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Unbelievable Facts About Donald Trumps Life

June 16, 2024

Since entering the White House in 2017, Donald Trump has committed a series of embarrassing blunders.

The president, like George W. Bush before him, has developed a reputation for dropping clangers while delivering speeches and addressing the media.

Here, we bring you some of Donald Trump’s most embarrassing gaffes of all time.

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1. Donald Trump Was Sent To Military School For Bad Behavior In His Teen Years.

1. Donald Trump was sent to Military School for Bad Behavior in his teen years.
1. Donald Trump was sent to Military School for Bad Behavior in his teen years.

Trump has frequently boasted that he was a stellar student, but he declined throughout the 2016 campaign to release any of his academic records.Trump spent five years at NYMA, starting in fall 1959, after his father - having concluded that his son, then in seventh grade, needed a more discipline-focused setting - removed him from his Queens private school and sent him upstate to NYMA.

"[John McCain is]... not a war hero. He's a war hero - he's a war hero 'cause he was captured. I Like people that weren't captured, OK, I hate to tell you."

Iowa Family Leadership Summit, 18/7/15


2. He’s A Germaphobe Who Does Not Like To Shake Hands.

2. He’s a Germaphobe who does not like to shake hands.
2. He’s a Germaphobe who does not like to shake hands.

Trump has been unwittingly preparing his staff for years to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He is a self-described germaphobe who is known to glare at aides who sneeze in his vicinity or try to shake hands with him after coughing. Before becoming president, he once wrote the practice of shaking hands was "barbaric," though it's one political tradition even he's been unable to banish.

"I never attacked him on his looks, and believe me, there's plenty of subject matter right there."

CNN Republican debate, 16/9/15


3. Trump Management Corporation Was Once Sued By The Department Of Justice For Discrimination Because They Would Not Rent To People Of A Certain Race.

3. Trump Management Corporation was once sued by The Department of Justice for discrimination because they would not rent to people of a certain race.
3. Trump Management Corporation was once sued by The Department of Justice for discrimination because they would not rent to people of a certain race.

The Justice Department sued Donald Trump, his father, Fred, and Trump Management in order to obtain a settlement in which Trump and his father would promise not to discriminate. The case eventually was settled two years later after Trump tried to countersue the Justice Department for $100 million for making false statements. Those allegations were dismissed by the court.

"If you look at Saddam Hussein, he killed terrorists. I'm not saying he was an angel, but this guy killed terrorists."

The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, 2006


4. In 1990, Donald Trump Won A Razzie For Worst Supporting Actor For His Role In Ghost Can’t Do It.

4. In 1990, Donald Trump won a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor for his role in Ghost Can’t Do It.
4. In 1990, Donald Trump won a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor for his role in Ghost Can’t Do It.

In 1991, Trump won the Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor for his extended cameo in “Ghosts Can't Do It.” Directed by John Derek and starring Anthony Quinn and Bo Derek, “Ghosts Can't Do It” is widely considered to be one of the worst films of the 1980s (the film was first released outside the US in October 1989, but it didn't premiere in the US until June 1990, hence its eligibility for the 1991 Razzies).

"If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?"

Twitter, 16/4/15


5. Trump Sued Bill Maher For Calling His Father A Monkey.

5. Trump sued Bill Maher for calling his father a monkey.
5. Trump sued Bill Maher for calling his father a monkey.

The lawsuit stems from comments Maher made during an appearance on NBC's “The Tonight Show” in which he said an orangutan's fur was the only thing in nature that matches the shade of Trump's trademark hair.Maher offered a $5 million donation to the charity of Trump's choice - “Hair Club for Men,” he suggested - if Trump produced a birth certificate that proved he was not half-ape.In a letter to Maher before filing the lawsuit, Trump's lawyer wrote, “Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump's birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan.”Legal experts said Trump was unlikely to succeed in his lawsuit because Maher's offer was obviously a joke, and courts rarely enforce verbal contracts that are clearly satirical in nature.Records in Los Angeles Superior Court show the real estate mogul requested the lawsuit be dismissed without prejudice.

"To be blunt, people would vote for me. They just would. Why? Maybe because I'm so good looking."

New York Times, 19/9/99


6. Trump Doesn’t Drink Alcohol. His Brother Was An Alcoholic And Died Because Of His Addiction In 1982.

6. Trump doesn’t drink alcohol. His brother was an alcoholic and died because of his addiction in 1982.
6. Trump doesn’t drink alcohol. His brother was an alcoholic and died because of his addiction in 1982.

Fred Jr., named for their father Fred Trump Sr., died in 1982 at the age of 41 after a long battle with alcoholism. Trump told the Washington Post, "I do regret having put pressure on him" to run the family business, adding, "I think the mistake that we made was we assumed that everybody would like it. That would be the biggest mistake," he said of both he and his father.Trump told the Post that being witness to Fred Jr.'s struggles with drinking both made him not want to drink alcohol himself, and taught him how to stand up to their overbearing father.

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

Twitter, 6/10/12


7. SPY Magazine Once Sent Some Of The World’s Richest People Checks Of 13 Cents To See Who Would Cash Them. The Only People To Do So Were An Arms Dealer And Donald Trump.

7. SPY Magazine once sent some of the world’s richest people checks of 13 cents to see who would cash them. The only people to do so were an arms dealer and Donald Trump.
7. SPY Magazine once sent some of the world’s richest people checks of 13 cents to see who would cash them. The only people to do so were an arms dealer and Donald Trump.

Back in 1990, a New York-based monthly called Spy magazine decided to run a little social experiment. So it sent out letters to 58 of the richest people in the city that contained checks for $1.11 for "services that you were overcharged for."Remarkably, 26 people cashed them, so Spy magazine kept sending the checks but cut the amount, this time to 64 cents.When 13 of those 26 cashed them, the magazine sent those 13 respondents a 13- cent check. Only two people cashed them this time: one was a Saudi arms dealer, and the other was Donald Trump.There's no word on whether he paid any taxes on his windfall.

"When you see the other side chopping off heads, waterboarding doesn't sound very severe."

This Week with George Stephanopoulos, 2/8/16


8. Trump Has Run For President Before. He Won The California Presidential Primary For The Reform Party In 2000.

8. Trump has run for president before. He won the California presidential primary for the Reform Party in 2000.
8. Trump has run for president before. He won the California presidential primary for the Reform Party in 2000.

It was 1999, and Donald Trump was running for president, sort of, in what now can be cast as his dress rehearsal for the current effort. Almost all that he has showed in 2015 was very clear during those few months of 1999.Few paid attention then.In 1999, Trump quit the Republican Party to join the Reform Party and seek that party's presidential nomination. As he used to say back then about women around the world, he clearly believed "he had a shot" at the nomination — and he just may have.

"The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA-infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great - but must suffer the consequences"

Twitter, 2/9/14


9. He Passed Up The Chance To Buy The New England Patriots Back In The 80s Because He Thought They Were A Bad Investment.

9. He passed up the chance to buy the New England Patriots back in the 80s because he thought they were a bad investment.
9. He passed up the chance to buy the New England Patriots back in the 80s because he thought they were a bad investment.

And to think, all this time Trump could have been Brady's boss. Too bad that, 27 years ago, he decided that buying the Patriots made poor economic sense.Of course, even if Trump had decided to make a bid for the Pats all those years ago, there's no guarantee that the other NFL owners would have allowed him into their club. In fact, given that Trump was behind the USFL's 1986 lawsuit against the NFL, he probably wouldn't have come close to gaining the votes necessary for a potential sale to proceed.

"I have a great relationship with African Americans, as you possibly have heard. I just have great respect for them. And they like me. I like them."

Anderson Cooper 360, 23/7/15


10. Trump Owned 14,000 Apartments By The Time He Was 27.

10. Trump owned 14,000 apartments by the time he was 27.
10. Trump owned 14,000 apartments by the time he was 27.

Oct. 16, 1973. Then 27 years old, Trump was the president of the Trump Management Corporation, at 600 Avenue Z in Brooklyn, which owned more than 14,000 apartments in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

The Department of Justice had brought suit in federal court in Brooklyn against Mr. Trump and his father, Fred C. Trump, charging them with violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968 in the operation of 39 buildings.

Two months later, Trump Management, represented by Roy M. Cohn, turned around and sued the United States government for $100 million (roughly $500 million in today's terms), asserting that the charges were “ irresponsible and baseless.”“Mr. Trump accused the Justice Department of singling out his corporation because it was a large one, and because the government was trying to force it to rent to welfare recipients,” The Times reported.

"The answer is there has to be some form of punishment."

MSNBC, 30/3/16


11. Donald Trump Hit It Big With The Television Show “The Apprentice” And Was Paid $375,000 For Each Episode Of The Show.

11. Donald Trump Hit it Big with the Television Show “The Apprentice” and was paid $375,000 for each episode of the show.
11. Donald Trump Hit it Big with the Television Show “The Apprentice” and was paid $375,000 for each episode of the show.

Trump's taxes show that he earned $197.3 million from The Apprentice between 2000 and 2018, while “endorsement and licensing deals” were $230 million from 2000 to 2018.

In the 18 years, Trump's investments earned him $178.7 million, while the companies he ran—and that The Apprentice was promoting as wildly successful—lost $174.5 million. The Mark Burnett-produced show “changed [Trump's] fortunes dramatically” because, in the early 2000s, he “was in financial trouble,” but in 2005, the year he earned the most from the show, it brought in $47.8 million.

"I will be phenomenal to the women. I mean, I want to help women."

Face the Nation, 9/8/15


12. Trump Has Been Sued 3,500 Times By His Business Partners, Contractors, Clients, Employees, And Banks.

12. Trump has been sued 3,500 times by his business partners, contractors, clients, employees, and banks.
12. Trump has been sued 3,500 times by his business partners, contractors, clients, employees, and banks.

Donald Trump is a fighter, famous for legal skirmishes over everything from his golf courses to his tax bills to Trump University.Trump often portrays himself as a savior of the working class who will "protect your job." But a USA TODAY NETWORK analysis found he has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits over the past three decades — and a large number of those involve ordinary Americans, who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them.

"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."

Hannity, 20/10/15


13. Trump’s Hair Is Real. He Gets His Haircuts From His Wife Melania.

13. Trump’s hair is real. He gets his haircuts from his wife Melania.
13. Trump’s hair is real. He gets his haircuts from his wife Melania.

Trump's taxes show that he earned $197.3 million from The Apprentice between 2000 and 2018, while “endorsement and licensing deals” were $230 million from 2000 to 2018.

In the 18 years, Trump's investments earned him $178.7 million, while the companies he ran—and that The Apprentice was promoting as wildly successful—lost $174.5 million. The Mark Burnett-produced show “changed [Trump's] fortunes dramatically” because, in the early 2000s, he “was in financial trouble,” but in 2005, the year he earned the most from the show, it brought in $47.8 million.

"I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it's literally going to cease to exist."

Playboy, March 1990


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