Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The American Presidents: Donald Trump

The following is from a larger book project entitled "The American Presidents: a Coloring Book" in which I have drawn every American president and written a short biographical paragraph on each.  You may pick up the latest updated issue this Friday, March 3rd at Bookmachine books + zines during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk.

Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is a real estate mogul and reality television personality. He has five children by three marriages.  His political party affiliation has changed numerous times over the years—from Republican In the 1980s, to the Reform Party (in 1999), to Democrat (2001-2008), to Republican (2009-present).  He formerly owned Trump University, a for-profit education company, which folded after numerous fraud lawsuits. At age 70, he became the oldest and wealthiest person to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or governmental service, and the fifth elected with less than a plurality of the national popular vote. On the Saturday following Trump's inauguration there were massive demonstrations protesting Trump in the United States and worldwide, with approximately 2,600,000 taking part in Women's Marches.  In his first week as president, Trump signed six executive orders, including one which suspended admission of refugees for 120 days and denied entry to citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries, a ban which was later found unconstitutional by federal court.  Trump does not accept the scientific consensus on climate change, has called the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a "disgrace" and has threatened to cut its budget.  Trump vows to build a more substantial wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to keep out “illegal immigrants.”

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