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Donald Trump

Ancestry of
Donald Trump

45th U.S. President


Who is Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is an American real estate magnate and television personality. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts which includes the hotel and casino Trump Taj Mahal. Donald Trump's NBC reality show The Apprentice, helped to turn him into a celebrity where he became known for the phrase, "You're fired!" In 2015 Donald Trump announced his candidacy to become the Republican nominee for President in the 2016 Presidential Election. Throughout 2015 and into 2016 he has consistently been at the top of the polls and appears to be the Republican candidate to beat.

Famous Kin

While I currently don't know of any famous kin for Donald Trump outside of his immediate family, his paternal grandparents are from Kallstadt, Germany. It is through them that Donald Trump is said to be a distant cousin of German film director Simone Wendel. Among the films that she directed is Kings of Kallstadt, a documentary about the town and some of the famous descendants of its former residents, including the Trump family and the Heinz Ketchup family.

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