Donald was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York, the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump. After completing his graduation, Trump followed his father into his real estate business. By 1971 he managed to involve in large-scale building projects in Manhattan. In 1980, he opened the Grand Hyatt, which made him the city's best-known developer.
In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president from the Republican Party and immediately emerged as the front-runner for his party's nomination as well. In May 2016, his remaining Republican rivals suspended their campaigns, and in July he was formally nominated for president at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Trump's major agendas include US-China trade deals, stronger enforcement of immigration laws together with building a wall along the US-Mexico border, opposition to particular trade agreements such as the TPP, reform of veterans' care, replacement of the Affordable Care Act and reduction of taxes.
Though highly condemned, Trump called for a temporary ban on all Muslim immigration to the United States, later stating that the ban would focus instead on countries with a proven history of terrorism, until the level of vetting can be raised to screen out potential terrorists.
LAST UPDATED : May 08, 2020, 11:25 AM IST
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