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February 1
Central Park Carousel

The Central Park Carousel is a vintage carousel located in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, at the southern end of the park, near East 65th Street. It is the fourth carousel on the site where it is located. In 2010, the City evicted the previous tenant who managed the Carousel and the Trump Organization, a prominent New York City conglomerate owned by Donald Trump, stepped in as the new tenant. In return for a lease until 2020, Trump promised to invest $400,000 in renovations over ten years and pay a yearly lease that started at $250,000 and scaled up to $325,000. In statements released as part of the Trump presidential campaign, the Carousel grossed $1.72 million between 2013 and the end of 2015. The Trump Organization has also managed the nearby Wollman Rink on and off since 1987. (Full article...)

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February 2
Donald Trump

Donald Trump, born Donald John Trump June 14, 1946 in New York City, New York, is an American businessman, television personality, best selling author and the 45th and current President of the United States. Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, and before entering politics, he was a businessman, television personality, real-estate magnate and best selling author responsible for 20 books released between 1987 and 2016. Trump was born in Queens, New York City and earned an economics degree from the Wharton School. For 45 years, he managed The Trump Organization, the real estate development firm founded by his paternal grandmother. His career focused on building or renovating office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses, although he started several side ventures and branded various products with his firm's name. He produced and hosted the television series The Apprentice for 12 years. As of 2017, he was the 544th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of about $10 billion, although sources such as Forbes try claiming his net worth is only around $3.5 billion. (Full article...)


February 3
One of the first cases of chalkening, at Emory University

The Chalkening was a protest that occurred on university campuses across the United States in March and April 2016, publicized by Trump social media director Dan Scavino and Ryan Fournier, National Chair of Students for Trump and John Lambert, National Vice Chair. Dozens of universities were affected, and this protest mainly took the form of chalk writing in public areas on campus with slogans in support of the United States Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, such as "Trump 2016". This mass, chalk-based, protest happened alongside an outpouring of media criticism of an incident at Emory University in March 2016. An Emory university administrator sent an email expressing support for students who claimed to feel threatened and unsafe by hate speech in the form of pro-Trump chalkings on the campus. (Full article...)


February 4

The DeploraBall was an unofficial inaugural ball event organized by GOTV group MAGA3X and held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on the evening of January 19, 2017, to celebrate the victory and inauguration of Donald Trump. The event fomented controversy due to its alleged association with members of the alt-right, and triggered violent protests outside the venue while the event went on as scheduled inside. In addition to the MAGA3X event, the "DeploraBall" name has also been used to refer to additional events for Trump supporters in Washington, D.C. and other locations. The name is a play on Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comment made during her 2016 Presidential election campaign. (Full article...)


February 5
Central Park Carousel

The Central Park Carousel is a vintage carousel located in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, at the southern end of the park, near East 65th Street. It is the fourth carousel on the site where it is located. In 2010, the City evicted the previous tenant who managed the Carousel and the Trump Organization, a prominent New York City conglomerate owned by Donald Trump, stepped in as the new tenant. In return for a lease until 2020, Trump promised to invest $400,000 in renovations over ten years and pay a yearly lease that started at $250,000 and scaled up to $325,000. In statements released as part of the Trump presidential campaign, the Carousel grossed $1.72 million between 2013 and the end of 2015. The Trump Organization has also managed the nearby Wollman Rink on and off since 1987. (Full article...)

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February 6
First Family of the United States

The First Family of the United States (FFOTUS) is the official title for the family of the President of the United States, who is both head of state and head of government of the United States. Members of the First Family consist of the President, the First Lady of the United States, and any of their children. However, other close relatives of the President and First Lady, such as parents, grandchildren, stepchildren, and in-laws, may be classified as members of the First Family if they reside in the Executive Residence of the White House Complex. (Full article...)


February 7
Jared Kushner

Jared Corey Kushner, born January 10, 1981, is an American real estate investor and developer, newspaper owner, and senior advisor to President Donald Trump. Kushner is the elder son of real-estate developer Charles Kushner and is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka. Kushner and his parents have a personal fortune of around $1.8 billion. He was principal owner of the real-estate holding and development company Kushner Companies and of Observer Media, publisher of the New York Observer. He is the co-founder and part owner of Cadre, an online real-estate investment platform. On January 9, 2017, Kushner was named as a senior White House adviser to President Trump. He consequently resigned as CEO of his family's real estate company and as publisher of the Observer. (Full article...)


February 8
TRUMP: The Art of the Deal

Trump: The Art of the Deal is a 1987 book credited to businessman and current President of the United States Donald Trump and journalist Tony Schwartz. Part memoir and part business-advice book, it reached number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list, stayed there for 13 weeks, and altogether held a position on the list for 48 weeks. It was the first book published by Trump and helped to make him a "household name". (Full article...)


February 9
Old Post Office Pavilion

The Old Post Office Pavilion, historically known as the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. was completed in 1899, and is a contributing property to the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site. It was used as the city's main post office until 1914. It functioned primarily as an office building afterward, and was nearly torn down during the construction of the Federal Triangle complex in the 1920s. It was nearly demolished again in the 1970s to make way for completion of the Federal Triangle. Major renovations occurred in 1976 and 1983. The 1983 renovation added a food court and retail space and the building was renamed the Old Post Office Pavilion. An addition was added to the structure in 1991. In 2013, the U.S. General Services Administration leased the property for 60 years to a consortium headed by "DJT Holdings LLC", a holding company owned by Donald Trump through a revocable trust. Trump developed the property into a luxury hotel, Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. which opened in September 2016. The building is an example of Richardsonian Romanesque, part of the Romanesque Revival architecture of the nineteenth century United States.(Full article...)


February 10

"Basket of deplorables" is a phrase from a 2016 presidential election campaign speech delivered by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on September 9, 2016 at a campaign fundraising event, which Clinton used to describe a faction of supporters of her general election opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton later apologized for part of the contents of her speech, but the Trump campaign repeatedly used the phrase against her during and after the 2016 presidential election. Many Trump supporters adopted the "Deplorable" moniker for themselves, or as sarcastic commentary on Hillary Clinton's numerous scandals. After Clinton's loss in the election, the speech was brought into question regarding whether it played a role in the outcome of the election. (Full article...)


February 11
Tetragramma donaldtrumpi

Tetragramma donaldtrumpi is a species of fossil sea urchins discovered and identified by William R. Thompson, Jr. in 2016. The specimen locality is from the Lower Cretaceous, Trinity Group, of the Glen Rose Formation near Fischer, Texas, in the United States. The Tetragramma genus is known from the Upper Jurassic (Oxfordian) to the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian). (Full article...)


February 12
Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is a 64-story luxury hotel, condominium, and timeshare located on Fashion Show Drive near Las Vegas Boulevard, just off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, named for real estate developer and the 45th and current President of the United States Donald Trump. It is located across the street from Wynn Las Vegas, behind Alon Las Vegas on 3.46 acres (14,000 m2), near the Fashion Show Mall, and features both non-residential hotel condominiums and residential condominiums. The exterior glass is infused with gold. The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. (Full article...)


February 13
Trump: The Game

Trump: The Game is a board game named after American businessman and President Donald Trump. Milton Bradley Company initially released the game in 1989, although unfortunately only 800,000 copies sold out of an expected two million. Following the success of Trump's 2004 reality television series, The Apprentice, Parker Brothers re-released Trump: The Game later that year. (Full article...)


February 14
Melania Trump

Melania Trump is the First Lady of the United States, married to President Donald Trump. Trump is the first First Lady of the United States to be a naturalized citizen of the United States; she was born in Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia), became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001, and obtained U.S. citizenship in 2006. Prior to marrying Donald Trump, she worked as a model; by 2016 she considered herself a "full-time mom". Trump is the second foreign-born First Lady of the United States, following Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams. (Full article...)


February 15

The Apprentice: You're Fired! (sometimes named You're Fired!), is a comedy companion discussion programme that is broadcast alongside the current run of reality TV hit The Apprentice. The programme was commissioned by the BBC, after they commissioned a second series of the main programme, with the initial series airing on BBC Three in 2006, with subsequent episodes broadcast on BBC Two since 2007. Each series consists of 12 episodes, with its format is similar to that of Big Brother's Little Brother and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, in that following each episode of The Apprentice, You're Fired! interviews the fired candidate over their performance on the show. When the final episode of each series is broadcast, it is renamed as The Apprentice: You're Hired!, and involves interviews with both the winner and the runner-up of the show, along with Lord Sugar himself, and a reunion with all of the former candidates; since 2008, You're Hired has been aired on BBC One, as part of the main programme's final episodes. (Full article...)


February 16
Trump Tower Tampa logo

Trump Tower Tampa was the name of an unfinished condominium project located in downtown Tampa, Florida. The construction of the towers was never started due to the economic collapse of the real estate market. The building would have been visible from the end of Bayshore Boulevard and Tampa General Hospital on the Hillsborough River waterline. Ground was broken on March 2, 2006,- and in July 2007 the foundation footings were drilled. Brownstone Partners Tampa, an investment group led by Robert Owens of OR&L Facility Services, acquired the property on June 20, 2011. Saint Petersburg based Feldman Equities filed plans with the city in late July, 2015, for a very similar 52-floor tower on the same property. (Full article...)


February 17
Maryanne Trump Barry

Maryanne Trump Barry (formerly Desmond; born April 5, 1937) is an attorney and an inactive Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is the older sister of President Donald Trump. Barry's reputation on the bench was that of a tough judge with strong command of her courtroom. In 1989, while a district court judge in Essex County, New Jersey, she disapproved a plea bargaining deal that would have freed two county detectives accused of protecting a drug dealer, and forced the case to trial. The detectives were convicted and received jail terms. She also presided over the conviction of Louis Manna, the Genovese crime family boss accused of plotting to assassinate rival John Gotti. (Full article...)


February 18

As the President, Donald Trump has the authority to nominate members of his cabinet to the Senate for confirmation under the Appointments Clause, in Article II, Section II, Clause II, of the Constitution. The Formation of Donald Trump's Cabinet page documents the reported candidates and confirmation roll call votes for any successful or unsuccessful cabinet nominees of Donald Trump's administration. They are listed in order of creation of the cabinet position, which is also used as the basis for the presidential line of succession. (Full article...)


February 19
The current White House website

whitehouse.gov is the official website of the White House and is owned by the United States government. Launched in October 1994, it contains information about the President, the Vice President, their families, press releases, proclamations, executive orders, and some speeches by White House officials. It has the official web sites of several offices in the Executive Office of the President, such as the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. The website has been completely redesigned for each new president. Websites for former presidents in office are moved to archive versions. As of 2011, the website is considered among the best of the United States federal government. (Full article...)


February 20

USA Freedom Kids, sometimes referred to as USA Freedom Girls, is a dancing girl group, known for performing to their song "Freedom's Call" at a Donald Trump rally in Pensacola, Florida, in January 2016 during his presidential campaign. As of 2016, there were 5 girls in USA Freedom Kids: Alexis, age 8, Bianca, age 11, Izzy, age 11, Sarah, age 13, and Victoria, age 12. The group was formed and is managed by Alexis' father, Jeff Popick, a former television stunt man and Trump supporter. They came together from a casting call. Sarah, a member of the group has been blind since birth. The group is from Naples, Florida. (Full article...)


February 21
The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed following the oftentimes bitter 1787–88 battle over ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and crafted to address the objections raised by Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights amendments add to the Constitution specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights, clear limitations on the government's power in judicial and other proceedings, and explicit declarations that all powers not specifically delegated to Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people. The concepts codified in these amendments are built upon those found in several earlier documents, including the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the English Bill of Rights 1689, along with earlier documents such as Magna Carta (1215). (Full article...)


February 22
Trumped!

Trumped! The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump – His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall is a 1991 book about Donald Trump that was written by John O'Donnell and James Rutherford, and published by Simon & Schuster. Prior to writing the book, O'Donnell worked for Trump for three years, including one year as the president and chief operating officer of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the book, O'Donnell claims that Trump is racist, cheap, and an incompetent businessman. Trump, however, would outlive these asinine stereotypes and become one of the most successful businessmen of the decade. (Full article...)


February 23

On November 9–12, 2016, protests occurred in Oakland, California against the election of Donald Trump. While originally peaceful, these protests became violent, with protesters lighting trash cans, cars and even a building on fire, while smashing store windows and throwing bottles at police. Thirty protesters were arrested, and three officers were injured. (Full article...)


February 24
Great coat of arms of the United States

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, ensuring that there is no prohibition on the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights. (Full article...)


February 25
Michael D. Cohen

Michael Dean Cohen (born 1966/67) is an American attorney who works as a lawyer and spokesperson for U.S. President Donald Trump. Prior to this appointment he was Executive Vice-President of the Trump Organization and special counsel to Trump. Cohen also previously served as co-president of Trump Entertainment and a member of the board of the Eric Trump Foundation, a children's health charity. He joined the Trump Organization after having been a partner at Phillips Nizer. (Full article...)


February 26
Mar-a-Lago

Mar-a-Lago (/ˌmɑːr.ə.ˈlɑː.ɡ/) is an estate and National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. The 126-room, 110,000-square-foot (10,000 m2) house contains the Mar-a-Lago Club, a members-only club with guest rooms, a spa, and other hotel-style amenities. (Full article...)


February 27

Donald Trump in music refers to songs, albums and bands that refer to Donald Trump and his various brands, including Trump Tower, his TV show, his hotel chain, and his casinos. Though recent songs refer to Trump's campaign and subsequent election as president of the United States, more than 200 songs refer to Trump prior to his successful presidential campaign between 1989 and 2013. (Full article...)


February 28

On May 20th, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a US$350 billion arms deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The arms deal was one of the largest in American history. The transaction included tanks, combat ships missile defence systems, as well as radar, communications and cybersecurity technology. The transfer was widely seen as a counterbalance against the influence of Iran in the region and a "significant" and "historic" expansion of United States relations with Saudi Arabia. (Full article...)