Even Donald Trump was once a child. The fact that he still behaves like one doesn’t mean he still is one. To understand the man, it is best to start at the beginning. A young, impressionable Trump was one of five children. Neither the baby nor the eldest, he did not immediately inherit a title other than “one of the other three middle children.” That is not to say he did not show some interesting prowess at a very young age. Never backing down from a rivalry was a part of his DNA. Unafraid of authority, he never saw teachers as a threat and was not afraid to make his points physically. A closer look at the following childhood attributes of the iconic mogul reveals a great deal about the egomaniacal adult.
I stood in the cold in February 2003 and voiced my mind against an ensuing war. The NYPD pushed us into barricades, to let the horses come through, and then they released us into horse manure-covered streets. My friends and I reveled in the glory of it.
Every election season, the US must reflect on what it actually takes for a candidate to become president, and a good one at that. After all, history has shown that when the greatest US presidents first set foot in the oval office, their work was just beginning. These presidents worked across party lines, changed policies, and made the American people proud to live in their country. We've had bad leaders and good leaders, but this list suggests that it's something very different to go down as one of the very greatest US presidents.
In teaching us about their chosen subjects, documentaries prompt us to look within and draw conclusions about ourselves. With stories spanning from Los Angeles, California to Chengdu, China, these political documentaries are essential to watch in the face of an uncertain global future.
The powerful women in the political world are changing our worldview in more ways than one. Gone are the days when only men were in charge. Women are finally taking the reins and have already gone where no man has gone before. They build empires, regulate economies and, for better or for worse, inform the future of their sectors and the entire world. Given that the road for women in the politics is often thorny and sometimes treacherous, their achievements appear even more impressive. No doubt these powerful women are fighting to make their presence known in the political world. We see you, Ladies.