Last updated on: 1/31/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Donald J. Trump Biography

Title:
45th President of United States
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I don’t think you’d even be talking about illegal immigration if it weren’t for me. So, we have a country of laws, they’re going to go out, and they’ll come back if they deserve to come back. If they’ve had a bad record, if they’ve been arrested, if they’ve been in jail, they’re never coming back. We’re going to have a country again. Right now, we don’t have a country, we don’t have a border, and we’re going to do something about it, and it can be done with proper management, and it can be done with heart.”

CNN, “GOP Presidential Debate. Aired 8:10-11:15p ET.,” transcripts.cnn.com, Sep. 16, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 45th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2017-present
  • Presidential Candidate, June 16, 2015-Nov. 8, 2016
  • Former Co-owner, Miss USA
  • Former Co-owner, Miss Teen USA
  • Former Co-owner, Miss Universe
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, Liberty University, 2012
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, Robert Gordon University, 2010
  • Co-Producer and Host, The Celebrity Apprentice, 2008-2015
  • Executive Producer and Host, The Apprentice, 2003-2015
  • CEO, The Trump Organization (formerly Elizabeth Trump and Son), 1968-present
Education:
  • BS, Economics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1968
  • Attended, Fordham University
  • Graduated, New York Military Academy, 1964
  • Attended, Kew-Forest School
Other:
  • His sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is a Senior US Circuit Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, appointed by Bill Clinton (previously appointed to the US District Court for the District of New Jersey by Ronald Reagan).
  • His mother, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, immigrated from Scotland
  • 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)
  • Twitter handle: @realdonaldtrump
Quoted in:
  1. Are Sanctuary Jurisdictions Good Policy?
  2. Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay Their "Fair Share" of Taxes?
  3. Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border?
  4. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?