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(President of the United States, businessman, politician)
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BornDonald John Trump
14 June 1946
Queen's, New York City
Alma materFordham University, University of Pennsylvania
Children • with Zelníčková:
• Donald Trump Jr.
• Ivanka Trump
• Eric Trump
• with Maples:
• Tiffany Trump
• with Knauss:
• Barron Trump
Parents • Fred Trump
• Mary Anne MacLeod
Relatives • See
• Family of Donald Trump
Spouse • Ivana Zelníčková (1977–91)
• Marla Maples (1993–99)
• Melania Knauss (2005)

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In office
January 20, 2017 - Present
Preceded byBarack Obama

Donald Trump is a Billionaire businessman who was sworn in as US President on 20 January 2017.[1] WhoWhatWhy observed that he would not be eligible to serve in his own cabinet "given his business entanglements".[2]

“Trump is the face of our collective idiocy. He is what lies behind the mask of our professed civility and rationality, a sputtering, narcissistic, bloodthirsty megalomaniac.”
Chris Hedges (June 2017)  [3]

In August 2017, when Trump announced he was considering a 'military option' against Venezuela, the country with the world's largest oil reserves, President Nicolás Maduro's popularity appeared to have been boosted:

"He's doing Maduro a favour by reinforcing the nationalist position that the Gringos want to come and attack Venezuela. This has always been part of Maduro's rhetoric, and Chavez before him. It's not going to have any impact other than the government using it to further unify its people and attack the opposition," said lawyer Luis Alberto Rodriguez.[4]

Business Career

US President

Trump was elected President of the United States in the 2016 US presidential election.

"Great respect for Muslims"

On 23 March 2016, in an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Donald Trump said he had “great respect for Muslims” and had “many friends that are Muslims”. But when asked what the Muslim community should do to prevent radicalism, Trump replied:

“I would say this to the Muslims, in the United States also: when they see trouble they have to report, and they are not reporting it. They are absolutely not reporting it. That’s a big problem.”

Speaking in the aftermath of the Brussels atrocities, Trump said:

“I knew Brussels years ago, I was there probably three or four times and it was so beautiful, so secure and so safe. And now it’s an armed camp - I’m talking about before this new bombing. It’s a different world, a different place. There’s no assimilation. What’s going on there and what’s going on in other cities like Paris and others is a disgrace - an absolute disgrace - that we allow it to happen.”

Trump criticised how the recently arrested Paris bomber, Salah Abdeslam, was “coddled and taken care of by people that live in the neighbourhood”, and claimed “a lot of people in the community” knew the California attacks were being planned. He went on:

“I have great respect for Muslims. I have many friends that are Muslims. I’m just saying that there is something with radicalised portion that is very bad and very dangerous.”

Trump signalled that efforts to destroy ISIS were not enough. He told the ex-Daily Mirror editor:

“I would hit ISIS so hard you wouldn’t believe it. I’d get the people over there to put up their soldiers. It’s about time somebody did it. I’d have such back up like you’ve never seen in terms of air power like. You’ve got to take them out and you’ve got to take them out harshly and you’ve got to take them out fast.”

Trump had previously claimed that parts of London were so radicalised that police were afraid to go on the streets, comments dismissed by the Met Police and David Cameron's government.[5]

Brokering an Israel-Palestine deal

On 21 March 2016, Donald Trump addressed some 18,000 supporters of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an influential pro-Israel lobby group, and outlined his most detailed thoughts yet on the prospects for Middle East peace, on curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions and on defeating the violent extremists of the Islamic State.

Trump’s AIPAC speech, which unusually for him he read from a prepared text, was a mixture of pandering, implausible bluster and contradictory promises. The billionaire denounced the United Nations as an anti-Israeli opponent of democracy. “We will totally dismantle Iran’s global terrorist network, which is big and powerful—but not powerful like us,” he promised, without further explanation. He said he would “dismantle the disastrous deal” struck by President Barack Obama to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, then seemed to say that he would enforce it, or perhaps the sanctions regime that preceded it, “like you haven’t seen the terms of a contract enforced.”

In his speech to AIPAC, Trump worked hard to cast himself as sternly pro-Israeli. He variously cited his role as Grand Marshal of the 2004 “Salute to Israel” Parade in New York City and his daughter Ivanka’s conversion to Judaism after marriage. Months after angering a gathering of Jewish Republicans by fudging his views on the status of Jerusalem, Trump bowed to conservative pressure and pledged to AIPAC that he would move the American embassy to that divided city, calling it “the eternal capital of the Jewish people”.

Most straightforwardly, Trump brought his constant campaign-trail refrain about being a savvy businessman and deal-maker to AIPAC, offering America as a broker between Israel and the Palestinians. “Deals are made when parties come to the table and negotiate. Each side must give up something it values in exchange for something it requires,” he told delegates.

In the poisonously divided politics of 2016 Washington, even suggesting that Israel might have to give anything up in the name of peace involves challenging conservative shibboleths. In recent years, Republicans have aligned themselves with the views of Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, in suggesting that Israel should not be prodded to engage in talks, because the Palestinian side has shown no sincerity or seriousness as a potential partner for peace.[6]

Jump forward a few months to November 2016 and Israel’s headlines were screaming "Netanyahu hails Donald Trump as a ‘true friend’ of Israel".[7] Israel’s far-Right, in the form of Education Minister Naftali Bennett for the religious settler party, Jewish Home was in ecstasy. Bennett said:

“Trump’s victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the centre of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause. This is the position of the President-elect … The era of a Palestinian state is over.”[8]

"Anti Establishment"

Donald Trump confounds the New York Times

The New York Times was in no doubt: "Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment".[9] Echoing the anti-establishment theme, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn issued the following statement:

Many in Britain and elsewhere will be understandably shocked by Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election, the rhetoric around it and what the election result means for the rest of the world, as well as America.
Trump’s election is an unmistakable rejection of a political establishment and an economic system that simply isn’t working for most people. It is one that has delivered escalating inequality and stagnating or falling living standards for the majority, both in the US and Britain.
This is a rejection of a failed economic consensus and a governing elite that has been seen not to have listened. And the public anger that has propelled Donald Trump to office has been reflected in political upheavals across the world.
But some of Trump’s answers to the big questions facing America, and the divisive rhetoric around them, are clearly wrong.
I have no doubt, however, that the decency and common sense of the American people will prevail, and we send our solidarity to a nation of migrants, innovators and democrats.
After this latest global wake up call, the need for a real alternative to a failed economic and political system could not be clearer.
That alternative must be based on working together, social justice and economic renewal, rather than sowing fear and division. And the solutions we offer have to improve the lives of everyone, not pit one group of people against another.
Americans have made their choice. The urgent necessity is now for us all to work across continents to tackle our common global challenges: to secure peace, take action on climate change and deliver economic prosperity and justice.[10][11]

2016 US presidential election

Full article: 2016 US presidential election
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Trump accepted the Republican Party nomination for the 2016 US presidential election in Cleveland on 21 July 2016.[12][13] With a 12% majority in electoral college votes over Hillary Clinton – his defeated Democrat rival – Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States on 8 November 2016.[14]

Twitter confirmed that Bernie Sanders' tweet – questioning if Donald Trump is "running for president or dictator" – received the most retweets during Trump's acceptance speech.[15]

In May 2016, at the G7 summit in Japan, President Barack Obama reportedly said that international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by Donald Trump who had shown a cavalier and ignorant attitude towards world affairs. Trump said it was a "good thing" foreign leaders were rattled.[16]

Responding to the UK government's invitation to stay at Buckingham Palace on a State Visit in 2017, President-elect Trump reportedly said:

"First get Buck House suitably refurbished and have its electrics fixed, then I'd be honored to accept the kind invite."[17]

On Twitter Mr Trump added:

"Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!"[18]


The Toronto Star created a running list of the false claims Trump has made since taking office on January 20th 2017, which stood at over 350 by July 2017.[19]

In 1999 Donald Trump was asked what he would do as President about North Korea’s nuclear programme. Channel 4 News reports what he said.[20]


"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump burst out, referring to African countries and Haiti. Instead, he suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway.[21]


Appointments by Donald Trump

Randolph AllesDirector of the U.S. Secret Service25 April 2017
Ajit PaiFederal Communications Commission/Chair23 January 2017

Related Quotation

Ancient Rome/Deep state“Commodus, like a number of other late Roman emperors and like Donald Trump was incompetent and consumed by his own vanity. He commissioned innumerable statues of himself as Hercules and had little interest in governance. He used his position as head of state to make himself the star of his own ongoing public show. He fought, victoriously, as a gladiator in the arena in fixed bouts. Power for Commodus, as it is for Trump, was primarily about catering to his bottomless narcissism, hedonism and lust for wealth. He sold public offices to the ancient equivalents of Betsy DeVos and Steve Mnuchin. He orchestrated a vast kleptocracy.”Chris Hedges2017

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  1. Document:Tiny Rowland – portrait of the bastard as a rebel
  2. "Trump couldn't hire himself for his own cabinet"
  3. YouTube
  4. "Trump's threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro"
  5. "Donald Trump: British Muslims aren't reporting terror suspects"
  6. "Donald Trump reveals his isolationist foreign-policy instincts"
  7. "Trump has 'every intention' of recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital"
  8. "Whilst Israel Loves Donald Trump, American Jews Loathe Him"
  9. "Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment"
  10. "Jeremy Corbyn on President-elect Donald Trump"
  11. "Trump shocks world with US Presidential triumph"
  12. "Trump accepts nomination"
  14. "Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before."
  15. "Is this guy running for president or dictator?"
  16. "Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump"
  17. "Get Buck House suitably refurbished and the electrics sorted, and I'd be honored to accept the kind invite"
  18. "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!"
  19. "Donald Trump said 26 false things in that Wall Street Journal interview, 500 total"
  20. "In 1999 Donald Trump was asked what he would do as President about North Korea’s nuclear programme"
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