Know more about US president Donald Trump

Trump has become the president of the US after a long and bitter political battle, succeeding much-admired Barack Obama

GN Bureau | November 9, 2016


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Donald Trump, president, USA
Donald Trump, president, USA

Here are 10 things you need to know about Donald Trump who becomes the world’s most powerful man, occupying the White House Oval Office.
 
  • Donald J Trump, born on June 14, 1946, has attended the New York Military Academy and later received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • He is a billionaire real estate tycoon who heads The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests. Trump has built office towers, hotels, casinos, golf courses, across the world. 
  • Trump has owned the Miss USA pageants from 1996 to 2015. He hosted and co-produced The Apprentice, a reality television series on NBC, from 2004 to 2015.
  • In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president as a Republican and emerged as the front-runner for his party's nomination.
  • He is popular with grassroots conservatives, white working middle class.
  • One area of concern to India is his declaration that his administration would initiate a tough immigration policy and hike the minimum wage paid to H1B visa holders, reducing the prospect of job opportunities for Indian professionals.
  • During the acrimonious presidential election, he promised a wall on the Mexican border and said he would deport millions of illegal immigrants. He has thundered against China and vowed to make the US great. He has a reputation of being a tough talker and holds extreme views.
  • An audio recording surfaced on October 7 in which Trump can be heard bragging about forcibly kissing and groping women. Thereafter, many women later accused him of similar conduct.
  • Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the US following the November 2015 Paris attacks.
  • He has been quite vocal against battling terror. He has said that “Pakistan is semi-unstable. We have a little bit of a good relationship. I think I’d try and keep it.”

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