Donald Trump is the current and 45th president of the United States of America since 20th January 2017. Before his entry into politics, Trump was very successful in the business world and was also a popular television personality. Despite being a great businessman Trump interest in politics began in 1987 when he joined the Republican Party as a member. Trump was also a member of affiliate parties such as Democratic and Independent and Reform party. The hard work and determination has enabled trump to succeed in life and even winning the US presidential election.
Donald Trump’s History
President Trump has a long history tracing from his early life to business life and his political career. He has been able to work hard and achieve some of his goals from his childhood life.
1. Trump’s Early Life History and Education
He was born on 14th June 1946 at the Jamaican Hospital Medical Center in New York City. He grew up in the same city where he received his early childhood education in Kew-Forest School from kindergarten to 7th Grade. Donald Trump joined the New York Military Academy at the age of 13. His parents took the decision after realizing he was visiting Manhattan frequently without their knowledge.
Donald Trump started his higher education level in 1964 at the Fordham University where he studied for two years. He then joined Wharton School which was offering real estate courses that were rare to find in that time. Trump’s father was the inspiration behind his interest in studying business courses that will help him succeed in the corporate world. Manhattan, the founder of William Zeckendorf, become Donald’s role model and even vowed to become bigger than him in future. Trump was working in Elizabeth Trump & Son a family business while studying at Wharton. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in May 1968.
Donald Trump has had the interest of serving in the US military but had a lot of setbacks every time he tried to join. Trump received four deferments on different occasions which saw the end of his dream to join the military. In 1966, Trump was considered fit to join the service after undergoing the military health examination. Trump received a confirmation of being eligible to serve in the military by the local draft board in July 1968. October the same year Donald Trump was placed in the 1-Y military category. An indication that he was unfit for duty unless there is an emergency in the country. In 1972, Trump was placed in the 4-F category which meant he was not eligible to serve in the military.
2. Trump’s Family Life
Donald Trump is the fourth born in a family of five where he has two brothers and two sisters. The Donald siblings are not that famous like him. They appeared in public together during his presidential inauguration on January 20th, 2017. Trump has been in three marriages in his life, where the first two marriages ended up with divorces. The first wife Ivana, the Czech Republic model, had three children with Trump before they divorced in 1992. Marla gave birth to Tiffany, Trump’s daughter in October 1993 and they got married two months later. In 1999, Trump and Maples divorced, and Marla went to stay in California with Tiffany, their daughter.
Trump got into his third and the current marriage with Melania Knauss, the Slovenian model. She later became a citizen of the United States of America in the year 2006. In January 2017, upon the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Melania become the First Lady of the United States of America. After becoming the 45th US president, Trump passed on his businesses to his sons Don Jr and Eric to manage them. Ivanka Trump’s first daughter resigned from the family business and left for Washington with her husband Kushner. Currently, she is the assistant to the president while Kushner serves as the White House Senior Advisor.
3. Donald Trump Life in Business
It is said that the business life of Donald Trump a started business while doing his higher education studies at Wharton school. His father introduced him to the family business which he later rebranded and renamed it to The Trump Organization. Donald Trump rose in the real estate business after making successful deals in New York City and Manhattan. Currently, Trump's firm owns a lot of real estate properties across the world and also develops gold courses together with lodgings. The estimation of Trump’s net worth stands at $3.7 billion according to Forbes report 2016. Going by the net worth reports, Trumps ranks high among the wealthiest politicians in the history of the United States of America.
4. What are the Donald Trump achievements?
Donald Trump achievements can be traced from his personal life to his leadership in the United States of America. Here are some of his accomplishments before becoming the president;
- The Trump’s journey from childhood life to succeeding in the business world can be said to be one of his most significant achievement. Reading the Trump’s biography, you will notice that he took a loan from his father to start a business. The business at some point collapsed and struggled to bring it back life. Today Trump owns one of the biggest and profitable business entity in the world. Although currently the businesses are managed by his sons he takes the credit as the founder and the person who brought the business to the heights it enjoys today.
- Rising to the leadership of the most powerful office in the world is another greatest Donald Trump achievement in life. Despite being new in active politics, Trump decided to go for the top sit and shocked many people across the world. He emerged victorious even when everybody seemed to support his rival, Hillary Clinton. Trump managed to convince a majority of the electorates that he is the right person for the presidency despite his main challenger being rich in political experience and leadership matters.
- Trump also co-authored some books that aim at educating people on how to succeed in business. The publications include; The Art of the Deal, Think like a Billionaire, How to Get Rich and Time to Get tough among others. On the other hand, Trump successfully developed and hosted some of the popular television shows which include, Monk, The Apprentice and The Ultimate Merger among others.
Achievements as the President of the United States of America:
Despite the little time Trump has been in the White House, he has been able to meet achieve a lot. No one could imagine how Trump’s presidency will look like but everything seems fine now. Here are some of the main achievements of Donald Trump presidency;
1. Tax Reform
Despite the conflicts Trump has had during his first days in office with the White House officials and Republican leaders. Many people were thinking he will not fulfill the tax reforms promise. Donald Trump signed a tax reform legislation bill into law and job act on December 22nd, 2018. The Bills slashed the corporate tax to 21% from 35%. The bill becomes the most substantial tax reduction in the history of the United States of America since 1986.
2. Cutting off the Government waste
In his first three months in office, Trump directed all government agencies to audit their finances and determine where they are wasting government resources. The move has seen all government agencies consolidate all their programs. Thus, making changes in the expenditures hence making a lot of savings from the amount of money they have been spending. The agencies budgets have reduced tremendously, and the recurrent government expenditure is now minimal.
3. Recognition of Jerusalem
Trump has made headlines this year after recognizing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel despite criticism from his predecessors. Trump vowed that his administration would be moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move is one of his promises that he made during his campaigns in 2016.
4. Travel bans
Trump promised to ban immigrants from entering the US especially those from unstable countries conflicts. Trump made his promise true after few days in office and got a boost when Supreme Court ruled in his favor after a series of petitions. Many lawyers had filled cases at the Supreme Court to challenge Trump’s polity. The court has ruled that the policy is not violating any human right or constitution hence Trump now has a go ahead to implement it.
Donald Trump is an inspiration to many people and looking at his history you will agree that he has come from far. Trump is proving many people wrong who were doubting his ability to lead the most powerful country in the world. So far Trump presidency is delivering and changing policies that not many could expect. People are now seeing president Trump as a man who keeps his promises and some of his critics might end up supporting him. Hopefully, Trump might win the coming election and rule US for a second term.