Donald Trump has built a business empire as a real estate developer, but is perhaps better known for his outspoken personality and successful reality TV show, The Apprentice. Although Trump has mentioned the possibilty of running for President before, this attempt for the 2016 GOP nomination is his first political campaign.
Age: 69 (born June 14, 1946)
Campaign: Trump: Make America Great Again!
Main political views: Trump’s proposed political policies include harder tariffs on imports, intervening in Syria and building a wall at the US-Mexican border. Although these views seem popular among many Republican voters, the Republican establishment are less supportive of Trump’s ideas.
Chances of winning: He has been one of the front-runners since he announced his candidacy. Most experts and pundits have agreed that it is only a matter of time before the anti-establishment candidates, such as Trump and Ben Carson, would exit the race. However, they remain far in the lead according to the polls. Thus, it would seem that Trump has to be regarded as a candidate who has a fair chance to win the Republican nomination.
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