Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in the New York City borough of Queens. He is the fourth of five children born to Fred Trump, a successful real estate developer, and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump.
Trump followed in his father's footsteps and entered the real estate business, taking over his family's company in the 1970s. He expanded the company's operations into Manhattan, constructing hotels, casinos, and other properties.
Trump gained national attention in the 1980s and 1990s due to his flamboyant personality and business ventures. He appeared in numerous television shows, including "The Apprentice," where he fired contestants who failed to meet his expectations. 2.
Trump entered politics in the 2016 presidential election as a Republican candidate. He ran on a populist platform, promising to "make America great again" by tackling issues like immigration, trade, and the economy.
Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017.
Trump's presidency was marked by numerous controversies, including his policies on immigration, trade, and climate change. He was also accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
In 2019, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He was acquitted by the Senate in 2020.
Trump lost his re-election bid to Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 election. He refused to accept the results and falsely claimed widespread voter fraud.
Trump remains a prominent figure in American politics and continues to hold rallies and endorse candidates. He has also launched a social media platform, Truth Social.
Trump's legacy is still being debated, with supporters praising his economic policies and his willingness to challenge the status quo, while critics condemn his divisive rhetoric and his role in the January 6th Capitol riot.