Last updated on: 3/20/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Donald J. Trump Biography

Title:
45th President of the United States of America
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“The death penalty. It should be brought back and it should be brought back strong… They say it’s not a deterrent. Well, you know what, maybe it’s not a deterrent but these two [men convicted of killing two police officers in Hattiesburg, MS] will not do any more killing. That’s for sure.”

Fox and Friends, YouTube.com, May 11, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 45th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2017-present
  • Founder, Donald J. Trump Foundation, 1988-present
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee
  • CEO, The Trump Organization (formerly Elizabeth Trump and Son), 1968-Jan. 19, 2017
  • Executive Producer and Host, The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice, 2003-2015
  • Co-owner (with NBC), Miss Universe Organization, 1996-2015
  • Founder, Trump University, 2005-2010
  • Owner, New Jersey Generals, 1983-1985
  • Real Estate Developer, Elizabeth Trump & Son, 1968-1971
Education:
  • BS, Economics, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, 1968
  • Studied at Fordham University, 1964-1966
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @realDonaldTrump
  • Named Person of the Year by TIME magazine in 2016
  • In 2015, Forbes estimated Trump’s net worth at $4 billion
  • Four of Trump’s businesses have declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy: Trump’s Taj Mahal (1991), Trump Plaza Hotel (1992), Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (2004), and Trump Entertainment Resorts (2009)
  • Father of 5 children: Donald, Ivanka, Erika, Tiffany, and Barron
  • Married Melania Knauss (now Trump) on Jan. 22, 2005; former wives include Ivana Trump and Marla Maples
  • His mother, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, immigrated from Scotland
  • Born June 14, 1946 in New York City, New York
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?