Donald John Trump, an American politician, media figure, and businessman, was the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He was born on June 14, 1946.
In 1968, Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in economics, and in 1971, his father appointed him head of his real estate company. The Trump Organisation was given a new name by Trump, and its business activities were expanded to include developing new hotels, golf courses, casinos, and towers. He successfully started a number of side businesses that required minimal cash after a string of economic setbacks in the late 20th century, largely by licencing the Trump name. He co-produced and served as the presenter of the reality TV programme The Apprentice from 2004 to 2015, in which he played a fictionalised version of himself who was a wealthy and successful CEO. More than 4,000 state and federal court cases against him and his companies have been filed, with six of those resulting in company bankruptcy.
Despite losing the popular vote, Trump defeated Democratic contender Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential election as the Republican nominee. His political stances were labelled as populist, protectionist, isolationist, and nationalist during the campaign. Multiple demonstrations were provoked by his election and policies. He was the first American president who had never served in the military or government. It was determined by the 2017–2019 special counsel inquiry that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to support Trump's campaign. Trump, to a degree unheard of in American politics, fostered conspiracies and made several false and misleading claims during his campaigns and presidency. His behaviour and remarks have frequently been labelled as sexist and racially inflammatory.
The fourth child of Fred Trump, a Bronx-born real estate mogul whose parents were German immigrants, and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, a Scots immigrant, Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York City. In the Jamaica Estates neighbourhood of Queens, Trump grew up with elder siblings Maryanne, Fred Jr., and Elizabeth, as well as a younger brother named Robert. From kindergarten through eighth grade, he attended the exclusive Kew-Forest School.He began attending the exclusive boarding school New York Military Academy when he was 13 years old, and in 1964 he began attending Fordham University. He moved to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School two years later and earned a Bachelor of Science in economics there in May 1968.
Trump's attorney Michael Cohen threatened the College Board, Trump's high school, and other institutions with legal action in 2015 if they disclosed Trump's academic records. During the Vietnam War period, Trump was granted four student draught deferments while in college. He received a medical clearance for military duty in 1966, and a local drafting board declared him qualified to enlist in the military in July 1968. In 1972, he was reclassified 4-F owing to bone spurs, permanently barring him from duty. In October 1968, he was classed 1-Y, a conditional medical deferment.
Trump wed the Czech beauty Ivana Zelnková in 1977. Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric were their three children; they were born in 1977, 1981, and 1984, respectively. In 1988, Ivana formally became a citizen of the US. Following Trump's romance with actress Marla Maples, the couple were divorced in 1990. 1993 saw the union of Trump and Maples, and 1999 saw their divorce. Tiffany, their only child, was reared in California by Marla and was born in 1993. Trump wed Slovenian beauty Melania Knauss in 2005. Barron, their only child, was born in 2006. In 2006, Melania became a citizen of the United States.
Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017. He signed six executive orders during his first week in office, authorising the following: interim measures in anticipation of repealing the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare"), withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, reinstatement of the Mexico City policy, advancement of the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, bolstering border security, and a planning and design phase for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ivanka Trump, his daughter, and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, were appointed as his assistant and senior advisor, respectively.