By Deborah Arthur |
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher) Trump, who was elected president on November 8 2016, will stand on the steps at the West Front of the US Capitol building at noon in Washington DC. At 70, Trump is the oldest first-term president to be sworn in. Ronald Reagan, who took the oath of office at the age of 69 in 1981, was the previous oldest elected president. The Republican won 276 votes to the Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s 218 votes, dominating in the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Pennsylvania. But while Trump won the electoral vote, he is a long way from winning hearts and minds of the whole country. His victory was the most polarising in American history. While he won the electoral vote, he lost the national vote by 2.8 million. Clinton won California by 4.2million votes and 1.6m in New York. Trump won 18 states by fewer than 250,000 votes.
Donald Trump net worth
Donald Trump’s net worth is $3.7billion (£3billion), according to Forbes, who analysed 28 assets or asset classes. The majority of his wealth comes from property development – his massive real estate empire includes multiple luxury golf clubs and hotels and office towers, including the gilded Trump Towers, and television appearances.
He said after his election win that when he takes over the Oval Office this month, he will hand over operation of the Trump Organization real estate empire to his children, to reduce potential conflict of interest. However, the gesture was largely seen as empty or lacking – after all, what’s to stop Trump from directing or discussing those matters with his children – who are also joining his team of close advisors – even if by name he is not at the helm. Ethics expert Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer for former President George W. Bush, advises Trump follow former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W Bush and Bill Clinton and use a ‘blind trust’. He says that to most effectively avoid conflict of interest, Trump would have to sell his assets and have a trustee with ‘no pre-existing business relationship’ handle the proceeds. ‘It certainly can’t be your own family members, he told WHNT.com.
Donald Trump approval rating
Donald Trump will be the most disliked president in modern US history. According to polls since Election Day, Trump’s favourability is the lowest since Gallup polls began on that topic in 1992. Clinton, Bush (another president who won the electoral but not the popular vote) and Obama were viewed favourably by at least 58% of America. Trump rated 42%. Gallup also revealed in December that less than half of Americans were confident that Trump could handle ‘several duties’ – including handling an international crisis, using military force wisely or preventing major scandals in his administration. At least 70% of Americans were confident in Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in those three areas before they took office.
What number president is Donald Trump?
Donald Trump will be the 45th US president when he takes office on 20 January. The first US president was John Adams, in 1797.
Donald Trump on Twitter
The man shows no sign of slowing down since winning the US election. He is still rampant on Twitter, showering followers with his now-familiar brand of grammatically idiosyncratic tweets, with liberal use of quote marks, bombastic claims, SHOUTY CAPITAL LETTERS and exclamation marks.