Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Women in Trump's LIfe

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                               
Donald Trump, BornJune 14, 1946 (age 69), Queens, New York City, NY
He was a pretty rough fellow when he was small", prompting his father to enroll Donald in the New York Military Academy (NYMA). ... Trump attended Fordham University for two years. 
 He studied business at the Wharton School of Finance, and joined his father's company upon graduation in 1968.  He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's career, branding efforts, personal life, wealth, and outspoken manner have contributed to making him a celebrity.  When Trump
graduated from college, he was worth about $200,000 USD ($1.4 million 2015 dollars)

An exceptionally successful businessman has thrown his hat into the ring to become president of the USA after having 8 years of Democrat Obama. His background lies in finances being he is worth $4 billion dollars and he deals, has had TV programs and expertise is in creating hotels.  This 6'2" tall leader has not been educated in politics.  He produced beauty contests and a successful TV program about creating businesses where he had the last word of "You're. fired called "The Apprentice!"   He has 5 children.
Daughter Ivanka Kushner nee Trump
1st Wife, Ivana 
This man has been married to the most beautiful of European women, and also has the most beautiful daughters.  His first wife was Ivana, a gorgeous 6 foot tall model and athlete from Europe, a Czech.  They married in 1977 and divorced in 1992.  Their children were Ivanka (5'11") , Donald Jr   (6'1") . and Eric (6'5") .  Now they are grandparents by Ivanka of Arabella Rose Kushner, and Joseph Frederick, 2 years old.   Ivanka is expecting her 3nd child soon.  Donald was hoping it would be born in Iowa since she's with him.  Ivanka's husband is Jared Kushner,.Orthodox Jew. "Jared Corey Kushner is an American businessman and investor. He is principal owner of the real estate holding and development company,  Kushner Properties and the newspaper publishing company,  The New York Observer." So Hillary isn't the only one who has someone Jewish in the family.  Hillary's daughter has also married a Jewish man.  Both daughters are friends.
Daughter Ivanka on inauguration night 1/20/17-Yes, update-he was elected
and now our 45th president.  
3rd Wife, Melania 
2nd Wife, Marla Maples
His 2nd wife was an American actress born in Georgia, Marla Maples,  who he married in 1993 and divorced in 1999. They had a daughter, Tiffany.        
Tiffany Trump, Marla's daughter
 He married his present wife, Melania (5'11") in 2005.  She was Melanija Knavs/Knauss who was born in what used to be Yugoslavia, now Slovenia.  She became a USA citizen in 2006. Melania was also a model. She's the mother of 9 year old Barron,  who is becoming active with his father's new act of running for president.    .
Donald and youngest son by Melania;  Barron, 9 years old..  
Megan Kelly"Megyn Marie Kelly, formerly known as Megyn Kendall, is a beautiful  journalist, former attorney, news pundit and political commentator on the Fox News Channel."  She is a tiny 5' 6".and  has 3 children.  
The latest dealings with another beautiful woman has been the American, Megan Kelly on Fox News during one of the debates, something he had never dealt with either in high school or college.  I don't think Fox News had, either as their idea of a debate has not been what my son experienced in his high school debate class of which I had been a judge.  I must say that my son went to state in debate and came in 2nd place with his partner who is now a lawyer.

Megan started off the debate by approaching Trump with negative personal statements about him which concerned what he had said about women in dealing with TV personality, Rosie O'Donnell.  Megan  attacked his person and words in what he had said on a program about Rosie and went on  with her diatribe of fault finding before she got to a question.  The man was reeling and seeing red!  Thus he claimed blood was coming out of Megan!  "Megyn Kelly on Thursday night had spoken about his use of language like "fat pigs," "dogs," "slobs" and "disgusting animals" to describe some women, The Donald didn't miss a beat.
Rosie O'Donnell ,  co-host of "The View" who has had a running feud with Donald since December 2006 when he didn't fire Tara Conner, Miss USA, for drug use and Rosie was mad.  She's 5' 7" tall. 

"Only Rosie O'Donnell," he interjected, generating gasps, applause and laughter from the crowd." This was not what he, of all people, expected from her.  Before, they had gone through interviews together and he had been most gracious with her, as shown on CNN's TV Sunday program an hour ago.  Now, she was on the attack in a hideous way-about his feelings towards women!

Was Trump ready to be attacked personally?  No way!  Are there many occasions where an American billionaire is attacked?  This was probably his first experience.  This was not what he entered the race for.  He had some unique ideas he would put in place if he were president and wanted to talk about them, and felt he had no chance with this debate.

Personally, after reflection, this is not what a debate should be doing.  In a real debate the debaters must show their answer to a position and show their resources for it.  Whoever convinces the audience the most is the winner.  There are rules in a debate and it's usually between 2 couples who are a team, or 2 people.  They each have a proper time to speak and a proper length of time at that.

As a teacher, I would never approach a parent at parent conference time with Megan's approach of attack first for shock purposes to bring him down and expose his handling of such a situation.  We are advised to say something nice about the child first, then discuss his problem areas, and end up with another positive note.  Megan put him on the defensive completely!  He reacted defensively!

Trump is not your average Joe.  He's in another class entirely, and must be very intelligent to have gained such a level of success.  None of the other people running on the Republican ticket are in his position except Dr. Carson, who is a surgeon and has the opposite personality though is also brilliant, and Carly Fiorina  who is also a former business-woman, and most brilliant in foreign affairs as well.  What a memory she has!    All the rest are politicians, either senators or governors.  I feel that Trump and Carson are learning as they go about our foreign affairs problems.

Trump's close family women have been Europeans, who have a different style with men than our direct American women.  Megan could have gotten away with her approach with someone else without a blow-up, but not with a person like Trump.  He began the "debate" not trusting Megan at all and felt unfairly threatened.

There's always so much more of a story that is never brought out than what we view on TV news.  An example is the long-time feud with O'Donnell.  Did Megan Kelly want to embarrass Trump with her introduction with him in how she stated such a statement?  Or did she just think that's what America wanted to see?  Megan had been my favorite person on Fox News.  I think most of us are more interested in how a businessman would handle international problems.  I have no doubt he might be better than politicians in handling financial situations.  We're in the middle of an international crisis right now.  This is what I want to hear about.  At any rate, I personally have been disappointed immensely on these so called debates.  Watching a real debate is a fantastic experience.  This has not been that at all.  It's been something of an interrogation what might go on in a police station in the 20s.

Leaders are typically found in tall men.  Donald is 6'2" but Jeb Bush is 6'3".  Donald has been leading and Jeb has been last.  We'll have to wait for almost a year when we all vote to see how this rule is going to hold.  How will we women vote this time?

Update: to understand wealth,
1 million=1,000 thousands or 1,000 X 1,000=1,000,000.
1 billion is a thousand millions or 1,000 X 1,000,000=1,000,000,000.

UPdate: 1/31/16  4:39pm about Baron's mother being Melania and not Marla.  


  1. I will only vote for him if he is up against Hillary.

  2. I agree. We don't want another Obama, and I'm too old to want the USA to turn into a socialistic state and be completely owned by China. He has a good chance of being the Republican rep.