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Donald Trump: The Life and Times of America’s Most Controversial Presidential Candidate

Although Republican Party candidate Donald Trump has been all over the media lately due to the inflammatory statements that he just can’t seem to stop making, there’s a lot that you don’t know about him that probably won’t come up during the debates.

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Early Life

Donald Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York. He is the son of Mary Anne and Fred Trump, and was lucky enough to be born into privilege. From his earliest years in school, he attended the private Kew-Forest School, but as he grew older, he became unruly, undisciplined, and a bully. This prompted his father to enroll him in the New York Military Academy, where he said he got, “more training, militarily, than a lot of guys that go into the military.”

Whether or not this is true, the military academy seems to have given Trump some much-needed discipline. After high school, he went to Fordham University and studied economics. He managed to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War, and went to work for his father’s real estate company.

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