Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump’s meteoric political rise may have come as a surprise to many — but for the real estate mogul, the White House is a prize he’s had his eye on for nearly 30 years.
Here’s a look at the billionaire’s journey as he barrels towards seizing the Republican nomination for president in July.
October 7, 1999: Bill Clinton is in the White House and Trump pursues a presidential nomination for the small Reform Party. The developer, a tabloid favorite thanks to his flamboyant personal life, had briefly flirted with candidacy in 1988, joking that TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey could be his running mate
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