Trump signs loyalty pledge, September 2015
|Born||Donald John Trump
June 14, 1946
Queens, New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||Fordham University (transferred)
University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
|Net worth||$4 billion (Forbes 2015)|
|Political party||Republican (Before 1999; 2009–11; 2012–present)
|Children||Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, Barron|
|This article is part of a series
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American real estate developer, television personality, business author, and political candidate. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's career, branding efforts, lifestyle and outspoken manner helped make him a celebrity, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show, The Apprentice.
Trump is a son of Fred Trump, a New York City real estate developer. Donald Trump worked for his father's firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and officially joined the company in 1968. In 1971, he was given control of the company, renaming it The Trump Organization. Trump remains a major figure in American real estate and a celebrity for his prominent media exposures.
On June 16, 2015, Trump formally announced his candidacy for president of the United States in the 2016 election, seeking the nomination of the Republican Party. Trump's early campaigning drew intense media coverage and saw him rise to high levels of popular support. Since late July 2015, he has consistently been the front-runner in public opinion polls for the Republican Party nomination.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Business career
- 3 Business ventures and investments
- 4 Entertainment media
- 5 Politics
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Legal affairs
- 8 Awards and honors
- 9 Bibliography
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 Further reading
- 13 External links
Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in the borough of Queens in New York City. He is the fourth of five children born to Mary Anne (née MacLeod) and Fred Trump, who had married in 1936. His sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is a United States federal judge on senior status for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Trump's mother was a Scottish immigrant, born on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland. Trump's paternal grandparents were German immigrants; Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Drumpf, was a successful Klondike Gold Rush restaurateur who anglicized the family name. In his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump incorrectly claimed that Friedrich Drumpf was of Swedish origin, an assertion previously made by Fred Trump for many years. Trump later acknowledged his German ancestry and served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City.
While living in a two-story mock Tudor home on Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates, Trump attended the private Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills, Queens, where Fred Trump, Donald's father, was a member of the Board of Trustees. Some of his siblings also attended Kew-Forest. Trump's father told an interviewer in 1983 he "was a pretty rough fellow when he was small", prompting him to enroll his son in the New York Military Academy (NYMA) in eighth grade for the duration of his high school education. Trump participated in marching drills and wore a uniform, attaining the rank of "cadet captain" in his senior year. He told a biographer in 2015 that NYMA gave him "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military".
Trump attended Fordham University in the Bronx for two years, before transferring to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, because Wharton then had one of the few real estate studies departments in U.S. academia. He graduated in 1968, with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.
Trump came of age for the draft during the Vietnam War. In an interview in 2011 on New York station WNYW, he stated, "I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number." Selective Service records retrieved by The Smoking Gun website from the National Archives show that, although Trump did eventually receive a high selective service lottery number in 1969, he was not drafted earlier because of four student deferments (2-S) while attending college, and after receiving a medical deferment (1-Y, later converted to 4-F) obtained in 1968 after his college graduation, prior to the lottery being initiated. Trump was deemed fit for service after a military medical examination in 1966, and was briefly classified as 1-A by a local draft board shortly before his 1968 medical disqualification. Trump attributed his medical deferment to "heel spurs" in both feet, according to a 2015 biographer, but told an Iowa campaign audience he suffered from a spur in one foot, though he could not remember which one.
Trump began his career at his father's real estate company, Elizabeth Trump and Son, which focused on middle-class rental housing in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. One of Trump's first projects, while he was still in college, was the revitalization of the foreclosed Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio, which his father had purchased for $5.7 million in 1962. The Trumps became involved in the project and with a $500,000 investment, turned the 1,200-unit complex's occupancy rate from 34% to 100%. In 1972, the Trump Organization sold Swifton Village for $6.75 million.
In 1971, Trump moved to Manhattan and became involved in larger building projects and used attractive architectural design to win public recognition. Trump initially came to public attention in 1973, when he was accused by the Justice Department of violations of the Fair Housing Act in the operation of 39 buildings. Trump in turn accused the Justice Department of targeting his company because it was a large one, and to force it to rent to welfare recipients. Trump settled the charges in 1975, saying he was satisfied that the agreement did not "compel the Trump organization to accept persons on welfare as tenants unless as qualified as any other tenant."
Trump made plans to acquire and develop the old Penn Central for $60 million with no money down. Later, with the help of a 40-year tax abatement from the New York City government, he turned the bankrupt Commodore Hotel into the Grand Hyatt and created The Trump Organization.
New York City had a plan to build the Javits Convention Center on property for which Trump held a right-to-buy option. Trump estimated his company could have completed the project for $110 million but the city rejected his offer and Trump received a broker's fee on the sale of the property instead. Repairs on The Wollman Rink in Central Park (built in 1955) were started in 1980 with an expected 2½-year construction schedule but were nowhere near completion by 1986. Trump took over the management of the project, at no cost to the city, and completed it in three months for $1.95 million, which was $750,000 less than the initial budget.
In 1988, Trump acquired the Taj Mahal Casino in a transaction with Merv Griffin and Resorts International, which led to mounting debt, and by 1989, Trump was unable to meet loan payments. Although he shored up his businesses with additional loans and postponed interest payments, by 1991, increasing debt brought Trump to business bankruptcy. Banks and bond holders had lost hundreds of millions of dollars, but opted to restructure the debt. The Taj Mahal emerged from bankruptcy on October 5, 1991, with Trump ceding 50 percent ownership in the casino to the original bondholders in exchange for lowered interest rates on the debt and more time to pay it off. He also sold his financially challenged Trump Shuttle airline and his 282-foot megayacht, the Trump Princess. The late 1990s saw a resurgence in Trump's financial situation. The will of Trump's father, who died in 1999, divided an estate estimated at $250–$300 million equally among his four surviving children.
In 2001, Donald Trump completed Trump World Tower, a 72-story residential tower across from the United Nations Headquarters. Also, he began construction on Trump Place, a multi-building development along the Hudson River. Trump owns commercial space in Trump International Hotel and Tower, a 44-story mixed-use (hotel and condominium) tower on Columbus Circle. Trump owns several million square feet of prime Manhattan real estate.
Without personal capital investment, Trump has licensed his name and image for the development of many real estate projects, including Trump International Hotel and Tower – Honolulu, Trump International Hotel and Tower – Chicago, Trump International Hotel and Tower – Toronto, and Trump Tower – Tampa. At least two Trump-branded real estate projects have gone into foreclosure.
In 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at $4 billion. In June 2015, Business Insider published a June 30, 2014, financial statement supplied by Trump. The statement reflects his net worth as $8.7 billion. Of that amount, $3.3 billion is represented by "Real Estate Licensing Deals, Brand and Branded Developments", described by Business Insider as "basically [implying] that Trump values his character at $3.3 billion." In July 2015, the Federal election regulators released new details of his wealth and financial holdings when he became a Republican presidential candidate.
Business ventures and investments
Trump branding and licensing
Beyond his traditional ventures in the real estate, hospitality, and entertainment industries, Trump has established the Trump name and brand in other industries and products. With mixed success, Trump has marketed his name on a large number of products, including Trump Mortgage (2006–2007), Trump Sales and Leasing (residential sales), Trump Restaurants (located in Trump Tower and consisting of Trump Buffet, Trump Catering, Trump Ice Cream Parlor, and Trump Bar), GoTrump (a 2006–2007 online travel website), Donald J. Trump Signature Collection (a line of menswear, men's accessories, and watches), Donald J. Trump: The Fragrance (2004), Trump Magazine (2007–2009), Trump Golf, Trump Chocolate, Trump home (home furnishings), Trump Productions (a television production company), The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative (formerly Trump University, 2005–2011), Trump: The Game (1989 board game, relaunched 2005, discontinued), Donald Trump's Real Estate Tycoon (a business simulation game), Trump Model Management, Trump Shuttle (1989–1992), Trump Ice, Trump Vodka (2005–2011), and Trump Steaks (launched 2007, discontinued). In addition, Trump reportedly receives $1.5 million for each one-hour presentation he does for The Learning Annex.
In 2011, Forbes ' financial experts estimated the value of the Trump brand at $200 million. Trump disputes this valuation, saying that his brand is worth about $3 billion. Many developers pay Trump to market their properties and to be the public face for their projects. For that reason, Trump does not own many of the buildings that display his name. According to Forbes, this portion of Trump's empire, actually run by his children, is by far his most valuable, having a $562 million valuation. According to Forbes, there are 33 licensing projects under development including seven "condo hotels" (the seven Trump International Hotel and Tower developments).
In April 2011, amidst speculation whether Trump would run as a candidate in the U.S. presidential election of 2012, Politico quoted unnamed sources close to him stating that, if Trump should decide to run for president, he would file "financial disclosure statements that [would] show his net worth [was] in excess of $7 billion with more than $250 million of cash, and very little debt". (Presidential candidates are required to disclose their finances after announcing their intentions to run.) Although Trump did not run as a candidate in the 2012 elections, his professionally prepared 2012 financial disclosure was published in his book stating a $7 billion net worth.
Estimates of Trump's net worth have fluctuated along with real estate valuations: in 2015, Forbes pegged it as $4 billion, while the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (which scrutinized Trump's FEC filings) estimated a net worth of $2.9 billion. On June 16, 2015, just prior to announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, Trump released to the media a one-page prepared financial disclosure statement "from a big accounting firm—one of the most respected" stating a net worth of $8,737,540,000. "I'm really rich", Trump said. Forbes called the nearly $9 billion figure a "100%" exaggeration. In July 2015, the Federal election regulators released new details of Trump's wealth and financial holdings when he became a Republican presidential candidate, reporting that his assets are worth above $1.4 billion, which includes at least $70 million in stocks, and a debt of at least $265 million.
Trump claimed in a July 2015 press release, one month after announcing his presidential run, that his "net worth is in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS". However, Trump has said in the past that "my net worth fluctuates, and it goes up and down with markets and with attitudes and with feelings—even my own feelings". Forbes has said that although Trump "shares a lot of information with us that helps us get to the figures we publish", he "consistently pushes for a higher net worth—especially when it comes to the value of his personal brand." Forbes reduced its estimate of Trump's net worth by $125 million following Trump's controversial 2015 remarks about undocumented Mexican immigrants, which ended Trump's business contracts with NBCUniversal, Univision, Macy's, Serta, PVH Corporation, and Perfumania.
Trump Tower is a 58-story, mixed-use skyscraper at 725 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of East 56th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was developed by Trump and the Equitable Life Assurance Company, and was designed by architect Der Scutt of Swanke Hayden Connell. It is today solely owned by Trump.
Trump Tower occupies the former site of the architecturally significant Bonwit Teller flagship store, demolished in 1980. Trump courted controversy for destroying valuable Art Deco bas-relief sculptures on its facade, promised to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and for a contractor's use of some 200 undocumented Polish immigrant workers in the rushed demolition process, who were paid (if at all) just $4 and $5 per hour for work in 12-hour-shifts. Trump testified in 1990 he rarely visited the site and was unaware of the illegal workers, some of whom lived at the site and who were known as the "Polish Brigade". A long-running labor lawsuit was settled in 1999, with its record sealed.
Stock market investments
According to a 2015 campaign claim, Trump made a rare foray into the stock market beginning in 2011 after facing poor returns on bank deposits and being disappointed with the depressed American real estate market. Trump stated that he wasn't enthusiastic to be a stock market investor, but that prime real estate at good prices was hard to find at that time. Among the stocks Trump claims to have purchased were Bank of America, Citigroup, Caterpillar Inc., Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Facebook. On selling stock picks in 2014, Trump said he earned a $27 million profit, with 40 of the 45 stocks purchased generating a profit.
In 1983, Trump purchased the New Jersey Generals for the inaugural season of the United States Football League (USFL). The Generals hired former New York Jets head coach Walt Michaels. Prior to the inaugural season, Trump sold the franchise to Oklahoma oil magnate J. Walter Duncan. Prior to the 1984 season, Duncan sold the team back to Trump.
The USFL planned to play its 1986 schedule in the fall, directly opposite the NFL, thanks mostly to Trump's strong advocacy of direct competition with the older, established league. Two years earlier, Trump sold most of his fellow owners on a move to the fall by arguing that it would eventually force a merger with the NFL—in which the owners of any USFL teams included in a merger would see their investment more than double.
The Generals merged with the Houston Gamblers during the extended offseason, adding such stars as quarterback Jim Kelly and wide receiver Ricky Sanders. Michaels was fired, replaced with former Gamblers coach Jack Pardee, who planned to bring the Gamblers' high-powered run and shoot offense with him. However, the USFL's "Dream Team" never took the field. The 1986 season was cancelled after the USFL won a minimal verdict in an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL; the league folded soon afterward.
The Trump Organization operates many golf courses and resorts in the United States and around the world. On February 11, 2014, it was announced that Trump had purchased Doonbeg Golf Club in the Republic of Ireland. It was confirmed that Doonbeg Golf Club would be renamed Trump International Golf Links, Ireland. In 2006, Trump bought the Menie estate in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland creating a highly contentious golf resort. In April 2014, Trump purchased the Turnberry hotel and golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland, which is a regular fixture in the Open Championship rota. In June 2015, Trump's appeal objecting to an offshore windfarm (Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm) within sight of the golf links was denied.
Trump has owned part or all the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants since 1996. Among the most recognized beauty pageants in the world, the pageant was founded in 1952 by the California clothing company Pacific Mills.
In 2015, NBC and Univision both ended their business relationships with the Miss Universe Organization after Trump's presidential campaign kickoff speech on June 16, in which he stated:
The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. [Applause] Thank you. It's true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
Trump subsequently filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision, alleging a breach of contract and defamation. Cable network Reelz then acquired the rights to exclusively telecast the Miss USA pageant. Trump told People magazine in July 2015 that the lawsuit against Univision was "part of the [presidential] campaign". On September 11, 2015, Trump announced that he purchased NBC's stake in the Miss Universe Organization, making him the sole owner, and had "settled" his lawsuits against the network, though it was not immediately clear whether Trump had filed lawsuits against NBC or merely threatened to do so.
In the media, Trump is a two-time Emmy Award–nominated personality and has made appearances as a caricatured version of himself in television series and films (e.g., Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Nanny, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Days of Our Lives, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), and as a character (The Little Rascals). He has been the subject of comedians, Flash cartoon artists, and online caricature artists. Trump also had his own daily talk radio program called Trumped!.
In March 2011, Trump was the subject of a Comedy Central Roast. The special was hosted by Seth MacFarlane, and roasters included Larry King, Snoop Dogg, and Anthony Jeselnik among regular roast participants. Trump's daughter Ivanka was seen in the audience. In April 2011, Trump attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner, featuring comedian Seth Meyers. President Obama used the occasion to present several prepared jokes mocking Trump.
On August 5, 2015, a documentary about Trump in the 1980s and '90s appeared online, called, What's the Deal?.
In 2003, Trump became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show The Apprentice, in which a group of competitors battled for a high-level management job in one of Trump's commercial enterprises. Contestants were successively "fired" and eliminated from the game. In 2004, Donald Trump filed a trademark application for the catchphrase "You're fired."
For the first year of the show, Trump was paid $50,000 per episode (roughly $700,000 for the first season), but following the show's initial success, he is currently[when?] paid a reported $3 million per episode, making him one of the highest paid TV personalities. In July 2015, Trump reported in his personal financial disclosure statement with the Federal Election Commission that NBCUniversal had paid him $213,606,575 for his 14 seasons of hosting the show. In 2007, Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to television (The Apprentice).
Along with British TV producer Mark Burnett, Trump also put together The Celebrity Apprentice, in which well-known stars compete to win money for their charities. While Trump and Burnett co-produced the show, Trump stayed in the forefront, deciding winners and "firing" losers. Writing about his behind-the-scenes experience during the 2012 season, magician Penn Jillette said that although the business competitions were "easy like junior high is easy", Trump would often deliver "free-form rants" in front of his captive boardroom audience, and "would talk about articles written about him and defend himself against charges made, so far as I could tell, by random bloggers with a few hundred hits. Attacks that could have no impact on his life at all." Trump, Jillette said, seemed like he was "Googling himself".
On February 16, 2015, NBC announced that they would be renewing The Apprentice for a 15th season. Eleven days later, Trump stated that he was "not ready" to sign on for another season because of the possibility of a presidential run. Despite this, on March 18, NBC announced they were going ahead with production. On June 29, after widespread negative reaction stemming from Trump's campaign announcement speech, NBC released a statement saying, "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump", apparently ending Trump's role in The Apprentice.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Trump is a known World Wrestling Entertainment fan and friend of WWE owner Vince McMahon. He has hosted two WrestleMania events in the Trump Plaza and has been an active participant in several of the shows. Trump's Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City was host to the 1991 WBF Championship (which was owned by WWE, known at the time as the "World Wrestling Federation"). Trump was interviewed by Jesse Ventura ringside at WrestleMania XX.
He also appeared at WrestleMania 23 in a match called "The Battle of the Billionaires". Trump was in the corner of Bobby Lashley, while Vince McMahon was in the corner of Lashley's opponent Umaga with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee. The stipulation of the match was hair versus hair, which means that either Trump or McMahon would have their head shaved if their competitor lost. Lashley won the match, and he and Trump shaved McMahon bald.
On June 15, 2009, as part of a storyline, McMahon announced on Monday Night Raw that he had "sold" the show to Trump. Appearing on screen, Trump declared he would be at the following commercial-free episode in person and would give a full refund to the people who purchased tickets to the arena for that night's show. McMahon "bought back" Raw the following week for twice the price. His entrance theme "Money, Money" was written by Jim Johnston.
Trump was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, at Madison Square Garden for his contributions to the promotion. He made his fifth WrestleMania appearance the next night.
A 2011 report by the Center for Responsive Politics showed that over two decades of U.S. elections, Donald Trump made contributions to campaigns of both Republican Party and Democratic Party candidates. In February 2012, Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president of the United States. Trump was also an early supporter of Ronald Reagan for U.S. president.
In April 2011, Trump questioned President Barack Obama's proof of citizenship, alleging that "his grandmother in Kenya said he was born in Kenya, and she was there and witnessed the birth". (Trump's claim derived from a discredited transcript of a telephone interview with Obama's grandmother, produced by a Pennsylvania pastor opposed to Obama's election.) Trump also questioned whether Obama had good enough grades to warrant entry to Harvard Law School. Trump claimed to have sent a team of private investigators to Hawaii, Obama's documented birthplace, and told The Today Show "they cannot believe what they're finding". On April 25, 2011, Trump called for Obama to end the citizenship issue by releasing the long-form of his birth certificate. Two days later, Obama made a formal statement in efforts by the White House to put the matter to rest with the release of the long-form of Obama's birth certificate. Trump expressed pride at his role in the certificate's release in a press conference follow-up, saying he hoped it "checks out" and "we have to see, is it real?" When asked in July 2015 whether Obama was born in the United States, Trump said: "I really don't know. I mean, I don't know why he wouldn't release his records."
In December 2008, Trump emerged as an early supporter of the 2009 government-backed rescue plan for the U.S. auto industry, which by 2012 was supported by 56% of Americans (63% support in Michigan), according a Pew Research Center poll. Statements of Trump's hinting that vaccination would cause autism were subject to criticism in various media by the scientific community. He has also been criticized for climate change-denying statements, because they are discordant with the opinion of the scientific community.
Trump floated the idea of running for president in 1988, 2004, and 2012, and for governor of New York in 2006 and 2014, but did not enter those races. Although a November 1999 New York Times/CBS News poll showed that 70% of Americans had an unfavorable opinion of Trump, making him less popular at the time than Linda Tripp, he ran for the presidential nomination of the Reform Party in 2000 and won the party's California primary. Trump acknowledged that his national profile has since changed: "What happened was I did The Apprentice and it became a tremendous success. Who would have thought this was going to happen?" he told interviewer Larry King in 2005. "There's sort of nothing like having the big hot show on television." As Trump publicly speculated about seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released in March 2011 found Trump leading among potential contenders, one point ahead of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. A Newsweek poll conducted in February 2011 showed Trump within a few points of Barack Obama, with many voters undecided in the November 2012 general election for president of the United States. A poll released in April 2011 by Public Policy Polling showed Trump having a nine-point lead in a potential contest for the Republican nomination for president of the United States while he was still actively considering a run. His moves were interpreted by some media as possible promotional tools for his reality show The Apprentice. On May 16, 2011, Trump announced he would not run for president. Public Policy Polling described the events of May 2011 as "one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of presidential politics". In December 2011, Donald Trump was named among the top six of the ten most admired men and women living, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll.
In January 2013, Trump (who is a notably popular figure in Israel, where his name is attached to products sometimes without his permission) released a video endorsing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the 2013 Israeli elections, stating that "A strong prime minister is a strong Israel." In 2015, Trump was awarded the 'Liberty Award' at the 'Algemeiner Jewish 100 Gala' in honor of his positive contributions to Israel–United States relations. Trump stated: "I have so many friends in Israel."
In 2013, Trump was a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The speech was not well-attended. He spent over $1 million to research a possible run for president of the United States. In October 2013, New York Republicans had circulated a memo suggesting Trump should run for governor of the state in 2014, against Andrew Cuomo. Trump said that while New York had problems and taxes were too high, running for governor was not of great interest to him. In February 2015, Trump opted not to renew his television contract for The Apprentice, generating speculation that he might run for president of the United States in 2016.
Presidential campaign, 2016
Trump formally announced his candidacy for president of the United States in the 2016 elections on June 16, 2015, from his headquarters in Trump Tower in New York City. Trump launched his campaign declaring the official slogan, "We are going to make our country great again" with a commitment to become the "greatest jobs president that God ever created". Immediately after his announcement in New York, Trump traveled to Iowa to campaign in the state ahead of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. Trump has also campaigned extensively in New Hampshire, site of the first Republican primary. Trump kicked off a western swing in early July 2015, giving rallies and speeches in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
2016 Republican presidential campaign front-runner
A survey conducted by The Economist/YouGov released July 9, 2015, became significant as the first major nationwide poll to show Trump as the 2016 Republican presidential front-runner. A Suffolk/USA Today poll released on July 14, 2015, showed 17% support for Trump among Republican voters, with runner-up Jeb Bush picking up 14%, and a Washington Post/ABC News poll taken on July 16–19 showed Trump had 24% Republican support, over Scott Walker at 13%. A CNN/ORC poll showed Trump in the lead at 18% support among Republican voters, over Jeb Bush at 15%. In a CBS News poll from August 4, Trump was again first with 24% support, Bush was second at 13%, and Walker was third at 10%.
A CNN/ORC poll taken August 13–16, 2015, in the "swing" states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania showed Trump ahead of, or narrowly trailing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in a direct match-up. In Florida, Trump led Clinton by two points; in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, Trump was within five points of Clinton.
Trump's mother, Mary Anne, was born in 1912 at Tong, Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, off the coast of Scotland. In 1930, aged 18, she sailed on holiday to New York on the SS Transylvania, met Fred Trump and remained in the USA, marrying in 1936. Born in Queens, New York, Donald Trump has four siblings: two brothers, Fred, Jr. (who is deceased) and Robert S. Trump; and two sisters, Maryanne and Elizabeth. His older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is a Third Circuit federal appeals court judge on senior status.
In 1977, Trump married model Ivana Zelníčková, a native of the Czech Republic, and together they have three children: Donald, Jr. (born December 31, 1977), Ivanka (born October 30, 1981), and Eric (born January 6, 1984). Ivana Trump became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1988, with Trump at her side. Trump is popularly known as The Donald, a nickname perpetuated by the media after Ivana referred to him as such in a 1989 Spy Magazine cover story. By early 1990 Trump's troubled marriage to Ivana and long-running affair with actress Marla Maples had become tabloid fodder, and the couple divorced in 1991.
After dating model Carla Bruni, who reportedly discouraged Trump's relationship with Marla Maples, Trump married Maples on December 21, 1993, two months after the birth of their child, Tiffany (born October 13, 1993). They divorced on June 8, 1999. In a February 2009 interview on ABC's news program Nightline, Trump commented on his ex-wives by saying, "I just know it's very hard for them [Ivana and Marla] to compete because I do love what I do. I really love it."
Trump dated model Kara Young in the mid- to late-1990s, and reportedly "bombarded" Princess Diana with expensive floral arrangements after her 1996 divorce from Prince Charles. "I only have one regret in the women department — that I never had the opportunity to court Lady Diana Spencer", Trump wrote in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback. "I met her on a number of occasions ... She was a genuine princess — a dream lady."
On April 26, 2004, Trump proposed to model Melania Knauss, a native of Slovenia. The couple had met and begun a relationship in September 1998. Trump and Knauss married on January 22, 2005, at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, on the island of Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception at Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate. Melania gave birth to a boy named Barron William Trump, Trump's fifth child, in 2006 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen that same year. (Trump has historically used the pseudonym "John Baron" in some business interactions. "Lots of people use pen names", Trump once told a reporter. "Ernest Hemingway used one.") In 2011, Melania told an interviewer her son Barron is equally fluent in English and Slovenian, thanks to his bilingual upbringing.
Trump has seven grandchildren: five from his son Donald Jr. (Kai Madison, Donald John III, Tristan Milos, Spencer Frederick, and Chloe Sophia) and two from his daughter Ivanka (Arabella Rose and Joseph Frederick).
Trump is a Presbyterian. In an April 2011 interview, on the 700 Club, Trump said, "I'm a Protestant, I'm a Presbyterian. And you know I've had a good relationship with the church over the years. I think religion is a wonderful thing. I think my religion is a wonderful religion." Although Trump told a 2015 South Carolina campaign audience he attends Marble Collegiate Church, where he married his first wife Ivana in 1977 and reportedly romanced Marla Maples during Sunday services a decade later, a statement from the church said he is "not an active member". In 1983, Reverend Norman Vincent Peale, described in a New York Times profile as Trump's "pastor" and "family minister", said that Trump was "kindly and courteous in certain business negotiations and has a profound streak of honest humility." Calling his own 1987 The Art of the Deal "my second favorite book of all time", Trump has told campaign audiences: "Do you know what my first is? The Bible! Nothing beats the Bible." Declining to name his favorite Bible verse, Trump said "I don't like giving that out to people that you hardly know".
Asked in 2015 at an Algemeiner Journal awards ceremony about having Jewish grandchildren, Trump said: "Not only do I have Jewish grandchildren, I have a Jewish daughter (Ivanka, who converted to Judaism before her marriage to Jared Kushner) and I am very honored by that ... it wasn't in the plan but I am very glad it happened."
Four of Trump's businesses have declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a 2011 report by Forbes, these were the result of over-leveraged hotel and casino businesses in Atlantic City: Trump’s Taj Mahal (1991), Trump Plaza Hotel (1992), Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (2004), and Trump Entertainment Resorts (2009). Trump said "I've used the laws of this country to pare debt. ... We'll have the company. We'll throw it into a chapter. We'll negotiate with the banks. We'll make a fantastic deal. You know, it's like on 'The Apprentice'. It's not personal. It's just business." He indicated that other "great entrepreneurs" do the same.
Trump's first corporate bankruptcy was in 1991 when Trump Taj Mahal was unable to pay its obligations. Forbes indicated that his first bankruptcy was the only one where his personal wealth was involved. Time, however, maintains that $72 million of his personal money was involved also in the later 2004 bankruptcy.
On November 2, 1992, the Trump Plaza Hotel filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 protection plan. Under the plan, Trump agreed to give up a 49 percent stake in the luxury hotel to Citibank and five other lenders. In return Trump would receive more favorable terms on the remaining $550+ million owed to the lenders, and retain his position as chief executive, though he would not be paid and would not have a role in day-to-day operations.
In the subsequent restructuring of these two events, Trump had eliminated a large portion of his $900 million personal debt by 1994 and reduced significantly his nearly $3.5 billion in business debt. While he relinquished the Trump Princess yacht and the Trump Shuttle (which he had bought in 1989), he managed to retain Trump Tower in New York City and control of his three casinos in Atlantic City. Trump sold his ownership of West Side Yards to Asian developers as a result of his negotiations with Chase Manhattan Bank. Trump was reportedly paid a premium for placing his well-known moniker on the buildings that eventually arose. In 1995, he combined his casino holdings into the publicly held Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts. The real estate assets became a source of wealth even when profits had struggled.
The third corporate bankruptcy was on October 21, 2004, when Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts announced a restructuring of its debt. The plan called for Trump's individual ownership to be reduced from 56 percent to 27 percent, with bondholders receiving stock in exchange for surrendering part of the debt. Trump Hotels was forced to seek voluntary bankruptcy protection to stay afloat. After the company applied for Chapter 11 Protection in November 2004, Trump opted to relinquish his CEO position but retained a role as Chairman of the board. In May 2005 the company emerged from bankruptcy as Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings.
The most recent corporate bankruptcy occurred in 2009. On February 13, Trump announced that he would resign from the board of Trump Entertainment Resorts and four days later the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At that time, Trump Entertainment Resorts had three properties in Atlantic City: Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza, and Trump Marina (sold in 2011). In early August 2014, Donald Trump filed a lawsuit requesting his name be removed from the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino and the Taj Mahal facilities since he no longer runs or controls the company. Trump Entertainment Resorts filed again for bankruptcy in 2014.
Over the course of his career, Trump has initiated and been the target of "hundreds" of civil lawsuits, which Trump lawyer Alan Garten said in 2015 was "a natural part of doing business in this country".
In 1973, the Justice Department filed suit against the Trump Management Corporation for alleged racial discrimination, which Trump's company disputed. The case was settled out of court in 1975.
In March 1990, after an analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott said that Trump's Taj Mahal project would initially "break records" but would fail before the end of that year, Trump threatened to sue the firm unless the analyst recanted or was fired. The analyst refused to retract the statements, and was fired by his firm. Taj Mahal declared bankruptcy for the first time in November 1990. A defamation lawsuit by the analyst against Trump for $2 million was settled out of court. The analyst's statements regarding the Taj Mahal's prospects were later called "stunningly accurate".
In January 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission brought a financial-reporting case against Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc., alleging that it had committed several "misleading statements in the company's third-quarter 1999 earnings release". The matter was settled with the defendant neither admitting nor denying the charge.
During the 2008 financial crisis, Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago was unable to sell sufficient units. Lender Deutsche Bank refused to let Trump lower the prices on the units to spur sales. Arguing that the financial crisis and resulting drop in the real estate market is due to circumstances beyond his control, Trump invoked a clause in the contract to not pay the loan. Trump then initiated a suit asserting that his image had been damaged. Both parties agreed to drop their suits, and sales of the units continued.
In 2008, Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit for alleged fraud and civil rights violations against the California city of Rancho Palos Verdes, a seaside town of 41,000 with an annual budget just under $20 million, over thwarted luxury home development and expansion plans on part of a landslide-prone golf course purchased by Trump in 2002 for $27 million. Trump had previously sued a local school district over land leased from them in the re-branded Trump National Golf Club, and had further angered some local residents by renaming a thoroughfare after himself. Trump's lawyer was unable to convince a judge that the city's "relentless anti-growth municipal ideology" had stymied Trump's ambitions, as Trump had never submitted permit applications in the first place, and the suit was ultimately withdrawn in 2012 with Trump and the city agreeing to modified geological surveys and permit extensions for some 20 proposed luxury homes (in addition to 36 homes previously approved). Trump ultimately opted for a permanent conservation easement instead of expanded housing development on the course's driving range.
In 2009, Trump was sued by investors who had put down deposits, typically $200,000 - $300,000 per person, for condos in the failed Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico. The investors alleged that Trump (whose videos promoting the development had been shown to potential investors) misrepresented his role in the project, claiming after its failure that he had been little more than a spokesperson for the entire venture, disavowing any financial responsibility for the debacle. Investors were abruptly informed that they would be getting nothing back: "All that remains of Trump Baja is a highway billboard with a large photo of Donald Trump that advertises condos for sale. It hovers over a closed sales center and showroom, a paved parking lot, a big hole that cuts a wide swath, drainage pipes and construction equipment", reported the Associated Press in 2009. In the litigation that ensued in a California court, Trump's attorneys sought to question a San Diego Union-Tribune reporter about a 2006 story with the headline "Trump puts 'brand' on Baja with condo-hotel", which quoted Trump saying he was a "significant" equity investor in the development. The California court rejected Trump's legal maneuver, siding with attorneys who argued that California Shield Law prevented discovery of a reporter's unpublished notes. In 2013, Trump settled the lawsuit with more than one hundred would-be condo owners for an undisclosed amount.
In September 2011, an appellate court upheld a New Jersey judge's decision dismissing Trump's $5 billion defamation lawsuit against author Timothy L. O'Brien, who had reported in his 2006 book, TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, that Trump's true net worth was in fact between $150 and $250 million, not the "billions" Trump had told the author and publicly stated in 2005. Trump complained that the author's alleged underestimation of his net worth was motivated by malice and had cost him business deals and reputational damage. The appellate court, however, noted the consistency of O'Brien's three confidential sources.
Trump sued comedian Bill Maher for $5 million in 2013, based on comments Maher made on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in which Maher offered $5 million payable to a charity if Trump produced his birth certificate to prove his mother had not mated with an orangutan. (Trump, in addition to having previously challenged Obama to produce his birth certificate, had offered $5 million payable to a charity of Obama's choice, if Obama produced his college applications, transcripts, and passport records.) Trump produced his birth certificate, filing a lawsuit after Maher was not forthcoming, claiming Maher's $5 million offer was legally-binding. "I don't think he was joking", Trump said. "He said it with venom." Maher replied that Trump needed to learn the difference between "what a joke is and what a contract is" and that the U.S. legal system is "not a toy for rich idiots to play with", and said that it was obvious humans and orangutans can't reproduce. Trump withdrew his lawsuit against the comedian after eight weeks.
On August 24, 2013, a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused Trump of defrauding more than 5,000 people of $40 million for the opportunity to learn Trump's real estate investment techniques in a for-profit training program, Trump University, which operated from 2005 to 2011. Schneiderman contended that Trump's seminars constituted an "unlicensed, illegal educational institution" which utilized false advertising, bait-and-switch tactics, intentional misrepresentation and other fraudulent practices. In January 2014, a New York Superior Court upheld part of the Attorney General's case against Trump, and in October 2014, found Trump liable for not obtaining a license to operate the for-profit investment school, Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, formerly known as Trump University. (Trump ultimately stopped using the term "University" following a 2010 order from New York regulators, who called Trump's use of the word "misleading and even illegal"; the state had previously warned Trump in 2005 to drop the term or not offer seminars within New York.) In a separate class action civil suit in mid-February 2014, a San Diego federal judge allowed claimants in California, Florida, and New York to proceed. A Trump counterclaim, alleging that the state Attorney General's investigation was accompanied by a campaign donation shakedown, was investigated by a New York ethics board and dismissed in August 2015. Trump also filed a $1 million defamation suit against former Trump University student Tarla Makaeff, who had spent about $37,000 on seminars, after she joined the class action lawsuit and publicized her classroom experiences on social media. Unable to prove malice, Trump University lost an anti-SLAPP lawsuit (under statutes designed to thwart legal intimidation of class action participants) and was ordered by a U.S. District Judge in April 2015 to pay Makaeff and her lawyers $798,774.24 in legal fees and costs. "That just shows you how low they will go to silence people", Makaeff said.
In August 2014, former 2012 Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin ultimately settled a $5 million arbitration judgment against her, having been sued by Trump after alleging that Miss USA 2012 pageant results were rigged. Monnin wrote on her Facebook page that another contestant told her during a rehearsal that she had seen a list of the top five finalists, and when those names were called in their precise order, Monnin realized the pageant election process was suspect, compelling Monnin to resign her Miss Pennsylvania title. Trump's lawyer said that Monnin's allegations had cost the pageant a lucrative British Petroleum sponsorship deal and threatened to discourage women from entering Miss USA contests in the future. According to Monnin, testimony from the Miss Universe Organization and Ernst & Young revealed that the top 15 finalists were selected by pageant directors regardless of preliminary judges' scores. As part of the settlement, Monnin was not required to retract her original statements. "Standing on truth has cost me much", Monnin said.
In late October 2014, model Alexia Palmer filed a civil suit against Trump Model Management for promising a $75,000 annual salary but paying only $3,380.75 for three years' work. Palmer claims to be owed more than $200,000. Palmer contended that Trump Model Management charged, in addition to a management fee, "obscure expenses" from postage to limousine rides that consumed the remainder of her compensation. Trump attorney Alan Garten claims the lawsuit is "bogus and completely frivolous".
In 2015, Trump initiated a $100 million lawsuit against Palm Beach County claiming that officials, in a "deliberate and malicious" act, pressured the FAA to direct air traffic to the Palm Beach International Airport over his Mar-A-Lago estate. The air traffic is allegedly damaging the construction of the building and disrupting its ambience. Trump had previously sued twice over airport noise.
In July 2015, Trump initiated a $10 million lawsuit against chef José Andrés claiming that he backed out of a deal to open the flagship restaurant at Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. Andrés replied that Trump's lawsuit was "both unsurprising and without merit". After denouncing chef Geoffrey Zakarian who, like Andrés, withdrew from the Trump International Hotel project in the wake of Trump's comments on undocumented Mexican immigrants (and who was expected to lose his $500,000 restaurant lease deposit as a result), Trump sued Zakarian in August 2015 for a sum "in excess of $10 million" for lost rent and other damages. Trump's lawsuit called Zakarian's offense at his remarks "curious in light of the fact that Mr. Trump's publicly shared views on immigration have remained consistent for many years, and Mr. Trump's willingness to frankly share his opinions is widely known."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston as well as investigative journalist Wayne Barrett, who wrote an unauthorized 1992 Trump biography, have alleged that Trump and his companies did business with New York and Philadelphia families linked to the Italian-American Mafia. They claim Trump purchased the future site of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza for twice its market value from noted Philadelphia crime family member Salvatore Testa, and according to the State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation's 1986 report on organized crime, constructed the casino using two firms controlled by Nicodemo Scarfo. Although Trump was a federal target in a 1979 bribery investigation, and later questioned in a 1981 racketeering probe, neither investigation resulted in criminal charges. Trump was criticized for omitting mention of that investigation in his New Jersey casino license application, and Johnston alleged that he had persuaded state officials to limit his background investigation. In addition, Johnston claimed that Trump Tower and other New York City properties were constructed with concrete from a firm owned by Anthony Salerno, head of the Genovese crime family, and "Big Paul" Castellano, head of the Gambino crime family.
According to investigative journalist John Sweeney, Trump walked out of a BBC Panorama interview with him after Sweeney asked why Trump continued to do business with Felix Sater, an ex-convict who identified himself a "senior advisor to Donald Trump" (a claim disputed by Trump's representatives), after Sater's mafia and Russian criminal ties, as well as a 1998 racketeering conviction, were publicly reported.
Awards and honors
- Gaming Hall of Fame (class of 1995)
- NY Ride of Fame (class of 2010)
- Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (Hon. D.B.A.), 2010, Robert Gordon University
- Honorary Doctor of Business (Hon. D.B.), 2012, Liberty University
- WWE Hall of Fame (class of 2013)
- Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Statesman of the Year, The Republican Party of Sarasota, 2012, 2015
- Key to the City of Doral, Florida, 2015
- Commandant of the Marine Corps Leadership Award, 2015, Marine Corps–Law Enforcement Foundation
Donald Trump's works include:
- Trump: The Art of the Deal (1987)
- Trump: Surviving at the Top (1990)
- Trump: The Art of Survival (1991)
- Trump: The Art of the Comeback (1997), co-written with Kate Bohner
- The America We Deserve (2000), with Dave Shiflett, ISBN 1-58063-131-2
- Trump: How to Get Rich (2004)
- The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received (2004)
- Trump: Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life (2004)
- Trump: The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received (2005)
- Why We Want You to be Rich: Two Men – One Message (2006), co-written with Robert Kiyosaki
- Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life (2007), co-written with Bill Zanker, ISBN 978-0-06-154783-6
- Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received: 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies (2007)
- Trump 101: The Way to Success (2007)
- Trump Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into Success (2008)
- Think Like A Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life (2009)
- Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich-And Why Most Don't (2011), co-written with Robert Kiyosaki, ISBN 1-61268-095-X
- Time to Get Tough: Making America No. 1 Again (2011), ISBN 978-1-59698-773-9
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016
- List of American restaurateurs
- You've Been Trumped (film)
- Matt Latimer, "Trump Schools the Republican Establishment: GOP elites are only making The Donald stronger", Politico July 28, 2015
- Jennifer Agiesta, "CNN/ORC poll: Trump elbows his way to the top" CNN July 26, 2015
- Brett LoGiurato – "Hillary Clinton Just Got More Awful Poll News -- and There's Now an Opening for Joe Biden", Business Insider, August 20, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2015
- See for summary of current polls
- Horowitz, Jason (August 18, 2015). "Familiar Talk on Women, From an Unfamiliar Trump". The New York Times. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- Scottish Genealogy, Scottish Ancestry – Donald Trump Scottishroots.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- "Ancestry of Donald Trump – Trump Family Tree". Genealogy.about.com. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
- "How the Trumps struck Klondike gold: Donald's grandfather gave birth to family's glittering empire with seedy restaurant catering to loose-moralled men and women seeking their fortune". Daily Mail. September 8, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- Kaczynski, Andrew (August 17, 2015). "Trump Mocks Warren's Native American Heritage Claim, But Falsely Claimed His Family Was Swedish". Buzzfeed. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Brenner, Marie (September 1990). "After the Gold Rush". Vanity Fair. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Rozhon, Tracy (June 26, 1999). "Fred C. Trump, Postwar Master Builder of Housing for Middle Class, Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Frates, Chris (August 24, 2015). "Donald Trump's immigrant wives". CNN. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- Horowitz, Jason (September 22, 2015). "Donald Trump’s Old Queens Neighborhood, Now a Melting Pot, Was Seen as a Cloister". The New York Times.
- Bender, Marylin (August 7, 1983). "The empire and ego of Donald Trump". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- Solotaroff, Paul (September 9, 2015). "Trump Seriously: On the Trail With the GOP's Tough Guy". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
- Barbaro, Michael (September 8, 2015). "Donald Trump Likens His Schooling to Military Service in Book". The New York Times. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
- Gwenda Blair (2005). Donald Trump: Master Apprentice. Simon and Schuster. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-0-7432-7510-1.
- Donald Trump Biography. Biography.com. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
- The Donald and the Draft. "National review online" Retrieved July 18, 2016
- Donald Trump avoided Vietnam with deferments, records show. "cbsnews.com." Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- Deferments Helped Trump Dodge Vietnam. "Thesmokinggun.com." Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- Whitlock, Craig (July 21, 2015). "Questions linger about Trump's draft deferments during Vietnam War". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
- "In Step With: Donald Trump". Parade. November 14, 2004. Archived from the original on October 14, 2010.
- Trump: the art of the deal, Paperback, ISBN 978-0-446-35325-0, page 46 "He called his company Elizabeth Trump & Son ..."
- Korte, Gregory. "Complex was troubled from beginning". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- "Donald(John) Trump biography". biography.com. Retrieved July 6, 2008.
- W. Dunlap - "Meet Donald Trump", Times Insider, July 30, 2015.. Retrieved August 10, 2015
- Trump, Donald; Bill Zanker (2007). Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and in Life. HarperCollins. pp. 79, 123, 211. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
- David Margolick (December 3, 2000). "The House that Fred Built". The New York Times. Retrieved July 6, 2008.
- "Entity Information". Appext9.dos.ny.gov. April 23, 1981. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
- "No Stadium Needed". The New York Sun. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- "Faster and cheaper, Trump finishes N.Y.C. ice rink". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 1, 1986. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- Cuff, Daniel (December 18, 1988). "Seven Acquisitive Executives Who Made Business News in 1988: Donald Trump – Trump Organization; The Artist of the Deal Turns Sour into Sweet". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
- "Trump Trips Up". Time. May 6, 1991. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- "Taj Mahal is out of Bankruptcy". The New York Times. October 5, 1991. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- Schneider, Karen S. (May 19, 1997). "The Donald Ducks Out". People. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
- "Trump World Tower". Emporis. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- Fitch, Stephane (September 21, 2006). "What is Trump Worth?". Forbes. Retrieved July 4, 2008.
- Hiaasen, Carl (July 11, 2015). "Carl Hiaasen: There will never be a President Trump". The Miami Herald. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- "Donald Trump". Forbes. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- Udland, Myles (June 16, 2015). "Donald Trump's self-described net worth is $8.7 billion – here's the breakdown". Business Insider.
- Tuttle, Brad (June 16, 2015). "8 Epic Business Failures with Donald Trump's Name on Them". Time. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- Koffler, Jacob (August 7, 2015). "Donald Trump's 16 Biggest Business Failures and Successes". Time. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- GoTrump at the Wayback Machine
- "That's rich! The Donald cash advice costs 1.5m". Daily News (New York). October 23, 2005. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
- Blankfeld, Keren. "Donald Trump on His Brand Value: Forbes' Numbers Are Ridiculous". Forbes.
- Frangos, Alex (May 18, 2009). "Trump on Trump: Testimony Offers Glimpse of How He Values His Empire". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- Haberman, Maggie. "Donald Trump: The $7 billion dollar man". Politico. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
- Trump, Donald J. (December 5, 2011). Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again. Regnery Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59698-773-9.
- Melby, Caleb; Rubin, Richard (July 28, 2015). "Here's Our Tally of Donald Trump's Wealth". Bloomberg. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
- Overby, Peter; Montanaro, Domenico (June 17, 2015). "The Problem With Donald Trump's One-Page Summary on His Wealth". NPR. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
- Robert Costa and Maria Gold (June 15, 2015).Donald Trump will declare $9 billion in assets as he reveals 2016 plans
- Carlyle, Erin (June 16, 2015). "Trump Exaggerating His Net Worth (By 100%) In Presidential Bid". Forbes. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
- "Donald Trump wealth details released by federal regulators". Yahoo News. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
- Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (U.S. OGE Form 278e). Bloomberg Businessweek. July 15, 2015.
- "Donald Trump wealth details released by federal regulators". Yahoo News.
- Mullany, Gerry (July 15, 2015). "Donald Trump Claims His Wealth Exceeds 'TEN BILLION DOLLARS'". The New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
- Carlyle, Erin (July 15, 2015). "As Trump Files FEC Disclosure, He Raises Claimed Net Worth To $10 Billion; Forbes Disagrees". Forbes. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
- Bernstein, Fred A. (March 16, 2010). "Der Scutt, Modernist Architect, Dies at 75". The New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- Gray, Christopher (October 3, 2014). "The Store That Slipped Through the Cracks". The New York Times. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- Leccese, Michael (July 1, 1980). "New York City Trumped: Developer Smashes Panels". Preservation News. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- Baquet, Dean (July 13, 1990). "Trump Says He Didn't Know He Employed Illegal Aliens". The New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- Daly, Michael (July 8, 2015). "Trump Tower Was Built on Undocumented Workers' Backs". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
- Jeff Cox (August 11, 2011). "Trump Changes Gears, Now Buying Bluechip Stocks". CNBC. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- Hawkinvest (December 3, 2012). "Why I Would Buy One of Donald Trump's Favorite Stocks And Sell The Other". Seeking Alpha. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- Looks like Trump can pick some stocks Eamon Javers, Thursday, July 16, 2015
- "Sports People; New Jersey Generalities". The New York Times. April 4, 1984. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
- Anderson, Dave (July 12, 1988). "Sports of The Times; Trump: Promoter Or Adviser?". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
- "Trump Gets Tyson Fight". The New York Times. February 25, 1988. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
- Brently Romine (June 16, 2015).Donald Trump announces he will run for president in 2016. Golfweek.
- "Donald Trump buys Doonbeg GC". bunkered. February 11, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
- Carolyn Churchill (February 16, 2010). "First look at Trump plan for 'world's best course'". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved June 18, 2012.
- Laurie Tuffrey. "Trump opens controversial Scottish golf course". Retrieved August 9, 2015.
- "US property tycoon Donald Trump buys Turnberry resort". BBC News. April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
- Carter, Iain (April 29, 2014). "Turnberry: Donald Trump deal should not affect Open status". BBC News. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
- Enoch, Nick (June 5, 2015).Donald Trump loses latest legal challenge against an offshore wind farm project near his Scottish golf resort. Daily Mail.
- Jonathan Capehart (June 17, 2015). "Donald Trump's 'Mexican rapists' rhetoric will keep the Republican Party out of the White House". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- Natalie Tadena (July 2, 2015).Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant Lands on Reelz Cable Channel. The Wall Street Journal.
- "Trump: 'Last Thing Mexico Wants Is Donald Trump as President'". Breitbart. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- Corriston, Michele (September 11, 2015). "Donald Trump Says He Bought Out NBC, Now Owns All of Miss Universe Organization". People. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
- Koblin, John. "Donald Trump Says He Has Bought NBC’s Miss Universe Stake". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
- "Casting Notes: Donald Trump Cameos in Wall Street 2; Jeremy Piven and Kate Walsh go to Canada". Slashfilm.com. November 30, 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Corey Deitz (April 29, 2004). "He's Hired: Trump Goes National With New Radio Feature". About.com. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- Corey Deitz. ""Trumped!" - Donald Trump on Radio". About.com. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- Simone Payment. Donald Trump: Profile of a Real Estate Tycoon: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- Stephen M. Silverman (April 29, 2004). "The Donald to Get New Wife, Radio Show". People (magazine). Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- "Donald Trump Biography". trump.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump attend the COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Donald Trump at the Hammerstein Ballroom on March 9, 2011 in New York City". Getty Images. March 9, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- "Obama mocks Trump at WH correspondents' dinner". CBS News. May 1, 2011. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
- Byers, Dylan (July 15, 2015). "Trump claims $213M payout for 'Apprentice'". Politico.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
- *Johnson, M. Alex (July 13, 2015). "'The Answer Is No': Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Is Staying Put". NBC News. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
- Dent, Millie (July 10, 2015). "15 Facts You Didn't Know About Donald Trump". The Fiscal Times. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
- Jillette, Penn (November 17, 2012). "Penn Jillette's secrets of 'Celebrity Apprentice': Donald Trump is a whackjob!". Salon. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
- Andy Swift (February 16, 2015). "The Apprentice Renewed for Season 15". Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- Paul Feeley (February 27, 2015). "Trump won't renew 'Apprentice' so that he might focus on a presidential run". Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- Dylan Byers (March 18, 2015). "NBC still planning for 'Apprentice,' despite Donald Trump's presidential claims". Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- Jacob Siegel (June 29, 2015). "NBC Just Fired Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump from 'The Apprentice’". Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "Donald Trump bio". WWE. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
- Powell, John. "WrestleMania XX bombs". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
- Murphy, Ryan. "Donald Trump announced for WWE Hall of Fame". WWE.
- Newkirk, Zachary (February 17, 2011). "Donald Trump's Donations to Democrats, Club for Growth's Busy Day and More in Capital Eye Opener". Center for Responsive Politics, OpenSecrets.org.
- Trump endorses Romney, cites tough China position and electability. Fox News Channel, February 2, 2012.
- Martosko, David (May 12, 2015).EXCLUSIVE: Trump trademarked slogan 'Make America Great Again' just DAYS after the 2012 election and says Ted Cruz has agreed not to use it again after Scott Walker booms it TWICE in speech. Daily Mail.
- "Trump goes after Obama on US citizenship, says citizenship questions remain unanswered". The Washington Post. Associated Press. April 7, 2011.
- McGraw, Seamus (April 7, 2011). "Trump: I have ‘real doubts’ Obama was born in U.S.". Today. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- "Donald, You’re Fired! Trump repeats false claims about Obama's birthplace.". Factcheck.org. April 9, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Madison, Lisa (April 26, 2011).Trump: How did Obama get into the Ivy League?. CBS News.
- Elliott, Justin (April 8, 2011). "Did Trump really send investigators to Hawaii?". Salon. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- "Trump claims Obama birth certificate 'missing'". CNN. April 25, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- "Birtherism: Where It All Began". Politico. April 22, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
- Obama Birth Certificate Released By White House (PHOTO).The Huffington Post April 27, 2011. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
- Madison, Lucy (April 27, 2011). "Trump takes credit for Obama birth certificate release, but wonders 'is it real?'". CBS News. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
- Lee, MJ (July 9, 2015). "Trump says he still doesn't know where Obama was born". CNN. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
- Transcript, Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees (July 9, 2015).
- Gene J. Koprowski (December 10, 2008).Trump: Rescue Big 3, but Then Its Bankruptcy. News Max.
- Elspeth Reeve (February 23, 2012)."Most Americans Now Think Auto Bailout Was a Good Idea". Thewire.com.
- Novella, Steven. "http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php". Neurologica Blog. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- Krieg, Gregory J. (August 23, 2012). "Donald Trump Plays Doctor on Twitter". ABC News. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- Mooney, Chris. "Dear Donald Trump: Winter Does Not Disprove Global Warming". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
- Smith, Kyle (May 30, 2015). "Stop pretending – Donald Trump is not running for president". New York Post. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
- Travis, Shannon (May 17, 2011). "Was he ever serious? How Trump strung the country along, again". CNN. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
- Wadler, Joyce (December 2, 1999). "A Supermodel at the White House?". New Straits Times. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
- "Ballot Access News – Donald Trump Ran For President in 2000 in Several Reform Party Presidential Primaries". ballot-access.org. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "CA Secretary of State – Primary 2000 – Statewide Totals". ca.gov. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- Madison, Lucy (October 4, 2010) "Donald Trump for President in 2012?", CBS News. Retrieved October 4, 2010.
- Zwick, Jesse (October 4, 2010) "Donald Trump for President?", The Washington Independent. Retrieved October 4, 2010.
- King, Larry (May 17, 2005). "Interview with Donald, Melania Trump". CNN. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
- Haberman, Maggie (March 7, 2011).Trump tops Romney, Pawlenty. WNBC. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
- Schoen, Douglas (February 21, 2011). "Obama Hits 50 Percent Approval Rating, According to New Newsweek/Daily Beast Poll". Newsweek / Daily Beast Company LLC. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- Shadid, Aliyah (April 15, 2011)."Donald Trump takes lead in GOP primary poll, beats Romney, Huckabee, Palin, Gingrich, Bachmann, Paul". Daily News (New York). Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- "Public Policy Polling" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- CNN Political Unit (May 16, 2011). "BREAKING: Trump not running for president". CNN. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
- "Donald Trump says he might run for president. Three reasons he won't.". The Christian Science Monitor. February 10, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Linkins, Jason (February 11, 2011). "Donald Trump Brings His 'Pretend To Run For President' Act To CPAC". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- "Public Policy Polling – May 10, 2011". Publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com. May 10, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- "Donald Trump Places Sixth On Gallup's 'Most Admired' List". The Huffington Post, December 28, 2011.
- Donald Trump, Big In Israel, Endorses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Maya Shwayder, January 15, 2013, International Business Times.
- דונלד טראמפ נגד פיקסל סחר: משתמשת בשמי ללא אישור April 14, 2011, 16:21שלח תגובה במיילצמרת פרנט, Globes
- Allison Kaplan Sommer (January 16, 2013). "'You're not fired!' Donald Trump endorses Netanyahu". Haaretz. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- Maya Shwayder (January 15, 2013). "January 15, 2013". IB Times. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- "Algemeiner Honors Joan Rivers, Donald Trump, Yuli Edelstein at Second Annual 'Jewish 100' Gala". Algemeiner Journal. February 5, 2015.
- Donald Trump Pledges Loyalty to Israel Jewish Voice WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015, BY JACOB KAMARAS
- "Donald Trump to address CPAC". Yahoo! News. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
- "Trump Delivers CPAC Speech to Half-Empty Room".
- "Trump researching 2016 Run". New York Post. May 27, 2013.
- Spector, Joseph (October 14, 2013). "N.Y. Republicans want Donald Trump to run for governor". USA Today. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
- Paul Feely (February 27, 2015). "Trump won't renew 'Apprentice' so that he might focus on a presidential run". New Hampshire Union Leader.
- Reid J. Epstein (June 16, 2015)."Donald Trump Enters 2016 Presidential Race". The Wall Street Journal.
- John Santucci and Veronica Stracqualursi (June 16, 2015). "Donald Trump Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign: 'We Are Going Make our Country Great Again'. ABC News.
- Full text: Donald Trump announces a presidential bid. The Washington Post, June 16, 2015.
- "Trump riffs on policy, slams Hillary Clinton in Iowa". Desmoinesregister.com. June 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- "Is Donald Trump for real in his campaign for president? New Hampshire thinks so – Metro". Boston Globe. July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- Brandon Gunnoe (June 17, 2015). "Donald Trump kicks off campaign in New Hampshire – 7News Boston WHDH-TV". Whdh.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- "Campaigning in Las Vegas, Trump doubles down on immigration stance – Las Vegas Sun News". Lasvegassun.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
- [dead link]
- Colin Campbell (July 9, 2015).Donald Trump has surged to the top of 2 new 2016 polls. Business Insider.
- "Donald Trump leads GOP field in latest poll". Politico. July 14, 2015.
- "Poll: Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race". The Washington Post. July 20, 2015.
- "Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans, says he leads 'movement'". Reuters.
- Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director (July 26, 2015). "CNN/ORC poll: Trump elbows his way to the top". CNN.
- "Election 2016: CBS News poll – Donald Trump leads GOP field in race for the presidency". CBS News. August 4, 2015.
- Jennifer Agiesta – "CNN/ORC Poll: Donald Trump now Competitive in General Election", CNN, August 19, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2015
- "Donald Trump Proves He Was Born In Queens", Fox News Channel, March 28, 2011.
- "Ivana Trump becomes U.S. citizen". Associated Press. May 27, 1988. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Argetsinger, Amy (September 1, 2015). "Why does everyone call Donald Trump 'The Donald'? It's an interesting story.". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
- Fleischer, Matt (January 25, 1999). "Trump vs Trump in Battle of the Exes". The New York Observer. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Lavin, Cheryl (February 18, 1990). "With 'Dynasty' Dead, Just Tune to the Trumps". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Hylton, Richard D. (March 21, 1991). "Trumps Settle; She Gets $14 Million Plus". The New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Andersen, Christopher (July 8, 2012). "Mick Jagger and Carla Bruni". Daily News (New York). Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- "The Donald Bids Hearts For Marla Trump Wedding Draws 1,100 Friends, But Not Many Stars". Daily News (New York). December 21, 1993. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Bashir, Martin (February 26, 2009). "Donald Trump's Business Obsession". ABC News. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- Kaplan, Don (May 11, 2001). "Trump Goes Ballistic Over An Old Flame". New York Post. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- Onyanga-Omara, Jane (August 16, 2015). "Report: Trump pursued Princess Diana". USA Today. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Perry, Simon (August 17, 2015). "Donald Trump Hoped Princess Diana Would Be His 'Trophy Wife,' Says British TV Anchor". People. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Johnson, Richard (April 30, 2004). "How Trump Iced the Deal: $2-Mil Sparkler for his Yugo Girl". The New York Post. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Charles, Marissa (August 16, 2015). "Melania Trump would be a first lady for the ages". The New York Post. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Gillin, Joshua (July 21, 2015). "The Clintons really did attend Donald Trump's 2005 wedding". Politifact (Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald). Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Krueger, Alyson (June 27, 2011). "Top 12 May-December Romances: Donald Trump and Melania Trump & Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi (24 years)". Time. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- Brown, Tina (January 27, 2005). "Donald Trump, Settling Down". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- Choron, Harry; Choron, Sandy (2011). Money. Chronicle Books. p. 251. ISBN 978-1-4521-0559-8.
- "Donald Trump Fast Facts". CNN. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
- Katz, Celeste (September 3, 2015). "Trump still questioning Jeb Bush for using Spanish". Daily News (New York). Retrieved September 4, 2015.
- Dagostino, Mark (May 13, 2007). "Kai Madison". People (magazine). Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Dagostino, Mark (February 18, 2009). "Donald John Trump III". People (magazine). Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Michaud, Sarah (October 3, 2011). "Donald Trump, Jr. Welcomes Son Tristan Milos". People (magazine). Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- "Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner welcome baby girl", Herald Sun, July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
- "Ivanka Trump tweets birth announcement of 1st child, a daughter born in NYC", The Washington Post, July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
- Mattera, Jason (March 14, 2011). "Trump Unplugged". Human Events. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
- Jones, Lawrence (April 12, 2011). "Donald Trump: Christianity is a 'wonderful religion'". The Christian Post. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- Haberman, Maggie (April 11, 2011). "Donald Trump Talks Religion: 'I Am a Christian'". Politico. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
- "Trump Romance A Religious Experience?". Philadelphia Daily News. February 15, 1990. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
- Shabad, Rebecca (August 29, 2015). "Church says Trump isn't an 'active member'". The Hill. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- Weigel, David (August 11, 2015). "In Michigan, Trump attacks China, critiques auto bailout, and judges Bernie Sanders 'weak'". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- Blinder, Alan (August 21, 2015). "Donald Trump Fails to Fill Alabama Stadium, but Fans' Zeal Is Undiminished". The New York Times. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- Algemeiner Journal Jewish 100 Gala Honors Donald Trump, Joan Rivers and Yuli Edelstein The Jewish Voice, WEDNESDAY, 11 February 2015 07:13 BY TZVI ALLEN FISHMAN
- Hao Li (April 12, 2011). "Donald Trump Questioned on His Bankruptcies". International Business Times. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- Clare O'Connor (April 29, 2011). "Fourth Time's A Charm: How Donald Trump Made Bankruptcy Work For Him". Forbes. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- James Hirby. "How is Donald Trump Able to File for Bankruptcy So Many Times?". The Law Dictionary. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- Amy Bingham (April 21, 2011). "Donald Trump's Companies Filed for Bankruptcy 4 Times". abc news. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Claire Suddath (April 29, 2011). "The Bankruptcies". Time. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- "The Donald's Trump Card". Bloomberg Business. March 22, 1992. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- "Trump Plaza Hotel Bankruptcy Plan Approved". The New York Times. December 12, 1992. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- "Donald Trump". Magazine USA. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- O'Brien, Timothy L. (October 23, 2005). "What's He Really Worth". The New York Times. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- "Trump casinos file for bankruptcy". MSNBC. November 22, 2004. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- "Company news: Trump delays emergence from bankruptcy by a week". The New York Times. May 5, 2005. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
- "Indiana Gaming Commission on Trump Resorts' Bankruptcy" (PDF). Indiana Gaming Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 27, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
- Peterson, Kyle (February 17, 2009). "Trump Entertainment files for bankruptcy". Reuters. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Parry, Wayne. "Trump: Plaza and Taj Mahal to shabby to bear his name anymore". philly.com. Associated Press. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
- "Trump Entertainment Resorts Files For Bankruptcy". The Huffington Post. Reuters. September 9, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- Isikoff, Michael (August 30, 2015). "How Trump could turn the presidency into a 'litigation circus'". Yahoo! Politics. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- "Donald Trump Was Once Sued By Justice Department For Not Renting To Blacks". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
- Justin Elliott. "Donald Trump's racial discrimination problem". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
- Henriques, Diana (March 27, 1990). "Analyst Who Criticized Trump Casino Is Ousted". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
- Hylton, Richard (November 17, 1990). "Trump, $47 million Short, Gives Investors 50% of His Prize Casino". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
- "Analyst Settles Trump Lawsuit". The New York Times. Reuters. June 11, 1991. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
- "Analyst Gets Last Laugh on Trump". philly-archives. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
- "SEC Brings First Pro Forma Financial Reporting Case". SEC. January 16, 2002. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
- Floyd Morris (December 4, 2008). "Trump Sees Act of God in Recession". The New York Times.
- "Donald Trump, Deutsche Bank reach truce over Chicago skyscraper's finances". Chicago Tribune. March 4, 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Kim, Victoria (December 20, 2008). "Trump sues city for $100 million". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
- Pamer, Melissa (January 11, 2011). "Trump loses round in a local lawsuit". Pasadena Star-News. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
- Mooradian, Nicole (September 12, 2012). "RPV, Trump Settle $100M Lawsuit". Palos Verdes Patch. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
- Gross, Benjamin (January 15, 2015). "Donald Trump Will Not Build Luxury Houses on His Rancho Palos Verdes Driving Range". Curbed L.A. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
- "Trump Baja venture leaves buyers high and dry". Los Angeles Times. March 7, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Barbaro, Michael (May 12, 2015). "Buying a Trump Property, or So They Thought". New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Weisberg, Lori; Dibble, Sandra (October 22, 2006). "Trump puts "brand" on Baja with condo-hotel". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Pierceall, Kimberly. "LAW: Firm defends cities from telecom company claims". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- "Donald Trump settles lawsuit over Baja condo resort that went bust". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Goodman, Peter S. (July 15, 2009). "Trump Suit Claiming Defamation Is Dismissed". The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
- Cohan, William D. (March 20, 2013). "The Lawsuits of Donald Trump". The Atlantic. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
- Gardner, Eriq (September 8, 2011). "Donald Trump Loses Libel Suit Over Being Called A 'Millionaire'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
- Allen, Michael E. (February 6, 2013). "Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher for Calling Him the Son of an Orangutan". Forbes. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
- Lee, Kristen A. (November 1, 2012). "Trump puts kibosh on $5M offer to Obama". Daily News (New York). Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Feldman, Josh (February 9, 2013). "Bill Maher Nukes Trump Over Lawsuit: The Law Is Not A 'Toy For Rich Idiots To Play With'". Mediaite. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Ax, Joseph (April 3, 2013). "Trump withdraws 'orangutan' lawsuit against comic Bill Maher". Reuters. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
- Trump wins partial victory against AG in real estate school suit. New York Real Estate News, February 1, 2014.
- "Lawsuit Alleges Trump Defrauded 'Students' In Seminars Meant To Teach Investing Wisdom". Forbes.
- "Donald Trump accused of stalling on $40M fraud case against Trump University". Daily News (New York).
- "NY AG's 'Trump U' Fraud Claims Left Intact By NYC Judge". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
- Karen Freifeld (October 16, 2014). "New York judge finds Donald Trump liable for unlicensed school". Reuters. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Blauvelt, Christian (May 21, 2011). "Trump Debunked: We fact-check The Donald's outrageous claims". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- Cohan, William D. (January 2014). "Big Hair on Campus". Vanity Fair. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- Fire Ant. "Donald Trump to Face Fraud, Racketeering Claims in California Class Actions. New York Fraud Case Continues". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
- Virtanen, Michael (August 31, 2015). "NY ethics board drops Trump's complaint about attorney general during university investigation". Associated Press. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- Kearn, Rebekah (April 30, 2015). "$798,000 Award Against Trump University". Courthouse News Services. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- Zadrozny, Brandy; Mak, Tim (July 31, 2015). "Trump Lawyer Bragged: I 'Destroyed' a Beauty Queen's Life". Daily Beast. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
- Finn, Natalie (July 5, 2013). "Sheena Monnin Loses Donald Trump Appeal: Ex-Miss Pennsylvania Says She's Glad Truth is Out, Solicits Donations for Legal Fees". E!. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
- "Sheena Monnin Must Pay Donald Trump $5 Million, Judge Rules". Inquisitr. July 5, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
- "Model sues Donald Trump's agency, saying she was cheated out of $75G salary". Daily News (New York). October 17, 2014.
- "Trump agency stiffed Jamaican model out of $200K: suit". New York Post. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
- Matt Sedensky (January 13, 2015). "Trump sues for $100M, says air traffic targets him". USA Today. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- Heil, Emily (July 31, 2015). "Trump sues José Andrés for $10M for backing out of restaurant deal". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
- Bennett, Kate; Strauss, Daniel (July 31, 2015). "Donald Trump delivers on promise to sue chef José Andrés". Politico. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Sidman, Jessica (August 5, 2015). "Trump Sues Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian For Backing Out of Hotel Restaurant Deal". Washington City Paper. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
- Johnston, David Cay (July 10, 2015). "21 Questions For Donald Trump". The National Memo. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- Frates, Chris (July 31, 2015). "Donald Trump and the mob". CNN. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
- Sweeney, John (July 8, 2013). "Donald Trump walks out over questions about his mafia connections during BBC Panorama interview". The Independent. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- Bagli, Charles V. (December 17, 2007). "Real Estate Executive With Hand in Trump Projects Rose From Tangled Past". The New York Times. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- John Sweeney Interviews Donald Trump- Unaired Footage 2013. YouTube. July 8, 2013.
- "The Gaming Hall of Fame". University of Nevada Las Vegas. Retrieved August 30, 2009.
- Donald Trump Honored In Gray Line New York's Ride Of Fame Campaign Forbes. June 8, 2010.
- Pauline Smith and Andrew Youngson. (September 16, 2010). Donald Trump Honoured by Robert Gordon University. Robert Gordon University.
- Mitzi Bible (September 24, 2012).Donald Trump addresses largest Convocation crowd, praises Liberty's growth. Liberty University News Service, September . Liberty University News Service.
- Svitek, Patrick (July 9, 2012). "Donald Trump To Be Named 'Statesman of the Year' By GOP Group Before Convention". The Huffington Post (New York). Archived from the original on May 27, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Wallace, Jeremy (May 5, 2015). "Trump to get local GOP's "Statesman" award again". The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL). Archived from the original on August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Madan, Monique (March 4, 2015). "Donald Trump gets his key to Doral". The Miami Herald (Miami). Archived from the original on July 8, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- Hidalgo, Daniel (August 5, 2015). "Doral lets Donald Trump keep key to city; also gives initial OK to four new developments". The Miami Herald (Miami). Archived from the original on August 19, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- "MC-LEF Events". Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. April 22, 2015. Archived from the original on August 19, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
A great time was had by all who attended the 20th Annual Semper Fidelis Gala held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel! Colonel G.F. Robert Hanke, USMCR (Ret.) received our Semper Fidelis Award and Donald Trump received our Commandant's Leadership Award. Over 700 people gathered to support the foundation.
- Blair, Gwenda (2000). The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-80849-8. 592 pages.
- Trump column archives at The Huffington Post
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to:|
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Donald Trump|
- Official presidential campaign website – Donaldjtrump.com
- Trump biography – The Trump Organization
- Donald Trump collected news and commentary at The Wall Street Journal
- Donald Trump collected news and commentary at The Guardian
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Donald Trump at DMOZ
|New title||Chief Executive Officer of Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts