Donald John Trump is an American businessman and, as of January 20, 2017, the 45th president of the United States.
He was born on June 14, 1946 in New York City in the family of Fred Trump, the owner of the construction corporation. After graduating from the university, he worked in his father's company, and later he developed his own. As a result Donald Trump created one of the most successful American construction companies. He owns the famous skyscraper in New York - Trump Tower.
Donald Trump announced his decision to run for president on June 16, 2015. As the candidate of the Republican Party, despite various scandals, he won and became the oldest president of the United States at the time of taking office.
In his inaugural address, he promised to make America great again and to "eradicate radical Islamic terrorism.
President Trump's activities are at odds with the policies pursued by his predecessor , Barack Obama.
Fourteen months after his election as president, Trump's performance was approved by 42 percent of Americans compared to 54 percent.
During his presidency, there has been an intense rotation of individuals in key positions in the U.S. government.
In February 2017, Trump said that Russia had taken Crimea away during the Obama administration. The U.S. president also expressed hope that Russia would de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine and return Crimea, and that the U.S. sanctions policy against Russia would remain unchanged.
In June 2018, the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the U.S. and the People's Republic of China, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, took place. The goal was to achieve nuclear disarmament of the DPRK.
In 2018, Trump launched a "trade war" against China, initiating a series of customs duties and various economic restrictions. In December 2018, China agreed to cut and remove tariffs on cars coming from the U.S.
At the G20 summit in Argentina in December 2018, Donald Trump said that because of Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Black Sea, he refused to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The main reason he then cited was that Ukrainian ships and sailors had still not returned home.
Russian interference in the U.S. elections
All through the presidential campaign and his tenure, Trump has been accused of ties with Russia. In 2018, there have been a number of court hearings regarding the head of the Trump campaign, former advisor to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Paul Manafort. Trump himself claims he has no business ties to Russia.
On February 15, 2017, according to The New York Times, which cited its sources, it became known that members of Trump's campaign staff had been in constant contact with Russian intelligence services throughout the year before the election. U.S. intelligence obtained the content of these conversations when it became known about the hacking of Democratic Party emails. The publication noted that Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort were responsible for communications with Russian intelligence services. The latter resigned as Trump's national security adviser when it was revealed that he had discussed anti-Russian sanctions with the Russian ambassador a month before Trump's victory.
On March 20, FBI chief James Comey officially confirmed that the bureau was investigating possible ties between Trump's campaign staff and the Russian government. Trump, for his part, denied any illegal agreements between his team and Moscow. On May 9, Comey was abruptly fired by President Trump.
Then it became known that the special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the American election Robert Mueller is investigating the financial transactions of Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kusher and his likely contacts with Russian Ambassador to the United States S. Kislyak and the head of Vnesheconombank S. Gorkov.
In July, Trump's son-in-law publicly denied his collusion with Russia during the election during a Senate hearing, then was questioned for more than three hours by Republicans before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and those were satisfied.
On February 20, 2018, Trump acknowledged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign.
On November 7, it became known that Trump lost the U.S. presidential election to his opponent Joe Biden. However, Trump himself does not recognize the results of the election and groundlessly claims fraud and intends to go to court to demand a recount. Trump will remain president of the United States until January 20, 2021, when President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated.
Storming the Capitol.
On January 6, when the U.S. Congress was to finally approve Joe Biden's election victory, Trump staged a major rally in Washington, D.C., during which he reiterated his stolen election victory and promised his supporters a march to the Capitol at the conclusion of the rally. Toward the end of the rally, however, Trump forgot what he had said and quietly left on his own business. But his supporters, inspired by his speech, went to the Capitol and even stormed it.
As a result, Trump's fans stormed into the Congress building, causing mayhem and clashes with law enforcement. Five people, including one police officer, were the victims of the riots.
Afterwards, Facebook, Twitter, and other services blocked Trump's pages, calling him responsible for the riot.
Has been married three times, has five children, three of whom also work for his company.
Donald Trump's first marriage took place in 1977. His spouse was Ivana Zelnichkova from the Czech Republic. They have three children: Donald Jr. In 1992, the couple divorced.
Trump's second marriage to the 29-year-old Maples lasted from 1993 to 1999. They have a daughter, Tiffany.
In 2005, Trump's third marriage took place to Melania Knavs, originally from Slovenia, who was 24 years younger than him. In 2006 they had a boy. They named him Barron William Trump. He is Trump's fifth child.
Rumors of divorce
According to the media, Melania Trump intends to separate from her husband, but will do so only after he is no longer president.