How did an actual property developer turned actuality star with no authorities expertise change into the 45th president of the US?
Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House doesn’t resemble that of any of his predecessors.
He grew up in Queens and lived in a triplex on the prime of a gilded Manhattan skyscraper. He related with part of the voters that felt forgotten by the political institution and seen his detachment from it favorably.
Although he gained a majority of votes within the Electoral Faculty, he misplaced the favored vote, and 1000’s say they may protest his ascendance the day after he’s sworn in. Earlier than his inauguration on Friday, here’s a have a look at Mr. Trump’s life in photos.
Mr. Trump attended the New York Military Academy for part of middle and high school. He graduated in 1964.
Mr. Trump, left, with his father, Fred C. Trump, in 1973 atop one of Fred Trump’s Beach Haven apartment buildings in Brooklyn. In the background is Trump Village, a complex in Coney Island that Fred Trump built.
Mr. Trump in 1980 with a model of Trump Tower, which he built on the site of the old Bonwit Teller building in Midtown Manhattan.
Mr. Trump with state beauty pageant winners on his yacht in Atlantic City in 1988.
The NBC reality television show “The Apprentice” made Mr. Trump a household name across the country. He starred on the show for 14 seasons.
After riding an escalator to the lobby of his Midtown Manhattan tower, Mr. Trump officially announced his campaign for the presidency in June 2015.
In September 2015, Mr. Trump held a rally aboard the battleship Iowa at the Port of Los Angeles. His campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” was emblazoned on hats.
Mr. Trump campaigned in a crowded Republican primary, with 17 major candidates vying for the party’s nomination. From left: Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Mr. Trump, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio in March 2016, before a debate in Detroit.
Mr. Trump and his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.
A rally for Mr. Trump in Austin, Tex., in August.
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, and Mr. Trump at Washington University in St. Louis in October, during the second presidential debate. Polls showed Mrs. Clinton leading in the weeks before the election.
Mr. Trump appeared with his family on election night after clinching enough votes in the Electoral College to win the presidency.
In December, Mr. Trump embarked on a “thank you” tour across several states that he won. He will enter office with less popular support than any new president in modern times.