Dr. Seuss and The Trump

Here’s a poem By George received last evening – anonymously written – however we can be certain the clever poet is a Democrat. 

 

In a land where the states are united, they claim,

in a sky-scraping tower adorned with his name,

lived a terrible, horrible, devious chump,

the bright orange miscreant known as the Trump.

 

This Trump he was mean, such a mean little man,

with the tiniest heart and two tinier hands,

and a thin set of lips etched in permanent curl,

and a sneer and a scowl and contempt for the world.

 

He looked down from his perch and he grinned ear to ear,

and he thought, “I could steal the election this year!

It’d be rather simple, it’s so easily won,

I’ll just make them believe that their best days are done!

 

Yes, I’ll make them believe that it’s all gone to Hell,

and I’ll be Jerk Messiah and their souls they will sell.

And I’ll use lots of words disconnected from truth,

but I’ll say them with style so they won’t ask for proof.

 

I’ll toss out random platitudes, phrases, and such,

They’re so raised on fake news that it won’t matter much!

They won’t question the how to, the what, why, or when,

I will make their America great once again!”

 

The Trump told them to fear, they should fear he would say,

“They’ve all come for your jobs, they’ll all take them away.

You should fear every Muslim and Mexican too,

every brown, black, and tan one, everyone who votes blue.”

 

And he fooled all the Christians, he fooled them indeed,

He just trotted out Jesus, that’s all Jesus folk need.

And celebrity preachers they all crowned him as king,

Tripping over themselves just to kiss the Trump’s ring.

 

And he spoke only lies just as if they were true,

Until they believed all of those lies were true too.

He repeated and Tweeted and he blustered and spit,

And he mislead and fibbed—and he just made up sh*t.

 

And the media laughed but they printed each line,

thinking “He’ll never will win, in the end we’ll be fine.”

So they chased every headline, bold typed every claim,

‘Till the fake news and real news they looked just the same.

 

And the scared folk who listened, they devoured each word,

Yes, they ate it all up every word that they heard,

petrified that their freedom was under attack,

trusting Trump he would take their America back.

 

From the gays and from ISIS, he’d take it all back,

Take it back from the Democrats, fat cats, and blacks.

And so hook, line, and sinker they all took the bait,

all his lies about making America great.

 

Now the Pant-suited One she was smart and prepared,

she was brilliant and steady but none of them cared,

no they cared not to see all the work that she’d done,

or the fact that the Trump had not yet done thing one.

 

They could only shout “Emails!”, yes “Emails!” they’d shout,

because Fox News had told them—and Fox News had clout.

And the Pant-suited One she was slandered no end,

and a lie became truth she could never defend.

 

And the Trump watched it all go according to plan—

a strong woman eclipsed by an insecure man.

And November the 8th arrived, finally it came,

like a slow-moving storm but it came just the same.

 

And Tuesday became Wednesday as those days will do,

And the night turned to morning and the nightmare came true,

With millions of non-voters still in their beds,

Yes, the Trump he had done it, just like he had said.

 

And the Trumpers they trumped, how they trumped when he won,

All the racists and bigots; deplorable ones,

they crawled out from the woodwork, came out to raise Hell,

they came out to be hateful and hurtful as well.

 

With slurs and with road signs, with spray paint and Tweets,

with death threats to neighbors and taunts on the street.

And the grossest of grossness they hurled on their peers,

while the Trump he said zilch—for the first time in years.

 

But he Tweeted at Hamilton, he Tweeted the Times,

And he trolled Alec Baldwin a few hundred times,

and he pouted a pout like a petulant kid,

thinking this is what Presidents actually did,

 

thinking he could still be a perpetual jerk,

terrified to learn he had to actually work,

work for every American, not just for a few,

not just for the white ones—there was much more to do.

 

He now worked for the Muslims and Mexicans too,

for the brown, black, and tan ones, and the ones who vote blue.

They were all now his bosses, now they all had a say,

and those nasty pant-suited ones were here to stay.

 

And the Trump he soon realized that he didn’t win,

He had gotten the thing—and the thing now had him.

And it turned out the Trump was a little too late,

for America was already more than quite great,

 

not because of the sameness, the opposite’s true,

It’s greatness far more than just red, white, and blue,

It’s straight, gay, and female—it’s Gentile and Jew,

It’s Transgender and Christian and Atheist too.

 

It’s Asians, Caucasians of every kind,

The disabled and abled, the deaf and the blind,

It’s immigrants, Muslims, and brave refugees,

It’s Liberals with bleeding hearts fixed to their sleeves.

 

And we are all staying, we’re staying right here,

and we’ll be the great bane of the Trump for four years.

And we’ll be twice as loud as the loudness of hate,

be the greatness that makes our America great.

And the Trump’s loudest boasts they won’t ever obscure,

about three million more of us—voted for her.

Kellyanne Conway

In a landslide election, Donald J. Trump shocked liberals and republicans alike when he defeated Hillary Clinton in a historic, unprecedented win. And to say that people were astonished at Donald Trump’s victory would be the understatement of the century.  But behind Donald Trump’s victory, stood one woman. So who is this unique lady responsible for helping Trump secure the highest office in the land? 

 

Who is Kellyanne Conway?

Just weeks after Donald John Trump was elected 45th president of the United States of America, his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway speaks out about the real reason why he won.

 

Throughout his campaign, liberals tried to portray Trump as a misogynist. But it is simply incomprehensible to think that a man “with no respect for women” would hire one. It’s a fact that the media has certainly overlooked and attempted to bury.  In the biggest and most critical “job opportunity” of his life, Donald J. Trump entrusted his political campaign– and ultimately, his fate – to a woman. She traveled with Trump throughout his campaign in its last months and advised him, as well as appeared frequently on TV to speak on his behalf.

 

And now that she’s been appointed counselor to the president, Conway will be the highest ranking woman in the White House.  When asked how she felt about being the first woman to “break the glass ceiling,” Conway responded, “I want everybody to remember, that it was Donald J. Trump who elevated a woman to the highest position in his campaign, much like he has done in the Trump Corporation for a number of decades– it is he who gave women responsibilities.”

 

Conway considers herself blessed to be given the opportunity. She said, “I’m not a big gender-identity person, and I wasn’t hired for my gender, but it’s ... a pretty cool thing to say to my three daughters and my son. Many women work really hard and never get their shot. I feel blessed to have gotten my shot.”

 

As a Republican campaign manager, strategist, and pollster, Conway is the queen of wearing many hats– and she wears them quite well. (It’s no wonder why she’s the first female campaign manager in the history of America to win a presidential campaign.)

 

Aside from her influence in politics, Conway is also the president and CEO of The Polling Company Inc./Woman Trend. Her company has consulted and conducted market research for some of the leading companies in America such as Major League Baseball, The Federalist Society, Martha Stewart, American Express, and ABC News.

 

Additionally, Kellyanne has been a guest and political commentator on CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, Real Time with Bill Maher, Meet the Press, Hannity, and more.

 

Today, Kellyanne Conway is quite successful. But unlike most prominent women in politics, she wasn’t born into a successful family, and her childhood was almost anything but glamorous.

 

Kellyanne Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Conway was born on January 20, 1967, in an impoverished little neighborhood just outside of Camden, New Jersey. Conway’s parents led a very simple lifestyle; her Irish father owned a small trucking company while her Italian mother worked at a bank.

 

When she was only three years old, Conway’s parents divorced. And from an early age, Kellyanne witnessed first-hand what hard working women looked like. Young Conway was raised by her single mother, Diane Fitzpatrick, as well as her grandmother and two aunts– who all worked tirelessly to help make ends meet.

 

Conway traces her conservative world-view to growing up in a household, “where family and faith and self-reliance were premier. We were not encouraged or allowed to complain or talk about what we didn’t have.”

 

It wasn’t long before Kellyanne acquired a job herself. For eight summers throughout her schooling years, the bright-eyed and blonde young Kellyanne worked grueling hours of manual labor as a blueberry picker on a farm in Hammonton, New Jersey. And to this day, she credits her fighter spirit and strong work ethic to that farm.  Conway said, “The faster you went, the more money you’d make. Everything I learned about life and business started on that farm.”

 

At age 16 Kellyanne won the New Jersey Blueberry Princess pageant. And at 20, her hard work and determination helped her win the World Champion Blueberry Packing competition!

 

But Kellyanne was not only a beautiful hard-worker, she was also quite brilliant. After graduating from St. Joseph High School in 1985, Conway graduated magna cum laude from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., earning a degree in political science. Conway went on to study at Oxford University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, a prestigious honors society, and later earned a law degree with honors from George Washington University Law Center.

 

Early on in her career, Conway appeared on TV frequently throughout the ’90s to take a stand against the Clintons. Since then, the brilliant and outspoken republican has provided commentary on more than 1,500 TV shows.

 

Throughout her schooling, Kellyanne planned to establish herself as a lawyer, but God had other plans for her life. The half-Irish, half-Italian young lawyer soon found her professional niche in 1988, while working for Ronald Reagan’s pollster, Dick Wirthlin, in the summer before she graduated from George Washington University Law School. Her first assignment was to demystify the gender voting gap: “How could the GOP attract more women?”

 

Kellyanne had discovered her purpose. Seven years after that life-changing assignment, Conway founded The Polling Company/WomanTrend, a consulting firm that specializes in market research. A decade later, she co-authored a book titled “What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live.

 

Raised by four women, ironically, Conway chose to work in what she calls a man’s world — especially as a Republican political pollster.  Conway told CNN, “Republican politics can sometimes feel like you’re walking into, you know, an Elks Club or bachelor party.” She recalled a potential client — a man — asking how she’d balance kids and work. “It’s like, ‘I just hope you ask all the male consultants. Are you going to give up your weekly golf game and your mistresses?’ Because they seem really, really busy too,’” recalled Conway.

 

But in that “world full of men,” Kellyanne shines. For decades, she has provided a steadfast, fearless, and persistent conservative voice for republicans across our nation. Conway is a long-time pro-life activist, Second Amendment supporter, she stands with Israel, and she boldly defends the Biblical definition of marriage every opportunity she gets.

 

Pro-life activist Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, talked to The Stream about Conway. “Kellyanne was already a star in her own capacity before she led Donald Trump’s campaign victory,” Hawkins said. “Her broad knowledge of key issues that matter to conservatives was well-established, especially in regards to abortion, conscience rights and religious freedom. Her presence in the White House should be not only a source of comfort to those of us who have worked with Kellyanne for years, but also a source of pride and encouragement. Kellyanne is one of us, a respected leader in the pro-life movement who helped guide organizations with key messaging and wisdom many times over. President-Elect Trump is wise to keep Kellyanne by his side as he takes the oath of the 45th President of the United States.”

 

Trump and Conway’s paths crossed by divine intervention — and little did they know they would eventually work together to Make America Great Again.  Conway met Trump in 2006, when she was living in one of his buildings – she served on the condo board of the Trump World Tower in Manhattan. Conway recalled being surprised to find how involved Trump was– even showing up to meetings to hear residents’ concerns. Over the following couple of years, Trump would call her to say he’d seen her on TV and ask her opinion about varying issues.

 

In March 2015, Trump asked Conway to help strategize for his presidential bid and even offered her a job on the campaign, but she declined. Over a year later, on Aug. 17, 2016, Conway accepted the role as his campaign manager — a decision that would alter the course of their lives, and history, forever.

 

“Kellyanne Conway has been a trusted advisor and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory. She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message. I am pleased that she will be part of my senior team in the West Wing,” stated President Trump in a written release.

But there’s much more to Kellyanne than just politics. Conway is an outspoken woman of faith, devoted wife, and proud mother of four. Kellyanne’s husband is George T. Conway III, who as a young lawyer played a historic—and largely hidden— role in the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

 

Kellyanne believes meeting her hubby George was by Divine appointment. According to The New Yorker, their romance began after Conway saw a picture of Kellyanne on the cover of a Washington society magazine and asked a mutual friend to set them up.  The lovebirds met the following year, and tied the knot in 2001, when Kellyanne was 37-years-old. Together, the Conway’s have four children — including twins– between the ages of six and eleven.

 

Conway recalls the joys of being a pregnant middle-aged woman, “I had my first children [twins] at thirty-seven, then I had two daughters in my forties, forty-one and almost forty-three,” she said. “They say there are no eggs left in your forties, but there were two rolling around in there somewhere. I was surprised both times, like, ‘Oh! O.K. Not a stomach ache.’ ”

 

And despite her hectic career, Conway considers her family her greatest priority on this side of eternity. And like all working mothers, time with her children is precious.

 

The Conway’s have made their home in Alpine, New Jersey and have no desire to be in the limelight. In fact, they’re rarely seen in public.

 

 “I want all the little girls out there to know that the lessons are very simple. Be kind your entire life because all the kindness I showed to other people came back to me manifold in this campaign. And secondly and most importantly, if you work hard and you get your shot one day, you too will shine. You have to believe in yourself, don’t listen to the critics, don’t listen to the naysayers. You know who you are. You’re beautiful, you’re smart, you can do it. That’s my message to all those little girls dreaming out there.” – Kellyanne Conway

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SOURCES:  This article is a compilation of extracts taken from multiple exposes of Kellyanne Conway within mainstream U.S. media through the election cycle. 

Chris George, providing reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

 

First Lady Melania Trump

Despite being married to the most controversial presidential candidate in American history, Melania Trump remains an enigma. The mystery that comes with her reserved personality makes Melania an easy target for liberals as articles labeling her as a “mannequin” and condemning her silence are published daily.  Although the famous former model seems to have it all, Melania’s testimony tells the story of someone who’s struggled against all odds – and overcame.

 

Melania Trump has graced the covers of the most prestigious fashion industry magazines. But like many Americans today, Melania’s success was the result of a courageous work ethic and humble beginnings.

 

Melanija Knavs was born on April 26, 1970 in the small Slovenian railroad town of Sevnica – long before she changed the spelling of her name to pursue a modeling career.

 

Despite the struggles many Slovenians faced during the country’s Communist times, the Knavses worked extremely hard to give their children a positive upbringing.

 

Melania’s mother, Amalija Ulcnik, worked developing patterns at a factory that manufactured children’s clothing. She had met Viktor Knavs in 1966 who worked as a chauffeur for a nearby town’s mayor.  They instilled Melania and her sister with conservative values such as putting family first and having exceptional work ethic.  “I love my childhood. It was a beautiful childhood,” Melania said. Her son, Barron (10), speaks Slovenian fluently and uses it to speak with his grandparents, who now live near the Trumps in New York at Trump Tower.

 

Melania’s father left his job as a chauffeur to become a salesman at a state-owned car company in Ljubljana, Slovenia and found his family an apartment there – all to provide his children with exceptional education opportunities with their new prestigious address.

 

Amalija’s career as a seamstress had a profound impact on Melania. Once Melania learned to draw, she would sketch her own designs, and her mother or sister, Ines, would sew them. Melania also made her own jewelry.

 

Amalija spent evenings after work sewing clothing for herself and her two daughters. Instead of wearing clothes from the store, the Knavses designed and sewed everything they wore. Melania’s childhood friends remember her always being dressed elegantly and carrying herself with confidence – there was always something striking about her.

 

Melania’s modeling career began when she was 16-years-old at a modeling contest when she attracted the attention of photographer Stane Jerko, whose test photos of the breathtaking teenager resulted in her signing with a modeling agency in Milan.

 

Despite her success as a model, Melania’s goal was to become a designer. So she applied to the School of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, becoming one of the few to pass the school’s notoriously difficult entrance exams.

 

While pursuing her degree in design and architecture, Melania remained focused in school. She didn’t drink, or party, nor did she smoke. Even with the temptations surrounding her as a college student and successful model, Melania lived a quiet homebound life.  “She kept to herself, she was a loner. After a shoot or a catwalk, she went home, not out. She didn’t want to waste time partying,” Jerko remembers.

 

After obtaining a degree in design and architecture at the University of Ljubljana, Melania was jetting between photo shoots in Paris and Milan – but Melania had even bigger dreams. Melania knew that if she wanted to achieve her goals she would have to move to America.

 

Melania finally made it to New York in 1996 after landing an American modeling contract – but nothing could prepare for the struggles that were down the road.

 

Shortly after she began pursuing her modeling dreams in America, Melania struggled to find work because she was considered “too old.” The modeling industry isn’t friendly to models once they hit their later twenties, and at just 26-years-old, Melania was worried her best days were already behind her.  Melania went to castings every day, but photographers continued picking someone else over her, and often someone younger. She was having a difficult time supporting herself, and endured the challenging season while being overseas, away from her tight-knit family back in Slovenia.

 

Eventually, Melania got her “big break” and it wasn’t long before she graced the magazines covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, British GQ, In Style, New York Magazine, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Allure, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Elle.

 

But nothing could prepare her for the life-changing experience she would eventually encounter during her thriving modeling career…  While at a party during the New York Fashion Week in the fall of 1998, Melania met Donald Trump. She was a tall, shy brunette at just 28-years-old – while Trump was a brash 52-year-old real estate mogul.

 

“I didn’t know much about Donald Trump,” she says of their first encounter. “I had my life, I had my world. I didn’t follow Donald Trump and what kind of life he had.”

 

Although Trump attended the party with a date, he was instinctively drawn to Melania. When Trump’s date went to the bathroom, he seized the opportunity to chat for a few minutes with the Slovenian model he’d noticed.

 

Unlike the women who swooned every time the famous billionaire approached them, Melania remained unimpressed. When Trump asked for her number, she refused and instead asked for HIS contact information – she didn’t want to be just another woman he called, and she waited an entire week before calling him.  Melania was curious to see if Trump would submit a business number. “I wanted to see what his intention is,” she explains. “It tells you a lot from the man what kind of number he gives you. He gave me all of his numbers.”

 

Melania’s confidence and shocking reaction to the wealthy playboy made Trump even more attracted to her. Trump could tell Melania was beautiful AND intelligent, and he was willing to do whatever it took to win the woman of his dreams. “I’m not star struck,” she explains. “We had a great connection, we had great chemistry, but I was not star struck. And maybe he noticed that.”

 

Many are quick to criticize Donald and Melania’s marriage due to their age difference, but after learning more about Melania – it’s easy to understand that these two were made for each other. Melania’s reserved personality and traditional values balance Trump’s assertive personality and controversial behavior.

 

Melania’s traditional values can be seen in her absence from Trump’s campaign trail. Instead of being on the road with her husband, Melania chose to be at home in New York City to raise their 10-year-old son, Barron.

 

Despite the Trumps’ luxurious lifestyle, Melania refuses to let their son be raised by a nanny.  “It’s my choice not to be there [on the campaign trail],” Melania said. “I support my husband 100 percent, but … we have a 10-year-old son together, Barron, and I’m raising him.  This is the age he needs a parent at home.”

 

When Donald Trump told his wife he wanted to run for president, Melania said they discussed it in depth and she encouraged him to run.  “I encouraged him because I know what he will do and what he can do for America,” she said. “He loves the American people and he wants to help them.”

 

Although she’s not out on the campaign trail, Melania stays involved in her husband’s campaign behind-the-scenes.  “She’s told me a couple of times during the debate, she was very happy with my performances, if you would want to call them a performance,” Donald Trump said. “But she said, ‘You could tone it down a little bit on occasion,’ which I understand.”

 

Melania revealed the biggest untruth about her husband is the perception that he’s “nasty.”  “He’s not,” Melania said. “He has a big heart and [a] very warm heart. You see who he is on the campaign trail all the time and on television, and I think – you know America needs a strong leader and a tough leader and [he] knows what he’s doing.”

 

“He is who he is,” she says. “Even if you give him advice, he will maybe take it in, but then he will do it the way he wants to do it. You cannot change a person. Let them be. Let them be the way they are.”

 

Melania’s passion for philanthropy are just a glimpse of the difference she could make as our First Lady. Some of the philanthropic causes she’s been involved with include the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Police Athletic League, the Boys Club of New York, The American Red Cross and Love Our Children USA.

 

Though she may not have experience in politics, Melania Trump is equipped to help her husband out on the diplomatic front: in addition to her native Slovenian, Melania speaks four other languages: English, French, Serbian and German.

 

“She’s an incredible mother, she loves her son, Barron, so much. And I have to say, she will make an unbelievable First Lady,” Donald Trump said.

 

Melania Trump’s life story is a vivid illustration of the American dream. Her humble roots, exceptional work ethic, and devotion to family clearly sets her apart. Melania has made it all the way from Slovenia to the White House…

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SOURCES:  This article is a compilation of extracts taken from multiple exposes of Melania Trump within mainstream U.S. media through the election cycle. 

Chris George, providing reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

 

Donald Trump – bons mots

By George Journal has selected bons mots of Donald Trump – the best of Donald Trump, the man (before he takes office as President of the United States).

  • Our country, our people, and our laws have to be our top priority.
  • Leaders, true leaders, take responsibility for the success of the team, and understand that they must also take responsibility for the failure.
  • Unite to win. Divide to conquer.
  • What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
  • Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.
  • Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.
  • Your business, and your brand, must first let people know what you care about, and that you care about them.
  • Remember, there’s no such thing as an unrealistic goal–just unrealistic time frames.
  • Don’t set limits, and never tell yourself it can’t be done. Think without limitation and you will find a way to succeed.
  • Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
  • Without passion you don’t have energy, without energy you have nothing.
  • Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.
  • Living your words, walking your talk, and talking your walk.
  • Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the ability to act effectively, in spite of fear.
  • You must always stand your ground and never give in. If you think or feel something isn’t right, be verbal about it and state your views and opinions. Let people see your desire and inspire others to follow in your footsteps.
  • When you are wronged repeatedly, the worst thing you can do is continue taking it–fight back!
  • Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren’t criticized are those who don’t take risks.
  • One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow. There are people—I categorize them as life’s losers—who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others. As far as I’m concerned, if they had any real ability they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something constructive themselves.
  • Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
  • Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive. If you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.
  • Good publicity is preferable to bad, but from a bottom-line perspective, bad publicity is sometimes better than no publicity at all. Controversy, in short, sells.
  • I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.
  • Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser.
  • Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
  • Rules are meant to be broken.
  • I like to think of the word FOCUS as Follow One Course Until Successful.
  • Success comes from failure, not from memorizing the right answers.
  • It’s a blip, not a catastrophe.
  • Everything in life is luck.
  • I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.
  • My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.
  • Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
  • In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake, but by what you finally accomplish.

 

And from his best-selling book, Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again

  • The more government takes in taxes, the less incentive people have to work. What coal miner or assembly-line worker jumps at the offer of overtime when he knows Uncle Sam is going to take sixty percent or more of his extra pay? . . . Any system that penalizes success and accomplishment is wrong. Any system that discourages work, discourages productivity, discourages economic progress, is wrong. If, on the other hand, you reduce tax rates and allow people to spend or save more of what they earn, they’ll be more industrious; they’ll have more incentive to work hard, and money they earn will add fuel to the great economic machine that energizes our national progress. The result: more prosperity for all—and more revenue for government.

 

Chris George, providing reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

Donald Trump (Prez-elect)

Here is a list of family facts and personal history details of the soon-to-become 45th President of the United States Donald Trump

 

The Snapshot:

 

  • Donald John Trump, was born June 14, 1946.
  • He will be 70 years old on election day.
  • From the Internet, he is 6’2″ or 6’3′ and weighs between 195 and 200 lbs.
  • He has a full head of blond/brown hair (which is long and elaborately combed) and blue eyes.
  • The Internet tells us he wears a size 12 shoe.
  • Donald Trump was born the fourth of five children who were born over eleven years.
  • The oldest, Mary Ann, was born in 1937 and is currently a Federal Judge.
  • His older brother, Fred Jr, died in early adulthood as a result of complications from alcoholism.
  • He has another older sister, Elizabeth and a younger brother, Robert.
  • Donald Trump has been married three times.
  • Trump’s first wife, Ivana, was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia and a divorcee who has been married 4 times in her life. She is a lifelong avid skier and worked in design at the Trump Organization.
  • Marla Maples, Trump’s second wife is an actress and model
  • Trump’s third wife, Melania is an immigrant from Slovenia (born in Yugoslavia) and has been a super model.
  • Two of Trump’s children, Donald Jr. And Ivanka, have gone to Penn. Son Eric, went to Georgetown.
  • Donald Trump tells us that he is Presbyterian.
  • Donald Trump does not appear to have had any interest in occults, mysticism or exotic mythologies.
  • Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, and her three children are Jewish.
  • Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, is married to Jared Kushner who is, among other things, a newspaper publisher. The Kushner family is very successful in New York City area real estate.
  • Donalds grandmother, mother, first wife, and third wife are all immigrants.
  • Donald Trump was born and raised in Queens NY
  • Though his family was very wealthy, Trump’s boyhood home in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens was not a grand mansion. The Trump home was a larger version of the homes Fred Trump built for his tenants.
  • There are no indications that the Trump family lived among the wealthy elites on vacations or country clubs.
  • Queens is the largest of New York’s five boroughs and the most ethnically diverse.
  • Trump attended a local private day school, the Kew Forrest School, in Queens until about 8th grade.
  • His secondary schooling was at New York Military Academy which is about 60 miles north of NYC in Cornwall on the Hudson. He was in class of 1964.
  • Trump was never a Preppie.”
  • Trump never embraced any aspect of the “Hippie” movement of the time.
  • Trump was a very good high school athlete – football, soccer, and especially baseball. He had potential to become a professional baseball player.
  • Even in high school – Trump liked women and women liked him.
  • Trump was generally popular in high school.
  • Trump’s boarding school room mate liked him.
  • He attended Fordham University in NYC for two years and transferred to the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton School of Business.
  • At that time, the Wharton School offered a rare program for Real Estate Business.
  • Though he was of age, Donald Trump did not serve in Vietnam.
  • He was not drafted due to bone spurs in his heels (4F) and also student deferments.
  • Ultimately, in the draft lottery, he drew a high number.
  • By all we know, Donald Trump does not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs. He’ll be the first President in more than 25 years who hasn’t smoked weed.
  • BTW: Trump’s children don’t smoke or drink.
  • Trump makes it well known that he enjoys sexual interaction with women.
  • His doctor publicly announced Donald to be in excellent health.

 

Trump family history (concise version):

 

  • Donald Trump’s grandparents immigrated to the U.S. From Alsace (Kallstadt, Germany) which throughout history has been alternately French and German. The Trumps are German, originally speaking the same German dialect as the Amish of Lancaster County, PA.
  • His maternal grandparents lived in Scotland.
  • Freiderich (Drumph) Trump made a small but respectable fortune in the late 19th Century in the mining boom towns of the American Northwest.
  • He returned to Germany to marry his childhood neighbor, Elizabeth Christ.
  • The newly married Trumps resettled in the Borough of Queens NY.
  • Freidrich was establishing a Real Estate business in Queens when he died suddenly at age 49 (1918).
  • In 1920, at the age of 15, Fred Trump (Freiderich’s son and Donald’s father), started a business partnership with his widowed mother called Elizabeth Trump & Son.
  • This business was built upon the real estate holdings that his father, Frederich, had amassed (worth about $500,000.00 in today’s dollars). This is the original “seed money” of the current Trump Organization.
  • Elizabeth & Fred remained close business partners her entire life (she died in 1966).
  • In 1936 Fred Trump (age 31) married Mary Ann MacLeod (age 24) of Stoneway Scotland.
  • During the depression, Fred Trump built and successfully operated a supermarket (a new concept at the time) which was sold to King Kullen Co. which operates to this day.
  • Fred Trump made a lot of money building housing for the military during WWII.
  • Fred Trump was investigated by the Justice Department for making “excessive profits” from government contracts.
  • All (or nearly all) of the building of Elizabeth Trump & Son’s non-government building was residential property in Queens.
  • Fred Trump died in 1999 (age 94) – beloved and worth between $250 million and $300 million. His wife died a year later.

 

“The Donald’s career”:

 

  • Donald Trump is perhaps the greatest career achiever of the “baby boomer” generation.
  • Donald Trump has reached the zenith in his careers as book author, TV entertainer, sports entertainer, Real Estate developer, and currently as a politician.
  • Donald Trump has authored more than 18 books. At least one of them, The Art of the Deal was a top seller.
  • Donald says that the Holy Bible is his favorite book. The Art of the Deal is his 2nd favorite book. And The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale is his third favorite book.
  • He likes golf. Donald Trump has developed more than 11 golf courses which bear his name.
  • Donald Trump has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award.
  • Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Donald Trump has been inducted to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  • Donald Trump has appeared in more than a dozen movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander, and Little Rascals.
  • Donald Trump has been a guest actor in more than 6 TV shows such as Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Days of Our Lives, Sex and the City, and others.
  • Trump has been the Executive Producer of 7 TV shows.
  • Trump has been the guest host of 5 TV shows such as Extra, Larry King Live, and Saturday Night Live and more.
  • Donald Trump has been co-producer of the longest running reality TV show.
  • Donald Trump performed in several WWE wrestling shows.
  • Donald performed in Wrestlemania 23 which set attendance records and revenue records up till that time.
  • In his first candidacy for public office, Donald Trump received the most electoral votes for the President of the United States out of a field of experienced and successful politicians. And in most cases, he achieved this with less money than any of his opponents.
  • Keeping in mind that 90% of start-up businesses fail, Trump’s record of enterprise is nothing short of amazing.

 

Donald Trump has enjoyed success in at least 11 very different enterprises:

 

  • Professional football, Ice Skating rinks, Fragrance, Ice, Steaks, Wines, Model management, Airline, blenders, Men’s wear, Bicycle races, world class beauty contests, and many others. In some of these, such as model management, his firm has risen to the top of that particular industry.
  • There are 31 buildings that bear his name.
  • The largest private real estate development in New York is Trump Riverside. Drive down the Henry Hudson Blvd. – you can’t miss them.
  • There are at least 12 Trump Towers.
  • There are at least 6 Trump Plazas.
  • There are at least 11 Trump Golf Course developments.

And much, much, more in real estate.

  • Trump Entertainment, casinos and resorts was recently sold to Carl Ichan.
  • Donald Trumps personal managing of the Wollman Ice Skating Rink project in the early 1980’s is the quintessential case study for MBA students in Wharton, Harvard, and other business schools. His performance there was phenomenal.
  • Donald Trump’s privately held businesses have employed more than 200,000 people.
  • In the casino business in Atlantic City, Trump had to do business with known mobsters – and he stayed “clean” and alive.
  • Aside from his personal investments, Donald Trump has never been a Wall Street player.

The Political Trump:

 

  • 1967 – 1987 – Democrat (although he was a supporter of Ronald Reagan)
  • 1987 – 1999 Republican
  • 1999 – 2001 – Reform Party (he supported Ross Perot)
  • 2001 – 2009 – Democrat
  • 2009 – 2011 – Republican
  • 2011 – 2012 Independent
  • 2012 – Present Republican
  • Donald Trump was openly supportive of Mitt Romney’s candidacy.
  • Donald Trump does not seem to hold political party organizations in high regard. For the most part, his political involvement has been for practical reasons. Donald Trump does not appear to be held to political ideology.

Some of the take aways (from those who know him):

 

  • Trump has an extraordinarily energetic central nervous system much like Teddy Roosevelt, but more targeted to industry and enterprise.
  • Trump’s presidency will be very energetic, transparent, and communicative.
  • Trump will be a very hard working President.
  • His interaction with his older brother (who everybody loved) tells me that he thinks that everybody is like him – or wants to be – or should be.
  • His relationship with his older brother was a hard lesson in tolerance for him.
  • Trump is the Babe Ruth of career achievements.
  • He is dumb like a fox. When you think he just said something stupid – he didn’t. It’s just that you were not his target audience.
  • Trump knows the people – the folk.
  • His son, Donald Jr. is right. Trump is a “Blue Collar Billionaire”.
  • More than anything, his TV show, The Apprentice, was his passion.
  • He wants all Americans to have confidence (like he does) to venture.
  • Donald Trump is attracted to and marries smart, high achieving women.
  • The highest levels of a Trump Administration are certain to have many women – and they will be bright and assertive.
  • Donald Trump’s children are very important to him. And it shows.

 

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