Mega businessman Donald Trump has flirted with politics over the years, and on June 16 he announced he's seeking the Republican Party’s 2016 nomination for president. He joins an increasingly long list of fellow Republican candidates, including Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and so many more.
Will he jump from the Trump Tower to the White House, or will he be the one getting fired this time? Here's a look at his resume...
He’s a businessman.Getty
Donald Trump is the president of the Trump Organization. The company does a variety of things, including developing real estate, and running the “Miss USA” pageant.
His dad was in the same business.Getty
Trump’s dad, Fred Trump, was also a real estate developer, and Donald started out working for Fred.
He’s married with five kids.Getty
Trump is married to Melania Knauss. He was previously married to Ivana Trump and Marla Maples. During the course of his marriages, he’s had five children.
He’s hosted TV shows
You might recognize him as the host of “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
He tried to trademark “You’re fired.”
He became known for his line “You’re fired” on his TV shows and tried to trademark it. However, this request was denied.
He’s been roasted on Comedy Central.Getty
Like Justin Bieber, he’s been the brunt of a Comedy Central roasting special -- so hey, at least he's got a thick skin.
He’s known for being rich.
He supports the Tea Party.
Trump’s political leanings have changed from time to time, but lately he’s thrown himself behind the Tea Party.
He’s also part of the Birther Movement.Getty
Trump became known for doubting President Obama’s place of birth and demanding to see his birth certificate.
He’s spoken out against gun control.Getty
“I'm a big Second Amendment person," Trump said last year at a rally against gun control measures. "You have the constitutional right to bear arms."
He’s changed his mind on abortion.Getty
Trump previously said, “I support a woman’s right to choose,” but now says he is anti-abortion.
He’s said he’s evolving on same-sex marriage and that he is against it. Which is confusing.Getty
When asked about his opinions on same-sex marriage, Trump said in 2013, “I think I’m evolving, and I think I’m a very fair person, but I have been for traditional marriage...I am for traditional marriage, I am for a marriage between a man and a woman.”
He thinks immigrants are destroying America.Getty
“People are flowing into this country by the millions, not by the thousands, by the millions, and destroying the fabric of the country,” Trump recently said. “And this is what we have to put up with.” He also said that immigration is destroying the middle class.