Thursday, April 14, 2011

Donald Trump - short list bio

Donald Trump - short list bio

Party: Republican

Religion: Protestant


BS - Economics-Real Estate, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania
Attended, Fordham University

Professional Experience:

Producer, "The Apprentice", 2004-present
Founder/Chief Executive Officer, The Trump Organization, 1975-present
Chairman, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Incorporated

Political Experience: none


Chairman, Donald J. Trump Foundation
Advisory Board Member, Lenox Hill Hospital
Co-Chairman, New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Member, Board of Directors, Police Athletic League
Member, Presidents Council of New York University
Advisory Board Member, United Cerebral Palsy

What Donald Trump stands for:



" One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government. " -- Donald Trump

" I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on health. It is an unacceptable but accurate fact that the number of uninsured Americans has risen to 42 million. Working out detailed plans will take time. But the goal should be clear: Our people are our greatest asset. We must take care of our own. We must have universal healthcare.....Our objective [should be] to make reforms for the moment and, longer term, to find an equivalent of the single-payer plan that is affordable, well-administered, and provides freedom of choice. Possible? The good news is, yes. There is already a system in place-the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program-that can act as a guide for all healthcare reform. It operates through a centralized agency that offers considerable range of choice. While this is a government program, it is also very much market-based. It allows 620 private insurance companies to compete for this market. Once a year participants can choose from plans which vary in benefits and costs. " -- Donald Trump - The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, p.206-208 & 218 Jul 2, 2000

"TRUMP: How come they allowed Exxon and Mobil to merge? Who was the genius that said these two big oil companies could merge, OK?.... "

"TRUMP: That's nonsense. In the early '90s, obviously a lot of people in the real estate business were in trouble. I was one of them. I never filed bankruptcy. And she [Barbara Corcoran] understands that..... "

" A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation. " -- Donald Trump

" All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected. " -- Donald Trump

" 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. " -- Donald Trump

" The point is that you can't be too greedy. -- Donald Trump

" When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough. " -- Donald Trump