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  • The latest to join the race for the 2016 Presidency is reality TV host and business mogul, Donald

  • Trump. After talking about running multiple times since 1987, Trump has officially joined his esteemed Republican rivals.

  • But besides his unconventional hairstyle and demanding

  • to see Obama’s birth certificate in 2011, what do we really know about the 69-year-old

  • New Yorker? Who exactly is Donald Trump?

  • Well, Trump is first and foremost a controversially successful business magnate and investor.

  • His start came as a result of his father, Fred Trump, who had already amassed a real

  • estate fortune before his death. Donald Trump has controlled his father’s company since

  • the 1970s. He has primarily invested in hotel and casino real estate, and filed for business

  • bankruptcy four times. He is also very well known for naming business holdings after himself,

  • including buildings, video games, buffets, magazines, clothing lines, and many others.

  • Trump also owns a large number of golf courses and beauty pageants.

  • He has stated that his net worth is around $9 billion, making him the wealthiest candidate in the running, although

  • Forbes says it is closer to $4 billion. His net worth has been disputed in the past: a

  • 2005 Deutsche (DOY-chuh) Bank assessment pegged his worth at around

  • only $800 million at the time.

  • Although Trump has never held public office, he has been very outspoken concerning his political views.

  • His primary platform focuses on increasing US jobs, and building a wall

  • along the Mexican border, which Mexico would pay for. In 1999, in order to wipe out the

  • national debt, he proposed enacting a one-time 14% tax on Americans with over $10 million dollars.

  • On social issues he is fairly right leaning. After years of being pro-choice, in 2011 he

  • switched to being pro-life. Additionally, he is against same-sex marriage. Although

  • he supported universal healthcare in 2000, he vehemently opposes Obamacare, calling it

  • a “trillion-ton weighton the economy. Despite claiming to have never indulged in

  • any drugs or alcohol, he supports full drug legalization as a method of increasing tax revenue for education.

  • revenue for education.

  • His foreign policy worldview is largely oil-based, and believes we are drilling too slowly for

  • what he calls America’s “lifeblood”. He is also extremely critical of China’s

  • influence in the United States, and has called for a 25% tax on imports in order to maintain

  • US jobs. However, many of his self-named products are made in China.

  • It should be clear that as a businessman and a showman, Trump’s politics tend to be financially

  • influenced rather than ideological. Although Trump has withdrawn from his reality TV show

  • in order to legally be a candidate, there’s no question that he will continue entertaining

  • viewers with his fiery rhetoric over the coming months.

  • Money and politics go hand in hand in the United States, but billionaires on both sides

  • of the aisle actually share some common interests. To learn more about what theyre really

  • pushing for, check out our full video here. Thanks for watching, and please consider subscribing

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