The most intriguing remark one can make about Donald Trump is that he’s ‘eccentric’. ‘The love me or hate me but you just can’t ignore me’ statement doesn’t fit more appropriately to anyone else. Now, we sure as hell cannot be neglecting him. There are a number of things Trump is known for, but here are some facts that you just may not know. What you do with them. Be scandalized, be angered, or be entertained, is completely up to you.
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He Went To Military School – At the age of thirteen, Trump was sent to the New York Military Academy due to behavioural problems in his previous school. His parents accepted that a little discipline would fix the conduct of this ‘pretty rough’ defiant young fellow. Once there, however, he received the title of ‘a loudmouth bully,’ as some of its residents recalled.
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He Originated His Own Board Game – Trump started a board game in 1989 called Trump: The Game which was all about you can guess, making money in real estate. Players could run the all-powerful Trump card (‘you’re fired!) at each other to end all compromises. The PR for the launch read, ‘Donald Trump and Parker Brothers are daring consumers to determine whether they have the brains and the power to be the next Donald Trump.’ Consumers obviously weren’t interested in the challenge and the game was discontinued more than once.
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He Re-Established The Central Park Skating Rink – The famous Wollman skating rink in Central Park, New York, was undergoing restorations in 1986 but had reached a standstill due to a financial strain. Trump, who could see the unfinished development from his office window, chose to gain control of the project. He finished the construction 2 months ahead of schedule and well within the budget. He wanted to manage renovation costs himself but the city eventually covered the costs and the profits were given to charity.
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He Acted In Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – Remember the scene where Kevin steps into the Plaza Hotel for the first time and asks for ways? It is Trump who plays the 2-second role of the Good Samaritan that shows him to the reception. Those polite manners have made him unrecognizable for years.
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There Is A Donald Trump Action Figure – There are Trump talking figures selling on Amazon that shouts out ‘You’re fired!’ These were mockingly used in Ted Cruz’s political ad. Hero Builders also came up with Trump speaking dolls but with an unusual choice of Trump with or without hair.
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He Made Sizable Participation To Democrats – According to the analysis handled by DailyCaller, between 1989 and 2010, Trump gave more to the Democratic groups than he did to the Republicans, a difference of 23,700$. A further study showed that in the 2006 mid-term election, Trump’s participation may have tipped the table towards Barak Obama’s political office.
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Tour De Trump – the American version of Tour de France. Trump proposed his name to the American equivalent of the European cycling tracks in 1989. He made the entire event controversial. The inaugural race was held in New Paltz, New York where many people associated with anti-Trump signs and catchwords. Tour de Jersey was the name first selected by his business partner Billy Packer. One can only question now if the races would have seen better days with that title.
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He Liked Using Pseudonyms – His most famous Pseudonyms are John Barron and Jon Miller. On many occasions, he has greeted the media under the guise of these ‘spokespersons’. Barron was a ‘Trump Organization Vice President’ and sometimes a caller on the phone warning to file a lawsuit. It was in a 1990 legal claim that he, under oath, stated, ‘I believe on occasion I used that name.’
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He’s Friends With Mike Tyson – Donald Trump won the bid to the live rights of the 1988 Tyson-Spinks boxing match and entertained it at the Trump Plaza Hotel. Although he ended promoting his matches after Tyson’s prison term, they remained to be friends. Tyson even supported Trump’s presidential campaign; ‘Mike Tyson supported me. I love it. He sent out a tweet. Mike. Iron Mike.’
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He Put His Hair On The Line For A Stake – It is wrongful to talk about Trump and not mention The Hair. In a fight with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, Trump agreed to shave his head if the pro-wrestler he chose at the Wrestlemania 23 didn’t come out winning. But he did, and the closest Trump ever came to a shaven head was with his Hero Builder’s action figure.