Donald Trump Before, During and after his presidential campaign

Donald Trump before his presidential bid

Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York.

Donald was an energetic, assertive child, and his parents sent him to the New York Military Academy at age 13, hoping the discipline of the school would channel his energy in a positive manner. Trump did well at the academy, both socially and academically, rising to become a star athlete and student leader by the time he graduated in 1964. He then entered Fordham University and two years later transferred to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics. During his years at college, Trump secured education deferments for the Vietnam War draft and ultimately a 1-Y medical deferment after he graduated.

In 1971, he became involved in large, profitable building projects in Manhattan. In 1980, he opened the Grand Hyatt, which made him the city's best-known developer.

In 2004, Trump began starring in the hit NBC reality series The Apprentice, which also spawned the offshoot The Celebrity Apprentice. Trump was known by many as a powerful person, on this show he showed his power over the celebrities by telling them what to do.

Donald Trump During his Presidential Bid

Trump turned his attention to politics, and in 2015 he announced his candidacy for president of the United States on the Republican ticket. After winning a majority of the primaries and caucuses, Trump became the official Republican candidate for president on July 19, 2016.

Trump spent only a modest amount on advertising during the primary—$10 million through February 2016.Trump benefited from free media more than any other candidate. From the beginning of his campaign through February 2016, Trump received almost $2 billion in free media attention, twice the amount that Hillary Clinton received. Trump earned $400 million alone in the month of February. According to data from the Tyndall Report, which tracks nightly news content, through February 2016, Trump alone accounted for more than a quarter of all 2016 election coverage on the evening newscasts of NBC, CBS and ABC, more than all the Democratic campaigns combined. Observers noted Trump's ability to garner constant mainstream media coverage "almost at will".

During Trumps presidential campaign trump was always in the public eye with his incorrect views media interviews and offensive online tweets from which he gained a lot of publicity. Below is an example of the sort of tweets he tweeted during his campaign.

Donald Trump After the success of his presidential campaign

On November 8, 2016, Trump won the presidency with 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232 votes. It is likely that Trump will receive fewer popular votes then Clinton, and if so, he will be the fifth person to become president who did not win the popular vote. The current vote difference between Clinton and Trump is 2.6 million or 2.1 percentage points. The last time the electoral college winner lost the nationwide popular vote by over two percentage points was the election of 1876.

Trump's victory was considered a big political upset, as nearly all national polls at the time showed Hillary Clinton with a modest lead over Trump, and state polls showed her with a modest lead to win the electoral college. The errors in some state polls were later partially attributed to pollsters overestimating Clinton's support among well-educated and non-white voters, while underestimating Trump's support among white working-class voters. Trump's victory marked the first time that Republicans would control the White House and both chambers of Congress since the period from 2003 to 2007.

Donald Trump victory speech.

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