- Apr 22
As America is waiting eagerly for the 58th quadrennial U.S. election, which is to be held on November 8, 2016, we take you through a brief journey of Donald Trump, one of the most controversial and popular republican presidential candidates, who have been dominating the 2016 election campaign so far.
The chairman and president of the Trump organization, Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York. Whilst attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Trump worked at his father, Fred Trump’s firm named “Elizabeth Trump & Son”. Later, Trump renamed the company as “The Trump Organization” after he was given the controlling power of the organization.
Being a notable figure in American real estate business, Trump involved in building large, profitable projects in Manhattan, but he became the city’s best recognized and most controversial developer in 1980 after he opened the Grand Hyatt. He earned high profits in his real- estate business by means of attractive architectural design and winning public recognition.
In 2003, the real estate mogul became the executive producer and host of the hit NBC reality TV show named “The Apprentice”. This was a show in which a group of participants competed for a high-level management job in one of Trump’s commercial firms. Later, along with British TV producer Mark Burnett, he co-produced another reality show named “The celebrity Apprentice”, in which renowned celebrities competed to win money for their charities. For his contribution to television, Trump received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
On June 16, 2015, Trump made it official that he is going to contest the presidential election on the Republican ticket for the 2016 elections. While announcing his white house ambitions at Trump Towers in New York City, the real estate tycoon added with his signature boldness that he will be the greatest jobs president God ever created, reports biography.Com.
His offensive remarks about Mexicans and immigration compelled NBC to dissolve business ties with him.
Known for his constant derogatory comments, Donald Trump set off media turmoil once again on July 18, 2015 with remarks that questioned one – time Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s reputation as a military hero. According to bio., Trump said, “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump was criticized for his statements by the military veteran groups and advocates.
In spite of such controversial remarks, a national phone poll conducted by the end of July 2015 highlighted that Donald Trump is the lead for the Republican nomination, leaving ex-governor of Florida Jeb Bush slightly behind.
As Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great again”, so will he be the lucky one to make America Great again?