For being such a hot topic on the internet today, the world hasn’t been able to uncover many details about President Donald Trump’s childhood. He’s one of the most talked about public figures in recent history, yet it’s unusually difficult to find childhood facts about our nation’s 45th president. What we do know is his life growing up in the 1940s and 1950s was a lot better than most people’s.
It’s often said your experiences as a child — particularly your family unit — shape your adult persona more than any other factor. So who was Trump as a child? And could his upbringing be the reason he is what he is today? Perhaps he was destined to troll Twitter from the Oval Office and intimidate leaders with unconventional handshakes. As we take a closer look at the fascinating facts behind Trump’s childhood, it all starts to make sense. Here are 15 things you probably never knew about young Donald.
1. His childhood home now rents for $4,000 a month
Donald Trump grew up in a five-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot home in the Jamaica section of Queens, New York. His father, Fred Trump, built the home they lived in until Donald Trump was 4 years old. The house was recently sold for $2.14 million after just a day on the market to a woman who chose to keep her identity a secret, according to The New York Times. This buyer then put the house up for rent and had no problem securing a tenant willing to pay $4,000 per month, which was 14% above the asking rent of $3,500.
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