Donald Trump in His Youth: Rare Photos From His Childhood


1. Just a Boy

Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, to parents Fred Trump and Mary Anne MacLeod. The pair had married 10 years earlier. Donald Trump was the fourth of five children. He was born at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York. Trump’s family originated from Germany on his father’s side and Scotland on his mother’s side. Trump’s grandfather Frederick (originally Friedrich) first immigrated to the United States in 1885. He was just 16. He did not gain citizenship until 1892. It was shortly after this that grandpa Trump began to build the Trump family fortune. He was a savvy businessman and amassed the Trump family fortune by operating “boomtown” restaurants and boarding houses in the West.

Donald Trump shared the above “Throwback Thursday” photo of himself as a child on Facebook. However, the caption for the photo states, “Who knew this innocent kid would grow into a monster?” We’re assuming he was making a joke.