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How Old is Donald Trump and will he Run Again?


Politicians often have a lot of questions surrounding them, especially when it comes to their age. For example, how old is Donald Trump and will he be too old to run again?

It’s hard to keep track of all the changes in the political landscape, so here’s a quick guide on some key points about Trump’s age, background, and aspirations.

Whether or not he plans on running for office again the Democrats take note of his actions. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Trump’s age and why it matters.


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Trump’s Early Life and Upbringing.

Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, at the Jamaica Hospital in the borough of Queens, New York City. His parents were Frederick Christ Trump and Mary Anne MacLeod.

Donald’s father Fred was a successful real estate developer who specialized in constructing and operating middle-income apartments in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Trump grew up in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood of Queens and attended the Kew-Forest School from kindergarten until seventh grade.

At age 13, he was enrolled in the New York Military Academy, a private boarding school. After graduating from NYMA in 1964, he then attended Fordham University for two years before transferring to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with a B.S. degree in economics in 1968.

Throughout his childhood and teenage years, Donald Trump lived at various addresses with his family; these included mid/upper-middle class homes in Queens and affluent suburbs such as Woodmere on Long Island while attending The Kew-Forest School.

In 1983 Donald Trump purchased an apartment at 721 Fifth Avenue for $5 million which had been rebuilt after being bought by John Hay Whitney in 1955 for $2 million ($17.6 million in 2019 dollars). The apartment is located on the 36th floor (77th floor if counting basements) of Trump Tower overlooking Central Park South.

In 1988 Donald paid $29 million for Mar-a-Lago, a 17th-century Spanish-style former Marjorie Merriweather Post estate located on 5th Avenue frontage along Palm Beach Florida’s Billionaire’s Row. The estate included Henry Flagler’s Whitehall mansion and billionaire investor Saul Steinberg’s home.

All in all the estate has 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms spanning over 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land area with views directly across Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway towards West Palm Beach making it one of America’s most expensive pieces of real estate.


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Trump’s Successful Business Career.

Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and the 45th President of the United States. Before taking office, he was a real estate developer and reality television star.

Born and raised in New York City, Trump began his real estate career at his father’s company, The Trump Organization, in the 1970s. He worked with his father on large projects, such as the redevelopment of the Wollman Rink in Central Park and the construction of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

In 1984, he opened Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The following year, he purchased the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump also acquired several beauty pageants in the 1990s, including Miss USA and Miss Universe.

He has used his position as owner of these pageants to bring publicity to his business ventures. In 2004, he became the executive producer and host of The Apprentice, a reality television show that aired for 14 seasons on NBC. The show was a ratings success and helped promote Trump’s image as a successful businessman.

Following the show’s conclusion in 2015, Trump launched his presidential campaign. In 2016, he was elected president after defeating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the general election.

Donald Trump’s business career has been marked by both successes and failures. However, his experience as a businessman has been an asset to him as President of the United States.


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Trump’s Time as President of the United States.

Donald John Trump became the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Before his election, Trump was already a well-known US businessman and television personality. He ran for president as a republican and defeated Hilary Clinton in the Electoral College.

During his time as president, Trump worked to lower taxes, reduce regulations, and increase funding for the military. He also appointed three Supreme Court Justices. Trump has been accused of sexual assault, racism, and collusion with Russia. Nonetheless, he remains popular with his base and is likely to run for re-election in 2024.

Donald Trump’s first Presidency was very eventful and particularly controversial towards the end of his time in office. His policies have shaped American life in both positive and negative ways and his leadership style is sure to be in the mind of floating voters.

Trump was impeached twice but both times they were overturned. The first time was while he was in office and the second time was just after his presidency ended.


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Trump’s health and how it could affect his future.

Donald Trump’s health has been the subject of much speculation over the years. While Trump himself has repeatedly insisted that he is in “perfect physical health,” some have raised questions about his weight, his diet, and his level of physical activity. There is also evidence that Trump may suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that can cause fatigue and irritability.

In addition, Trump takes a number of medications for various conditions, including heartburn, hair loss, and anxiety. All of these factors could potentially affect Trump’s health in the future. For example, sleep apnea can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, and the side effects of Trump’s medications could potentially impair his cognitive function.

As Trump approaches his 77th birthday, it is clear that his health will be a significant factor in determining his ability to remain in office.


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Will Trump will run for President again?

Donald Trump has said that he will “most likely” run for president again in 2024. However, there are several factors that could prevent him from doing so.

First, Trump would be 78 years old at the time of the next election, which would make him the second oldest president in history if elected.

Second, Trump is facing several legal challenges, including an impeachment trial in the Senate and multiple lawsuits.

Finally, Trump’s popularity has gone up and down since he left office, with many Americans now disapproving of his performance as president. As a result, it is far from certain that Donald Trump will run for president again in 2024.


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Donald Trump is a well-known businessman and television personality who ran for president as a republican and won the election against Hillary Clinton. During his term in office, Trump worked to lower taxes, reduce regulations, and increase funding for the military.

He was also been accused of sexual assault, racism, and collusion with Russia. Nonetheless, he remains popular with his base supporters.


Sources: FiveThirtyEight, THX News, Wikipedia & Reuters.



Ivan Golden | Founder/CEO of THX News, since 2020. Father of 6, former pro tennis player, antiquarian bookseller & fine art dealer.