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Donald Trump has been a fixture of American culture for decades. As a real estate mogul, Trump has made his mark -- literally -- on cities across the country, branding hotels, casinos, resorts and even airlines with the "Trump" name. His 1987 best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal" helped Trump become a celebrity, a status that was cemented with his reality television series, "The Apprentice."

Trump had flirted with running for president many times and in 2000, he briefly ran for the Reform Party nomination. Few took him seriously in 2015 when he began talking about running for the Republican Party nomination until he actually announced and began seriously campaigning.

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In a much-criticized announcement speech, Trump made illegal immigration his top cause, calling Mexicans crossing the southern border into the United States criminals and rapists. Trump's rallies attracted large crowds and the businessman began rising in the polls, eventually rising to the top of the GOP field in early primary states and nationally.

When his rhetoric escalated, so did his poll numbers. Trump has criticized his fellow Republicans, often in personal ways. He has criticized Washington leaders of both parties for being ineffective in halting illegal immigration and making international trade deals and has made a rallying cry of his campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."

Historic level turnouts have helped Trump solidify a first place lead so far in the primary contest. The billionaire has won 10 states and is expected to win more on his path to the nomination.

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Trump's military parade in Washington now delayed until 2019

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Top Pentagon spokeswoman probed for making staff run errands, retaliation

Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller held in contempt for ducking Mueller grand jury Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller held in contempt for ducking Mueller grand jury Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller held in contempt for ducking Mueller grand jury Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller held in contempt for ducking Mueller grand jury

Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller held in contempt for ducking Mueller grand jury

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Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants

Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants

Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran. What happens next? Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran. What happens next? Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran. What happens next? Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran. What happens next?

Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran. What happens next?

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'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis to testify before Mueller grand jury this week

A judge ruled that the Trump administration must keep DACA alive A judge ruled that the Trump administration must keep DACA alive A judge ruled that the Trump administration must keep DACA alive A judge ruled that the Trump administration must keep DACA alive

A judge ruled that the Trump administration must keep DACA alive

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Kushner Companies to lease out money-losing office tower

FBI releases documents showing payments to Trump dossier author Steele FBI releases documents showing payments to Trump dossier author Steele FBI releases documents showing payments to Trump dossier author Steele FBI releases documents showing payments to Trump dossier author Steele

FBI releases documents showing payments to Trump dossier author Steele

'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis met with Special Counsel Mueller's team 'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis met with Special Counsel Mueller's team 'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis met with Special Counsel Mueller's team 'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis met with Special Counsel Mueller's team

'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis met with Special Counsel Mueller's team

Trump's DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen: 'Let me be clear. It was the Russians.' Trump's DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen: 'Let me be clear. It was the Russians.' Trump's DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen: 'Let me be clear. It was the Russians.' Trump's DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen: 'Let me be clear. It was the Russians.'

Trump's DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen: 'Let me be clear. It was the Russians.'

Impatient Trump drives U.S. push for peace talks in Afghanistan

Trump admin has no central strategy for election security, and no one's in charge Trump admin has no central strategy for election security, and no one's in charge Trump admin has no central strategy for election security, and no one's in charge Trump admin has no central strategy for election security, and no one's in charge

Trump admin has no central strategy for election security, and no one's in charge

Career History

Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

1971-Present

Chairman of Trump Plaza Associates, LLC

1982-2009

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.

1995-2009

Host, "The Apprentice"

2003-2015

Owner, Miss America and Miss Universe

1996-Present

Author, "The Art of the Deal"

1987

Did You Know?

In 2007, Trump received the 2,237th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his role as producer of "The Apprentice."

Personal and Family

Date of birth

June 14, 1946

Place of birth

Queens, New York

Spouse

Melania Trump

Children

Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany and Barron

Education

Fordham University, 1965-1966 (transferred); University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1968

Religion

Presbyterian

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