And his wife Vanessa Trump greet Republican caucus-goers in precinct 317 at Valley Church ahead of the party caucus on February 1, 2016, in West Des Moines, Iowa. And Vanessa Hayden met in 2003 at a fashion show, where Donald Trump introduced the two.
They just made small talk at the time, but met again at a birthday party about six weeks later. Later proposed to Vanessa with a $100,00 engagement ring that he got for free in exchange for doing promotional work for Bailey, Banks & Biddle jewelry.
They were married on November 15, 2005, at the Mar-A-Lago Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida. They also have three sons, Donald John Trump III, 8; Tristan Milo's, 5; and Spencer Frederick, 4.
Vanessa now focuses on being a housewife and raising their children. Vanessa is also involved in charities, including serving on the executive committee of Eric Trump ’s foundation.
Getty Donald Trump., wife Vanessa Hayden, and children Kai Madison and Donald John III. Is the oldest son of President Donald Trump and Trump ’s first wife, Ivana.
His half-brother Barron is his youngest sibling, born to Donald Trump and Melania Trump in 2006. He’s very supportive of both his parents, and also appears to have a good relationship with First Lady Melania Trump.
Getty Donald Trump, Jr., son of US President Donald Trump, attends the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, April 17, 2017. Fred was a real estate developer and philanthropist who lived until 1999.
It's no secret that President Donald Trump has a big family, what with his five children between his three wives. Just a year later, their first child was born, a baby daughter named Kai Madison Trump.
That makes five children in all, the same number of kids that the president himself has had although only one of them, 11-year-old Barron, is still a child. While children are generally (and rightly) an off-limits subject of conversation in politics, especially for criticism, one of Don Jr.
Specifically, Tristan, who at five years old broke his leg while skiing in Aspen, Colorado last May. Posted a photo on Instagram showing Vanessa soothing him as he recovered from the broken bone.
Noted that he was still in Florida taking care of their other four children, and from the sounds of things he found it somewhat daunting. Altogether, the president has five children, and a whopping nine grandchildren, a pretty large family by most people's standards.
It remains to be seen whether the couple will have any more children, of course, although with such a big family already, there's probably not much pressure for them to do so. It wasn't until the two met at a party week later notably absent the elder Trump's involvement, and reportedly introduced to one another for a third time by a mutual friend that they recognized each other, started talking, and actually began a relationship.
“American Patriots,” she wrote, referring to domestic terrorists, “any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. Please be peaceful.” Later, apparently having realized that describing violent fascists as “patriots” might not be great for the ole brand, Ivanka deleted her tweet and tried to claim she abhors the behavior on display today, in an absurd attempt to distance herself from the monsters unleashed by her family.
Among other things, this might be a good reason to refer to these people as, say, domestic terrorists rather than simply protesters Joined the business founded by his famous father, Donald Trump, as a full-time employee in 2001.
And his younger brother Eric were named directors of a trust that held the family business interests. The oldest child of real estate mogul and eventual U.S. President Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana, he spent much of his time with his maternal grandparents instead of his busy parents, spending summers with them in Czechoslovakia.
He reconnected with his dad during summer, helping out as a dock attendant and with the renovation of the Seven Springs estate in Westchester County, New York. After earning his degree in finance and real estate, he moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he spent his time camping, skiing and bartending.
Tiring of the lifestyle, he returned to New York in 2001 to join his dad at the Trump Organization. Initially helped with the development of Trump Place, a 17-building complex on Manhattan's West Side.
Additionally, he also surfaced as an adviser on his dad's reality TV program, The Apprentice. Named executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Trump Jr.
In recent years, he has overseen the development of buildings in Mumbai, India, and Vancouver, Canada, and handled leasing arrangements for Trump Tower and 40 Wall Street in Manhattan. He delivered a well-received speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, presenting Trump Sr. as an every man with a connection to regular, hard-working Americans.
He also displayed his dad's penchant for stoking controversy via social media, particularly with a tweet that compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles. Upon Trump Sr.'s victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November, Trump Jr.
In July 2017, the president’s son was embroiled in controversy when the New York Times reported that he was offered compromising information about Clinton during the presidential campaign. “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” the email stated, according to the New York Times.
President Trump also issued a statement in which he said: “My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.” Testified behind closed doors to both the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees about Russian-related matters.
Later that year, he also testified before the House Intelligence Committee about the ongoing investigations into the campaign's alleged collusion with Russia. Confirmed that he had a phone conversation with his father shortly after the release of the Times article over the summer, but refused to divulge details of the discussion, on the grounds it was protected under attorney-client privilege since lawyers for both men were on the call.
The following summer, as he began distancing himself from his former employer, Cohen alleged that the president was well aware of the June 2016 meeting in New York between Veselnitskaya, his oldest son and others ahead of time. Had been subpoenaed to make a return appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee to clarify some of his previous answers on the topic.
Waded into another controversy when he tweeted the name of the alleged whistleblower who first reported concerns about President Trump's attempts to pressure the Ukrainian government into investigating 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. They married at the Trump Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2005, and went on to have five children.
Has hosted the business show 21st Century Television and been involved with the medical charity Operation Smile. He has long held a love for the outdoors and counts hunting and fishing among his personal interests.
In September 2020, he self-published his second book, Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats' Defense of the Indefensible. The 36-year-old Sanity Kane singer was a contestant on Donald Trump ‘s TV series The Celebrity Apprentice back in 2011, and she has claimed that she had an affair with the president’s son Donald Trump.
Son of Donald Trump and American businessman Serves as a trustee and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, running the company alongside his younger brother Eric.
During their father's presidency, the brothers continued to do deals and investments in foreign countries, as well as collect payments in their U.S. properties from foreign governments, despite a pledge that they would not do so. Also served as a boardroom judge on his father's TV show The Apprentice.
Was born on December 31, 1977, in Manhattan, New York City, to Ivana and Donald Trump. He has two younger siblings, Ivanka and Eric.
He also has two half siblings, Tiffany, from his father's marriage to Marla Maples, and Barron, from his father's current marriage to Melania Trump. Found a role model in his maternal grandfather, Miles Venice, who had a home near Prague, where he spent summers camping, fishing, hunting and learning the Czech language.
Trump was estranged from his father for one year after the divorce, furious at his actions which broke up the family. After graduating from Penn in 2000, Trump moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he hunted, fished, skied, lived in a truck, and worked as a bartender for a year, before returning to join the Trump Organization in New York.
Trump has supervised building projects, which included 40 Wall Street, Trump International Hotel and Tower, and Trump Park Avenue, In 2006 he helped launch Trump Mortgage, which collapsed less than a year later. In 2010 he became a spokesperson for Cambridge Who's Who, a public relations firm that had received hundreds of complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau.
He appeared as a guest adviser and judge on many episodes of his father's reality television show The Apprentice, from season 5 in 2006 to his father's last season in 2015. On January 11, 2017, Trump's father announced that he and his brother Eric would oversee a trust that included the Trump Organization's assets while his father was president, to avert a conflict of interest.
Said, “When you're the father and your son's entire career is dependent on that, they own you.” Was widely ridiculed for these remarks by Trevor Noah and others.
Is a high-level executive in his father's business and has continued to operate and promote the family's businesses across the world during Trump's presidency. The Associated Press wrote of Trump Jr.
'S, remarks that he was “showing no self-awareness that he, too, has at least in part been successful because of a famous father”. According to The Washington Post fact-checker, Trump Jr.
In February 2018, advertisements in Indian newspapers promoted a deal whereby anyone who purchased Trump Organization apartments in Gurgaon before February 20 would be invited to have a “conversation and dinner” with Trump Jr. The ads were criticized by corruption watchdogs as unethical.
Campaigning for his father in Iowa, November 2016 Trump Jr. Influenced his father's choice of Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zine during the presidential transition.
Since his father's victory in the 2016 election, Trump Jr. Has developed what The Washington Post calls a “public persona as a right-wing provocateur and ardent defender of Trump ism”.
Veselnitskaya meeting On June 9, 2016, Trump Jr. Attended a meeting arranged by publicist Rob Gold stone on behalf of Azerbaijani-Russian businessman Min Avalara.
Tweeted his email exchange with Gold stone. Had agreed to attend the meeting with the understanding he would receive information damaging to Hillary Clinton, which he considered opposition research.
Robert Mueller, the special counsel of the Department of Justice in charge of Russia-related investigations, investigated the emails and the meeting. Although the White House lauded Trump Jr.
For his transparency, he released the e-mails only after The New York Times had informed him that they had them and were going to publish a story about them. In June 2019, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee made a criminal referral of Trump Jr.
To federal prosecutors on suspicions that he misled the committee with his testimony. Meeting with Gulf states emissary Trump Jr.
Had a meeting in August 2016 with an emissary for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia who offered help to the Trump presidential campaign. The meeting included Joel Camel, an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation; George Nader, an envoy representing the crown princes of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia; and American businessman Erik Prince.
Correspondence with WikiLeaks The correspondence showed that WikiLeaks actively solicited the cooperation of Trump Jr., who was a campaign surrogate and advisor in the campaign of his father. WikiLeaks urged the Trump campaign to reject the results of the 2016 presidential election at a time when it appeared the Trump campaign would lose.
To share an unsubstantiated claim that Hillary Clinton had wanted to attack Passage with drones. WikiLeaks also shared a link to a website that would help people search through Clinton campaign manager John Podesta's hacked e-mails, which Wikileaks had recently made public.
Asked to have his Secret Service detail removed, telling friends he wanted more privacy. The request was criticized by former Secret Service agents.
In October 2020, it was reported that Pennsylvania Republicans were suggesting Trump Jr. Run for the vacant Senate seat in Pennsylvania in 2022 after two-term incumbent Pat Thomas announced he would not be seeking re-election.
Held a crowded indoor rally where attendees did not wear masks, contradicting public health guidelines. In an October 29 interview with Fox News's Laura Ingraham, Trump Jr.
The number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. on the day he said that was 1,063. Has been subject to speculation for a 2024 run for president.
Caused controversy in 2016 when he posted an image that compared refugees to Skittles, saying “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. The Cato Institute reported that year that the chances “an American would be killed in a terrorist attack committed by a refugee was one in 3.64 billion” per year.
On March 1, 2016, an interview with white supremacist James Edwards and Trump Jr. The campaign initially denied the interview had taken place; later Trump Jr.
As a consequence of the interview, mainstream media outlets have accused Trump Jr. Of being either a believer in the white genocide conspiracy theory, or pretending to be an advocate for political gain.
Cited Holocaust imagery to criticize what he perceived as the mainstream media's uncritical coverage of Hillary Clinton during her campaign, by “letting her slide on every discrepancy”, while also accusing Democrats involved in the 2016 campaign of lying. Said if the Republicans were committing the same offenses mainstream outlets would be “warming up the gas chamber right now”.
Shared an image on Instagram depicting a cross between his father and Pepe the Frog. When asked on Good Morning America about Pepe the Frog and its associations with white supremacy, Trump Jr.
Retweeted conspiratorial remarks by white supremacist Kevin B. MacDonald about alleged. Promoted Alex Jones conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton wore an earpiece to a presidential forum and that official unemployment rates were manipulated for political purposes.
Criticized the mayor of London, Sadie Khan, after the 2017 Westminster attack, which in turn led British lawmakers to criticize Trump Jr. Had quoted Khan out of context when he criticized him.
Khan did not respond to the criticism, saying he had “far more important things” to do. Promoted what CNN called the “long-debunked, far-right conspiracy theory” that Bill Clinton was linked to Vince Foster's death.
Again promoted the conspiracy theory that the Clinton's had murdered people. Retweeted a false and antisemitic conspiracy theory that George Soros, the Jewish Hungarian-American businessman and philanthropist, was a “Nazi who turned in his fellow Jews to be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth”.
Shared on Instagram of a doctored image which had been crudely edited to falsely state that CNN had reported President Trump's approval rating as 50%. The actual CNN report had Trump at 40%, below Barack Obama's 45% at the same point of his presidency.
Deleted the image two days later. In September 2018, when Hurricane Florence was affecting the United States, Trump Jr.
Tweeted a picture of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper waist-deep in floodwaters when another man in the same picture was standing knee-deep a distance away. Then proposed a conspiracy theory that CNN was “lying to try to make look bad”.
In actuality, the picture of Cooper was about ten years old, taken during 2008's Hurricane Ike before Trump became president, and Cooper was videoed talking about how the floodwaters were receding. In August 2020, he shared a Breitbart News article about more than 800 dead people voting in Michigan which was framed to suggest that the ballots were not legitimately cast and thus evidence of extensive voter fraud.
However, the voters in question died after submitting the ballots, and the ballots were rejected by Michigan authorities who knew the voters had died before the election date. In September 2020, he again pushed false claims about voter fraud by asserting, “The radical left are laying the groundwork to steal this election from my father,” adding, “Their plan is to add millions of fraudulent ballots that can cancel your vote and overturn the election,” asking “able-bodied” people to join an election security “army” for his father.
Was given a 12-hour restriction by Twitter in July 2020 after he promoted misinformation about COVID-19 by retweeting a video showing Houston doctor Stella Immanuel promoting hydroxychloroquine as a cure despite conflicting studies, and claiming that masks are unnecessary. Twitter later said that it restricted the ability to tweet or retweet for twelve hours for violating its COVID-19 misinformation policy.
Tweeted that he would take away half his three-year-old daughter's Halloween candy because, he wrote, “it's never too early to teach her about socialism.” Tweeted the name of the alleged whistleblower who brought to light the Trump -Ukraine scandal.
Whistleblower conventions are intended to protect the identity of individuals who expose wrongdoing in government. Agency France-Presse attempted to independently verify the identity that Trump Jr.
In June 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump Jr. Accused liberals of hypocrisy, for imposing restrictive measures and social distancing guidelines on businesses while holding the “Action for Black Trans Lives” protest for the rights of African-American transgender people.
Was shown in a promotion for Desert Tech (a gun company run by a polygamous group) on July 24, 2021, with the company's founder, Nicholas Young, and firing the company's sniper rifles. A marketing video on YouTube also includes an image of Trump Jr.
Released the book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. The book is critical of political correctness, and argues that the American left has a victimhood complex.
The Washington Post commented: “yet, in his telling, the real victim is often him, his father or another Trump family member.” Pushes conspiracy theories about how the intelligence community has attempted to harm President Trump, comparing President Trump's experiences with the FBI harassment campaign against civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Wrote of a visit to Arlington National Cemetery (a military cemetery), commenting that he got emotional looking at the graves and that it reminded him of “all the sacrifices” the Trump family had made, including “voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were 'profiting off of the office'”. Fact-checkers have reported that Trump still owns the family business, and that the Trump family have continued to engage in international business deals since Trump became president.
The book was a New York Times best-seller. The book was purchased in bulk by at least nine Republican organizations, candidates or advocacy groups, including N.R.C.C.
And the RNC which bought $75,000 and $100,000 worth of the books, respectively. Turning Point USA and the National Republican Senatorial Committee purchased approximately 2,000 and 2,500 books, respectively.
Self-published the book Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats' Defense of the Indefensible. Reportedly hired three researchers to collect information about Joe Biden and spent three months writing the book.
It was the most money the RNC had ever paid for this purpose. The hardcover retails for $29.99, which suggests roughly how many copies might have been purchased, and the RNC's intent was to give a copy to people who donated $50–$100.
On March 15, 2018, it was announced that the couple had separated, and she had filed for uncontested divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court. The complaint was secret except for the title of the case.
On February 22, 2019, they announced that they settled their divorce at the end of 2018. Controversy erupted in 2012 when the pictures he had taken of his hunting trophies in 2010 were published, including by Mia Farrow, who reposted them in 2015.
Responded by saying “I'm not going to run and hide because the PETA crazies don't like me.” Has his arms around a dead leopard; in another, he is holding a knife in one hand and a bloody elephant tail in the other.
Although the hunt was legal, anti-hunting activists criticized him. At least one sponsor dropped his father's TV show The Celebrity Apprentice.
On Earth Day in 2017, Trump Jr. Legally hunted prairie dogs in Montana with GOP Congressional candidate Greg Pianoforte.
'S big game hunting exploits surfaced again in November 2017, following the Trump administration's decision to allow “importing elephant heads, feet and other body parts severed as trophies after the animals are shot for sport in Zimbabwe.” Within hours, President Trump reversed the decision to allow elephant trophies imported from Zambia and Zimbabwe, pending further review.
By March 2018 President Trump quietly lifted the ban again, allowing elephant trophies to be imported. After testing positive, Trump Jr.
Trump Kids Eric and Ivanka Miss Deadline to Vote in NY GOP Primary”. Donald Trump Jr., 38, as well as Donald and Melania Trump, are registered Republicans, the records show.
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Berlin, Germany: Springer International Publishing. ^ a b Trump Told Crowd 'You Will Never Take Back Our Country With Weakness “.
It was far from the first time President Donald Trump's eldest son dabbled in online conspiracy theories, using his 2.7 million Twitter followers to promote questionable or outright false information that, in many cases, even his father had refrained from spreading. Trump, on cusp of defeat to Biden, says 'they're trying to steal an election' after son calls for 'total war “.
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And Eric Trump Really Run the Family Business?” President's Son in Russian Attorney Controversy Had Avoided Politics, Tended to Business”.
“World's Least Self-Aware Person, Donald Trump Jr., Attacks Biden's for Nepotism”. Is unironically attacking Hunter Biden for profiting off his father's name”.
Prospective investors in a Trump Tower project near Delhi are being offered a conversation and dinner with Donald Trump Eras part of a marketing campaign that has drawn criticism from corruption watchdogs. ^ Trump India 'dinner and chat' property offer criticized”.
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And Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election”. Met Gulf princes' emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help”.
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^ Armani, Lauren; Touch, Amanda; Lutz, Tom; Holmes, Oliver (October 4, 2021). “GOP senator Pat Thomas of Pennsylvania announced his retirement today, setting the stage for what will be a contentious fight for his open Senate seat in 2022”.
Holds Packed Indoor Rally Amid White House's COVID-19 Outbreak”. Claims US coronavirus death rate at 'almost nothing “.
The virus killed more than 1,000 Americans the same day”. ' This will make lib heads explode': Donald Trump Jr posts 2024 picture”.
Trump Sons Hint At 2024 Runs As President's Polling Looks Dire”. ^ Donald Trump Jr compares Syrian refugees to Skittles”.
Defends Skittles tweet: 'I don't deal in microaggression “. Stumbles out of father's shadow and into the spotlight with white nationalist interview”.
“Some of Trump's top supporters are praising a conspiracy theorist who fueled 'Pizzagate' for his reporting”. Praises writer who pushed 'Pizzagate' conspiracy theory”.
Archived from the original on April 5, 2017. Pictured at 'We Build the Wall' Event With Neo-Nazi Collaborator Jack Boobies”.
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Donald Trump Jr called 'a disgrace' for tweet goading London mayor Sadie Khan”. Shares tweet linking Clinton's firing of FBI director to death of Vince Foster”.
'Disgusting' for liking shooting conspiracy tweet”. The president's son liked the online conspiracy theory that was posted by several people on Twitter about teenage survivor David Hog, who has also been forced to defend himself against a conspiracy that he is a “crisis actor”.
“George Soros responds to Roseanne Barr's claim that he is 'a Nazi “. Retweets Roseanne's conspiracy theory about George Soros”.
Just liked a tweet suggesting children separated from their parents are crisis actors”. Deletes doctored image inflating his father's approval rating”.
“Fact Check: Michigan's rejection of ballots from dead voters is an example of the system working, not fraud”. ^ O'Sullivan, Done; Dale, Daniel (September 23, 2021).
'S account after sharing coronavirus disinformation”. Dismisses coronavirus deaths: 'The number is almost nothing “.
Turned Halloween Into A “Socialism” Lesson For His 3-Year-Old And People Are Trolling”. Twice urges Virginians to vote on wrong day”.
Appeared in promotion for gun company run by prominent member of polygamous group”. ^ Trump's sons declare war on GOP”.
Comment: How the First Amendment doesn't apply to private companies”. ^ a b c d “Visit to Arlington Cemetery reminded Donald Trump Jr.
'S new book is a lengthy rant about how his family has been victimized by Trump's presidency”. 'S 'Triggered' reads like a campaign book for 2024”.
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“For Now, Trump to Keep Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies”. ^ Trump administration once again lifts the ban on importing elephant trophies”.
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