For more than three decades, Trump’s aggressive personality has captivated people’s attention around the world. First as a real estate mogul who bought infamous property in New York City and then as a reality television host of The Apprentice Donald Trump quickly became famous as the “You’re fired” guy.
Although Trump was born into a rich household and his father helped him start his career, when we examine Donald Trump’s life, it is a text book example of someone who had the deck stacked against them. See how his faith in Jesus Christ was the only thing that helped him get through it all and become the President of the United States…
“Going through tough times is a wonderful thing, and everybody should try it. Once.” – Donald Trump
Sparking more controversy than any presidential candidate in history, he quickly became the frontrunner more than year before the election. After the first Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump quickly amassed a grassroots level support system of average Americans who adored his “say it like it is” policy.
Born in Queens, New York on June 14, 1946, Donald Trump was the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump – a rich real estate developer who specialized in constructing and operating apartments in Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn.
Because his father never touched Manhattan, Donald Trump always dreamed of outdoing the big man and making it in the hardest city on earth.
“As an adolescent, I was mostly interested in creating mischief,” Trump explained. “I liked to stir things up, and I liked to test people.”
Donald rebelled against his wealthy family and was sent to the New York Military Academy when he turned thirteen. The academy whipped Donald into shape.
“I did very well under the military system,” Trump said in an interview. “I became one of the top guys at the whole school.”
Donald Trump became captain in his senior year and ordered his underlings around to keep strict discipline. The underclassmen sprung to attention and made sure their beds were made and shoes were shined – because Donald Trump was a law and order leader – even back then.
“I had total control over the cadets,” he said in a recent interview. “That’s why I got a promotion — because I did so good.”
After graduating, Trump attended Fordham University for two years before he was finally accepted at the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
While he is passionate about economics and real estate, Donald Trump has always had room for Jesus in his heart. Even the famous Joel Osteen calls trump “a friend of our ministry” and a “Good man”.
“People are so shocked when they find out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church,” Donald Trump said.
When Trump opened the Trump Tower in 1982, he was thrust into the national spotlight – and even then his critics HATED him.
“From the day I built [Trump Tower] it’s been successful. It’s not my biggest building, it’s not my biggest job, and I’ve made more money on other things than I have at Trump Tower, but I think my favorite building will always be Trump Tower,” Trump revealed.
Trump became the target of hate and the media PRAYED he would fail.
A few years later the real estate market crashed. Then his wife left him…
But despite the odds, and with constant prayers to Jesus, Trump made it through the difficult times.
“A good marriage is like negotiating an important deal: You have to consider all the factors, thoughtfully and thoroughly. If you were investing a large part of yourself and your fortune into a venture, believe me, you’d make sure you thought about it for a long time first. That’s how I see marriage. It’s serious, and it’s important. I don’t approach it any more haphazardly than I do a very important deal. In fact, considering the amount of deals I’ve made compared to the number of marriages I’ve had, I’d say I’m quite cautious about marriage. You should be, too.” – Donald Trump
But personal upheavals did not stop Trump. He found love again and kept building his career. Eventually, he started starring in the NBC hit show “The Apprentice.”
Here’s a final quote from Donald Trump to end this article:
“When God was kicked out of our schools, truth also packed its bags and children were left to find meaning in cheap diplomas and certificates of participation. But the real world does not function on the measure of one’s sincerity no matter how hard one works – if the hard work one produces is still below average. And it cares even less about one’s self-esteem.”