President Donald Trump
From the 1980s Trump periodically mused in public about running for president, but those moments were widely dismissed in the press as publicity stunts. In 1999 he switched his voter registration from Republican to the Reform Party and established a presidential exploratory committee. Though he ultimately declined to run in 2000, he coauthored a book that year, The America We Deserve, in which he set forth his socially liberal and economically conservative political views.
In June 2015 Trump announced that he would be a candidate in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. Pledging to “make America great again,” he promised to create millions of new jobs; to punish American companies that exported jobs overseas
On November 8, 2016, Mr. Trump was elected President in the largest Electoral College landslide for a Republican in 28 years. President Donald Trump won more than 2,600 counties nationwide, the most since President Ronald Reagan in 1984. And he received the votes of more than 62 million Americans, the most ever for a Republican candidate.
These voters, in delivering a truly national victory and historic moment, rallied behind President Donald Trump commitment to rebuilding our country and disrupting the political status quo that had failed to deliver results.