Political party affiliation: Republican Party Presidential Nominee
Incumbent or Political Novice: Donald Trump was well-known for being a reality tv star and a real estate mogul before he announced his run for presidency in 2015
Experience: Trump’s only prior political excursion began when he considered running for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination of 2000. He would gain momentary national spotlight from 2011-2013 when he expressed doubts about Obama’s country of birth.
Major Platform Points: Mexico must pay for a wall enforcing the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Major Challenges: After Washington Post leaked audio and video of Trump using vulgar terms about kissing and groping women.Trump made other unfavorable comments about banning Muslims and deporting Latinos throughout his presidential campaign