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Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States has been called a lot of things. In fact, the country is extremely divided on the confusion of either hating him or loving him. No matter you’re opinion, he is certainly a polarizing individual. We decided to share some photographs of a young Donald Trump, many decades before he would become President of the United states.
Donald Trump was born on June 14th 1946 to his parents, Fred and Trump and Mary Ann Macleod. Donald Trump was the 4th of 5 children and would no doubt become the most successful of all of them. Donald Trump is German and Scottish. Donald Trump was born at Jamaica Queens hospital in Queens, NY. His grandparents were immigrants, his grandfather made a fortune in boomtowns out west operating boarding houses and restaurants.
In 1905, Donald Trumps grandparents relocated from Seattle to New York City, they would not move again until Donald Trump changed his permanent residence recently from New York to Florida. In 1905 Fred Trump, Donald Trumps father was born, he would begin to work in the family real estate business when he grew into a young adult.
From kindergarten through seventh grade, Donald Trump attended the Kew-Forest School, a college preparatory school in Queens. At age 13, however, Trump was sent to military school at the New York Military Academy, a private boarding school in Cornwall, New York. This move to military school was decided by his parents who realized that Trump would frequently skip school to go into Manhattan. This was only discovered after many trips had taken place.
Donald Trump, by many accounts was a very popular student at the boarding school. He was frequently dating and also participated in many sports, ranging from soccer to baseball and football. He also injected himself into many school activities and clubs outside of sports. He excelled in both the classroom and out of the classroom receiving primarily good marks in all of his classes. To all accounts, he was a good student and very active in the school community. ( Pictured below with Frann Dunn)
Donald Trump, who was a stocky 6′ 2″ played in many sports while he was at the boarding school. He found a love for sports for many reason, to pass time, to compete, to look good for the ladies and because, at the end of the day, he actually enjoyed the sports he played. Donald Trump played baseball, soccer and football while in grade school and by all accounts, was a great athlete, helping to take his team to many wins. Donald Trump even owned his own football team later in life, which, unfortunately for him, did not end too well.
Donald Trump graduated New York Military Academy with high marks and a grade school career that was notable on many different levels. Although he boasted about being “very military”, Donald Trump never actually served in the military. In fact, he had 5 deferments during the Vietnam era, 4 of those deferments were because he was in college, the 5th and final was a medical condition. Donald Trump claimed he had bone spurs. Whether true or not, he would never serve in the military at any point in his life. We will point out that he was not the only politician to avoid going to Vietnam for precarious reasons. Example: John Kerry, Bill Clinton, George Bush. Trump would graduate the NYMA in the spring of 1964.
Donald Trump would go on to graduate from Wharton College. From there, he moved into the “family business” that his grandfather started in the Klondikes nearly 80 years before him with boarding houses and restaurants. his father Fred Trump, who took over his fathers business and grew it into a successful and large real estate company in NYC, would take his son under his wings, giving Donald Trump one million dollars to begin his venture into real estate. Donald Trump would move on to have 3 wives, many children and eventually take residence in the White House. Several of his children have also followed him into he family business.