Donald Trump was the son of a millionaire developer in New York City. In 1971, he was made the president of the family real estate business, building skyscrapers, hotels, golf courses, and casinos. Trump licensed his name, purchased beauty pageants, and hosted the reality television show The Apprentice. He was a master of branding putting his name on properties around the world. In 2016, he won the U.S. presidency without any previous governmental service experience. During his one term in office, he moved the country toward isolationism, cutting ties with many traditional allies. Donald Trump expanded the powers of the presidency by issuing executive orders and breaking many historical norms. His administration was in a constant state of flux as aides and advisors were hired and fired. He negated the nuclear treaties with Iran, the World Climate Accord, and berated the World Health Organization at a time when the world was in the middle of a pandemic. Trump appointed three judges to the Supreme Court creating a conservative majority. Trump was the first president to be impeached twice and refused to acknowledge his loss in the 2020 election, resulting in the first insurrection and storming of the U.S. Capitol that resulted in several deaths, when his supporters attempted to stop the electoral certification of incoming President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
There are three separate branches of government in the United States; the legislative, executive, and judicial. The president is the head of the executive branch, the elected head of state, and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. The executive branch is responsible for executing and enforcing federal law and appointing heads of all executive agencies and federal commissions. The president is responsible for promoting diplomacy with other nations, issuing executive orders, and signing pardons and international treaties. When legislation is passed in Congress, the president has the power to sign or veto bills. The Constitution states that the president must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S., at least 35 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years. Elections are held every four years and the president is limited to two, four-year terms.
The Donald Trump biographical history mug is part of our Presidential series. The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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