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25th Apr '13 4:28:18 AM Frank75
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A famous (sic) real estate mogul known for [[{{Egopolis}} slapping his name]] on the front of his innumerable hotels, casinos, resorts and golf courses. He also hosts [[Series/TheApprentice a TV program]] you might've heard about.

Most of his capital is rooted in New York City, where he owns several million square feet of property, including ''half of the Empire State Building''. But this is a secondary achievement to Donald's [[ImprobableHairstyle hairstyle]], which rivals any architecture he's built.

In TheSeventies, Trump inherited his real estate business from his father Fredrick (rechristening it "The Trump Organization", natch). Following a five-year apprenticeship under his dad, Donald relocated to New York City to begin his career in earnest. He went on to gather up Manhattan's most profitable properties like so many vacant ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' squares.

Had IMDb existed in TheEighties, Trump would already have had an entry on it. His [[TheEighties 1987]] semi-autobiographical book, ''The Art of the Deal'', sold ''extremely'' well as people began to identify him with American entrepreneurship and shrewed power brokering. It was around this time that Trump started to appear AsHimself in television {{Dom Com}}s and films, including ''HomeAlone 2'' and ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', where the characters invariably treat him with a reverence usually reserved for royalty. His golden boy image took a beating in TheNineties as the result of bankruptcies, a much-publicized extramarital affair, and mounting debt (partly as a result of the 1980s recession), but he managed to bounce back.

Since 2004, Trump stars in ''TheApprentice'', his own reality TV series (created by MarkBurnett, the brains behind ''Series/{{Survivor}}'') on Creator/{{NBC}}. The show consists of a selection of candidates competing against each other for an open slot in one of Trump's companies. The program was wildly successful and remains one of the highest-rated reality shows to date. Since then, Donald Trump's mug has been pretty much impossible to avoid.

He also holds joint-ownership over the Miss Universe pageant, also encompassing Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. Not bad work if you can get it.

Trump's brief run for the Republican presidential nomination for 2012 was seen by some as a ratings stunt. He was a proponent of the "[[ConspiracyTheorist birther]]" theory, so his campaign was ended after the birther train was stopped for good by BarackObama providing his long-form birth certificate.

!! Donald Trump provides examples of:
* ArchEnemy: He's hosted two {{Wrestlemania}}s and been an active participant in Wrestling/{{WWE}} promos, highlighted by his "feud" with rival CEO VinceMcMahon.
** Not content with prime time, Trump took daytime TV by storm when a [[VolleyingInsults tabloid war]] erupted between himself and Rosie O'Donnell, then-host of the American morning talk show ''The View''.
** After Rosie, BarackObama was this to him.
*** Obama possibly views Trump more along the lines of a GoldfishPoopGang.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Might also be interpreted as a PropheticName, given his knack for trumpeting himself.
* BrooklynRage: Made efforts to cultivate this image over the years, despite not being native. Trump's persona is that of a [[NouveauRiche straight-talking]], tough New Yorker whose face resembles a pit bull in repose.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "You're fired." Inverted regularly in the season finales of ''The Apprentice'', when he announces "You're hired."
* ConspiracyTheorist: Even after the release of the so-called 'long form' he's still not satisfied that Barack Obama is a US citizen born in Hawaii.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Trump's resurgence in business which was symbolized by the, erm...[[AllPsychologyIsFreudian erection]] of a 68-story Trump Tower in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Trump was so happy with the finished product, he sprouted '''more''' "Trump Towers" in major cities throughout the U.S., including one which looms directly over the U.N. Headquarters. Now you ''can't'' ignore his girth.
* {{Egopolis}}: Trump 'brands' his buildings with the '''''Trump''''' name displayed prominently, often placing large gold [[CallingCard "T"]] symbols throughout the interior rooms. He probably has a caped uniform with a "T" [[ChestInsignia on its chest]] in his closet, too.
* HumiliationConga: Trump was on the receiving end of this from BarackObama at the end of April 2011. On Wednesday, after Trump jumped on the "birther" issue, Obama released the long sought after "long form birth certificate", making Trump look somewhat foolish (though Trump boasted about how proud he was of getting the certificate released; he probably still didn't believe it). On the Saturday, Trump was the subject of more roasting than the President at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, including some major zingers directed his way ''by'' the President. And finally, on the Sunday night, just to make a bad week worse for Trump, ''[[Series/TheApprentice Celebrity Apprentice]]'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking was interrupted]] for the news that Obama had ordered a successful raid and killing on Osama bin Laden.
** Has recently been going through this in Scotland, where a documentary of his attempts to build a golf course showed him in a negative light. Trump's attempt to order the BBC to stop the airing of said documentary failed. And as a result a local farmer whom Trump spent a lot of effort insulting due to his refusal to sell his land won Glenfiddich's 'Scotsman of the year' award. Since Trump is now picking a fight with one of Scotland's top distilleries for sponsoring said contest, this conga is likely to continue for a while longer.
*** Unfortunately, it hasn't stopped him constructing yet another shitty golf course near the same area, to the detriment of even more of its citizens.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Apparently a mixture of a cross-grid combover and three cans of hairspray.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Need help carrying that ego around, Donald? It looks pretty heavy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Big time.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/03/trump-gay-people-should-n_n_856951.html He opposes gay marriage because of new trends in golf putter preference.]]
* NotSoDifferent: I guess you -could- say that despite their hatred for each other, both Trump and Rosie O'Donnell have pushed conspiracies. Trump's a "birther" who questions the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate, while O'Donnell is a 9/11 truther who thought Bush was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* ScrewYourUltimatum: In late October 2012, Trump demanded that Obama release his college records (presumably because they would show his true place of birth) by October 31st at 5pm and would donate $5 million to a charity of the President's choice. Obama ignored the ultimatum for two reasons: the election, and at that time Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast.
** Also because when your the most powerful man in the world, no one expects you to respond to that kind of stupid crap.
* SelfDeprecation: You've got to admit he can laugh at himself like at his roast and originally at the White House Correspondent's Dinner before [[ItsPersonal the jokes against him got more scathing]], which is unusual for someone so card-carryingly vain.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Depending on your point of view, either has one in Barack Obama, or is one to him. Either way, their feud is hilarious in its absurdity, as illustrated in this page.
* SelfMadeMan: In the sense that he [[HalfTruth inherited his business]], went broke (bankrupting a ''casino'' is, as many have noted, no mean feat), and then rebuilt himself.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Nicknamed "The Donald", after his first wife Ivana Trump referred to him as such in an interview.
* TakeAThirdOption: He dislikes Bush too along with Obama.
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Avoids pressing the call buttons on elevators, or even shaking hands. (Which would make him an interesting head of state.)
* ThisMeansWar: As soon as major networks called the 2012 presidential election for BarackObama, he had a ([[OldShame now partially-deleted]]) Twitter meltdown, denouncing the election as a "sham" and a "travesty," and calling for a "revolution." His major complaint was that Obama had [[GeorgeWBush secured the electoral college while being behind in the popular vote]]. [[EpicFail Shortly after he posted his rant, the ballots from West Coast states were tallied, giving Obama a popular majority to go with the college]].
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[CatchPhrase You're fired.]]]]
A famous (sic) real estate mogul known for [[{{Egopolis}} slapping his name]] on the front of his innumerable hotels, casinos, resorts and golf courses. He also hosts [[Series/TheApprentice a TV program]] you might've heard about.

Most of his capital is rooted in New York City, where he owns several million square feet of property, including ''half of the Empire State Building''. But this is a secondary achievement to Donald's [[ImprobableHairstyle hairstyle]], which rivals any architecture he's built.

In TheSeventies, Trump inherited his real estate business from his father Fredrick (rechristening it "The Trump Organization", natch). Following a five-year apprenticeship under his dad, Donald relocated to New York City to begin his career in earnest. He went on to gather up Manhattan's most profitable properties like so many vacant ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' squares.

Had IMDb existed in TheEighties, Trump would already have had an entry on it. His [[TheEighties 1987]] semi-autobiographical book, ''The Art of the Deal'', sold ''extremely'' well as people began to identify him with American entrepreneurship and shrewed power brokering. It was around this time that Trump started to appear AsHimself in television {{Dom Com}}s and films, including ''HomeAlone 2'' and ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', where the characters invariably treat him with a reverence usually reserved for royalty. His golden boy image took a beating in TheNineties as the result of bankruptcies, a much-publicized extramarital affair, and mounting debt (partly as a result of the 1980s recession), but he managed to bounce back.

Since 2004, Trump stars in ''TheApprentice'', his own reality TV series (created by MarkBurnett, the brains behind ''Series/{{Survivor}}'') on Creator/{{NBC}}. The show consists of a selection of candidates competing against each other for an open slot in one of Trump's companies. The program was wildly successful and remains one of the highest-rated reality shows to date. Since then, Donald Trump's mug has been pretty much impossible to avoid.

He also holds joint-ownership over the Miss Universe pageant, also encompassing Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. Not bad work if you can get it.

Trump's brief run for the Republican presidential nomination for 2012 was seen by some as a ratings stunt. He was a proponent of the "[[ConspiracyTheorist birther]]" theory, so his campaign was ended after the birther train was stopped for good by BarackObama providing his long-form birth certificate.

!! Donald Trump provides examples of:
* ArchEnemy: He's hosted two {{Wrestlemania}}s and been an active participant in Wrestling/{{WWE}} promos, highlighted by his "feud" with rival CEO VinceMcMahon.
** Not content with prime time, Trump took daytime TV by storm when a [[VolleyingInsults tabloid war]] erupted between himself and Rosie O'Donnell, then-host of the American morning talk show ''The View''.
** After Rosie, BarackObama was this to him.
*** Obama possibly views Trump more along the lines of a GoldfishPoopGang.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Might also be interpreted as a PropheticName, given his knack for trumpeting himself.
* BrooklynRage: Made efforts to cultivate this image over the years, despite not being native. Trump's persona is that of a [[NouveauRiche straight-talking]], tough New Yorker whose face resembles a pit bull in repose.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "You're fired." Inverted regularly in the season finales of ''The Apprentice'', when he announces "You're hired."
* ConspiracyTheorist: Even after the release of the so-called 'long form' he's still not satisfied that Barack Obama is a US citizen born in Hawaii.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Trump's resurgence in business which was symbolized by the, erm...[[AllPsychologyIsFreudian erection]] of a 68-story Trump Tower in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Trump was so happy with the finished product, he sprouted '''more''' "Trump Towers" in major cities throughout the U.S., including one which looms directly over the U.N. Headquarters. Now you ''can't'' ignore his girth.
* {{Egopolis}}: Trump 'brands' his buildings with the '''''Trump''''' name displayed prominently, often placing large gold [[CallingCard "T"]] symbols throughout the interior rooms. He probably has a caped uniform with a "T" [[ChestInsignia on its chest]] in his closet, too.
* HumiliationConga: Trump was on the receiving end of this from BarackObama at the end of April 2011. On Wednesday, after Trump jumped on the "birther" issue, Obama released the long sought after "long form birth certificate", making Trump look somewhat foolish (though Trump boasted about how proud he was of getting the certificate released; he probably still didn't believe it). On the Saturday, Trump was the subject of more roasting than the President at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, including some major zingers directed his way ''by'' the President. And finally, on the Sunday night, just to make a bad week worse for Trump, ''[[Series/TheApprentice Celebrity Apprentice]]'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking was interrupted]] for the news that Obama had ordered a successful raid and killing on Osama bin Laden.
** Has recently been going through this in Scotland, where a documentary of his attempts to build a golf course showed him in a negative light. Trump's attempt to order the BBC to stop the airing of said documentary failed. And as a result a local farmer whom Trump spent a lot of effort insulting due to his refusal to sell his land won Glenfiddich's 'Scotsman of the year' award. Since Trump is now picking a fight with one of Scotland's top distilleries for sponsoring said contest, this conga is likely to continue for a while longer.
*** Unfortunately, it hasn't stopped him constructing yet another shitty golf course near the same area, to the detriment of even more of its citizens.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Apparently a mixture of a cross-grid combover and three cans of hairspray.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Need help carrying that ego around, Donald? It looks pretty heavy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Big time.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/03/trump-gay-people-should-n_n_856951.html He opposes gay marriage because of new trends in golf putter preference.]]
* NotSoDifferent: I guess you -could- say that despite their hatred for each other, both Trump and Rosie O'Donnell have pushed conspiracies. Trump's a "birther" who questions the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate, while O'Donnell is a 9/11 truther who thought Bush was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* ScrewYourUltimatum: In late October 2012, Trump demanded that Obama release his college records (presumably because they would show his true place of birth) by October 31st at 5pm and would donate $5 million to a charity of the President's choice. Obama ignored the ultimatum for two reasons: the election, and at that time Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast.
** Also because when your the most powerful man in the world, no one expects you to respond to that kind of stupid crap.
* SelfDeprecation: You've got to admit he can laugh at himself like at his roast and originally at the White House Correspondent's Dinner before [[ItsPersonal the jokes against him got more scathing]], which is unusual for someone so card-carryingly vain.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Depending on your point of view, either has one in Barack Obama, or is one to him. Either way, their feud is hilarious in its absurdity, as illustrated in this page.
* SelfMadeMan: In the sense that he [[HalfTruth inherited his business]], went broke (bankrupting a ''casino'' is, as many have noted, no mean feat), and then rebuilt himself.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Nicknamed "The Donald", after his first wife Ivana Trump referred to him as such in an interview.
* TakeAThirdOption: He dislikes Bush too along with Obama.
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Avoids pressing the call buttons on elevators, or even shaking hands. (Which would make him an interesting head of state.)
* ThisMeansWar: As soon as major networks called the 2012 presidential election for BarackObama, he had a ([[OldShame now partially-deleted]]) Twitter meltdown, denouncing the election as a "sham" and a "travesty," and calling for a "revolution." His major complaint was that Obama had [[GeorgeWBush secured the electoral college while being behind in the popular vote]]. [[EpicFail Shortly after he posted his rant, the ballots from West Coast states were tallied, giving Obama a popular majority to go with the college]].
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23rd Apr '13 3:29:10 AM SSJMagus
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* HumiliationConga: Trump was on the receiving end of this from BarackObama at the end of April 2011. On Wednesday, after Trump jumped on the "birther" issue, Obama released the long sought after "long form birth certificate", making Trump look somewhat foolish (though Trump boasted about how proud he was of getting the certificate released; he probably still didn't believe it). On the Saturday, Trump was the subject of more roasting than the President at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. And finally, on the Sunday night, just to make a bad week worse for Trump, ''[[Series/TheApprentice Celebrity Apprentice]]'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking was interrupted]] for the news that Obama had ordered a successful raid and killing on Osama bin Laden.

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* HumiliationConga: Trump was on the receiving end of this from BarackObama at the end of April 2011. On Wednesday, after Trump jumped on the "birther" issue, Obama released the long sought after "long form birth certificate", making Trump look somewhat foolish (though Trump boasted about how proud he was of getting the certificate released; he probably still didn't believe it). On the Saturday, Trump was the subject of more roasting than the President at the White House Correspondent's Dinner.Dinner, including some major zingers directed his way ''by'' the President. And finally, on the Sunday night, just to make a bad week worse for Trump, ''[[Series/TheApprentice Celebrity Apprentice]]'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking was interrupted]] for the news that Obama had ordered a successful raid and killing on Osama bin Laden.
15th Apr '13 4:29:58 AM captainmarkle
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*** Unfortunately, it hasn't stopped him constructing yet another shitty golf course near the same area, to the detriment of even more of its citizens.
30th Mar '13 9:34:57 PM duckofdeath
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** Also because when your the most powerful man in the world, no one expects you to respond to that kind of stupid crap.
13th Mar '13 10:04:21 AM Solomontastic
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* ItsAllAboutMe
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ItsAllAboutMe: Need help carrying that ego around, Donald? It looks pretty heavy.
* {{JerkAss}}{{Jerkass}}: Big time.
5th Mar '13 10:39:40 PM rjung
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* ShamelessSelfPromoter
3rd Mar '13 7:07:00 AM tyrekecorrea
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*** although Obama could possibly views Trump more along the lines of a GoldfishPoopGang

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*** although Obama could possibly views Trump more along the lines of a GoldfishPoopGangGoldfishPoopGang.
25th Feb '13 8:08:25 PM JIKTV
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* ItsAllAboutMe
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* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
7th Jan '13 10:14:42 PM nombretomado
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Since 2004, Trump stars in ''TheApprentice'', his own reality TV series (created by MarkBurnett, the brains behind ''{{Survivor}}'') on Creator/{{NBC}}. The show consists of a selection of candidates competing against each other for an open slot in one of Trump's companies. The program was wildly successful and remains one of the highest-rated reality shows to date. Since then, Donald Trump's mug has been pretty much impossible to avoid.

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Since 2004, Trump stars in ''TheApprentice'', his own reality TV series (created by MarkBurnett, the brains behind ''{{Survivor}}'') ''Series/{{Survivor}}'') on Creator/{{NBC}}. The show consists of a selection of candidates competing against each other for an open slot in one of Trump's companies. The program was wildly successful and remains one of the highest-rated reality shows to date. Since then, Donald Trump's mug has been pretty much impossible to avoid.
7th Jan '13 8:22:52 AM suparman
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** Has recently been going through this in Scotland, where a documentary of his attempts to build a golf course showed him in a negative light. Trumps attempt to order the BBC to stop the airing of said documentary failed. And as a result a local farmer who Trump spent a lot of effort insulting due to his refusal to sell won 'Scotsman of the year' for him standing up to the Donald. Since Trump is now picking a fight with one of Scotland's top brewery's for sponsoring said contest, this conga is likely to continue for a while longer.

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** Has recently been going through this in Scotland, where a documentary of his attempts to build a golf course showed him in a negative light. Trumps Trump's attempt to order the BBC to stop the airing of said documentary failed. And as a result a local farmer who whom Trump spent a lot of effort insulting due to his refusal to sell his land won Glenfiddich's 'Scotsman of the year' for him standing up to the Donald. award. Since Trump is now picking a fight with one of Scotland's top brewery's distilleries for sponsoring said contest, this conga is likely to continue for a while longer.
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