Donald Trump

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Donald Trump
Donald Trump is not only one of the world's richest men, but one of its most recognizable. Despite a privileged upbringing, he did not inherit anything, and went on to fame and fortune thanks to his business accomplishments and natural instincts. Donald Trump, born in June, 14 1946, in Queens, New York, is the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary Macleod Trump (Mortiz, 1987, p.23). His father was a builder and real estate developer who specialized in constructing and operating middle-inome apartments in the Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. Donald was a round, fleshy baby, filled with energy (Tuccille, 1986, p.34). He was a bright kid who did well in most of his subjects, but he enjoyed squirting soda and
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After his father saw his great envisions for the business, he made him president of the empire. Donald went on to marry a Winter Olympic Czechoslovakian Downhill skier in 1977. Her name was Ivana Zelnicokova Winklmayr. (Barrett, 1992, p. 60) After his marriage, his father agreed to go along with the plans to invade Manhattan. Soon after, there was another controversial matter about the trumps. The Department of Justice alleged that Trump Management Corporation was discriminating against blacks in the rental of apartments. In doing so, the government claimed that the corporation violated the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (Barrett, 1992, p.78). Donald Trump, now president, denied the charges. He said it was not that he did not rent to blacks, it was the fact that he does not rent to families on welfare. The charges were later dropped (Barrett, 1992, 81) "Donald did not invent the rules. But as long as they existed, he knew he had to play by them if he expected to accomplish anything" (Tucculle, 1986, p.89). When the Pennsylvania Central Railroad entered bankruptcy; opportunity presented itself in a major way. Trump was able to obtain an option on the railroad yards on the west side of Manhattan (Tuccuille, 1986, p.92). When initial plans for apartments proved unfeasible because of a poor economic climate, Trump promoted the property as the location of a city convention center, and the city
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