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Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States.

Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, he took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later renamed The Trump Organization. During his business career, Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent the use of his name in the branding of various products. From 2004 to 2015, he hosted The Apprentice, a reality television series on NBC. As of 2016, Forbes listed him as the 324th wealthiest person in the world (113th in the United States), with a net worth of $4.5 billion.

Trump sought the Reform Party's presidential nomination in 2000, but withdrew before voting began. He considered running as a Republican for the 2012 election, but ultimately decided against it. In June 2015, he announced his candidacy for the 2016 election, and quickly emerged as the front-runner among 17 contenders in the Republican primaries. His final opponents suspended their campaigns in May 2016, and in July he was formally nominated at the Republican Convention along with Mike Pence as his running mate. His campaign received unprecedented media coverage and international attention. Many of his statements in interviews, on social media, and at campaign rallies were controversial or false. Trump won the general election on November 8, 2016, against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, and assumed office on January 20, 2017. At age 70, he is the oldest and wealthiest person to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or governmental service, and the fifth elected with less than a plurality of the national popular vote.

Trump's platform emphasized renegotiating U.S.–China relations and free trade agreements such as NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, strongly enforcing immigration laws, and building a new wall along the U.S.–Mexico border. His other positions include pursuing energy independence while opposing climate change regulations such as the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement, modernizing and expediting services for veterans, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, abolishing Common Core education standards, investing in infrastructure, simplifying the tax code while reducing taxes across the board, and imposing tariffs on imports by companies offshoring jobs. He advocates a largely non-interventionist approach to foreign policy while increasing military spending, "extreme vetting" of Muslim immigrants to preempt domestic Islamic terrorism, and aggressive military action against ISIS. His positions have been variously described by scholars and commentators as populist, protectionist, and nationalist.

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Trump National Golf Club Westchester is a private golf club in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Owned by Donald Trump, a businessman and the nominee for the Republican Party in the 2016 United States Presidential election, the 140-acre (57 ha) course has eighteen holes, with a 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) clubhouse. Founded in 1922 as Briarcliff Country Club, it later operated as Briar Hills Country Club and Briar Hall Golf and Country Club before Trump's purchase of the property in 1996. Trump renamed the club to match his other golf properties, and after its county, Westchester. He had the clubhouse and course rebuilt for its 2002 reopening; the course was designed by Jim Fazio.

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The Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exterior windows are gilded with 24-karat gold.

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  • 16 March 2017: U.S. judge blocks second Trump travel ban
  • 9 March 2017: Travel ban 2.0 exempts Iraqis, U.S. permanent residents
  • 5 March 2017: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions bows out of Russia investigation over contact with ambassador
  • 27 February 2017: Invited or not, news outlets criticize White House decision to pick and choose their peers
  • 15 February 2017: Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Advisor to Trump administration
  • 11 February 2017: Yemen requests reevaluation of U.S. ground operations on its soil following raid
  • 6 February 2017: Travel to U.S. resumes after federal judge blocks executive order
  • 29 January 2017: U.S. federal judge halts Trump's ban on refugees
  • 28 January 2017: Anti-abortion March for Life draws thousands in Washington
  • 27 January 2017: Protesters dance for gay rights
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