Get to know Trump

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Donald Trump has been campaigning across America with his infamous slogan “Make America Great Again”. / Photo from realdonaldtrump on Instagram

Tiffany Persaud, Staff Writer

The sitting President of the United States is Donald J. Trump, who was elected in 2016 and is now up for re-election in 2020. As the first president whose main career was in real estate development and not politics, Trump has made global headlines since announcing his candidacy in June 2015. Before voting via absentee ballot or in-person, you should be aware of each candidate’s agenda. Here is a generalized list about America’s Republican candidate.  

Full name: Donald John Trump  

Age: 74  

Party: Republican  

Education: New York Military Academy (1959-1964), Fordham University (1964-1966), The Wharton School of Business – University of Pennsylvania (1966 – 1968) 

Key Career Moments:  

  • 1973: Trump became the owner of Elizabeth Trump and Sons and renamed it to The Trump Organization  
  • 1983: The grand opening of the first Trump Tower in Manhattan  
  • 1995: Trump Hotels and Casino resorts went public  
  • 2004: Trump became the host of the NBC show The Apprentice  
  • 2017: Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States 
  • 2019: Trump ordered the assassination of Qassem Soleimani  
  • January 2020:President Trump’s impeachment trial began  
  • Within his first term, he has appointed 3 Supreme Court Justices, Neil Gorsuch (R.) and Brett Kavanaugh (R.), and Amy Coney Barrett (R.)

Stances on issues:  

  • Pro-life; the governmental regulation of abortion, birth control and opposing Planned Parenthood 
  • Not in favor of additional gun control laws, the 2nd Amendment should remain untampered  
  • In favor of the death penalty  

Campaign Promises:  

  • Replace the Affordable Care Act 
  • Create 10 million new jobs within 10 months, create 1 million new small businesses  
  • Develop a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2020 
  • Pass congressional term limits 
  • Increase funding for police and law enforcement  
  • Ban federal contracts for companies who outsource to China 
  • Block illegal immigrants from becoming eligible for taxpayer-funded welfare, healthcare and free college tuition 
  • Increase criminal penalties for assaults on law enforcement officers 
  • Launch Space Force, establish permanent manned presence on the Moon and send the first manned mission to Mars 

 

For more information on the current Republican President, visit www.donaldjtrump.com.