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Donald Trump grew up in Jamaica Estates in Queens, New York. He had a paper route. He described himself as an aggressive kid. His parents sent him to New York Military Academy, where he did very well, graduating in 1964. He played baseball. He played first base. Eventually, golf became his passion. He liked to be noticed. He went to Fordham University in the Bronx, commuting from his parents' home. He never drank or smoked. He got draft deferments. After graduating from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, he went into real estate.
2 LAUNCHING HIS EMPIRE
Trump's real estate empire includes hotels, skyscrapers, casinos & golf courses. He named his company The Trump Organization. He aspired to Manhattan and built the 58-story Trump Tower. Forbes called him one of America's wealthiest people. He amassed $10 billion. Trump owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants. His TV show, The Apprentice, gave him the fame he needed to become president. His Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, has become the Southern White House. Mar-A-Lago has 128 rooms, and Trump hosts world leaders there. He has written books, "The Art of the Deal" being the most successful.
3 TRUMP'S WORLD
Donald Trump owns property around the world. In some countries, he is paid simply for the use of his name.
4 THE ENTERTAINER
Trump's reality show, The Apprentice, ran for 11 years. "You're fired" was his trademark line. My son Michael was a fan of the show. I recall hearing of Trump in the late 1980s or early 1990s and wondering who he was.
5 THE EX-WIVES CLUB
Ivana was Trump's first wife, a former Czech fashion model. She and Donald were married 14 years and had 3 kids: Donald Jr., Ivanka & Eric. Ivana oversaw the design of Trump Tower. She was stunned by Donald's affair with Marla Maples. Donald married Marla following the birth of their daughter, Tiffany.
6 MEETING MELANIA
Trump met his third wife, Melania, in 1998 and married her in 2005. Barron was born the following year. Melania was born in 1970 in the former Yugoslavia. She became a model at age 18, making her way to Manhattan. The glamorous Melania is 5'11". She believes motherhood is her most important job.
7 THE NEXT GENERATION
Donald Jr. and Eric run the Trump Organization. Donald Jr. has 5 kids by his ex-wife. He has not ruled out running for office. Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka, has her mother's name with a "k" in it. She joined the Trump Organization as a vice president. She has 3 kids with Jared Kushner, a Jew. Trump's daughter, Tiffany, grew up in California away from her half-siblings. Barron was born in 2006.
8 RUNNING FOR OFFICE
Trump toyed with the idea of running for president as far back as 1988. He always felt America needed a businessman as president. In 2000, he considered the Reform Party but gave up on it. Finally, he decided to run. He came down the elevator of Trump Tower and made the announcement. He promised to restore the American dream. He went on to get the Republican nomination and beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. He beat her in the Electoral College.
9 MR. PRESIDENT
From the outset, Trump said he spoke for the forgotten people. He reinvented the presidency. He turned down the $400 thousand dollar a year salary. He repealed environmental regulations and implemented tax cuts. Unemployment reached a 50-year low. Manufacturing jobs came back. Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. He began building the Wall on our southern border. He banned Muslims from 7 countries from entering the United States. He added pro-life judges to the Supreme Court. He forced our NATO allies to pay their share.
10 TENSE MOMENTS
President Trump scored a victory when Al-Baghdadi, the world's number one terrorist, was killed in Syria. No Americans were killed.
11 MAKING HER MARK
Melania Trump is an amazing First Lady, easily the most elegant we ever had. She speaks 6 languages counting English. She is only the second foreign-born First Lady, the first being the wife of John Quincy Adams. She loves Washington and loves living with her husband and their son Barron. She enjoys attending high-profile ceremonies. She visited Vatican City. She visited Texas families after a hurricane as well as victims of mass shootings. She has a special relationship with kids. She began her "Be Best" campaign to focus on kids. She speaks out against drugs. Donald compared her to Jackie Kennedy. She is certainly stunning in her various gowns. She donated the gown she wore to the inaugural ball to the Smithsonian.
12 WHAT'S NEXT?
In his second term, Trump will reduce illegal immigration and reform the legal immigration system. He will negotiate new trade deals. He will increase funding for the military and promote the Space Force. He will overhaul the health care system and seek a cure for cancer. He knew he would seek re-election from day one and has a new campaign slogan: Keep America Great. Trump has done more than 60 rallies across America and has raised record amounts of money.
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I will tour Classical Greece in 2020 I never meant to go back to Europe, but this is a good trip. Ancient Greece is the cradle of western civilization. I got my third passport.
I work with Cynthia Griffin at Globus Monograms. She set up my Greece Escape. I fly on March 21, 2020. I fly from Nashville to Heathrow in London, then on to Athens. I will return by the same route: Athens, London, Nashville.
Rick Steves in Greece - Athens was the center of Europe in the 5th century B.C. The real Parthenon sits on the Acropolis. It was dedicated to the goddess Athena. The adjacent Erechtheum was dedicated to Athena and Poseidon. The Agora is nearby. Socrates taught there. The temple of Hephaestus is well-preserved. Greek architecture evolved in stages: Doric, Ionic & Corinthian. Ancient Greece peaked and faded as all civilizations do. Rick Steves samples the local cuisine. The Greeks won their independence from the Ottoman Turks in the early 1800s. Steves visits the National Archaelogical Museum. Statues are idealistic. Alexander the Great ruled during the Hellenistic period. Steves heads for the Oracle of Delphi. The temple of Apollo is there. Leaders consulted the Oracle.
2 Democrats believe in the First Amendment only when they are speaking.
3 Democrats want to repeal the Second Amendment.
4 Democrats see the Founding Fathers as slave owners.
5 Democrats are anti-religion.
6 Democrats want to take "In God We Trust" off our money and public buildings.
7 Democrats are pro-abortion.
8 Democrats are for open borders.
9 Democrats want illegals to vote.
10 Democrats favor the U.N. above American sovereignty
11 Democrats tend toward socialism, even communism.
12 Democrats are anti-business.
13 Democrats disrespect our flag.
14 Democrats see America as illegitimate.
15 Democrats politicize everything.
16 Democrats use the schools and the media to indoctrinate young people.
17 Democrats believe in same-sex marriage.
18 Democrats want high taxes.
19 Democrats want more regulations.
20 Democrats hate the military.
21 Democrats hate the police.
22 Democrats hate our history.
23 Democrats oppose the Electoral College.
24 Democrats are trying to implement a coup against President Trump.
25 Democrats are trying to overthrow the United States government.
Jim Colyer is a longtime songwriter with over 2000 songs to his credit. His songs have been played around the world. Jim had his own record label at one point and has recorded many artists. Jim lives in Nashville and is a member of ASCAP. jimcolyer.com