Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman. He is the 45th and current President of the United States. Trump was the chairman and president of The Trump Organization. Much of his money was made in real estate in New York City, Las Vegas, and Atlantic City.[6] He used to own the Miss Universe pageant.[7] He was the star in his own reality show The Apprentice.[8]

In June 2015, Trump announced that he would run for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential elections. Starting mid-July, polls showed that Trump was the front-runner in the Republican field. This was true even after much criticism from the party due to his comments on illegal immigration, Muslims, and ISIS. His campaign has gained support from mostly middle class families. It has gained opposition from Democrats, some Republicans, business people, some world leaders and the Pope.[9]

On May 4, 2016, Trump became the presumptive nominee after his only remaining challengers, Texas United States senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich, dropped out.[10][11] He became the president-elect on November 9, 2016, after a close race with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Each of them needed 270 electoral votes to win.[12]Trump earned 304, but Clinton had 227.[13] He was inaugurated the 45th president on January 20, 2017. At 70 years old, Trump is the oldest person ever to become President of the United States.

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Trump at a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 2015
Born Donald John Trump
June 14, 1946 (age 70)
Queens, New York City, U.S.
Residence Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Education Kew-Forest School
New York Military Academy
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Chairman & President, The Trump Organization; author; host, The Apprentice (2004–15)
Years active 1968–present
Net worth Increase US$4.5 billion (May 2016)[1]
Political party Republican (1987–99; 2009–11; 2012–present)[2]
Independent (2011–12)
Democratic (until 1987; 2001–09)
Reform (1999–2001)
Spouse(s) Ivana Zelníčková (m. 1977–91)
Marla Maples (m. 1993–99)
Melania Knauss (m. 2005)
Children with Zelníčková;
Donald Trump, Jr.
Ivanka Trump
Eric Trump
with Maples;
Tiffany Trump
with Knauss;
Barron Trump
Parent(s) Fred Trump
Mary Anne MacLeod
Website trump.com/biography
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