It finally happened. We are now living in a world where a xenophobe, racist and bigot is the most powerful man, leading the most powerful country. Despite everything that he has said during the campaign, he remained victorious over Hillary Clinton. Let us take a closer look at the new president and the interesting (or sad) facts about him, prior and during his life as a politician.
10. He used to be the owner of the Miss Universe organization
From 1996 to 2015, he ran the biggest pageant in the world, Miss Universe. Though he succeeded in hosting the pageant through the years, they were not without controversies. He finally decided to sell his share after NBC decided to cut ties with the pageant due to his racist rhetoric against Mexicans at the launch of his campaign. He later filed a lawsuit against NBC and Univision.
9. He played a cameo role in Home Alone 2
We all know him as the guy on The Apprentice. He has also appeared in several reality shows and even agreed to be roasted on TV by his fellow stars. You might not know that he appeared in the popular film, Home Alone 2. It was just a brief appearance though.
8. He tried suing an author for $5 billion simply for not calling him a billionaire and used the word millionaire instead
In 2009, he filed a lawsuit against Timothy O’Brien, the author of the book Trump Nation: The Art of Being Donald for he said that the celebrity’s worth is just between $150million to $250 million. The lawsuit was totally absurd that it was eventually thrown out. For the record, this is not the only absurd lawsuit he has ever filed.
7. Trump loves outsourcing his brand
You might have heard him several times during the campaign that American workers are left with nothing because jobs are shipped to Mexico and China. The truth is that he also does the same thing. His clothing line is almost exclusively outsourced from China and Bangladesh. Her daughter, Ivanka, also outsources her jewelry overseas. You can only imagine the hypocrisy in this.
6. Donald Trump’s Vodka was a major flop
He loves slapping his name in almost everything. In 2007, he tried launching Dutch-made vodka and placed his name on it. According to the distributors, the vodka was on their stock for 5 years as it was never sold. Even when he was already getting more popular for his presidential campaign, the vodka has still not been disposed completely.
5. He is among the least charitable billionaires ever
Since he loves proclaiming how rich he is, you might think he is also charitable. He is not. In fact, this could be the reason why he does not want to release his tax return. People will know just how cheap he is especially in donating to charity. In fact, during the campaign, it was revealed that he used his foundation’s money to buy a huge portrait of himself.
4. He says he is a germophobe
He always says that he dislikes shaking hands with other people as he is a germophobe. Perhaps, he has to make exemptions as running for office requires tons of handshakes. It was even highlighted recently when there were weird reports about him buying prostitutes to pee on him on the bed where the Obamas slept in Russia. His excuse was that he is a germophobe and he can’t do it.
3. The companies he owned filed for bankruptcy several times
For a man who brags about his business prowess, filing for bankruptcy four times is definitely not good evidence to support that claim. During those bankruptcies, her emerged as a richer man as he did not file for personal bankruptcy. This was a major contention during the campaign and he is so sensitive about this issue.
2. Trump was a registered Democrat from 2001 to 2009
For a man who has run and won as a Republican, you won’t believe he actually was a registered Democrat. Up until 2009, he supported the other party. He even donated to several Democratic politicians before, even Hillary herself. Ultimately, he run under Republicans and he seems to be at home with the xenophobic and bigoted policies of the people there.
1. He won the election with the biggest popular vote loss
He was just inaugurated after a surprising victory and he once again shattered records, but not in a way that he expected though. He is entering his administration as the least popular president ever according to polls. More people disapprove of his cabinet picks, which is weird considering that newly installed presidents are given a honeymoon period to sort of prove themselves. He also won the presidency despite losing to her opponent by almost 3 million votes, the largest in history.
Well, congratulations America. You have just made this man the most powerful man on Earth!