Perhaps no American family has changed more than the Trumps.
They rose from the real estate world to political prominence and now face serious legal challenges.
Trump has 5 children, many of whom played roles in his political life. Here's a look at their rise.
Over the past two decades, there was arguably no prominent American family that changed more than the Trumps.
They transformed from having a presence in the real estate, business, and reality TV worlds to becoming the most powerful force in American politics.
Former president Donald Trump's large immediate family includes his wife since 2005, Melania Trump, five children, and now eight grandchildren, many of whom played key roles in his political rise.
Trump's three eldest children Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, and Eric have been at his side for decades learning the ropes of the real estate business and serving in executive roles at the Trump Organization, in addition to pursuing their own business ventures on the side.
In 2017, Ivanka left her position at the Trump Organization to move to Washington D.C, where she and her husband Jared Kushner have taken on roles as key White House advisers shaping the administration's policy on everything from family leave to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Meanwhile, Donald Jr., Eric, and their respective partners have gladly taken on roles as campaign surrogates.
The president's fourth child Tiffany, born in 1993 to Trump's second wife Marla Maples, has opted to mostly stay out of the political fray over the past decade.
After earning a degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Tiffany has spent the last few years also in Washington pursuing a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and has appeared alongside her family at White House events. On Saturday, Tiffany is set to marry fiancé Michael Boulos at her father's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, days after a tropical storm hit Florida.
Here's a look at the Trump family every year since 2010.
In 2010, Trump's former NBC reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice" was still running strong, with his children frequently joining him on set, as Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. did here.
Buzzfeed News reported that 2010 was the year Trump himself underwent a political transformation and turned from generally supporting and praising President Barack Obama to sharply criticizing him, going on to heavily push the discredited and racist "birther" conspiracy that Obama was born outside the United States.
In 2011, Obama made a jab at Trump at that year's White House Correspondent's Association Dinner, a moment that humiliated Trump and helped spark his decision to run for president himself.
"Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald," Obama joked at the event. "And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter — like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?"
Trump and his eldest children spent much of the decade jet-setting to Trump Organization properties around the world. In this photo, they're pictured at Trump's golf resort in Aberdeen, Scotland.
In 2012, Trump considered running for president as a Republican, but ended up passing up a presidential run to keep hosting "The Apprentice."
Trump and his family have spent a lot of time at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's resort in Palm Beach, Florida over the past decade, including in this photo from 2013. (In 2019, Trump officially changed his primary residence from New York to Florida).
In 2013, Trump continued to make the rounds on cable news criticizing Obama, including blaming him for the 2013 federal government shutdown.
In 2014, the Trump Organization opened up its flagship Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.
Ironically, Trump also spoke out in favor of Obama being impeached in 2014.
"Do you think Obama seriously wants to be impeached and go through what Bill Clinton did? He would be a mess," Trump said in a 2014 Fox and Friends interview that resurfaced when Trump was impeached in 2019.
"He would be thinking about nothing but — it would be a horror show for him. It would be an absolute embarrassment."
In 2015, the lives of everyone in the entire Trump family changed forever when Trump announced his 2016 presidential campaign, infamously coming down the golden escalator at Trump Tower in June of 2015.
While Trump's candidacy was initially dismissed, Trump quickly picked up steam among the Republican primary electorate and shot up to the top of Republican primary polls.
On election night 2016, the whole family was there to celebrate Trump's once-unthinkable election to the US presidency at the Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
"It's going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer," Trump said in his election night speech.
In January 2017, Trump took the oath of office on his Inauguration Day with wife Melania and his children Barron, Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany by his side.
2018 was an action-packed year for the Trump administration and the Trump family, complete with international summits, campaign rallies, and plenty of scandal and controversy along the way, including Melania Trump wearing a jacket that said "I really don't care, do u?" to visit migrant children and Ivanka being caught using a private email to conduct White House business.
By 2019, Ivanka and Jared had taken on very prominent roles in the West Wing, becoming fixtures at official White House events and at international summits.
The two appeared at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, as pictured here, and got to cross the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea.
The 2020 general election between former President Donald Trump and then-Senator Joe Biden was held on November 3, 2o20, with the race called for Biden on November 7, 2020. Biden beat Trump 306-232 in the electoral college, also edging Trump out in the popular vote.
Trump and his republican allies in federal and state legislatures would go on to dispute the results into the following year, and Trump did not concede until January 2021.
Days into 2021 and after months of publicly challenging and litigating the certification of the results, Trump – with his family nearby – held a "Save America" rally on January 6, 2021, at the Ellipse while congress was in the process of certifying the election results for Biden. The former President repeated lies about his election loss to his supporters, encouraging them to march to the Capitol, and issuing threats to Vice President Mike Pence and other politicians in the process.
A violent riot broke out as thousands of his supporters broke past police barricades, beating police officers and eventually disrupting the certification process as insurrectionists combed the halls looking for Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and others. Trump finally conceded under heavy pressure on January 7, 2021, and was also subsequently banned from Twitter and Facebook in 2021 for his role in the riot.
2022 has been a year of love, death, and legal troubles for the Trump family.
Following the January 6 insurrection, Trump's family and inner circle of allies have become the focus of a wide-ranging House investigation into the planning and execution of the riot. Additionally, the Trump Organization is currently on trial on charges of tax fraud in New York, while a federal investigation is zeroing in on which White House documents Trump lugged to Mar-a-Lago with him after his time in office.
Trump's first wife Ivana Trump passed away at age 73 on July 14, 2022, after an accidental fall in her Manhattan apartment. Her funeral on July 20 marked an occasion where all of the Trumps were together in the same space.
And on Saturday, Tiffany Trump is set to marry fiancé Michael Boulos at her father's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, days after a tropical storm hit Florida.
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