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Donald Trump

b. 1946

Donald Trump

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag. Inaugural Address

Overview

Donald Trump at the age of 70 won his first bid for public office, to be elected the 45th president of the United States, in an upset victory on November 8, 2016. He is the fifth US president to take office despite losing the popular vote, having prevailed in Electoral College votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton. A real estate mogul and reality television star, Trump is the first president without previous service in either elective office or the military, as well as the oldest and among the richest to take office. He holds another distinction as well: Trump took office on January 20, 2017, with the lowest public approval ratings of any president since polling began after his campaign and transition were dogged with allegations of sexual improprieties and Russian meddling in the campaign on his behalf.

Fast Facts

Donald John Trump
New York, New York
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1968)
Presbyterian
Businessman, Real Estate Developer, Television Personality
Republican
"The Donald"
1977 to Ivana Zelnickova (1949- ), divorced 1992; 1993 to Marla Maples (1963- ), divorced 1999; 2005 to Melania Knauss (1970- )
Donald Jr. (1977); Ivanka (1981); Eric (1984); Tiffany (1993); Barron (2006)
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Jackie Calmes

Chicago Style

Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. “Donald Trump.” Accessed November 19, 2018. http://www.millercenter.org/president/trump.

Jackie Calmes

Jackie Calmes is the White House editor for the Los Angeles Times bureau in Washington, DC. She was a former national correspondent for the New York Times who covered the White House, and the chief political correspondent, a White House correspondent, and Congressional reporter for the Wall Street Journal. She won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for reporting on the presidency. In 2015, she was a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government at its Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and in 2017, she was a visiting fellow at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.