The 45th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, clocks 72 on Thursday, June 14. Sworn in as the president in 2016 at the age of 70, Trump is the oldest first-time president of the United States.
In celebration of President Trump's 72nd birthday, NAIJ.com highlight some interesting facts about him.
1. He once punched his teacher in the face
In his book, The Art of The Deal, Donald revealed: ”In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye — I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled.”
2. Once upon a time, President Trump admired Hillary Clinton
Speaking in 2012, Trump said: “Hillary Clinton, I think, is a terrific woman… She really works hard, and I think she does a good job.”
Evidently, he is speaking a different tune now. During his presidential campaign, he said: “Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States.”
3. He is an expert on working missiles
The United States' 45th president was once quoted as saying"It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles. I think I know most of it anyway.”
4. He does not like shaking hands
President Trump is actually a germaphobe (a person with an extreme fear of germs and an obsession with cleanliness) and avoids a situation where he has to come in bodily contact with another person. However, in recent times, his 'special' presidential handshake has become a subject of public debates.
5. He once had a vodka brand that failed
He launched a vodka brand in 2007. A US vodka distributor said: "We’ve had it in stock for five years. It’s never sold. But now that he’s running for president we thought we have a chance to get rid of the vodka… but [still] no one wants to pay for it.”
6. He does not drink/smoke
His personal doctor once said Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” adding that he “has no history of ever using alcohol or tobacco products.”
7. He won an award as the worst actor in a film
Trump won the worst supporting actor’ Razzie award for his role in the 1989 film ‘Ghosts Can’t Do It’.
8. He is worth a lot
According to Forbes' Real Time Net Worth, Donald Trump is worth $3.1 B as of Thursday, June 14, 2018. In fact, he is the first billionaire president in US history.
9. His game house has been the site of many crimes
The Trump Taj Mahal game house in Atlantic City is rife with carjacking, murder and other crimes. Reports say one in eight murders in Atlantic City were tied to his business.
10. He had his own board game
A 'Trump' board game was released in the 80s and the smallest denomination of money in this classic game was $10million.
11. He has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame
Trump was given a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 2007 for his work on his reality-television show, “The Apprentice.”
Trump joined Ronald Reagan as the two US presidents with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; the celebrated sidewalk in California that honours more than 2,500 notable achievers in the entertainment industry.
12. Trump and his wives
Trump has had three wives - Ivana (1977-1992), Marla (1993-1999) and his current wife Melania Knauss, who he married in 2005. Trump has five children- Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany and Barron.
13. The first sitting US president to meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un
Trump was in Singapore between Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12 where he became the first sitting US president to meet with Kim or anybody in his family, which has ruled over North Korea for decades.
Trump and Kim discussed the need for North Korea's nuclear disarmament at the summit.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Norwegian politicians nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize following his historic Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
The nomination came from two members of Norway’s Progress Party, which is the third largest political party in the country.
Should Trump will the prize, he will join his predecessor, Barack Obama, as a recipient of the honour.
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