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It goes without saying that before the Nov 8th US Presidential Elections are over there will be billions of Tweets, Media, News/ Mags Articles written on a man called Donald Trump.
But what is known about him other than he imagine himself as a spectacular success in every arena he enters.
He is unquestionably one of the biggest show-off on planet earth. An irrational, ego-driven tyrant that is living the life of a modern-day Gatsby and is only too happy to tell you all about it.
He’s the brash, 69 years Zodiac: Gemini billionaire real estate mogul and television personality who has already shaken up the 2016 presidential race.
While this is true, the motivation behind his ostentatious public persona is primarily to further his brand.
Life is merely a giant game for Trump. A game in which the winners collect lots of fame and money, and the losers don’t.
He is a child of New York who inherited a real-estate business and turned it into an empire and then some, with a brand that is unequaled in America.
The problem arises when it comes to Trump’s definition of greatness.
Without any obvious respect for the Constitution or Bill of Rights, a President Trump could very quickly transform himself into a very dangerous strongman, all the while believing that he is merely doing what is necessary to make America great.
No matter it is extremely crucial to understand that the traits that make someone an incredible showman and billionaire are not the same traits needed in a President to restore a Constitutional Republic.
He instinctively mistrust many people. He thinks that the USA is being ripped off so badly by our so-called allies; i.e., Japan, West Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, etc.
He holds journalists in low regard – he thinks journalists are less reputable than members of every other profession, including politicians.
He intentionally stir up anger and hate by demonizing minorities such as Muslims and Mexicans or is merely telling groups of frustrated people what they want to hear to get elected?
With foreign leaders he simply thinks that he will outsmart them. “you are either with me, or you hate America.”
He is the only Republican candidate who can claim the “Triple Crown” in American life, having become one of the foremost leaders in business, politics, and entertainment.
He likes hamburgers and fries and there’s a part of him that is unfulfilled because he is not easily capable of being vulnerable.
Where did he come from?
With German ancestry from his father and Scottish ancestry from his mother, millionaire real estate developer Donald Trump epitomizes the American immigrant experience.
Born to Frederick and Mary MacLeod Trump in Queens, New York on June 14, 1946, Donald John Trump learned the real-estate business firsthand from his father who, himself, began in the family construction business at the age of 13 when his own father (Donald’s grandfather) died in the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Frederick Christ Trump, grandfather of Donald Trump, was also a true American entrepreneur. Immigrating to America in 1885, he began his fortune running the Arctic Restaurant and Hotel in Bennett, British Columbia, during the Klondike Gold Rush. Christine, who would later become his wife, was only 5 when he left Germany, but they kept in touch by mail and eventually married.
When he was thirteen, his parents sent him to the military academy in New York, hoping to channel his energy. Subsequently, he joined the Fordham university before obtaining his degree in economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Trump’s grandparents anglicized their name from Drumpf. His grandfather Friedrich and grandmother Elisabeth were born in Germany and emigrated to the United States. Their son Fred Trump married Donald Trump’s mother Mary Ann MacLeod, who was born in Scotland and met Donald Trump’s father during a vacation trip to New York.
In 1971 Donald Trump was given control of the company, which he later renamed the Trump Organization.
In 1977, Trump married Ivana Zelnickova Winklmayr, a New York fashion model who had been an alternate on the 1972 Czech Olympic Ski Team.
After the 1978 birth of the couple’s first of three children, Donald John Trump Jr., Ivana Trump was named vice president in charge of design in the Trump Organization and played a major role in supervising the renovation of the Commodore.
1991 divorce from his wife Ivana.
But in 1993 he married again, this time to Marla Maples, a fledgling actress with whom he had been involved for some time and already had a child. Trump filed for a highly publicized divorce from Maples in 1997, which became final in June 1999. A prenuptial agreement allotted $2 million to Maples.
In January 2005, Trump married for a third time in a highly publicized wedding to model Melania Knauss, who gave birth to a son, Barron William Trump, in March 2006; it was her first child and Trump’s fifth.
He supports the death penalty.
He thinks that Russia is out of control.
Donald Trump boasted Saturday that support for his presidential campaign would not decline even if he shot someone in the middle of a crowded street. “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said at a campaign rally here.
The scary part is, I think he’s right.
But can you separate the real policies of the man from those of our warped imaginations?
Abolish the position of secretary of state. Not true.
Stop the president chewing gum on overseas trips. True
Ban windmills. True
Ban the national curriculum. True
Become besties with Vladimir Putin. True
Re-invade Iraq and take all its oil. True
Ban handshakes. True
Start a trade war with China. True
Build a giant wall around Mexico and make Mexico pay for it. True
Stop Japan selling so many cars to the US. True
Enforce a top-secret, “foolproof” plan that will defeat Isis “quickly and effectively” but not tell anyone what it is. True
Ban ‘perverts’ from public office. True
By this time next year this could be the Front Row of World Politics.
The 2016 presidential election could cost as much as $5 billion, according to top fundraisers and bundlers who are already predicting it will more than double the 2012 campaign’s price tag.
The big concern as relates to Trump as President would be his strongman type of personality coupled with a cult of personality worship amongst his followers. This worship is something that Trump himself is well aware of, and it makes him all the more dangerous.