PEOPLE TO KNOW IN AMERICAN POLITICS : PART 1
PEOPLE TO KNOW IN AMERICAN POLITICS : PART 2
DONALD J. TRUMP -
Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States, and America’s top ranking Government Official.
Before being President he was a business man, real estate mogul and reality TV star. Prior to running for President Donald Trump had previous government experience. He has declared bankruptcy more than 4 times. The last one, in the 90's left him almost wiped out until he was suddenly flooded with hundreds of millions of dollars in unknown liquid assets from foreign investors as American investment banks and companies had deemed him too high a risk.
He is the father of 5 children to 3 women and has been registered as a Democrat, an Independent and is now a Republican.
His election was a surprise to everyone including the Republican Party who did there best to destroy him before buckling to his power, the pollsters who were caught completely off guard and the media who couldn't have reported the story any worse.
He sits in office after being elected on a campaign of hate and divisiveness that also promised to "Make America Great Again" and his office and policies are run and written by his Chief Strategist Steve Bannon a self proclaimed "Leninist" who hopes to tear down the very fabric of the state.
MIKE PENCE -
Mike Pence is the 48th and current Vice President of the United States which also makes him President of the Senate and second in line to the Presidency.
Prior to being the running mate to President Trump he was a Republican Congressman and then Republican Senator for the state of Indiana.
Mike Pence is a staunch Christian and strong advocate against the rights of the LBGTQ community.
PAUL RYAN -
Paul Ryan is the 54th and current Speaker of the House of Representatives which makes him the highest ranking member in the lower house of Congress. It is the Speaker’s job to decided which bills make it to the floor to become law.
Paul Ryan has been a Republican congressman from Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional district since 1999 and ran for the Republican Presidential Nominee in 2012 later being chosen as the VP Running mate for Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful bid at the Presidency against Barack Obama.
Paul Ryan was chosen by his party to take over the speaker job whenJOHN BOEHNER abruptly stepped down last October.
The Speaker of the House is actually Second in line to the Presidency. So, should the President and Vice President die (or be unable to serve), it’s the Speaker who becomes the President.
NANCY PELOSI -
Nancy Pelosi is the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and the highest ranking female politician in American history.
She used to be the Speaker of the House but lost the position when the Democrats lost their majority in 2010 and John Bayner took her place.
She remains in charge of the Democratic reprentatives as the congresswoman from California’s 12th District (basically all of San Francisco) and is the first woman, first Californian and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress.