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Donald Trump

b. 1946

Donald Trump

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag. Inaugural Address

Overview

Donald Trump was elected on November 8, 2016, in what was widely seen as a surprise upset victory. He was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. By the time he left office after losing the 2020 presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s presidency was largely defined by scandal, investigation, and intense partisan division. Both supporters and critics often used the word “unprecedented” to describe his time in office.

Fast Facts

Donald John Trump
New York, New York
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1968)
Presbyterian
Businessman, Real Estate Developer, Television Personality
Republican
"The Donald"
1977 to Ivana Zelnickova (1949-2022), divorced 1992; 1993 to Marla Maples (1963- ), divorced 1999; 2005 to Melania Knauss (1970- )
Donald Jr. (1977); Ivanka (1981); Eric (1984); Tiffany (1993); Barron (2006)
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Chicago Style

Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. “Donald Trump.” Accessed December 07, 2022. https://prod.millercenter.org/president/trump.

Associate Professor of History

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

Professor Benjamin C. Waterhouse is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He studies American politics, political culture, and capitalism in the 20th century.

Speeches

Donald Trump