Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the USA. Before venturing into politics, he was a businessman and television personality. He is widely known for his television show the apprentice. He has ventured into real estates and branding. He has also written several books.
His Political Climb
Donald Trump had expressed his desire to join the political field. He wanted to run for office in 1988 when he placed ads in several newspapers. He wanted to be president at that time because he thought that America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves.
Trump also considered running for president in the years 2000, 2004 and 2012. He also had desired to run for office of the Governor of New York in 2006 and 2014.
In 2013, Trump was featured as a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
From 2001 to 2008, Trump identified himself as a Democrat, but in 2008, he endorsed Republican John McCain for President. In the year 2009, trump officially changed his party registration to that of Republican.
In December 2011, Trump became an independent for a mere five months before making the decision returning to the Republican Party where he pledged to stay.
Trump has made contributions to campaigns of both Republican Party and Democratic Party candidates, with the top ten recipients of his political contributions being six Democrats and four Republicans but as of 2011, his contributions favored the republicans more.
In 2012 February Trump openly endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for president.
In the year 2015, Trump openly expressed interest in running for office of the president and republican leaders were hesitant to support him because they thought he had limited chances of becoming the president of the USA.
He officially became the Republican nominee to run for the office of the president after he beat the other candidates to clinch the seat. In late 2016, Trump faced off with Hillary Clinton in their first ever presidential debate. He later went ahead to beat Hillary Clinton and became the oldest and wealthiest person to ever become president without ever having military or government experience.