Donald Trump

Donald Trump

45th president of the united states of america, american businessman and television personality

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States.

Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens and received an economics degree from the Wharton School. He took charge of his family's real estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded it from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan. The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses.

Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. He managed the company until his 2017 inauguration. He co-authored several books, including The Art of the Deal. He owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, and he produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show, from 2003 to 2015. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $3.1 billion.

Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries. Commentators described his political positions as populist, protectionist, and nationalist. He was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, although he lost the popular vote. He became the oldest and wealthiest person ever to assume the presidency, and the first without prior military or government service. His election and policies have sparked numerous protests.

Trump has made many false or misleading statements during his campaign and presidency. The statements have been documented by fact-checkers, and the media have widely described the phenomenon as unprecedented in American politics. Many of his comments and actions have been characterized as racially charged or racist.

During his presidency, Trump ordered a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, citing security concerns; after legal challenges, the Supreme Court upheld the policy's third revision. He enacted a tax cut package for individuals and businesses, which also rescinded the individual health insurance mandate and allowed oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge. He appointed Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

In foreign policy, Trump pursued his America First agenda, withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal. He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; imposed import tariffs on various goods, triggering a trade war with China; and started negotiations with North Korea seeking denuclearization.

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September 29, 2019

Lawyers for the intelligence official who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump released a letter which stated that they have "serious concerns" for their client's safety.

June 14, 1946

Donald Trump was born.

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Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
August 5, 2020
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Louise Matsakis
August 5, 2020
Wired
As the White House zeroes in on a single app, some experts say more pressing issues are going by the wayside.
Walter Thompson
August 5, 2020
TechCrunch
If you want to build technology to be harnessed for equity, diversity and social advancement of the many -- rather than freedom and inclusion for the few -- we think Canada is a good place to do it.
Martin Farrer
August 5, 2020
the Guardian
US president Donald Trump gives a briefing at the White House during which he wrongly claimed that the US has not seen a 'significant' rise in coronavirus deaths. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA
Martin Belam in London and Joanna Walters in New York
August 4, 2020
the Guardian
'You can't do that': Trump argues with reporter over Covid-19 death figures - video
AP
August 4, 2020
@bsindia
In Iceland, a nation so safe that its president runs errands on a bicycle, US Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards
The Associated Press
August 4, 2020
CTVNews
Shares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3 per cent of the record high it set in February.
Rob Davies
August 3, 2020
the Guardian
TikTok's owner ByteDance said having the app's HQ outside the US would better serve its global users. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA
August 3, 2020
https://www.outlookindia.com/
A federal committee has been reviewing whether Donald Trump could ban TikTok in the US. Its members agree that TikTok cannot remain in the US in its current form.
The Associated Press
August 3, 2020
CTVNews
Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors eyeballed surging coronavirus cases in the region.
Shelly Banjo, Dina Bass
August 3, 2020
@bsindia
Talks to buy the music video app will move quickly in a matter of weeks and are expected to be completed no later than Sept. 15, Microsoft said in a statement
Reuters
August 2, 2020
@bsindia
President Trump has said enough and were going to fix it, said Mike Pompeo
IANS
August 1, 2020
@bsindia
The subpoena issued by Rep. Eliot Engel demands the top US diplomat provide all records purportedly dealing with the Bidens and Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press
July 31, 2020
Houston Chronicle
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - President Donald Trump is routinely distorting Democratic rival Joe Biden's policy on fracking as he tries to transform it into a full-scale "disaster" for election battlegrounds. Trump's latest iteration of his falsehood: TRUMP: "Biden came out against fracking. Well, that means Texas is going to be one of the most unemployed states in our country. That means Oklahoma, North Dakota, New Mexico are going to be a disaster. Ohio, Pennsylvania - disaster. No fracking." - news conference Thursday. THE FACTS: No, that's not Biden's position at all. In a March 15 primary debate, Biden misstated his fracking policy and his campaign quickly corrected the record. Biden has otherwise been consistent on his middle-of-the-road position, going so far as to tell an anti-fracking activist that he "ought to vote for somebody else" if he wanted an immediate fracking ban. Trump continually ignores the correction. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, opened up a yearslong oil and gas boom in parts of the Southwest, Northeast and High Plains when the technique went into widespread use under the Obama administration, although the coronavirus pandemic and a global petroleum glut have now driven down prices and demand. Biden floundered in the March primary debate when Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke of his own proposal, saying he was intending to wind down fracking entirely. "So am I," Biden replied. "No more - no new - fracking." Biden's campaign contacted reporters to say he misspoke, and the candidate and his campaign have been consistent in public statements of Biden's position since. Biden supports banning only new oil and gas permits, fracking included, on federal land. But most U.S. production is on private land - the U.S. Bureau...
AP
July 31, 2020
@bsindia
The annual meeting of world leaders at the United Nations is going virtual this year, except for the likely personal appearance by President Donald Trump
Damian Carrington
July 30, 2020
the Guardian
'Serious debates about what to do about the climate crisis are turning into action. The deniers have nothing to contribute to this.' Signs of global warming on the Mer de Glace glacier in the French Alps. Photograph: Konrad K/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock
AP | PTI
July 30, 2020
@bsindia
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history, Trump tweeted
Steven Levy
July 29, 2020
Wired
The director of NIAID talks about vaccines, school reopenings, hostility toward science, and the lessons we'll learn when (yes, when) we recover.
AP
July 29, 2020
@bsindia
Donald Trump is painting dystopian portrait of what Joe Bidens America might look like, asserting crime and chaos would ravage communities should former vice president win White House in November
AP | PTI
July 29, 2020
@bsindia
Democrat says Trump is exacerbating social discord across the country by sending federal authorities into major cities under the pretense of addressing crime
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