[[caption-width-right:250:[[CatchPhrase You're fired.]]]]
->''"He started with nothing, worked hard, and made a fortune. That man is [[BaitAndSwitchComment Fred Trump.]]"''\\

'''Donald Trump''' (June 14, 1946-) is 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 UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, 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 Website/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 shrewd power brokering. It was around this time that Trump started to appear AsHimself in television {{Dom Com}}s and films, including ''Film/HomeAlone 2'' and ''Film/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 (which he insists--not unreasonably--were actually [[IMeantToDoThat strategic business decisions]]), 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 ''Series/TheApprentice'', his own reality TV series (created by Creator/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 UsefulNotes/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, UsefulNotes/BarackObama was this to him.
** [[http://www.salon.com/2013/05/03/jon_stewart_trolls_donald_trump/ Later on,]] Creator/JonStewart to the list.
* 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. And yet he [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-1-2011/me-lover-s-pizza-with-crazy-broad doesn't know how to eat NY-style pizza correctly]].
* {{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. He's also convinced Jon Stewart is up to something owing to him changing his last name to "Stewart", calling him a secret Jew despite the fact that Stewart makes jokes about his Jewishness all the time.
* 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 [[StealthPun 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.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Launch a campaign against him for sexism, racism and general obnoxiousness? Threaten to sue the pants off the people organising the boycott. A comedian makes a joke about you because of your obnoxious attitude towards President Obama's birth AFTER the certificate was released? Try suing him as well, because you certainly don't deserve to be mocked while behaving so obnoxiously in the public eye.
* DisproportionateReward: According to a story, after Trump's limo broke down during a trip to Atlantic City, a husband and wife stopped behind him and helped get the limo going again, and Trump later paid for the deed to their house on their behalf. Trump confirmed this story as true during the third season of The Apprentice.
* {{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. Later on, he spelled out his name in colossal letters on the Trump International Hotel in Chicago. It has been roundly condemned as tacky by the Mayor, architects, and ordinary citizens, to the point that the architect who designed the building (and had been praised for said design) publicly declared that he had no knowledge of or involvement in the sign.
* FountainOfExpies: Many [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt]] and/or {{Jerkass}} businessmen in mainstream media [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed have been inspired by him]], such as the Biff Tannen of 1985-A in ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II''.
* FrivolousLawsuit: Has issued a few of these.
* HumiliationConga:
** Trump was on the receiving end of this from UsefulNotes/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.
** He later through this in Scotland, where a documentary of his attempts to build a golf course showed him in a negative light, due to his [[JerkAss dickish]] treatment of local residents and attempts to circumvent local government ordinances. Trump's attempt to order the BBC to stop the airing of said documentary failed; indeed, it brought on the StreisandEffect. And as a result a local farmer whom Trump spent a lot of effort insulting due to his refusal to sell his land was voted Glenfiddich's 'Scotsman of the Year'. 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.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Apparently a mixture of a cross-grid combover and three cans of hairspray.
* InformedAbility: While he's proven very able at keeping and increasing his personal wealth, he has a poor record as an actual businessmen - by which we mean he's not particularly good at running successful companies. Quite aside from the time-consuming, expensive, and infamous feuds his companies have declared bankruptcy multiple times. While he would have you believe that's par for the course, some of those bankruptcy settlements have actually included provisions that forced Trump to give up any management position within the company and to sell off his majority of stock shares. Essentially, he's proven himself quite good at spending other people's money, running companies into the ground, and then [[KarmaHoudini using the bankruptcy laws to protect his own substantial earnings]] and [[NeverMyFault walking away with a small mountain-range's worth of cash]]. Too bad for his investors, creditors, and employees.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Continuing the birther theory after it was officially disproved is just stupid.
** Not that it was any less stupid before that...
* ItsAllAboutMe: Need help carrying that ego around, Donald? It looks pretty heavy, particularly when you don't give two shits about innocent people you're affecting.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Website/{{Cracked}} has [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/10-stories-about-donald-trump-you-wont-believe-are-true/ three]] [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/donald-trumps-4-most-hilarious-attempts-at-good-idea separate]] [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-why-donald-trump-biggest-troll-alive articles]] about his most outrageous acts.
** The Discovery documentary series ''Mighty Planes'' did an episode on Trump's private Boeing 757, and although meant to showcase the plane and how much Trump cared about it, what comes across instead is what a pain in the ass Trump is to work for. At several points his employees will talk about why "Mister Trump" will be upset because of a problem (such a takeoff before the airport closes) when the reason for the problem is Trump himself.
* {{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.]]
* NeverMyFault: Creator/{{ESPN}}'s ''30 for 30'' documentary on the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball United States Football League]] was titled ''Small Potatoes: Who Killed the [=USFL=]?''. The title was taken from a comment Trump makes in it, about how he got involved with the league even though he "knew it would be small potatoes." The documentary acknowledges that the [=USFL=] was pretty much screwed in their antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League in part because the jury saw Trump associated with them and figured that they must be better off financially than they were. Trump refuses to accept any blame for any part he played in the [=USFL=]'s demise.
* NotSoDifferent: 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 because, among other reasons, "[[YouFailEngineeringForever you can't melt steel with fire]]"[[note]] This is how steel is made, with the use of high-quality hot-burning 'coking'/'coke' coal. While it's true that aviation-grade petroleum does not burn at temperatures hot enough to actually (s)melt steel, it ''is'' hot enough to critically weaken its strength. Once the steel frames of the World Trade Center towers had bent sufficiently out of shape under the heat of the fires and the weight of the upper floors, they collapsed in short order. [[/note]]
* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]: Most definitely.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Oh yeah. The worst example would be in Scotland.
* 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. Such as when Obama said he had a video of his birth, then played the opening scene of ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* 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: Good GOD.
* 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 (mostly owing to Trump's stupidity), as illustrated in this page. Obama seems to [[GoldfishPoopGang pretty much ignore him]].
** The sitcom ''Series/JustShootMe'' made him into a literal example, the unseen friendly rival of character Jack Gallo.
* 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 UsefulNotes/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 [[UsefulNotes/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]].
* UpperClassTwit: You could rename that trope "The Donald Trump," and no meaning would be lost.