It was all laughs until this historic millionaire and businessman decided to run for president of the United States… and with the inscription make america great again t shirt worn by his followers, he got himself into the white house. What could go wrong, right? They call him a ‘pioneer’, but in reality he is the American version of Silvio Berlusconi, ahead of his time and masters in the art of turning politics into a circus where the show changes every day.
History Of Trump
Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, was born in New York on June 14, 1946. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1968 and by 1971 he was running the family’s real estate and construction company.
The company, called Elizabeth Trump & Son, would be renamed the Trump Organization and from there the young Donald would begin to build a new business brand, but above all a personal one: the success/failure of his businesses has always been linked to him. He has never claimed to be a wealthy man who pulls the strings behind the scenes.
His ego is so big that he has built quite a few buildings named after him: Trump Tower, Trump World Tower, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Trump Hotel Las Vegas, among many others.
But more important than that: he has built an image of a successful person that has helped him do business, gain power, come out of bankruptcy and become president.
Donald Trump, the businessman
Trump always wanted to be a better version of his father, a successful businessman in the real estate sector who did not think big.
In 1971 the young Donald was already in charge of the family businesses and in 1975 he saw a golden opportunity in the economic crisis in New York: he offered to make investments to the administration in exchange for tax exemptions.
This earned him a lot of money and respect among New Yorkers, to the point that he ended up becoming a local Jet-Set character. His parties were memorable and his social life was the talk of gossip magazines.
Young Donald got used to winning, to the point that he is capable of doing anything to achieve it.
Among the sectors in which it has invested in the construction of housing, hotels, convention centers, casinos… Also Miss Universe, Miss United States, Miss United States Teen; she has written financial aid and business books, bankrolled boxing matches, owns a football team in New Jersey, and has a cycling race called The Trump Tour.
One of those books is called Think Big and Kick Their Ass. In business and life”, a title that illustrates his competitive and ambitious attitude.
However, his image as a successful businessman has been questioned by his detractors throughout his life. They argue that behind his winning image there is a huge debt that he cannot pay.
When he went bankrupt in 1991 he did everything possible to hide it, but when he finally accepted it and it became public, he knew how to overcome it and recover his image.
The reality show ‘El Aprendiz’, launched in 2005, helped a lot in this regard and in positioning him as a winner throughout the United States.
Donald Trump, the candidate
“The only thing worse than being wrong is being boring,” Roger Stone, Trump’s political adviser during the campaign
In his book “Fear: Trump in the White House”, the renowned journalist Bob Woodward tells an anecdote that illustrates very well what the main character in this story is like.
When Republican activist David Bossie and political strategist Steve Banon met with Donald Trump in New York in 2010 to discuss a possible presidential candidacy, at a time when the Tea Party was booming, one of the topics of the conversation was abortion.
Bossie told her that if she wanted to win the Republican primary she had to be pro-life:
-Well, you have financially helped those who support abortion, the pre-election candidates. You have made statements in public. You have to be pro-life, and be against abortion.
“I am against abortion,” Trump replied. I am prolife.
It was clear that if he had to fake, lie or go against his principles to win, he would. In fact, as a businessman, he financed both Democratic and Republican campaigns.
At that time he withdrew his candidacy, but he was no stranger to the campaign: he was one of the most insistent on the issue of Obama’s birthplace, as he stated that he was not born in the United States, but Kenya.
He finally managed to get Obama to show his baptismal certificate and conjure up the issue, but he had already managed to ingratiate himself with the Republican base.
Here are few facts about Donald Trump
1. In 2012, he hired a lookalike for then US President Barack Obama to tell him: “You’re fired!”, his star phrase in The Apprentice. The video never aired.
2. He was born on June 14, 1946 in the borough of Queens, in New York. Although he would have preferred to be born in Kings.
3. His father was the controversial businessman Fred Trump, who in turn learned the trade from his mother (Donald’s grandmother), Elizabeth Christ Trump, a German woman who, in turn, learned by having to run the business of her husband, Frederick Trump, also German and patriarch of the family. He had emigrated to the US at the age of 16 and made his fortune thanks to a restaurant and a brothel in Canada. He went back to Germany, met Elisabeth, they got married and returned to the US. Donald, you are not a self-made man.
4. He has appeared in numerous movies and television series, such as Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Zoolander, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Simpsons, Top Gear, Wrestlemania… and even in three Playboy video documentaries that, fortunately, he did not star in.
5. He has a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor in 1990 for his role in the unspeakable Ghosts Can’t…Do It, and another for Worst Actor in 2019 for his appearance in the documentaries Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 9/11. He is three short of Stallone.
6. He held the rights to the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants for nearly two decades, until he was forced to relinquish them in 2015 for his racist comments and his penchant for entering the girls’ locker room to say hello while they were hanging out. changing clothes. An elegant guy.
7. Since 2007 he has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the success of his contest The Apprentice, where several aspiring entrepreneurs competed for a prize of $250,000 and a contract to run one of Trump’s companies. Ending up in jail accused of tax evasion was the next part of the prize, but that was not told to the applicants.