The Rise and Fall of Donald Trump: A Controversial Political Journey

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Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, made history as one of the most controversial figures in modern politics. Trump’s presidency was marked by a series of scandals, policies, and decisions that divided the nation and drew both praise and criticism from around the world. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Donald Trump’s journey from businessman to President of the United States, his policies, controversies, and the impact of his presidency.

Early Life and Career

Donald John Trump was born in Queens, New York, on June 14, 1946. He was the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump. Trump’s father was a successful real estate developer, and Trump followed in his footsteps after graduating from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He took over his father’s company, the Trump Organization, in 1971 and began building his real estate empire.

Trump’s business ventures included hotels, casinos, golf courses, and other properties. He also gained notoriety as the host of the reality TV show “The Apprentice,” which aired from 2004 to 2015. His catchphrase “You’re fired” became a pop culture sensation, and the show helped to further elevate Trump’s profile.

Political Career

Trump first entered politics in 2011 when he began questioning President Barack Obama’s citizenship and eligibility to hold office. He briefly ran for the Republican nomination in 2012 but dropped out before the primaries. In 2015, he announced his candidacy for President of the United States, running as a Republican.

Trump’s campaign was marked by controversial statements and policies. He promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration, implement a ban on Muslims entering the United States, and renegotiate trade deals with other countries. His campaign also faced accusations of collusion with Russia and other foreign interference in the 2016 election.

Despite these controversies, Trump won the Republican nomination and went on to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the general election. He was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017.


Trump’s presidency was marked by a series of policy decisions and controversies that sparked both praise and criticism. He enacted a number of executive orders, including a travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. He also implemented tax cuts and trade tariffs, which drew both praise and criticism from economists and other politicians.

However, Trump’s presidency was also marked by a number of controversies. He faced accusations of collusion with Russia during the 2016 election, which led to a special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller. The investigation ultimately found no evidence of collusion, but it did uncover evidence of obstruction of justice.

Trump’s presidency was also marked by a number of controversies related to his personal conduct. He faced accusations of sexual misconduct from several women, including pornographic actress Stormy Daniels. He also faced criticism for his use of social media, where he frequently used the platform to attack political opponents and critics.


In 2019, Trump faced an impeachment inquiry related to his alleged efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. The inquiry ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. However, Trump was acquitted by the Senate in February 2020.

2020 Election

In the 2020 presidential election, Trump faced off against Democrat Joe Biden. Trump’s campaign was marked by controversies related to his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and his refusal to concede the election after it was called for Biden. Trump