It has now been announced that Donald Trump has emerged winner of the 2016 US presidential election. This means more and more people are not only interested in his views but who he is as a person.
There are a lot of interesting facts about him but these 10 are the most surprising.
1. He once punched his teacher in the face
In his book, The Art of The Deal, Donald revealed: ”In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye — I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled.”
2. Once upon a time, he admired Hillary Clinton
Speaking in 2012, Donald said: “Hillary Clinton, I think, is a terrific woman… She really works hard, and I think she does a good job.”
Evidently, he is speaking a different tune now. During his campaign, he said, “Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States.”
3. He is an expert on working missiles
He was once quoted as saying, “It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles. I think I know most of it anyway.”
4. He does not like shaking hands
Trump is actually a germaphobe and avoids a situation where he has to come in bodily contact with another person.
5. He once had a vodka brand that failed
He launched a vodka brand in 2007. A US vodka distributor said; “We’ve had it in stock for five years. It’s never sold. But now that he’s running for president we thought we have a chance to get rid of the vodka… but [still] no one wants to pay for it.”
6. He does not drink/smoke
His personal doctor once said Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” adding that he “has no history of ever using alcohol or tobacco products.”
7. He won an award as the worst actor in a film
Trump won the worst supporting actor’ Razzie award for his role in the 1989 film ‘Ghosts Can’t Do It’.
8. He is worth a lot
According to Forbes, Donald Trump is worth $4.5billion, give or take a few million.
9. His casino has been the site of many crimes
The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City is rife with carjacking, murder and other crimes. Reports say one in eight murders in Atlantic City were tied to the casino.
10. He had his own board game
A ‘Trump’ board game was released in the 80s and the smallest denomination of money in this classic game was $10million.