Earlier this week, celebrity billionaire and real estate mogul Donald Trump announced that he’s running for president. The Federalist has done some deep research into the fascinating and complicated life of this candidate. Here to explain The Donald is Scrooge McDuck.
Donald Trump’s story begins like that of most Americans: as the son of a wealthy New York real estate baron.
After graduating from the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he decided to make his way in business…by inheriting his father’s established company and giving it a new name: The Trump Organization.
He had some success flipping failing New York Hotels like the Grand Hyatt in 1988.
He had some failures too. Like that time when his company declared bankruptcy in 1991 after acquiring the Taj Mahal Casino in New Jersey.
He fell on hard times, but in the 2000s, Trump rebounded and rebranded.
He built Trump Tower.
He connected with women by purchasing the Miss Universe Pageant.
He came into the homes of millions with his very own television show, “The Apprentice.”
But Trump also got a bit catty. He’s proud of his success, so he sued a writer who dared call him a millionaire (he wants you to know he’s a billionaire).
And the Donald has made a habit of squabbling with those he believes to be beneath him (he famously fought Rosie O’Donell in 2006).
But now he wants the American people to bask in his success.
After flirting with presidential politics for years, he’s actually seeking the Republican nomination for the White House (even though he’s bankrolled Democrats for years).