Last updated on: 3/13/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Donald J. Trump Biography

Title:
45th President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the United States Return to a Gold Standard?"
Reasoning:

“Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy would it be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money.”

“Donald Trump Weighs in on Marijuana, Hillary Clinton, and Man Buns,” gq.com, Nov. 23, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the gold standard. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the gold standard.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 45th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2017-present
  • Founder, Donald J. Trump Foundation, 1988-present
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee
  • CEO, The Trump Organization (formerly Elizabeth Trump and Son), 1968-Jan. 19, 2017
  • Executive Producer and Host, The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice, 2003-2015
  • Co-owner (with NBC), Miss Universe Organization, 1996-2015
  • Founder, Trump University, 2005-2010
  • Owner, New Jersey Generals, 1983-1985
  • Real Estate Developer, Elizabeth Trump & Son, 1968-1971
Education:
  • BS, Economics, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, 1968
  • Attended Fordham University, 1964-1966
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @realDonaldTrump
  • Named Person of the Year by TIME magazine in 2016
  • In 2015, Forbes estimated Trump’s net worth at $4 billion
  • Four of Trump’s businesses have declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy: Trump’s Taj Mahal (1991), Trump Plaza Hotel (1992), Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (2004), and Trump Entertainment Resorts (2009)
  • Father of 5 children: Donald, Ivanka, Erika, Tiffany, and Barron
  • Married Melania Knauss (now Trump) on Jan. 22, 2005; former wives include Ivana Trump and Marla Maples
  • His mother, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, immigrated from Scotland
  • Born June 14, 1946 in New York City, New York
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the United States Return to a Gold Standard?