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

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?