It seems that Donald Trump is always in the spotlight. It seems as though all of his opinions, endeavors, and private affairs are all public knowledge – but are they really? How well do you really know the top running Republican candidate for presidency? Click through this and see if we can shed some more light on this already in the limelight character.
We know Mr. Trump went to college and had a nice cushy job waiting for him when he was finished. But what DID he get a degree in? He has a degree in Economics.
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31. SPOILER ALERT
The Donald was The Democrat before running for President as a Republican.
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One of Trump’s former roommates recalls him being so meticulous that he “folded his underwear into squares and stacked them neatly on a shelf.” Do you think he has someone to do that for him now?
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29. LADIES MAN
Trump was voted “Ladies Man” by his all-male high school peers.
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28. GRANDPA TRUMP
The Donald is also The Grandpa to seven kids, even though his own youngest son is only 9.
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27. ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGER
Last summer, Trump completed the ALS ice bucket challenge. Who did he challenge in the process? Why, President Barack Obama, of course, and two of his 3 sons.
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26. RELAXING READER
To de-stress during his college days, Donald found solace in reading federal foreclosure listings “for fun”.
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25. NOT A FAN
While most of America, including Emmy voters, are in love with the cast and antics of ABC’s Modern Family, Donald is publicly “not a fan” and has even gotten into a heated Twitter war over it. Trump used some of his favorite insults like, “total loser”, “very dumb”, and “so pathetic.”
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24. STAR POWER
In 2007, Donald Trump got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his role as producer on The Apprentice.
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23. A POLITICAL GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT
Donald Trump has explored the possibility of running for the U.S. Presidency five times: in 1988, 2000, 2004, 2012 and 2016. He also contemplated running for Governor of New York in 2006 and 2014.
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22. NEVER HAVE I EVER…
Donald Trump confessed to late night TV host Conan O’Brien that he’s never used an ATM. So, the good news is, there’s something you’ve done that the Donald hasn’t.
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21. AND THE AWARD GOES TO…
Trump won a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor for his cameo appearance as himself in the 1990 movie “Ghosts Can’t Do It.” Quite the honor!
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20. THE CLOSEST HE CAME TO MILITARY SERVICE
After getting into some trouble in his early teen years, Trump’s parents sent him to the New York Military Academy. This would be the closest he’s come to military service, having been deferred from the draft several times – a few as a student and once because of medical reasons.
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19. REAL ESTATE MOGUL
He owns over 30 properties with the Trump name in the U.S. alone, and at least 10 internationally. These are commercial, residential, and hospitality properties.
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18. NOT SO FRIENDLY FEUDS
Donald, besides letting his opinions be known, has never shied away from a feud or public conflict. He has had very public and notable feuds with Bill Maher, Brian Williams, Mark Cuban, Chris Matthews, Cher, Bette Midler, Michelle Malkin, Ariana Huffington, Seth Myers, Bill Cosby, Robert DeNiro, Rosie O’Donnell, and many others.
NEXT: HIS MINI-ME
Donald has everything – including his own mini-me. Melania reportedly calls her son Barron “mini Donald” because they are so similar. The 9 year old even enjoys wearing suits.
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16. FRIENDS WITH THE CLINTONS
Bill and Hillary Clinton attended his wedding to Melania. Were they truly friends before becoming political rivals? Or was that Donald’s way of kissing up to his then Democratic status? Or was the Trump wedding just a who’s who of famous powerhouses?
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15. THE WEDDING SINGER
Another big appearance at the Trump wedding: Billy Joel who sang at the reception.
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14. PAPA TRUMP
He has 5 children with 3 different women. Family values must not be his biggest platform.
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13. HEALTH NUT?
He does not drink or smoke tobacco. Donald Trump needs to keep a clear mind and keep up that lung capacity for making loud statements.
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12. REAL OR IMAGINED?
He said that all of the women on “The Apprentice” flirted with him. It could be real. It could be his inflated ego that imagined it. It could be smart women knowing how to get ahead in his world. It could be a combination of all of those things.
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11. BROKE THE 11TH COMMANDMENT
It is widely known that as a Republican: Thou shalt not speak ill of fellow Republicans. While many have compared the two, Donald has insulted Ronald Reagan, a fellow Republican. In his 1987 book The Art of the Deal he wrote that Reagan was “so smooth” that he won over the American people. “Only now, nearly seven years later, are people beginning to question whether there’s anything beneath that smile.” Donald has been known to criticize and challenge many other fellow Republicans as well. But does it count if he was a Democrat at the time?
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10. FOOTBALL FAN
Donald Trump once owned the football team the New Jersey Generals in the 1980’s, but he opted to sell out in order to focus on a long list of unfinished construction projects.
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9. STYLE ICON
Donald Trump is known for his signature hairstyle that, while widely criticized, he refuses to change. How does he make it look like that? He blow dries it forward, then combs it to the back of his head.
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8. A FIXED WIN
Donald Trump and CEO of the WWE Vince McMahon, in 2007, made a wager: They’d each get a wrestler to compete on their behalf. Winner shaves loser’s head. We all know how pro wrestling works. Donald was never in danger of losing his hair. Too bad the Presidential election doesn’t work the same way…
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7. TRUMP: THE GAME
Ever wanted to see what it was like being The Donald? In 1989, you could buy, sell and negotiate just like Donald Trump to see who could make the most money. The game fell flat, but you can still find it on Amazon.
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6. FAIL AND FORGET IT
Trump would rather you forget his failures and move on, however he did dabble in steaks and vodka during his business career. Although Trump has high-end taste and tried to get into the higher end world of steak and vodka, it fell flat.
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5. HE’S A CHEATER
It’s no secret that Donald has had extramarital affairs, resulting in public confrontations, divorce, and remarriages. It is also true that he made romantic advances to Princess Diana while she was married and hit on Melania while he was on a date with someone else. Questionable morals may get him ahead in business, but in a conservative party?
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4. EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEED
When your father is real estate mogul Fred Trump, you don’t have to look hard to find a job. Donald did attend college, but his fancy desk chair was waiting for him upon graduation.
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3. THE GERMAPHOBE
A self-confessed germaphobe, Trump doesn’t even like to push a ground floor elevator button because it’s been tapped by so many people. He hates shaking hands. I guess if you were planning to have Trump kiss your baby on the campaign trail, you can forget it.
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2. IMMIGRANT ORIGIN
He’s descended from immigrants, but who in America wasn’t? You’d think someone so successful with foreign roots would be more sympathetic to other immigrants. Where would he be now if someone wouldn’t let his ancestors into America?
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1. A GENEROUS OFFER
You’d think Trump wouldn’t want to offer Obama anything after their very public birth certificate feud, however Trump very generously offered the use of any and all of his golf resorts to Obama. The only stipulation? Obama must resign early. The President has not taken Trump up on his offer.