Two weeks ago, Republican Donald J. Trump became the new President-Elect of the United States, and the election of 2016 was finally over. Now, the country looks to the future, and we have begun ascertaining what the Trump presidency will look like. Today, let’s take a look at the life of Mr. Trump, and his plans to “Make America great again”.
Some Fast Facts
Donald Trump was born (June 14, 1946; currently 70 years old) and raised in New York City. He has 5 children, ranging in age from 9 to 38 years old. Currently, he lives in New York City with his wife, Melania Trump.
He attended a military academy in his high school years, and afterward, graduated from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, where he studied real estate.
Before breaking onto the political scene in 2015, Mr. Trump made himself a household name as a successful real estate developer. So successful in fact, that with his billions of dollars worth of international properties will make him the richest President ever (Aol.)
The votes were counted, victory and concession speeches were made, and the date has been set. President-elect Trump’s inauguration will take place on January 20th, 2017. It’s official. So now let’s see what “The Donald” has in store.
Just this week, this video was released, in which Mr. Trump summarizes the main goals for his first 100 days in office. He states in the video that he wants to “Put America first”. Among his ideas is withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership —an international trade agreement that both Democrats and Republicans agree is bad for our job market. Another area he will focus in on is bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US Infrastructure, immigration, and protectionism are also among his promises.
Also in the news are the potential members of Trump’s Cabinet. Nothing is official yet, neither will it be until after the inauguration, but there are a few “shortlists” and rumors shifting about. Cabinet members are the heads of federal departments including State, Education, Defense, Homeland Security and many, many more. So far, Mr. Trump has made some of his selections formal. You can see those here. But, one of the biggest positions yet to be formally claimed is Secretary of State. The current rumors for this coveted position include former Governor of Massachusetts (and Trump-opposer) Mitt Romney, as well as the former Mayor of New York City, Rudolph Giuliani; among others.
This was a very controversial and emotional election cycle. Some were very unhappy with the results, while others celebrated. As of now, there is more speculation than knowledge about Trumps’ plans. We can’t be certain that everything discussed will be made into legislation, but we also cannot say that it won’t. Either way, the nation waits with baited breath for the presidency of Mr. Trump.