On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Whether you love him or hate him, here are five things you probably didn’t know about the controversial billionaire businessman turned 45th president...
He Launched His Own Board Game
Donald Trump launched a board game in 1989 called Trump: The Game, and it is no surprise that it was about making money in real estate. The PR for the launch read – “Parker Brothers and Donald Trump are challenging consumers to determine whether they have the brains and the brawn to be the next Donald Trump.” The monopoly-like game was ultimately discontinued after dismal sales and poor reviews.
Trump Restored The Central Park Skating Rink
The famous Wollman skating rink in Central Park, New York, was undergoing renovations in 1986 but had reached a standstill due to a financial drain. Trump, who could see the construction from his office window, persuaded then mayor Ed Koch to let him take control and he completed the project fast and on the cheap. He became a real hero in New York as he completed the work two months ahead of schedule, and under budget.
Trump Appeared in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Donald Trump was the owner of the famed Plaza Hotel when the movie was filmed. In one of the scenes from the film, little Kevin walks into the Plaza Hotel and asks Donald Trump for directions. According to director Chris Columbus, Trump only allowed filming in the hotel lobby if he could appear in the movie.
There Is A Donald Trump Action Figure If you want a 12 inch Apprentice Donald Doll to tell your employee that he or she is fired, just order the Donald Trump doll sold on Amazon.com. This doll was used comically by children mocking him in a scathing Ted Cruz political ad. Hero Builders also produced an action figure of Donald Trump in a tuxedo with a removable toupee.
He Owned A Pro Football Team In 1983, Donald Trump, who played varsity football in high school, purchased the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League for a reported $9 million. Within one year of his purchase, he turned the flailing team into one of the best in the USFL. Trump tried to merge the league with the National Football League but was unsuccessful. The USFL soon folded.