50 Unusually Interesting Facts about Donald Trump

50 Unusually Interesting Facts about Donald Trump

Love him or hate him you’re going to notice him. Donald Trump is loud, brash, with an I don’t give a damn attitude that somehow carried him to the white house. Here we have 50 Unusually Interesting Facts about Donald Trump.

50 Facts about Donald Trump

  • His television show The Apprentice, catapulted him to world fame
  • Trump once proclaimed that he can get away with stretching the truth because in the end, “I have the goods. I have the best buildings. I have the best locations.”
  • Although Trump’s parents were considered rich, all of the Trump children held after-school jobs when they were young.
  • As a second-grader, Trump was convinced that his music teacher at school didn’t know what he was talking about, so he punched him in the face. The teacher ended up with a black eye, and Trump almost was expelled.
  • As a teenager, Trump was a troublemaker, so his parents sent him to military school in the hopes of reforming him.
  • In 2016, the British Parliament debated whether to ban Donald Trump from visiting the U.K. An online petition that claimed Trump’s comments about Muslims was hate speech prompted the exchange
  • Donald Trump ran for president in 2000 under the Reform Party. He wanted Oprah Winfrey as his vice president.
  • Trump admits that he has a big ego. According to him, “Every successful person has
  • As a child, Trump and his siblings were not allowed to own any pets
  • As a child, Donald asked to borrow his brother’s blocks to build an extra tall skyscraper. After Donald finished with his construction, Donald glued the pieces together so he would never have to give them back.
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  • As a child, Trump attended Kew Forest, a private school. He finished in the bottom half of his elementary-school class and was a trouble-maker. His sister Maryanne noted that during this time, “He [Donald] was a brat.”
  • In 2007, Trump dumped thousands of dollars from the rafters of an WWF event to upstage Vince McMahon. The “Battle of Billionaires” followed, after which Trump won the right to shave McMahon’s head
  • Trump doesn’t smoke or drink after watching his older brother, Freddy, struggle with addiction
  • Though Trump has never filed for personal bankruptcy, he has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy six times
  • In 1973, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the Trump organization for discriminating against African Americans. The case was settled out of court
  • Trump once complained that black accountants were counting his money. Trump continued to say that the only people he wanted counting his money at the Trump Plaza Hotel were “short guys who wear yarmulkes every day.”
  • Trump always highly regarded his parents. As Trump later noted, “My father was always the power and breadwinner, and my mother was the perfect housewife.”
  • Donald Trump is terrified of going bald and considers it a sign of weakness. He once commented that “the worst thing a man can do is go bald.”
  • In 2007, Trump received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his role in NBC’s The Apprentice.
  • As a member of the “birther” movement, Trump sent investigators to Barack Obama’s native Hawaii to back up Trump’s claim that Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. When Obama released his birth certificate in 2014, Trump called it Obama’s “so-called birth certificate,” or “whatever it was.”
  • In 2004, Trump claimed that all of the women from his show, The Apprentice, flirted with him, but, he said, “that’s to be expected.”
  • Trumps hair has gained its own iconic status. To achieve this look, Trump blow dries his hair forward and then combs it backward.
  • Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in Jamaica, Queens, New York. He was the second youngest out of five children. Trump’s oldest brother, Fred Jr. died in 1981 from alcoholism.
  • Trump’s paternal side is from Germany, and his maternal side is from Scotland. Trump’s father was one of the biggest real estate developers in New York City.
  • Trump’s family were originally Lutherans, but his parents belonged to the Reformed Church in America.
  • Trump’s last name was originally spelled “Drumpf” or “Drumpft.” It morphed into “Trump” during the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century.
  • Trump once quipped that “I do play with bankruptcy laws—they are very good for me” as a way of cutting debt.”
  • An avid golf-lover, Trump owns or manages about 18 courses. In 2015, his golf courses created about $382 million in revenue.
  • Trump has made cameo appearances in 12 films and 14 TV series. He also played an oil tycoon in The Little Rascals and was nominated for two Emmy Awards.
  • In 1989, Milton Bradley released “Trump: The Board Game,” which was modeled after Trumps’ rise to success. Unfortunately, the game was a huge flop.
  • Trump was considered as a possible running mate for George H. W. Bush, but Dan Quayle ultimately won the position.
  • Trump once tweeted that vaccines, if administered too quickly in succession, have led to the increase in autism
  • In 1987, Trump bought what was then the world’s third largest yacht, which he named the Trump Princess, for $29 million. He actually never spent a night on the luxury yacht, admitting that “it makes him nervous to relax.”
  • In 1988, Trump bought the world-famous Plaza Hotel in New York City. Built in 1907, the hotel was also the setting for the famous Eloise children’s book series by Kay Thompson. It was also used  for several movies, including Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
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  • While still married to his first wife, Ivana, Trump began a years long affair with actress Marla Maples. Though the affair cost him his marriage. Trump reminisced that during the affair, his “life was so great in so many ways. The business was so great . . .  a beautiful girlfriend, a beautiful wife, a beautiful everything. Life was just a bowl of cherries.
  • Trump’s two favorite movies are Citizen Kane and Gone with the Wind.
  • Trump says that he works about 85 hours a week. He reportedly sleeps just 4 hours a night, usually from about 1 AM to 5 AM.
  • Trump has written several books of business advice, including Trump: How to Get Rich and Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men–One Message. According to Random House, Trump is the greatest selling business author ever.
  • In n 2005, Trump opened the for-profit, non-accredited Trump University. In 2013, the New York  Attorney General sued Trump and the “university” for $40 million for allegedly defrauding students.
  • Donald Trump is famously self-conscious about the length of his fingers.
  • In 2006, Trump launched his own luxury travel search engine; however; it shut down just one year later.
  • Trump was on the board of directors of several charitable organizations, including the Police Athletic League and the United Cerebral Palsy.
  • After a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that led to the death of counter protester Heather Heyer, Donald Trump sparked controversy when he noted that were “very fine people on both sides.”
  • Donald Trump faced ridicule when he tweeted a sentence with a seemingly nonsensical word, “covfefe.”
  • Every other major party nominee for U.S. president in the last 40 years has released his or her tax returns, except for Donald Trump.
  • Trump started his own steak company, called Trump Steakhouse. However, his steak company closed in 2015 due to violating 51 health codes, including serving five-month old duck.
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50 Unusually Interesting Facts about Donald Trump.