December 16, 2016 Radio Commentary

“The Donald”

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, December 16, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

When Donald Trump assumes office January 20th as the 45th President of the United States, he’ll be 70 years old, the oldest person to be inaugurated as a first-term U.S. President since Ronald Reagan, and the wealthiest since George Washington. He describes himself as a conservative; scholars and commentators describe him as a populist, protectionist and nationalist.

Born June 14, 1946 in the New York City neighborhood called Queens, Donald was the fourth child of Fred and Mary Trump. His mother was born in Scotland, and his father’s parents migrated from Germany, so all his grandparents were born in Europe.

Because his brother died of alcoholism in 1981, Trump decided to abstain from alcohol and cigarettes, so the soon-to-be occupant of the Oval Office will be a tee totaller!

Sixteen years ago, Trump toyed with becoming a Reform Party presidential candidate, but withdrew before voting began. He considered, but decided against, a Republican run for the 2012 election, but in June 2015, finally, jumped in as a Republican candidate, and the rest is history. Continue reading