From him giving a teacher a black eye to his Razzie award for Worst Supporting Actor, We take a look at 10 things you need to know about Donald Trump.
10. He Punched a Teacher
In his book The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump claims that he punched his second grade music teacher, giving him a black eye. He said “I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled. I’m not proud of that, but it’s clear evidence that even early on I had a tendency to stand up and make my opinions known in a forceful way. The difference now is that I like to use my brain instead of my fists.”
9. Likes Spending Other People’s Money
It was reported that during his run for the White House, Donald Trump used $55,000 of campaign funds to purchase thousands of copies of his own book – Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. Some have speculated that Trump brought so many copies just to get his book onto the New York Times Best Seller list.
8. Cowboy Style Justice
In 1989, 5 teenagers were accused of raping 28 year old investment banker Trisha Meili while she was out jogging in Central Park. Before the boys, 4 of whom were black and 1 Hispanic had even faced trial, Donald Trump took out several signed, full-page newspaper advertisements calling for them to be executed. All 5 were eventually found not guilty of the crime.
7. Trump Won a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie
Donald Trump won a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie for his performance in the 1989 film Ghosts Can’t Do It. Trump starred alongside Bo Derek in this film that also won Razzies for Worst Director, Worst Picture and Worst Actress. The movie, which was described as ‘A spirited comedy about love after death’ was about an elderly man who kills himself after an illness wrecks his body. He then returns as a ghost and tries to convince his young wife to murder another man so he can possess his body.
6. Trump Outsources to Other Countries
Donald Trump has attacked several large American companies for outsourcing work to other countries, but the fact is that many of his products are produced overseas. In fact several of his promotional clothing items for his Presidential campaign were made in China, Bangladesh, Honduras and Vietnam. Keeping jobs in the US was one of Trump’s main focuses during his campaign and he warned that if he was elected President, companies would face ‘consequences’ for outsourcing jobs. I wonder if those ‘consequences’ extend to his daughter Ivanka whose footwear and jewellery lines are also produced in China.
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