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Overview (4)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameDonald John Trump
Nicknames The Don
The Donald
The Trumpster
DJT
Mr Brexit
POTUS
Teflon Don
The Reality TV President
President Donald Trump
Donald Trump
President Trump
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in the Queens borough of New York City. He is the son of Mary Trump and Fred Trump, a real estate millionaire. His mother was a Scottish immigrant who initially worked as a maid. His father was born in New York, to German parents.

From kindergarten through seventh grade, he attended the Kew-Forest School. At age 13, he enrolled in the New York Military Academy.

In 1964, he began his higher education at Fordham University. After two years, he transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

From 1971 to 2017, he was chairman and president of his family real estate company, Elizabeth Trump & Son (now called The Trump Organization), which was founded in 1923 by his grandmother and father. His business career primarily focused on building or renovating office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses.

He has five children, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump with his first wife, Ivana Trump (m. 1977- d.1992), Tiffany Trump with his second wife, Marla Maples (m. 1993- d.1999) and Barron Trump with his third wife, Melania Trump (m. 2005).

He has hosted and produced the reality television series, The Apprentice (2004), which has been nominated for nine Primetime Emmy awards.

He has been in office at the White House in Washington, D.C. as the 45th President of the United States since January 20, 2017.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Thomas Ernst

Spouse (3)

Melania Trump (22 January 2005 - present) (1 child)
Marla Maples (19 December 1993 - 8 June 1999) (divorced) (1 child)
Ivana Trump (9 April 1977 - 22 March 1992) (divorced) (3 children)

Trade Mark (6)

His comb-over hairstyle
His catchphrase "You're fired!" from The Apprentice (2004)
He makes bold hand movements when speaking
His brightly colored power necktie (often red)
He includes the phrase "believe me" in his speeches or in responses to questions
Use of repetition and hyperboles in interviews and speeches.

Trivia (146)

Daughter Ivanka Trump is a model and attended Georgetown University, but later transfered to the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
Donald's father, Fred Christ Trump (born in Woodhaven, New York, October 11, 1905), was a multi-millionaire developer, whose own parents were German. Fred developed apartments, homes, and high rises in New York. He died June 25, 1999. In 1936, Fred married Donald's mother, Mary Anne MacLeod (born in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, May 10, 1912), who died August 7, 2000. When she first came to the U.S., Donald's worked as a maid, as did at least one of her sisters.
Graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Has five children; sons Donald Trump Jr. born December 31, 1977 and Eric Trump born, January 6, 1984 and daughter Ivanka Trump born, October 30, 1981, with ex-wife Ivana Trump, daughter Tiffany Trump born, October 13, 1993, with ex-wife Marla Maples and son, Barron Trump born, March 20, 2006, with current wife, Melania Trump.
Former owner of the New Jersey Generals football club of the United States Football League (USFL) (1984-1985).
Was voted the class "Ladies Man" by classmates on New York Military Academy's class of 1964 at Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.
According to Forbes magazine, he has a net worth of $2.5 billion.
Unlike most business executives, he does not carry a briefcase and possesses a morbid fear of shaking hands.
In his first book, "The Art of the Deal" (with Tony Schwartz), he wrote that he briefly thought of attending the University of Southern California (USC), with the idea of becoming a film producer or studio executive. He eventually changed his mind when he decided that the real estate business was more lucrative.
His paternal grandparents, Friedrich Trump and Elisabeth Christ, were German. His mother was Scottish, born in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, to Malcolm Macleod and Mary Smith.
Was among the guests at Usher Raymond's 26th birthday party.
Threw out the opening pitch to game 2 of the Red Sox/ Yankees double-header on 8/18/06. It was the Jimmy Fund fund-raiser day, where he, the Boston Red Sox, and many other donors gave in nearly three million dollars for cancer research. Sadly, the Red Sox lost that game 14-11.
Though he owns labels that market it, he doesn't drink alcohol.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 16, 2007.
Is longtime friends with WWF owner Vince McMahon, and a longtime fan of World Wrestling Entertainment. Donald hosted WrestleMania IV and V at Trump Plaza, and appeared in a ringside seat at a few others. He has also appeared on WWE TV shows and participated in WWE storylines.
Has four grandchildren; granddaughter, Kai Trump, born on May 12, 2007, weighing 6 lb. 14 oz., grandsons, Donald Trump III, born on February 18, 2009, weighing 8 lb. 11 oz. and Tristan Milos Trump, born October 2, 2011, weighing 8 lb. 4 oz., from his son, Donald Trump Jr., and daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump and granddaughter, Arabella Rose Kushner, born July 17, 2011, from his daughter, Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Brothers: Fred Trump, Jr. and Robert Trump. Sisters: Judge Maryanne Trump Barry and Elizabeth Trump Grau.
In 2007, Forbes magazine reported his earnings in entertainment for the year at $32 million.
He credits his father as his mentor in learning successful business.
Friends with Regis Philbin.
Revealed on Piers Morgan Tonight: Donald Trump (2011) that he personally shuns the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and tattoos. Is pro-military spending.
As a guest of FOX's Bill O'Reilly Trump confessed that, though once a pro-choice advocate, he is now pro-life, and is against gay marriage.
Counts Las Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn as a very close friend.
Received an honorary doctorate from Liberty University on September 24, 2012.
Through April 2011 to 2016, he alleged that President Barack Obama might have been born outside the United States, which would have potentially made Obama ineligible to serve as president. The allegations were understood by most rational-thinking adults as quite serious, as Trump initially went on television and offered a cash reward to Obama if he released his birth certificate. Obama had released his short-form birth certificate, and later released the long-form version as well. Showing that there were no hard feelings, Obama allowed Trump to attend the White House Press Corps Dinner, where Obama announced to Trump he would do one better, and play the actual birth video. Obama then played a clip from The Lion King (1994). During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump conceded in the press conference that Obama was born in the United States.
Inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame in 2013.
Has his lookalike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
Son of Fred Trump and Mary Trump.
Anthony Senecal was his butler.
Cousin of John Walter.
Hired Barbara Res to be in charge of his building Trump Tower. [September 1980]
Classmate of Louis Calomaris's at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).
Two of his three wives were not born in the United States.
When he married Marla Maples some of the wedding guests included Rosie O'Donnell, O.J. Simpson and Joy Behar. In her 2017 book "The Great Gasbag" Behar recounted how, after returning to her table after a dance at the reception, she found that the film had been removed from her camera.
Commissioned lawyer Roy M. Cohn to draw up a prenuptial agreement for his 1977 marriage to first wife Ivana Marie Zelnickova, a contract that allowed Ivana Trump $20,000 a year.
Received five deferrals during the Vietnam War.
He doesn't smoke, drink, use any drugs and has a fear of germs.
On May 4, 2016, he became the presumptive Republican nominee for president after his final two primary opponents, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, dropped out of the race. He became the first major party presidential nominee with no elective, appointive, or military public experience since Wendell Willkie won the Republican nomination in 1940. After winning the election and being inaugurated, he became the first president with no such prior government experience.
There were multiple class-action lawsuits against Donald J. Trump's so-called Trump University because of alleged fraudulent behavior. 400 pages of internal documents of Trump University were released by Judge Gonzalo Curiel, despite sustaining repeated public attacks from Trump, who had fought to keep the details secret. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who has also sued Trump University, said : "If you look at the facts of this case, this shows someone who was absolutely shameless in his willingness to lie to people, to say whatever it took to induce them into his phony seminars." The documents describe how the Trump staff was instructed to target prospective students' weaknesses to encourage them to sign up for ultra-expensive $34,995 'Gold Elite' three-day courses. [The Guardian, June 2016]. The suits were settled by Mr. Trump for $25,000,000 on November 18th 2016.
Attended a fundraiser for the Provisional IRA with Gerry Adams, just weeks before the London Docklands bombing on 9 February 1996. [November 1995]
He won 14,015,993 votes in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, the most votes of any Republican primary candidate, breaking the record of 12,034,676 votes won by George W. Bush during the 2000 Republican presidential primaries. Among all primary candidates, his total ranks fourth, behind Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton (17,822,145 votes in 2008, 16,914,722 in 2016) and Barack Obama (17,535,458 votes in 2008).
On August 5, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines challenged Donald Trump to a 'fist-fight' after Trump called for all Filipinos to be banned from coming to America.
He openly supported the campaign for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. On August 24, 2016, he invited United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi.
On August 31, 2016, he made his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee, to Mexico.
Met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on a campaign stop in New York (September 19, 2016).
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage attended the Second Presidential Debate in St Louis, Missouri (October 9, 2016).
Met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Trump Tower (September 25, 2016).
Won the 2016 United States presidential election, and took office on January 20, 2017, becoming the 45th President of the United States.
Is the second only US President after Ronald Reagan to have been divorced before taking office.
Donald and Melania's lavish 2005 wedding was attended by then Senator Hillary Clinton and former US President Bill Clinton. Other attendees of note were Rudy Giuliani, Barbara Walters, Conrad Black, etc.
Like former US Presidents Jimmy Carter, Rutherford B. Hayes and Abraham Lincoln, Trump is a devout teetotaler.
Is the first president to have both sons and more than two children since George Bush.
Donald J. Trump had a cameo in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). According to Stone, Trump's scene with Michael Douglas was shot in a day and this took nine takes from different perspectives. This did not succeed into the final version because the feature was too long, but this can be seen in the 'Deleted Scenes' of the Blu-ray.
At age 70, he is the oldest person elected to their first term as president. Ronald Reagan previously was the oldest elected first term president when he was elected at age 69 in 1980, and holds the record for the oldest person to win a US presidential election when he was reelected at age 73.
Reported on Variety as the first reality show star elected to office, though in fact, Sean Duffy of The Real World reality show fame served later on as District Attorney. Donald Trump's years spent on NBC's The Apprentice (2004) are widely credited with establishing his public image as a no-nonsense businessman.
Is the first president to win the presidency while losing the popular vote since George W. Bush in the 2000 election.
Declined the $400,000 a year presidential salary and pledged to accept $1 a year as his salary as president.
Appointed RNC Chair Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff and Breitbart Columnist Steve Bannon as Chief Counsellor.
Following his election win, he received many congratulatory letters and phone calls from foreign leaders. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte meeting with Filipino Expats in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia offered his warmest congratulations to Trump including the Filipino Greeting Mabuhay ka! Duterte also vowed to stop his war of words with America because of Trump's victory (November 9, 2016).
As president-elect, he met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York. Abe is the first foreign leader to meet the incoming US President Donald Trump (November 17, 2016).
Received nearly three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
In the 2016 presidential election, he and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton achieved the highest mean age of major party candidates in history. On election day he was 70 and Clinton was 69, averaging at 69.5 years. In 1960, the average age between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon was 45 years. Among all major party candidates, Trump was the fourth oldest, behind Ronald Reagan (73 in 1984), Bob Dole (73 in 1996), and John McCain (72 in 2008).
Won 30 states and Maine's second congressional district in the 2016 presidential election. This marked the first time Maine separated its electoral votes since 1828.
In the 2016 US presidential election, he won more votes than any Republican candidate in history, despite trailing Hillary Clinton by 2.9 million votes. In the Electoral College Trump won 306 votes to Clinton's 232, though faithless electors reduced the vote to 304-227.
Accepting the 10 minute congratulatory call from the president of Taiwan violated the One China policy agreement that was first established in 1972.
The subtitle for the cover for the issue that name him Time magazine's Man of the Year read "President of the Divided States of America".
Named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2016. Trump felt that this title was 'politically incorrect' as he had really hoped to be selected as the magazine's "Man of the Year" instead.
In January 2016, Trump threatened to end his £700 million investment in Scotland through his two golf resorts at Turnberry and Menie, if the Scottish government banned him from entering Scotland.
Appointed Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. (December 13, 2016) Tillerson has a close personal relationship with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and has investments in Russian State-Owned Oil Company GazProm. Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney were all considered for the Secretary of State Position in Trump's Cabinet. Gingrich decided to remain a close advisor to Donald Trump while Giuliani and Romney eventually decided not to take up the offer.
Ronna Romney McDaniel, niece of Mitt Romney was chosen by Donald Trump to be Chair of the Republican National Committee (December 13, 2016).
Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania were all won by Donald Trump in the 2016 Election. Since 1992, all three were carried by the Democrats. Wisconsin voted Republican for the first time since 1984 and Michigan and Pennsylvania went Republican for the first time since 1988.
Listed second place in Forbes Most Powerful People. Trump was previously ranked 72nd but had jumped 70 spots up to second in the list largely due to his influence on the Press to garner media attention, free airtime and use of Twitter and his ability to amass large crowds of people at rallies.
Is the second US president born in New York City, after Theodore Roosevelt.
Nominated Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola for Secretary of the Army. [December 2016]
His misspelling of the word "unprecedented" (as 'unpresidented') lasted on his Twitter account for an hour and a half until it was corrected. [December 2016]
Was forced by state Attorney General to change the name Trump University to the "Trump Entrepreneurial Initiative".
Good friends with Vince McMahon and the McMahon family.
Will also serve as an executive producer on The Apprentice (2004) in his spare time, while serving as the President of the United States.
Mentioned in the 2016 track "Nobody Speak" by DJ Shadow.
One of the cocktails available at his Trump Bar (Trump Tower) is called "You're Fired" and consists of house-made Bloody Mary Mix, Absolut Vodka and celery and costs $15 (2016).
Received 62,984,825 votes in the 2016 US presidential election, the most received by any Republican presidential candidate, surpassing George W. Bush's 62,040,610 votes in 2004. Among all presidential candidates his vote total ranked fourth, behind Barack Obama (69,498,516 in 2008, 65,915,795 in 2012) and Hillary Clinton (65,853,516 in 2016).
The portrait that appears on the cover of his 1987 bestselling book, "Trump: The Art of the Deal" was taken by Michele Singer, wife of actor-director Rob Reiner.
He is 22 days older than President George W. Bush and 66 days older than President Bill Clinton. As Trump was also born in 1946, it marks the first time three presidents were born in the same year.
Fifth US President to be deposed in a lawsuit since Ulysses S. Grant, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Trump having been deposed before actually taking office.
Is a self-confessed germaphobe.
During his presidential campaign he gave his height as 6'3", although this is widely disputed.
Many news outlets reported higher turnout for the "Women's March" organized in Washington D.C. on 21 January 2017, by anti-Trump protesters, than for the President's inauguration the previous day. While estimates varied, conservative outlet The Daily Telegraph noted that "The city's subway reported 275,000 trips by 11am, compared to 193,000 on inauguration day".
One of his first actions as president was to restore the bust of former British prime minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which had been removed by his predecessor Barack Obama.
Named New York Jets Owner Woody Johnson as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdon on the eve of his Inauguration. (January 19 2017).
Had a forty percent approval rating which is the lowest for any incoming president in modern history.[Jan 2017].
He issued an executive order that pulls the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (January 22 2017).
According to a February 2017 article in The New York Times, during the first month of his presidency he received more media coverage than any single person in the history of modern news media.
First US President in almost 130 years not to have a pet dog at the White House, William McKinley being the last such president to not have any pets in office.
As a billionaire member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Trump is eligible for a handsome pension from the union.
Announced that he will not attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner in April [February 2017]. This had happened only once before when President Ronald Reagan had to cancel due to a gunshot wound inflicted by assassin John Hinckley [30 March 1981].
Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in 1986.
For Easter in 2016, attended the Episcopalian church where he and Melania were married.
Spent the 2016 Christmas holiday at Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Bombed Syria in April 2017 and authorized the largest non-nuclear bomb in the history of warfare to be dropped on Afghanistan.
Had a 42 percent approval rating at one hundred days into his presidency, the lowest for any President in 70 years at that number of days into their Presidency.
In 2015, he filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision, citing a breach of contract and defamation.
Inducted into the German-American Hall of Fame in 2012.
Is the first sitting President to attend an NRA convention since Ronald Reagan.[April 2017].
Is the first sitting President to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice in the first 100 days of his first term as President since 1881.[April 2017].
Supports medical marijuana.
On May 5 2017, he signed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government funded through September 30 2017.
During the course of his first 100 days in office, 1,060 jokes were made about him on late night programs, a new George Mason University study found.
Is the fifth President to win the election while losing the popular vote.
Merited a place in TIME magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People" issue with an homage penned by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan. [May 2017]
He fired FBI Director James Comey due to the fact he gave falsified testimony to Congress regarding Hillary Clinton's Emails and his Campaign Ties with Russia (May 9, 2017).
The openly gay Scottish National Party MP John Nicolson alleged on the British television series The Wright Stuff (2000) in 2016 that Trump is "homophobic" following his election as US President.
He is the first sitting US President to pay homage to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel (May 22, 2017).
He is a close friend of British broadcaster Piers Morgan, who vociferously defended his friendship with Trump on the British television chat show Loose Women (1999) despite disagreeing with Trump's comments on women and policies on gun control and climate change.
He is the first sitting US President since Jimmy Carter not to visit Mexico or Canada on his first foreign trip. Carter visited the United Kingdom on his first foreign trip as US President while Trump visited Saudi Arabia.
He signed the Largest Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia in U.S. History worth more than $350,000,000,000 (May 21, 2017).
Attended a fundraiser for the Provisional Irish Republican Army with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams in 1995.
He stayed at Camp David for the Weekend. Usually this is the place where US Presidents hold private meetings with foreign Leaders. Unlike previous presidents, Trump meets foreign leaders at the White House or at his Mar-a-Lago Estate in Florida (June 17, 2017).
Trump's victorious presidential campaign has been referred to, ironically, as 11/9, inspiring Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018).
Shortly after his inauguration as US President, British Prime Minister Theresa May extended the offer of an official state visit to the UK later in the year. A petition calling for this to be canceled attracted over a million signatures, which was then debated in the UK Parliament on February 20, 2017. Although the British government did not withdraw the offer, there was no mention of a forthcoming state visit in the Queen's Speech of June 2017.
He is the first sitting US President to attend the Bastille Day Celebrations in Paris, France (July 14 2017).
During a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, Trump confirmed he will visit London in the Summer though the UK Government hasn't set a date for the Visit.
He appointed Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director sparking an 8,000% Surge in Online Searches of Scaramouch (July 22, 2017).
Biographer Tony Schwartz, who spent 18 months of his life ghostwriting "Trump: The Art of the Deal" (1987), was one of the very few authors who did not have to sign a confidentiality agreement, a clause that effectively muzzled subsequent Trump biographers. In July 2016, however, Schwartz received a "Cease and desist" notice from Trump's lawyers.
Some of the souvenirs he keeps at his Trump Tower office include, Tom Brady's Superbowl helmet, boxer Mike Tyson's belt, Vince McMahon wrestler gear, Shaquille O'Neal's shoe, the red chair from his TV show The Apprentice (2004), etc.
Notable tenants who live (or lived) at Trump Tower include, Bruce Willis (2007), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1993-2010), Cristiano Ronaldo (2015- ), Jean-Claude Duvalier ("Baby Doc") (overthrown Haitian President), Paul Manafort (while managing Trump's campaign), etc.
For two years during the 1950s, folk legend Woody Guthrie ("This Land is Your Land") was a tenant at the Beach Haven apartment complex in Brooklyn which was owned by Fred Trump, father of Donald J. Trump. Guthrie even wrote a song "Old Man Trump" about his experiences with his landlord.
Authorized sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan in August 2017, despite having previously called for all American troops to be withdrawn from the country.
He pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio praising him for his work to curb illegal immigration on the Southern Border with Mexico (August 25, 2017).
First met wife-to-be Ivana in New York singles bar & restaurant "Maxwell's Plum" in 1976.
His 11-day tour of Asia consisting of visits to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines is the longest of any US President since George Bush Visit to the Asia-Pacific region in 1992 (November 3, 2017).
Declared America's Opiod Addiction a Public Health Emergency (October 26, 2017).
He is the first US President to attend a State Dinner in China's Forbidden City (November 8, 2017).
He is the 4th Consecutive US President to visit Vietnam (November 10, 2017).
His favorite film is Citizen Kane (1941). An episode of the documentary series Trump: An American Dream (2017) was named "Citizen Trump" in reference to this and showed clips of him talking about the film.
Donald Trump as president of the United States has issued war threats against North Korea and Kim Jong Un for their nuclear mission program. He has issued trade sanctions to North Korea, a travel ban to North Korea and declared them a sponsor of Terrorism after the death of Otto Warmbier in 2017.
In November 2017, he caused a controversy when he re-tweeted anti-Islamic videos which had been posted by a British far-right fringe group called Britain First. This was criticized by British politicians, including Prime Minister Theresa May, but Trump was unapologetic, saying she needed to focus on radical Islamic terrorism in the UK rather than him.
On Wednesday December 6, 2017 Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as the Capital City of Israel becoming the first US President and first World Leader to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's Capital City. He also instructed the US State Department to start preparations to move the US Embassy which is currently in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While It was welcomed in Israel others including Palestine, Hamas, Iran, China and even close US Allies including The UK, Jordan and Saudi Arabia warned the Peace Process between Israel and the Palestinians could be set back generations.
Shares a fairly similar background, though not politics, with Christopher Walken: both were born in Queens, in the 1940s. Both of their mothers were Scottish immigrants, and both of their fathers were of German origin (though Trump's father was born in the U.S., to immigrant parents, while Christopher's father was an immigrant).
His presidential tenure has spawned the term "Trump Bump" by which, for example, the George Orwell novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" experienced a new lease on life by becoming one of Amazon's top-selling books (Jan. 2017) after almost 70 years since it was first published (1949).
Trump's health check by Dr. Ronny Jackson (Physician to the President), revealed that he was in excellent condition: Weight: 239 lbs; Blood pressure: 122/74 (norm 120/80~140/90); Cholesterol/HDL: 3.3; Resting heart rate: 68bpm (norm 60~100). Trump, who at 6 feet 3 inches tall weighing 239 pounds, is borderline obese. In addition to taking Advil and Crestor for his cholesterol levels control, Trump also takes Propecia, a drug used to stem hair loss. [January 2018]
Suffers from galeophobia (fear of sharks).
Inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in 1995.
Inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2013 in the category Visionary.
Inducted into the Atlantic City [New Jersey] Boxing Hall of Fame in 2018.

Personal Quotes (122)

You know, it really doesn't matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass.
It doesn't hurt to get more education.
All of the women on The Apprentice (2004) flirted with me--consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.
Watch somebody sell their used car and not wash it. You can spend $10 washing the car and get another $200 for the car.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser.
Well, yes, I've fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire, because it's always a lousy task. But I have fired many people.
[on his catchphrase "You're fired!" from The Apprentice (2004)] I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. "You're fired" is a very strong term.
[October 2004] I wish I'd had a great marriage. See, my father was always very proud of me, but the one thing he got right was that he had a great marriage. He was married for 64 years. One of my ex-wives once said to me, "You have to work at a marriage." And I said, "That's the most ridiculous thing", because my parents, they didn't work at the marriage. If you have to work at a marriage, it's not going to work. It has to be sort of a natural thing. But my ex-wife would say, "You have to work at this, you have to do this, you have to do that." And I'm saying to myself, "Man, I work all day long, well into the evening. I don't want to come home and work at a marriage. A marriage has to be very easy." My father would come home, have dinner, and take it easy. It was the most natural marriage I've ever seen. And Melania [Melania Trump] makes my life easy; one of the things I so love about her is that she makes my life easier. I've never had anybody that made my life so easy. Now I hope that continues. Perhaps that will change. I intend to find out!
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
Rosie O'Donnell called me a snake oil salesman. And, you know, coming from Rosie, that's pretty low because when you look at her and when you see the mind, the mind is weak. I don't see it. I don't get it. I never understood--how does she even get on television?
[when asked if he would run for President of the United States] People wanted me to very strongly and I decided I didn't want to do it. I sort of enjoy what I'm doing and I continue to enjoy what I'm doing. I have never had more fun. And then to cap it off with a star on the walk of fame today was just a lot of fun. And, you know, it's just--it's just very sad to me what's happening with this country in terms of world and in terms of world perception.
[on Lord Alan Sugar, the English businessman and host of the BBC version of The Apprentice UK (2005)] I don't know what Alan Sugar looks like. You know, I own the show, but I don't even know what he looks like. I mean, I hear he's doing nicely, not like we're doing over here, but doing fine.
When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
Every time somebody says I made a mistake, they do the polls and my numbers go up. So I guess I haven't made a mistake.
[on people seeing Jimmy Carter vacating Air Force One carrying a garment bag] They don't want that. They want someone who's going to beat China, beat Japan.
When was the last time that you saw this country have a victory? We don't have victories. What things am I going to do differently? Almost everything.
[on John McCain] He's not a war hero. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured okay, I hate to tell you.
[in 2015] I will build a great wall--and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me--and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.
We have places in London and other places that are so radicalized that the police are afraid for their own lives.
Paris is no longer the safe city it was. They have sections in Paris that are radicalized, where the police refuse to go there. They're petrified. The police refuse to go in there.
[in 2015, on Marco Rubio] Weak on illegal immigration, like, weak like a baby. Not a good poker player, because every time he's under pressure he just starts to profusely sweat.
I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters.
[responding to Papal criticism] If ISIL ever attack the Vatican the Pope will be hoping and praying I'm the President.
I can be more presidential than anyone.
Part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich.
[personal message advertising his Trump University's $34,995 "Gold Elite" three-day course] Only doers get rich. I know that in these three packed days, you will learn everything to make a million dollars within the next 12 months.
[to an inquiry, as the presumptive Republican candidate in the 2016 election, what he pays in taxes] It's none of your business.
[in 2016, at the Republican National Convention] Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing. I think you will be rewarded mightily by our press.
People are angry. All over the world they're angry.
[on the UK's vote to leave the EU] They took their country back, just like we will take America back.
[in 2005, recorded conversation on a bus with Billy Bush about Nancy O'Dell] I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married [ . . . ] Nancy. This was [inaudible] and I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, "I'll show you where they have some nice furniture." I took her out for furniture. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn't get there, and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she's now got the big phony tits and everything. She's totally changed her look.
[on Twitter, 8/28/12] Arianna Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man--he made a good decision.
[in 2005, comments made to Billy Bush on a bus and caught on tape] Yeah, that's her with the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her [actress Arianne Zucker]. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful . . . I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything [ . . . ] Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.
[in 2005, comments made to Billy Bush on a bus and recorded on tape] Look at you. You are a pussy.
[in November 1999, as he considered entering the 2000 presidential race] I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I'm more honest and my women are more beautiful.
[in 2005, to Billy Bush on the bus] It's always good if you don't fall out of the bus. Like Ford, Gerald Ford, remember?
Disloyal Republicans are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They came at you from all sides. They don't know how to win. I will teach them.
[October 2016, on breaking with the Republican Party hierarchy] It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for the America I want to.
[in 2016, on Hillary Clinton at the third presidential debate] Such a nasty woman.
[October 2016, referring to his position on immigration at the third presidential debate] We have some "bad hombres" here and we're going to get them out.
[7/28/2015, on Christianity, in an interview with Frank Luntz at the Family Leadership Summit] I'm a religious person, shockingly, 'cause people are so shocked when they find this out . . . I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church.
[6/16/2015, presidential campaign announcement at Trump Tower] I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created!
[3/17/2011, on China, in an interview with ABC News' Ashleigh Banfield] It's very interesting . . . While we spend billions of dollars a week, on being the policeman for the world, China's spending billions of dollars a DAY on taking over the world economically . . . That's not a good formula for us.
[claiming that Hillary Clinton supported performing abortions during the ninth month of pregnancy] I think it's terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Now you can say that's okay and Hillary can say that's okay, but it's not okay with me. Because based on what she's saying and based on where she's going and where she's been, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb on the ninth month on the final day. And that's not acceptable. NOTE: Hillary Clinton has never said she supported abortions in the ninth month of pregnancy. When informed of this, Mr. Trump refused to retract this statement.
[May 2011] I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.
[on 6/16/2015, announcing his candidacy for US President] When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we're getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They're sending us not the right people. It's coming from more than Mexico. It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably--probably--from the Middle East. But we don't know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don't know what's happening. And it's got to stop and it's got to stop fast.
The only card [Hillary Clinton] has is the woman's card. She's got nothing else to offer and frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. The only thing she's got going is the woman's card, and the beautiful thing is, women don't like her.
[10/17/2012] My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth.
[on Twitter, 3/22/2016] Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania [Melania Trump] from a "GQ". shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!
I try to have dinner with my kids almost always, and I'm always available to my children. I could be in the middle of the biggest, most important deal, and for instance if [daughter Ivanka Trump] called me right now, I'd say "Bye-bye, Frank, you're a wonderful guy".
[on Barack Obama] He is the single best thing to ever happen to Jimmy Carter because a lot of people are no longer looking at Jimmy Carter as our worst president.
[6/16/2015, announcing his candidacy for US President] Our country is in serious trouble. We don't have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don't have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. All the time.
[in Nov. 2016, on the right-wing movement "Alt-right"] . . . is not a group I want to energize. And if they are energized, I want to look into it and find out why.
[in Nov. 2016, on the right-wing movement "Alt-right"] I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn them.
[in 2016, apologizing for obscene comments made on a bus in 2005 that were caught on tape] I've never said I'm a perfect person nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret and the words released today, on this more than a decade-old video, are one of them, I was wrong and I apologize.
A person who's flat-chested is very hard to be a ten.
I've said if [Ivanka Trump] weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her.
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
[campaign promise made on presidential election night, 2016] The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
[in 2016, post-election observation on winning the Electoral College but losing the popular vote] I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally [for Hillary Clinton].
[in 2016, about a protester being ejected from one of his campaign rallies] I'd like to punch him in the face.
[on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who ruled against him in a case involving lawsuits on his failed Trump University] He's a Mexican. We're building a wall between here and Mexico. NOTE: Curiel was born in the US state of Indiana.
I've always felt a lot of modern art is a con.
[on his plan to replace the Affordable Care Act] It's an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.
[on election night, 2016] I've spent my entire life and business looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world. That is now what I want to do for our country.
[on Twitter 3/4/17] Terrible! Just found out that [Barack Obama] had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! NOTE: When US investigators determined that there had never been any wiretaps conducted on the phones in his office at Trump Tower, Mr. Trump refused to retract this statement.
[on 9/11] I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. NOTE: When it was determined that there were no reports of thousands of people cheering in Jersey City, NJ, and in any case it would have been physically impossible for him to have seen anything in Jersey City, which was almost five miles away from his apartment in New York City, Mr. Trump refused to retract this statement.
The weak illegal immigration policies of the [Barack Obama] administration allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across US. We are removing them fast. NOTE: Authorities have said that most members of MS-13--a criminal gang with roots in El Salvador--in the US are American-born citizens. When informed of this, Mr. Trump refused to retract this statement.
[catchphrase he almost always uses when ending a sentence in which he puts forth statistics, statements, or claims for which he offers no evidence] Believe me.
[April 24, 2017, on the Armenian genocide] Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century. Beginning in 1915, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. I join the Armenian community in America and around the world in mourning the loss of innocent lives and the suffering endured by so many.
[on being president] I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.
The renewal of the American Spirit. As long as we have faith in each other, and trust in God, then the sun will always shine on our very Glorious Republic.
Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall
[A line he has often used when a judge overrules or overturns one of his Executive Orders] I'll see you in the Supreme Court. NOTE: When informed that the Supreme Court is not a civil court to which lawsuits can be brought, Mr. Trump still insisted on using this phrase.
[on appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court],A truly great judge. Justice Gorsuch is deeply devoted to our Constitution. My Administration is the first in the modern political era to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice in the first 100 days. The last time it happened was 136 years ago in 1881.
The Democrats don't want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members
[on the terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena] So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won't call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that's a great name. I will call them from now on losers because that's what they are. They're losers. And we'll have more of them. But they're losers--just remember that.
[in 2016] Wikileaks is amazing. The stuff that's coming out, it shows [Hillary Clinton] is a real liar.
[Oct. 10, 2016, at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania] This just came out. WikiLeaks! I love WikiLeaks! It's amazing how nothing is secret today when you talk about the Internet.
[on appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign] As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know--there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.
[explaining why he invited the Russian Foreign Minister and Russian Ambassador to the US to a private meeting at the White House at which he turned over to them what has been described as highly classified information] As President I wanted to share with Russia at an openly scheduled White House meeting, which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS and terrorism.
[on German auto imports] If you want to build cars in the world, then I wish you all the best. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35% tax. I would tell BMW that if you are building a factory in Mexico and plan to sell cars to the USA, without a 35% tax, then you can forget that
[on firing FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election in order to help get Mr. Trump elected] He wasn't doing a good job. Very simply. He was not doing a good job.
Division B, section 537 provides that the Department of Justice may not use any funds to prevent implementation of medical marijuana laws by various states and territories. I will treat this provision consistently with my constitutional responsibility to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
[on why the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement] We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore, and they won't be.
I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart, and he was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War [NOTE: Andrew Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War broke out]. There's no reason for this. People don't realize, you know, the Civil War, you think about it, why? People don't ask that question. But why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?
[on signing a $5.58-billion business deal with Vietnam] They just made a very large order in the United States and we appreciate that for many billions of dollars, which means jobs for the United States and great, great equipment for Vietnam.
It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies. Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names, it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers.
[on the Portland, Oregon, train stabbing attack that occurred on May 26, 2017] The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are with them.
[July 1, 2017] The fake media is trying to silence us. But we will not let them. Because the people know the truth. The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House. But I'm president and they're not.
[July 1, 2017] Above all else, we know this: In America, we don't worship government. We worship God.
[on Brigitte Macron] She's in such good physical shape. Beautiful.
My fingers are long and beautiful, as--it has been well documented--are various other parts of my body.
My IQ is one of the highest--and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure; it's not your fault.
Look at those hands, are they small hands? And, [Republican rival 'Marco Rubio' [qv] referred to my hands: "If they're small, something else must be small". I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee.
The point is, you can never be too greedy.
It's freezing and snowing in New York--we need global warming!
I'm just thinking to myself right now, we should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump, right?
[in a telephone call to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto] You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. You aren't doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn't, so I might just send them down to take care of it.
[The New York Times] don't write good. They have people over there, like Maggie Haberman and others, they don't--they don't write good. They don't know how to write good.
You know, it really doesn't matter what the media write as long as you've got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.
[a question he asked three times during a meeting with military and national-security leaders about foreign policy] Why can't we use nuclear weapons?
[about reporter Megyn Kelly during a somewhat contentious interview with him] You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.
I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.
I think I am actually humble. I think I'm much more humble than you would understand.
[on Emmanuel Macron] I think he is going to be a terrific president of France. But he does love holding my hand.
[August 8, 2017] North Korea best not make more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.
Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again--just watch. He can do much better!
[Aug. 14, 2017, several days after a woman was killed by a neo-Nazi protester in Charlottesville, VA] Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans [ . . . ] As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.
[Aug. 2017, on the Charlottesville historic statue-removal issue] This week it's Robert E. Lee and I notice that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? Ask yourself, where does it stop?
Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N., If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!
[at a political rally in Phoenix, AZ, August 2017] We are all on the same team. We are all Americans.
Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me "old", when I would never call him short and fat? Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend--and maybe someday that will happen!
[warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un] Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.
[reportedly, to Paul Manafort] You treat me like a baby. Am I like a baby to you? I sit here like a little baby and watch TV and you talk to me?
[Sept. 2017, at a rally in Alabama] Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners when someone disrespects our flag to say, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now"? Out. He's fired!
[Oct. 2017, asked about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal] I've known Harvey Weinstein for a long time. I'm not at all surprised to see it.
[on fellow Republican Party presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's reaction to his momentum] Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?
[on fellow Republican presidential candidate John Kasich] Did you see him? He has a news conference, all the time when he's eating. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion. I'm always telling my young son Baron, always with my kids, all of them, I say, "Children, small, little bites". This guy takes a pancake and he's shoving it in his mouth. It's disgusting. Do you want that for your president? I don't think so.
[on questions over his mental health] Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from very successful businessman to top TV star to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!

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