Donald John Trump is an American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
He was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York City, to parents Fred and Mary Trump.
Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
He is a real estate developer and businessman who owned, managed, or licensed his name to hotels, casinos, golf courses, resorts and residential properties in the New York City area and around the world.
Trump marketed his name as a brand in numerous other ventures, including books, clothing, and Trump University.
He has been married three times and has five children.
During his presidency, Trump used unconventional methods to communicate his message to the American people.
Donald Trump arrest and court battles
Trump has been facing multiple legal cases and indictments.
In April 2023, the former US President became the first president to be arrested and charged in a criminal case.
He pleaded not guilty to 34 separate felony counts of falsifying business records brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Trump is facing 37 criminal counts in a federal arraignment, as well as 34 felony counts in a New York State indictment.
He was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to.
Trump insisted on a high-profile arrest in order to create his own “Jesus Christ” moment and galvanize his supporters into viewing him as a martyr for their cause.
He reacted to the charges with characteristic ire.
The former president’s public attacks against prosecutors and the case itself have led Judge Juan Manuel Merchan to issue a not-a-gag-order against Trump that, while allowing him to publicly discuss the case, restricts his.
In Georgia, Trump has been criminally charged by the Fulton county district attorney for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
Legal experts say that criminal cases where a defendant is indicted long before an arrest are common in potential white-collar crimes.
Suspects who are indicted can be arrested and remanded into custody while they await trial, but in most white-collar cases, the defendant is released on their own recognizance.
Trump surrendered in Georgia in his fourth criminal case of the year; U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon set a trial date of May 20, 2024.
The two indictments that Trump is currently facing are just the beginning of what will “probably be the biggest stress test that the American justice system has faced in the nation’s history,” according to Politico legal editor James Romoser.
Donald Trump’s mug shot
Trump has made history by becoming the first former president to pose for a mugshot after his arrest for trying to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
He was arrested for the fourth time this year and fingerprinted by authorities at the Fulton County jail.
In the mug shot, Trump stared into the camera to have the photo taken, and was promptly released on payment of 10 percent of his $200,000 bail.
His height and weight were also recorded as part of the booking process, and he was given a prisoner identification number: P01135809.