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President Donald J. Trump

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Born: 14 June 1946

Originally a businessman known for real estate business primarily in the New York City market, ownership of casinos in Atlantic City and resorts around the world, management of beauty pageants including Miss Universe, star of 14 seasons of the business-themed reality TV show "The Apprentice," he became the 45th President of the United States in 2017.

Donald Trump appeared on the 13 March 2012 episode of the U.S. version of Top Gear where the challenge was to sell a high-end car to Trump. Each host drove their car to New York and made a pitch to Trump in his boardroom. Of Rutledge Wood's Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, Adam Ferrara's Bentley Continental GTC, and Tanner Foust's Porsche Turbo S Cabriolet, Trump chose the Bentley.

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21 December 2016 (5:12PM)
Trump: Berlin Attack 'an Attack on Humanity'
VOA News
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that the violent attacks in Europe this week "prove" that he is "right" about his plans to institute tough screening of Muslims attempting to enter the United States after he assumes power next month. He described the violence as "an attack on humanity. That's what it is. An attack on humanity, and it's got to be stopped."
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22 December 2016 (12:07AM)
Trump: Terror Attacks in Ankara and Berlin 'Attack on Humanity'
Zlatica Hoke, VOA News
German authorities have named a Tunisian man as the prime suspect in Monday's truck crash into a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people and injured about 50 others. Islamic State has claimed that the attack - reminiscent of the one in Nice, France, in July - was carried out by one of its soldiers. Asked to comment on the tragedy, the U.S. president-elect on Wednesday said what is happening is terrible. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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20 January 2017 (3:40PM)
President Trump and Melania Trump Enter Car for Parade
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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump enters the car for the parade.
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24 January 2017 (9:54AM)
Trump Meets with US Auto Industry Leaders
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President Donald Trump discussed with automobile industry leaders his plans to create the conditions for companies to build new plants and to bring back “long-term” manufacturing jobs to the US. Trump spoke to chief executives of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Jan. 24, 2017.
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28 February 2017 (9:07PM)
President Trump Entering the Beast En Route to Capitol Hill BROLL
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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump entering the Beast en route to Capitol Hill, February 28th, 2017.
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16 March 2017 (1:45AM)
Trump to Roll Back Auto Emissions Regulations
Zlatica Hoke, VOA News
President Trump announced measures aimed at boosting the U.S. auto industry and keeping its vehicle production at home. But his plan includes the cancellation of tough fuel economy standards. Environmentalists warn that easing the standards would increase pollution and harm people's health. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
29 May 2016Rolling Thunder Rolls Into Washington
Ken Bredemeier, VOA News

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4 January 2017Ford to Expand Car Production in Michigan, Scraps Plan for Mexico Plant
Zlatica Hoke, Voice of America News

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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
29 February 2016Donald J. Trump Endorsed by NASCAR CEO and DriversDonald J. Trump for President, Inc.
28 May 2016Trump to Speak at Annual Motorcycle Rally in DC Smita Nordwall, VOA News
29 May 2016Rolling Thunder Tribute to US Military Turns into a Trump Rally Ken Bredemeier, VOA News
14 July 2016Trump Wants Declaration of War Against TerroristsVOA News
28 July 2016US Auto Execs Agree With Trump on Unfair South Korea Trade DealBrian Padden, VOA News
22 December 2016Trump: European Attacks 'Prove' He Is 'Right' on Need for Muslim Screening VOA News
3 January 2017Trump Slams General Motors for Making Cars in MexicoKen Bredemeier, VOA News
5 January 2017Trump Attacks Toyota Plan to Sell Mexican-made Cars in USKen Bredemeier, VOA News
9 January 2017Trump Praises Ford, Fiat Chrysler for US InvestmentsKen Bredemeier, VOA News
17 January 2017GM to Invest $1B in US FactoriesVOA News
19 January 2017Pro-Trump Bikers Arrive in DC for Inauguration Celebration Joshua Fatzick, VOA News


Twitter Archive

The 45th President of the United States was notable for using the social media platform Twitter to communicate directly with voters and supporters long before he officially began his 2016 Presidential Campaign. Here is a collection of automotive-related Tweets.

16 December 2011 at 15:36:42 - China just put a tariff on US cars and trucks--22%--China is laughing at our inept leaders. @BarackObama

3 January 2012 at 16:50:34 - Another @BarackObama investment triumph--the $500Billion American funded Finnish plug in cars are all being recalled http://t.co/hSqdnyo2 (link to New York Times article "Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard")

8 May 2012 at 14:02:40 - "You can't build a reputation on what you're doing to do." Great quote by Henry Ford.

15 May 2012 at 10:44:16 - "Don't find fault. Find a remedy." --Henry Ford

23 May 2012 at 13:17:54 - "Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals." -- Henry Ford

24 May 2012 at 09:13:43 - Cadillac has made amazing strides in the beauty and quality of their cars. Great management team--congratulations! @Cadillac

5 June 2012 at 14:49:55 - "A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one." -- Henry Ford

12 June 2012 at 10:35:23 - Sadly, it took a hit & run auto accident to make us aware of who our Secretary of Commerce is--and such an important position!

7 August 2012 at 13:04:56 - The real outsourcer - @BarackObama is funding German automakers with the GM bailout money http://t.co/aMSg3aXw How does that help us? (link to Forbes article titled "Why Are U.S. Taxpayers Still Footing The Bill To Fix A German Automaker?" regarding Opel)

22 August 2012 at 09:08:51 - "An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous." --Henry Ford

19 September 2012 at 12:18:35 - China has been unfairly subsidizing the export of cars & auto parts. I've been saying this for 3 years...

19 September 2012 at 12:18:59 - ...come down hard--tax the hell out of their imports and reduce our deficit fast.

11 October 2012 at 08:00:12 - "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." -- Henry Ford

21 October 2012 at 17:35:51 - Don Butler and executives are doing a great job at @Cadillac--- the cars are fantastic.

1 November 2012 at 10:08:50 - Why is Obama’s auto bailout now creating jobs in China? He is ruining American industry.

1 November 2012 at 10:12:27 - Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China--and will!

2 November 2012 at 10:45:15 - .@Chrysler disputes my statement--but watch Chrysler move @Jeep jobs to China after the election.

2 November 2012 at 10:46:19 - We should not allow @Chrysler to move @Jeep jobs to China after they said they wouldn't--stay tuned!

2 November 2012 at 10:50:10 - .@RalphGilles of Chrysler should focus on design rather than filthy language--not very professional. (response to Ralph Gilles' Tweet "@RealDonaldTrump you are full of shit!")

2 November 2012 at 12:15:32 - People are struggling to get gasoline for their cars--we are like a third world country.

5 November 2012 at 14:39:29 - Don't believe Chrysler (if Obama wins)--see how fast @Jeep production will be moved to China--and I'll be watching!

7 November 2012 at 16:25:24 - Now that the election is over, watch Chrysler ship @Jeep production to China--my prediction.

15 January 2013 at 11:04:53 - From Bloomberg: “Chrysler’s Jeep expects China production agreement soon.” I told you so.

15 January 2013 at 12:05:20 - We were led to believe that Jeep would manufacture in U.S. and sell to China—like China does to us.

24 Janaury 2013 at 16:07:17 - “Don't find fault, find a remedy.” -- Henry Ford

24 March 2013 at 20:53:48 - With @TraceAdkins on top of the truck the crowd definitely buzzed. #CelebApprentice

14 June 2013 at 15:20:34 - “Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” – Henry Ford

21 June 2013 at 15:32:53 - "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford

30 July 2013 at 13:32:40 - "Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement." - Henry Ford

27 September 2013 at 13:34:03 - “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” - Henry Ford

20 January 2014 at 11:53:21 - "Whether you think you can or think you can't--you're right." Henry Ford

18 February 2014 at 16:07:05 - "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." -- Henry Ford

14 March 2014 at 11:51:41 - "One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again." -- Henry Ford

20 March 2014 at 16:01:56 - "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." -- Henry Ford

25 April 2014 at 06:15:25 - We allow Japan to sell us millions of cars with zero import tax and we can't make a trade deal with them - our country is in big trouble!

1 August 2014 at 16:00:59 - If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. -- Henry Ford

13 October 2014 at 11:56:05 - Just finished reading a poorly written & very boring book on the General Motors Building by Vicky Ward. Waste of time! @WileyBiz

7 January 2015 at 09:02:01 - “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” - Henry Ford

9 January 2015 at 10:25:34 - If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. -- Henry Ford

30 January 2015 at 16:13:51 - Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -- Henry Ford

1 May 2015 at 10:39:38 - Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -- Henry Ford

26 May 2015 at 13:25:36 - Whether you think you can or think you can't---you are right. -- Henry Ford

9 July 2015 at 12:11:06 - Dummy @Clare_OC from failing @Forbes magazine: NASCAR deal was 1 nite ballroom, ESPN was small golf outing...

14 July 2015 at 07:55:59 - Ford is MOVING jobs from Michigan to Mexico AGAIN! http://t.co/TgVQ1458AJ As President, this will stop on Day One! Jobs will stay here. (link to USA Today article titled "Mexico bound? Ford moving two key models out of Michigan")

31 July 2015 at 08:54:06 - If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. -- Henry Ford

25 October 2015 at 15:36:19 - Word is that Ford Motor, because of my constant badgering at packed events, is going to cancel their deal to go to Mexico and stay in U.S.

25 October 2015 at 15:39:07 - Do you think I will get credit for keeping Ford in U.S. Who cares, my supporters know the truth. Think what can be done as president!

9 December 2015 at 14:21:31 - The police in London say I’m right. Major article in Daily Mail. “We can’t wear uniform in our own cars.” https://t.co/xok4UTsXaN (link to a Daily Mail article titled "Trump's not wrong – we can't wear uniform in our OWN cars")

29 February 2016 at 19:39:29 - Thank you Brian France, Bill Elliott, @chaseelliott, @DavidRagan, & @RyanJNewman! #NASCAR #Trump2016 #VoteTrump https://t.co/6UDcvm1GB2 (link is to a now unavailable YouTube video, title unknown)

1 March 2016 at 06:15:32 - Got the endorsement of Brian France and @NASCAR yesterday in Georgia. Also, many of the sports great drivers. Thank you Nascar and Georgia!

15 March 2016 at 10:03:34 - Ohio is losing jobs to Mexico, now losing Ford (and many others). Kasich is weak on illegal immigration. We need strong borders now!

17 November 2016 at 21:01:52 - Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky - no Mexico

17 November 2016 at 21:15:28 - I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!

3 January 2017 at 07:30:05 - General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A.or pay big border tax!

4 January 2017 at 08:19:09 - Thank you to Ford for scrapping a new plant in Mexico and creating 700 new jobs in the U.S. This is just the beginning - much more to follow

5 January 2017 at 13:14:30 - Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax.

9 January 2017 at 09:14:10 - It's finally happening - Fiat Chrysler just announced plans to invest $1BILLION in Michigan and Ohio plants, adding 2000 jobs. This after...

9 January 2017 at 09:16:34 - Ford said last week that it will expand in Michigan and U.S. instead of building a BILLION dollar plant in Mexico. Thank you Ford & Fiat C!

17 January 2017 at 09:30:19 - With all of the jobs I am bringing back into the U.S. (even before taking office), with all of the new auto plants coming back into our.....

17 January 2017 at 09:36:26 - country and with the massive cost reductions I have negotiated on military purchases and more, I believe the people are seeing "big stuff."

17 January 2017 at 12:55:38 - Thank you to General Motors and Walmart for starting the big jobs push back into the U.S.!

18 January 2017 at 07:34:09 - Totally biased @NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed & others that jobs are coming back...

18 January 2017 at 07:44:03 - to the U.S., but had nothing to do with TRUMP, is more FAKE NEWS. Ask top CEO's of those companies for real facts. Came back because of me!

24 January 2017 at 06:11:47 - Will be meeting at 9:00 with top automobile executives concerning jobs in America. I want new plants to be built here for cars sold here!

24 January 2017 at 12:04:01 - Great meeting with automobile industry leaders at the @WhiteHouse this morning. Together, we will #MAGA! https://t.co/OXdiLOkGsZ (link to photo of the event)

24 January 2017 at 19:46:57 - Great meeting with Ford CEO Mark Fields and General Motors CEO Mary Barra at the @WhiteHouse today. https://t.co/T0eIgO6LP8 (link to Associated Press video of the event)

28 March 2017 at 05:36:02 - Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

4 June 2017 at 06:43:30 - Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!




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