was supplied by S&A Concrete which was owned by the heads of two New York crime families.

Trump has file for bankrupt four times.

His book “Think Big”sold over a million hard copies even though it received bad reviews.

Estimates are that Trump is work 3.7 to 4 billion dollars. He made most of his money from real estate and building he built.

He drank diet sodas with a straw. He wanted them from his secretary Norma Foerderer. He didn't want germs from other people. He also doesn't’t like shaking hand with people due to germs.

Part of his daily morning routine included everything written or said about him in the last 24 hours.

Trump would sometimes call reporters using the name John Miller or John Barron. He would try to get them to change a story or write a story that he wanted in the news. He used the name Barron to leave messages for Marla while he was still married to Ivana. He and his third wife Melania named their son Barron.

The first casino he owned was Harrah's at Trump Plaza. It opened in 1984. Donald hired his first wife Ivana to run the casino. He later fired her saying: "Look at this, I had to buy a $350 million hotel just to get her out of here and look at how she's crying. Now that's why I am sending her back."

In 1987, he published his first book that was written by Tony Schwartz.

In 2002, Mark Burnett, approached Trump about being in The Apprentice. The show ran fro 14 years.

Trump also appeared in WrestleMania and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

On January 22, 2005 Trump married his third wife, Melinia Knauss. She was a model from Yugoslavia. She is the second First Lady from a foreign country. (Louisa Adams the wife of John Quincy Adams was the first.) Melinia became a citizen in 2006 the same time her son Barron was born.

Trump was sued for not fulfilling his part of Trump University. He finally settled the suet when he ran for president. He paid $25 million to settle the lawsuit.

On October 8, 1999, Trump announce he was leaving the Republican Party and joining the Reform Party. (The Reform Party was formed by Ross Perot when he ran for President.)

After he takes the Presidential oath he will be the only president that didn't have a pet. Will he get one.

Donald Trump used two bibles when he was sworn into office. The first was a bible given to him by his mother when he was nine years old. The second was the bible that President Lincoln was sworn into office.

His Inaugural Address was 16 minutes long. One of the shortest addresses. Washington had the shortest.


The Presidents of the United States. 22 September 2004:

Davis, Gibbs and Ilus. David A. Johnson. Wackiest White House Pets. New York: Scholastic Press, October 2004

James, Barber and Amy Pastan. Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies. New York: DK Publishing, 2002

Kane, Joseph Natan. Facts about the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964.

McCullough, Noah, The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. Random House, USA, 2006

Pine, Joslyn, Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Memorable Quotes from George Washington to Barack Obama . Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 2009

Huffington Post web site.

Lang, Stephen, The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2011

O'Reilly, Bill, and Dugard, Martin, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2011

St. George, Judith In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake , Scholastic Inc. New York, 2001

In addition to these books, I have also read and have used information from those listed on my Books About Presidents page.


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