Last updated on: 4/6/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Donald J. Trump Biography

Title:
45th President of the United States of America
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?"
Reasoning:

“Our personal protection is ultimately up to us. That’s why I’m a gun owner, that’s why I have a concealed carry permit, and that’s why tens of millions of Americans have concealed carry permits as well. It’s just common sense… The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.”

“Second Amendment Rights,” donaldjtrump.com, Oct. 10, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to gun control and related issues. 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 gun control and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 45th President of the United States of America, Jan. 20, 2017-present
  • Founder, Donald J. Trump Foundation, 1988-present
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee
  • CEO, The Trump Organization (formerly known as Elizabeth Trump & Son), 1971-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
Education:
  • BA, Economics, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, 1968
  • Attended Fordham University, 1964-1966
Contact Info:
Phone
202-456-1414, Whitehouse switchboard
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
whitehouse.gov
Other:
  • Twitter: @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 Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?