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

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
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?