In a Morning Consult national poll in August , only five percent of black voters said they intend to vote for Trump.
Speaking in Virginia on August 23, , Trump said, "You're living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed — what the hell do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?
It is a disaster the way African-Americans are living We'll get rid of the crime You'll be able to walk down the street without getting shot.
Ben Carson , and attended a church service. Trump was interviewed afterward by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson for later broadcast on the church's cable channel.
On September 15, as Trump was addressing a small assembly at Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan , the pastor, Faith Green Timmons, interrupted him as he criticized Clinton , asking him not to "give a political speech".
Omarosa Manigault , the director of African-American outreach for Trump's presidential campaign,  said in a Frontline special that "Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump.
It's everyone who's ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.
Eleven donated to Trump's rival Clinton, and 89 contributed to neither candidate. This represents a substantial shift from the presidential election, in which Republican nominee Mitt Romney received major support from top American business executives.
In May , the president of the U. Chamber of Commerce commented that the business community is cautious about both Trump and Clinton, adding that there "hasn't been much support from the business community for either of them.
Reasons cited for their support of Trump included opposition to Obamacare and immigration, as well as feeling "fed up with politicians". Other members of the business community were critical of Trump.
In June , the Clinton campaign released a list of endorsements from more than 50 current and former business leaders, including several longtime Republicans.
Trump's right-wing populist positions— nativist , protectionist , and semi- isolationist —differ in many ways from traditional conservatism.
While insisting that Washington is "broken" and can only be fixed by an outsider,    Washington-based conservatives were surprised by the popular support for his positions.
Trump polled well with Tea Party voters, and politicians with strong tea party ties, such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann , similarly endorsed Trump.
Some prominent conservatives praised Trump. Newt Gingrich described him as the latest incarnation of the Reagan Revolution, and had said that his election would be "very healthy for America".
In July and August , U. Senator John McCain former presidential candidate, Vietnam War naval veteran, and prisoner of war and Trump criticized each other on several occasions, primarily over their differing positions on immigration.
He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured. Eventually, McCain endorsed Trump because he was the nominee of the Republican party.
John McCain for his service to our country in uniform and in public office and I fully support and endorse his reelection.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham , a primary rival, was "one of Trump's fiercest critics". He called Trump a "race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot" and asserted that Trump doesn't have the temperament or judgment to be president.
The Jeb Bush —Trump dynamic was one of the more contentious relationships among the Republican contenders. According to The Washington Post , the most telling aspect of the Bush—Trump duel may have been the fact that, "No candidate in the race was prepared for GOP voters' opposition to immigration, with the exception of Trump", and the anti-illegal immigration sentiment that Trump tapped into throughout the campaign, and with the Act of Love advertisement.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz was a primary rival for the Republican nomination. In the early days of the primary Cruz showered praise on Trump.
But as the primary season went on, Cruz went on the attack, calling Trump a "bully" and a "pathological liar", and Trump took to referring to Cruz as "Lyin' Ted".
On November 1, , The Wall Street Journal published an open letter signed by economists, including eight Nobel laureates, who stated that Trump would be a "dangerous, destructive" choice for president and which encouraged voters to vote for some other candidate.
The letter stated that Trump "misinforms the electorate, degrades trust in public institutions with conspiracy theories, and promotes willful delusion over engagement with reality"; that "If elected, he poses a unique danger Peter Navarro of the University of California, Irvine, one of Trump's senior economic advisers, called the letter "an embarrassment to the corporate offshoring wing of the economist profession who continues to insist bad trade deals are good for America.
As separate from his academic books on economics, the Navarro 4-page political endorsement of Trump in the election campaign has had few supporters.
During a Republican primary debate in , Trump called Snowden a "total traitor" and "terrible threat" and again called him "a spy.
Trump was one of ten candidates in the main Fox News debate on August 6, Bret Baier questioned Trump about Obamacare ,  Chris Wallace asked him about Mexican illegal immigrants,  and Megyn Kelly asked about how he would respond to the Clinton campaign saying that he was waging a " war on women ".
In a later interview with Don Lemon on CNN Tonight , Trump said that Kelly is a "lightweight" and had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her Following the Megyn Kelly incident, Roger Stone , Trump's veteran political adviser, left the campaign, citing "controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights".
Fox News responded with a statement saying that Trump's behavior was an "extreme, sick obsession" beneath the dignity of a presidential nominee.
Following the meeting, Trump stated that Kelly was "very, very nice" and regarding the meeting: By the way, in all fairness, I give her a lot of credit" for requesting it.
Trump's popularity among Hispanic and Latino Americans was low according to polling data; a nationwide survey conducted in February showed that some 80 percent of Hispanic voters had an unfavorable view of Trump including 70 percent who had a "very unfavorable" view , more than double the percentage of any other Republican candidate.
Alarm at Trump's rise prompted an increase in the number of eligible Latino immigrants who have chosen to naturalize to vote against him.
In August , Trump created and met with a Hispanic advisory council. Support from top former U. Trump led in polling of military veterans and military households in September ,   although his performance with this group trailed "well behind that of other recent Republican candidates".
On February 24, , former presidential candidate Mitt Romney called on Trump to release his tax returns, suggesting they contain a "bombshell".
Unlike many other Republican critics who came around after Trump was confirmed as the presumptive nominee, Romney continued his "increasingly lonely" challenge to Trump.
He explained, "I wanted my grandkids to see that I simply couldn't ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world.
In contrast, while Romney was running for president in , he praised Trump and sought his endorsement. A concerted effort by some Republicans and other prominent conservatives to prevent Trump from obtaining the Republican Party presidential nomination gained momentum following Trump's wins in the Super Tuesday primaries on March 15, Among the strategies discussed were a "unity ticket",  a possible third-party candidate and a contested convention, especially if Trump does not gain the 1, delegates necessary to secure the nomination.
In June , activists Eric O'Keefe and Dane Waters formed a group called Delegates Unbound , attempting to convince delegates to vote for whomever they want.
The committee then endorsed the opposite option, voting 87—12 to include rules language specifically stating that delegates were required to vote based on their states' primary and caucus results.
Other conservative commentators were strongly opposed to him. National Review released a January special issue called "Against Trump", in opposition to Trump's bid for the presidency.
In December when Trump called for a ban on foreign Muslims entering the country, Ryan said "What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for, and more importantly, it's not what this country stands for.
On August 2, , one week before Ryan faced a primary for re-election to his house seat, Trump declined to endorse him, saying "I'm just not quite there yet.
In October , following the Donald Trump Access Hollywood controversy , Ryan disinvited Trump from a scheduled campaign rally,  announced that he would no longer defend or support Trump's presidential campaign, and in a highly unusual move he freed down-ticket congressional members to use their own judgment, saying "you all need to do what's best for you and your district.
Trump is a Presbyterian and says he attends Marble Collegiate Church , although the church said in a statement that he is "not an active member".
The Art of the Deal is his "second-favorite book after the Bible". Trump solicited the support of religious leaders, inviting dozens of Christian and Jewish leaders to his New York City offices for a meeting and laying on of hands prayer gathering in September Trump drew high levels of evangelical support despite holding political views and religious commitments at odds with many evangelicals.
Conversely, some Christian religious leaders criticized Trump. After finishing a trip to the U. This is not in the Gospel. Other figures made more direct religious-based critiques of Trump, including from the American Christian right.
Moore , the head of the Southern Baptist Convention 's public-policy arm, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission , is a prominent Trump critic and argued that Christians should vote for a conservative third party.
Trump struggled with Mormon voters, affecting his party's grip on Utah, where Mormons constitute a majority, and Nevada, where they are a significant minority.
Reasons for this include Trump's rhetoric concerning Muslims, which Mormons see as a parallel to their own historic persecution.
The phrase "One people under one God" was noted as having been used repeatedly in Trump speeches, especially to religious groups.
Trump praised the U. Tea Party movement throughout his campaign. These are people who work hard and love the country and they get beat up all the time by the media.
Trump called his wife Melania "my pollster" and had said that she supported his presidential run. They were reportedly influential in persuading Trump to fire his controversial campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in June Wikileaks popularized conspiracies about the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton, such as tweeting an article which suggested Clinton campaign chairperson John Podesta engaged in satanic rituals, which was later revealed to be false     implying that the Democratic Party had Seth Rich killed,  suggesting that Clinton wore earpieces to debates and interviews,  claiming that Hillary Clinton wanted to drone strike Assange,  promoting conspiracy theories about Clinton's health,    and promoting a conspiracy theory from a Donald Trump-related internet community tying the Clinton campaign to child kidnapper Laura Silsby.
There was a large gender gap in support for Trump, with women significantly less likely to express support than men.
Donald Trump ended up winning almost twice as many non-college educated white women than Hillary Clinton, although Clinton outperformed Trump with votes from college-educated white women.
From the outset of his campaign, Trump was endorsed by various white nationalist and white supremacist movements and leaders.
Republican presidential rivals were quick to respond on his wavering, and Senator Marco Rubio stated the Duke endorsement made Trump un-electable.
Later the same day Trump stated that he had previously disavowed Duke in a tweet posted with a video on his Twitter account.
I disavowed the KKK. On July 22, the day after Trump's nomination , Duke announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.
He commented, "I'm overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I've championed for years. On August 25, , Clinton gave a speech saying that Trump is "taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party.
During the election season, the Alt-right movement "evangelized" online in support of racist and anti-semitic ideologies.
They also confirmed their support of Trump, saying "This is what a leader looks like. Richard Spencer , who runs the white nationalist National Policy Institute , said, "Before Trump, our identity ideas, national ideas, they had no place to go".
The Southern Poverty Law Center monitored Trump's campaign throughout the election and noted several instances where Trump and lower-level surrogates either used white nationalist rhetoric or engaged with figures in the white nationalist movement.
The subreddit was criticized by Vice , which stated in an article that the subreddit was "authoritarian," "racist," "misogynistic," "homophobic," "Islamophobic," and a "hypocritical 'free speech' rallying point.
It is an article of faith among posters that anti-racists are the real bigots, feminists are the actual sexists, and progressive politics are, in effect, regressive.
Surveys showed that significant proportions of Trump supporters hold negative views of immigrants, Muslims, and African-Americans. The Pew Research Center found that 69 percent of Trump supporters viewed immigrants as a burden, rather than a benefit, to the US, and 64 percent believed that American Muslims should be subject to greater scrutiny solely on the basis of their religion.
Reuters reported that 40—50 percent of Trump supporters viewed African-Americans as being more "lazy", "rude", "violent", or "criminal" than whites, compared to 25—30 percent for Clinton supporters; while 32 percent of Trump supporters believed that African-Americans were less intelligent than whites, compared to 22 percent of Clinton supporters.
University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers, analyzing a national survey of likely Republican primary voters from December , found that having an authoritarian personality and a fear of terrorism were the only two variables among those tested that were statistically significant predictors of Trump support.
A geographical study found support for Trump in the Republican primaries was correlated positively with the following factors in order of statistical strength: In October Trump had said: I have disavowed all super PACs, requested the return of all donations made to said PACs, and I am calling on all presidential candidates to do the same.
After becoming the presumptive nominee in early May, the Trump campaign announced that it would be seeking large donations for the general election,  and that Trump would not be self-funding his campaign in the general election.
At a campaign stop in Wilmington, North Carolina , on August 9, Donald Trump said that Hillary Clinton wanted to "essentially abolish the Second Amendment " because of her support for gun control.
He said if she nominates judges to the Supreme Court , there would be nothing that could be done about it, and then added, "Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is.
Trump's comment sparked condemnation from various Democrats and Republicans for being perceived as suggesting violence against Clinton or liberal jurists, instead of suggesting political action.
Clinton Campaign spokesman Robby Mook released a statement that said, " Secret Service was aware of Trump's comments. Politifact noted that some people saw it as a joke about assassination or a reference to political action, while others took it as a threat.
Politifact also noted that the premise behind Trump's remark—that Clinton wants to "abolish the Second Amendment"—was factually false.
In September, Trump repeated the false statement that Clinton wanted to abolish the Second Amendment and suggested that Clinton's Secret Service detail disarm themselves and "let's see what happens".
Khan is the father of Captain Humayun Khan , a U. Khan spoke about his son and criticized Trump for his Muslim ban proposals, asking if Trump had ever read the U.
Constitution , and offering to give him a copy. He stated that Trump had "sacrificed nothing and no one.
Trump replied that Khan was, "you know, very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me. Ghazala later responded by stating that at the time she was too emotional to speak.
When Trump was asked what he had sacrificed for his country, he told Stephanopoulos, "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices.
I work very, very hard. I've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I've had tremendous success.
I think I've done a lot. Trump's comments touched off a firestorm of controversy by appearing to belittle the Khans, with public officials and commentators from all sides of the political spectrum arguing that he should show more respect to the parents of a fallen soldier.
Trump responded to the criticism on Twitter, stating that Khazir Khan "viciously attacked me" and tweeting: Khan, who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution which is false , and say many other inaccurate things.
When questioned about the Khans during the second presidential debate , Trump claimed that Humayun Khan would be alive had he been President in and referred to him as an "American hero".
The Khans responded by saying that they know that their son is an American hero. As of April [update] , Trump and his businesses had been involved in more than 4, state and federal legal actions, according to a running tally by USA Today.
With Trump or his company as plaintiff, more than half the cases have been against gamblers at his casinos who had failed to pay off their debts.
With Trump or his company as a defendant, the most common type of case involved personal injury cases at his hotels.
In cases where there was a clear resolution, Trump's side won times and lost Trump has never filed for personal bankruptcy , although in he came within one missed bank loan payment of doing so, agreeing to a deal that temporarily ceded management control of his company to his banks and put him on a spending allowance.
After Trump took over the family real estate firm in and renamed it The Trump Organization, he expanded its real estate operations and ventured into other business activities.
The company eventually became the umbrella organization for several hundred individual business ventures and partnerships. After the season, the league folded largely due to Trump's strategy of moving games to a fall schedule where they competed with the NFL for audience, and trying to force a merger with the NFL by bringing an antitrust lawsuit against the organization.
Trump operated golf courses in several countries. From to , Trump owned part or all of the Miss Universe pageants.
Following Trump's controversial statements about illegal Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign kickoff speech, NBC ended its business relationship with him, stating that it would no longer air the Miss Universe or Miss USA pageants on its networks.
Trump University was a for-profit education company that was founded by Trump and his associates, Michael Sexton and Jonathan Spitalny. After a second such notification in , the name of the company was changed to the "Trump Entrepreneurial Institute".
Curiel , alleging bias in his rulings because of his Mexican heritage. Trump Foundation is a U. The Art of the Deal.
The foundation's tax returns show that it has given to health care and sports-related charities, as well as conservative groups.
In , The Washington Post reported that the charity had committed several potential legal and ethical violations, including alleged self-dealing and possible tax evasion.
Before being inaugurated as president, Trump moved his businesses into a revocable trust run by his eldest sons and a business associate.
Trump has published numerous books. His first published book in was Trump: The Art of the Deal , in which Trump is credited as co-author with Tony Schwartz , who has stated that he did all the writing for the book.
In , Trump became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show The Apprentice , in which contestants competed for a one-year management job with the Trump Organization; applicants were successively eliminated from the game with the catchphrase "You're fired".
In February , Trump stated that he was "not ready" to sign on for another season of the show because of the possibility of a presidential run. Trump has made cameo appearances in 12 films and 14 television series,  including as the father of one of the characters in The Little Rascals.
Trump receives a pension as a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Starting in the s, Trump was a guest about 24 times on the nationally syndicated Howard Stern Show on talk radio.
Presidential approval polls taken during the first ten months of Trump's term have shown him to be the least popular U.
This compares to a median of 64 percent rate of confidence for his predecessor Barack Obama. Trump received a higher rating in only two countries: As president, Trump has frequently made false statements in public speeches and remarks.
Trump has a history of making racially controversial remarks and taking actions that are perceived as racially motivated.
He continued to maintain this position as late as Starting in , Trump was a major proponent of "birther" conspiracy theories alleging that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, and questioned his eligibility to serve as president.
According to an analysis in Political Science Quarterly , Trump made "explicitly racist appeals to whites" during his presidential campaign. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.
Trump's racially insensitive statements  have been condemned by many observers in the U. Additionally, 55 percent said he "has emboldened people who hold racist beliefs to express those beliefs publicly.
Throughout his career, Trump has sought media attention. His interactions with the press turned into what some sources called a "love-hate" relationship.
During his presidential campaign, Trump accused the press of intentionally misinterpreting his words and of being biased,   although he benefited from a record amount of free media coverage, elevating his standing in the Republican primaries.
Trump has often referred to the press as "fake news media" and "the enemy of the people". The relationship between Trump, the media, and fake news has been studied.
One study found that between October 7 and November 14, , while one in four Americans visited a fake news website , "Trump supporters visited the most fake news websites, which were overwhelmingly pro-Trump" and "almost 6 in 10 visits to fake news websites came from the 10 percent of people with the most conservative online information diets".
Trump has been the subject of comedians, flash cartoon artists, and online caricature artists. The Simpsons episode " Bart to the Future ", written during his campaign for the Reform party , anticipated a future Trump presidency.
Trump's wealth and lifestyle had been a fixture of hip hop lyrics since the s, as he was named in hundreds of songs, most often in a positive tone.
Trump's presence on social media has attracted attention worldwide since he joined Twitter in March He communicated heavily on Twitter during the election campaign, and has continued to use this channel during his presidency.
The attention on Trump's Twitter activity has significantly increased since he was sworn in as president. He uses Twitter as a direct means of communication with the public, sidelining the press.
Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ethos and values of the university.
Trump's political party affiliation has changed numerous times over the years. He registered as a Republican in Manhattan in ,  switched to Independent in , Democrat in , and back to Republican in In , Trump filed an exploratory committee to seek the nomination of the Reform Party for the presidential election.
Bush and likely Democratic nominee Al Gore showed Trump with seven percent support. Trump publicly speculated about running for president in the election , and made his first speaking appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC in February The speech is credited for helping kick-start his political career within the Republican Party.
Trump's presidential ambitions were generally not taken seriously at the time. In October , New York Republicans circulated a memo suggesting Trump should run for governor of the state in against Andrew Cuomo.
Trump responded that while New York had problems and its taxes were too high, he was not interested in the governorship.
In the speech, Trump discussed illegal immigration , offshoring of American jobs, the U. He also announced his campaign slogan: In the primaries, Trump stood among seventeen candidates vying for the Republican nomination; this was the largest presidential field in American history.
On Super Tuesday , Trump won the plurality of the vote, and he remained the front-runner throughout the remainder of the primaries.
By March , Trump became poised to win the Republican nomination. After becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump shifted his focus to the general election.
Trump began campaigning against Hillary Clinton, who became the presumptive Democratic nominee on June 6, Clinton had established a significant lead over Trump in national polls throughout most of In early July, Clinton's lead narrowed in national polling averages following the FBI's re-opening of its investigation into her ongoing email controversy.
Two days later, Trump officially accepted the nomination in a minute speech. The historically long speech received mixed reviews, with net negative viewer reactions according to CNN and Gallup polls.
The beginning of that debate was dominated by references to a recently leaked tape of Trump making sexually explicit comments , which Trump countered by referring to alleged sexual misconduct on the part of Bill Clinton.
Prior to the debate, Trump had invited four women who had accused Clinton of impropriety to a press conference.
Trump's refusal to say whether he would accept the result of the election, regardless of the outcome, drew particular attention, with some saying it undermined democracy.
Trump's campaign platform emphasized renegotiating U. His other campaign positions included pursuing energy independence while opposing climate change regulations such as the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement , modernizing and expediting services for veterans , repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act , abolishing Common Core education standards, investing in infrastructure , simplifying the tax code while reducing taxes for all economic classes, and imposing tariffs on imports by companies that offshore jobs.
During the campaign, he also advocated a largely non-interventionist approach to foreign policy while increasing military spending, extreme vetting or banning immigrants from Muslim-majority countries  to pre-empt domestic Islamic terrorism, and aggressive military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
His political positions have been described as populist ,    and some of his views cross party lines. For example, his economic campaign plan calls for large reductions in income taxes and deregulation,  consistent with Republican Party policies, along with significant infrastructure investment,  usually considered a Democratic Party policy.
Trump has supported or leaned toward varying political positions over time. In his campaign, Trump said that he disdained political correctness ; he also stated that the media had intentionally misinterpreted his words, and he made other claims of adverse media bias.
Fact-checking organizations have denounced Trump for making a record number of false statements compared to other candidates. Trump's penchant for hyperbole is believed to have roots in the New York real estate scene, where Trump established his wealth and where puffery abounds.
According to Michael Barkun , the Trump campaign was remarkable for bringing fringe ideas, beliefs, and organizations into the mainstream.
I disavowed the KKK. Do you want me to do it again for the 12th time? I disavowed him in the past, I disavow him now.
The alt-right movement coalesced around Trump's candidacy,  due in part to its opposition to multiculturalism and immigration.
As a presidential candidate, Trump disclosed details of his companies, assets, and revenue sources to the extent required by the FEC.
Trump did not release his tax returns during his presidential campaign or afterward,   contrary to usual practice by every candidate since Gerald Ford in and to his promise in to do so if he ran for office.
During the second presidential debate, Trump acknowledged using the deduction, but declined to provide details such as the specific years it was applied.
The White House confirmed the authenticity of these documents and stated: Two days before the second presidential debate , a recording surfaced in which Trump was heard bragging about forcibly kissing and groping women.
Det dröjde inte länge förrän Donald Trump sluggade loss med de bombastiska Twitter-attacker som blivit hans signum. Russia has never tried to use leverage over me.
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.
Are we living in Nazi Germany? De flesta bedömare anser dock att CNN: En av dem är medieanalytikern Erik Wemple.
En annan del av kritiken handlar om att Buzzfeeds publicering har gjort det enklare för Donald Trump och hans stab att döma ut all nyhetsrapportering om dokumentet som felaktig.
Donald Trumps agerande under presskonferensen har väckt stor oro över hur han kommer att hantera kritiskt granskande journalister som president.
Jag vill ha ut dem ur byggnaden, säger en av Trumps medarbetare till tidningen. Journalisterna är dock inte de enda som den Vill det sig illa för Donald Trump kan Rysslands-uppgifterna tvinga ut honom ur Vita huset.
Han har blivit en belastning för det republikanska partiet.