5 Facts About Donald Trump

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We know that Trump is quickly becoming a hot topic in conversations, so we wanted to give you a few facts that you can spout off about him since he is now running for President in 2016. Be in the know about Donald Trump.

1. He has already won a presidential primary in a state

In 2000, Trump was among five candidates listed on the Reform Party primary ballot in California. He had filed papers the previous autumn to become a member of that party and one of its presidential candidates. Although he had withdrawn from the race months earlier and did not campaign for the primary in California, he received 15,311 votes in the June event, 44 percent of the total. Continue reading here…

2. He has his own reality TV show

Trump hosted his own reality TV show, The Apprentice, starting in 2004 on NBC. The purpose of the show is to eliminate contestants in order to find a head for one of Trump’s companies. Trump was paid $375,000 per episode of the show. Read more…

3. He has been married three times and has five children

Trump has had three wives—Ivana (1977-92), Marla Maples (1993-1999) and Melania Knauss. He and Knauss have been married since 2005. Altogether, Trump has five children, including Donald Jr. (1977), Ivanka (1981), Eric (1984), Tiffany (1993) and Barron (2006). Continue reading…

4. He is a billionaire

Although his actual net worth has been a matter of dispute, particularly after business reversals in the early 1990s, Trump has survived a now-distant flirtation with bankruptcy and is estimated to be worth $4.1 billion by Forbes magazine. Forbes ranks him 133rd richest among American billionaires (388th among global billionaires). However, Forbes gives him just a 5 on the “self-made” scale of 1-10, where 1 connotes entirely inherited wealth and 10 an extreme case of rags to riches.

On Tuesday, after his political rally, Trump is expected to release a summary of assets that total $9 billion, the Washington Post reports. That number would include valuations on his real estate. Read more…

5.  He does not drink alcohol

Trump doesn’t drink alcohol. His older brother struggled with alcohol throughout his life. “I learned a lot from my brother, Fred,” Trump said in an interview with Steve Forbes. “He set an example. It wasn’t, maybe, the example that people would think, but it really was, in its own way, an example. That here was this fantastic guy, who got caught up in the alcohol, and he ultimately died from alcoholism.” Continue reading…

Could this talk go on?  The answer is yes, it likely could. Trump seems to be fighting his way to taking one of the ten spots open for the GOP debate. Sounds like it is time to start learning more, especially as Trump’s view on trade comes to light.

Trump matters because promoting two ideas that are in sync with today’s GOP—being tough on trade and opposing cuts in entitlements—gives him (or a more palatable messenger) some real potential. Read more here…

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