Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television personality, author, politician, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
The United States presidential election of 2016, scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.
The President of the United States of America is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.
He is chairman of The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests.
The Trump Organization is an American privately owned international conglomerate based in Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
A holding company is a company that owns other companies' outstanding stock.
Born and raised in New York City, Trump received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A bachelor's degree or baccalaureate is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to seven years.
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
While attending college, Trump worked in his father Fred Trump's real estate and construction firm.
Frederick Christ "Fred" Trump was an American real estate developer and philanthropist, and the father of United States Appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry as well as businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump.
He was given control of the business in 1971 and later renamed it "The Trump Organization". During his career, Trump has built skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, golf courses, and numerous other developments across North and South America, Europe and Asia, many of which bear his name, such as the Trump Place apartment complex in Manhattan.
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and the city's historical birthplace.
A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of over 10 floors, mostly designed for office, commercial and residential uses.
Riverside South is an urban development project in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City.
He sought the Reform Party presidential nomination in 2000, but withdrew before voting began.
The Donald Trump presidential campaign of 2000 for the nomination of the Reform Party began when real estate magnate Donald Trump of New York announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee on the October 7, 1999 edition of Larry King Live.
The Reform Party of the United States of America, generally known as the Reform Party USA or the Reform Party, is a political party in the United States, founded in 1995 by Ross Perot.
Listed by Forbes among the world's wealthiest 500 billionaires, Trump and his businesses, as well as his personal life and political views, have for decades received considerable media exposure.
The World's Billionaires is an annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people, compiled and published by the American business magazine Forbes every March.
He hosted and co-produced The Apprentice, a reality television series on NBC, from 2004 to 2015, for which he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
The Apprentice is an American reality game show that judges the business skills of a group of contestants.
He has made cameo appearances in films and television series, and appeared at the Miss USA pageants, which he owned from 1996 to 2015.
A cameo role or cameo appearance is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts, typically unnamed or appearing as themselves.
The Miss USA is an American beauty pageant has been held annually since 1952 to select the American entrant in the Miss Universe pageant.
In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president as a Republican and quickly emerged as the front-runner for his party's nomination.
The 2016 Republican National Convention, in which delegates of the United States Republican Party chose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2016, was held July 18–21, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
In May 2016, his remaining Republican rivals suspended their campaigns, and in July he was formally nominated for president at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Trump's 2016 presidential campaign has received extensive media coverage and international attention.
Many of his statements in interviews, on Twitter, and at campaign rallies have been controversial or false.
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".
Several rallies have been accompanied by protests or riots.
Trump's positions include renegotiation of U.S.–China trade deals, opposition to particular trade agreements such as the TPP, stronger enforcement of immigration laws together with building a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border, reform of veterans' care, replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and tax cuts.
Illegal immigration to the United States is the act by foreign nationals violating United States immigration laws by either entering the country without government permission or after being lawfully admitted, remaining within the country beyond their period of authorized admission as a non-immigrant.
The Mexico–United States border is an international boundary running from Tijuana, Baja California, and Imperial Beach, California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
Trump has suggested temporarily banning foreign Muslims from entering the United States, which he later said would focus instead on countries with a proven history of terrorism, until the level of vetting can be raised to screen out potential terrorists.
Vetting is the process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc. A prospective person or project may be vetted before making a hiring decision.
Terrorism is, in its broadest sense, the use or threatened use of violence in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.