Is that a joke? No, it’s not a joke, but many people are laughing. On Tuesday, Donald Trump, known for his real estate dealings, told a crowd at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York that he’s “…going to make our country great again.” He hasn’t yet laid out his plans on how that will be accomplished. Trump has threatened to run in years past, but it’s now official that he’s a candidate in the 2016 election.
Donald Trump came from privileged beginnings. His father, Fred Trump, is a wealthy New York City real-estate developer. While he was attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Donald worked for his father’s company. He took control in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization.
Trump is also known for his hit TV show, The Celebrity Apprentice. He was also one of the leaders of the “birther” movement, saying that President Obama needed to show his birth certificate to prove he was eligible to be president.