Only 1 in 20 People Know How All of These People Are Related to President Trump. Do You?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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It's all about The Donald! Billionaire Donald Trump was already a mogul in business, real estate, and reality television long before venturing into politics. He now holds the record of being the oldest and wealthiest person to ever take office as President of the United States.

As he became more well-known to the world, so did members of his family and many interesting connections began to pop up. For instance, do you know how President Donald Trump is related to the founder of a world-famous company that makes ketchup? The name is sure to be a giveaway, so you better keep your wits about you as you work through the quiz!

Donald Trump also holds the distinction of being the only U.S. President who has not previously been in either military or government service. Several of the people in this quiz, however, have been decorated members of the military, have held several political posts, or both. There's also one individual who makes a direct connection between Donald Trump and the Governor of Arkansas. We're sure you can spot who it is!

So, are you an "apprentice" or have you mastered all there is to know about The Donald's inner circle? Take the quiz and find out!

Elizabeth Christ Trump is Donald Trump’s paternal grandmother. She was born in Germany in 1880 and married her husband, Frederick Trump, in 1902. She co-founded the company, now named The Trump Organization, which Donald Trump currently owns.

Blaine Trump was married to Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert, for over a decade. She is noted for devoting much of her time to fund-raising for various charities.

Harold Bornstein is a gastroenterologist who became Donald Trump’s personal physician in 1980. He took over that role from his father.

Eric Trump is the second son and third child of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump. He and his brother, Donald Trump Jr., took over leadership of their father’s company when he became U.S. President.

Before serving in the post of Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway was Donald Trump’s campaign manager in his bid to become president. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to successfully lead a U.S. presidential campaign.

Sebastian Gorka, whose parents are Hungarian, was born in the United Kingdom but later moved to the U.S. and became an American citizen. He served as Deputy Assistant to the President from January to August, 2017.

Maryanne Trump Barry is an attorney and Donald Trump’s older sister. She is also an inactive Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Omarosa was very well-known to the public before she served as Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison as a part of Donald Trump’s White House staff. She had appeared on three reality series associated with Trump: "The Apprentice," "The Celebrity Apprentice," and "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice."

Fred Trump Jr. was Donald Trump’s older brother and a pilot for Trans World Airlines. Fred Jr., who was eight years older than Donald, died in 1981 at the age of 43.

Ivana Zelníčková Trump was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992. She is the mother of his three oldest children: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. She was born in Czechoslovakia and later became a U.S. citizen.

Lara Trump ((née Yunaska) became Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law in 2014 when she wed his son, Eric. She is both a television host and producer.

Katie Walsh served as a member of Donald Trump’s presidential transition team. She was later ​appointed White House Deputy Chief of Staff (January to March 2017).

Ivanka Trump is the older of Donald Trump’s two daughters. Her real name is “Ivana,” just like her mother. Ivanka is an advisor to her father and holds the distinction of being the first Jewish member of any U.S. First Family.

Marjorie Merriweather Post built Mar-A-Lago Estate in 1927 and later willed it to the United States federal government for use as a presidential retreat. The property was later returned to Post’s family and bought by Donald Trump.

Henry J. Heinz is the founder of the H. J. Heinz Company which makes Heinz Ketchup and thousands of other products. Through his father’s family, Henry is a third cousin to Donald Trump.

Actress Marla Maples was Donald Trump’s wife from 1993 to 1999. She is the mother of his fourth child and second daughter, Tiffany.

Jeff Sessions was among those shortlisted for the position of Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Mike Pence was eventually chosen for that role and Sessions became the Attorney General of the United States in February 2017.

World-famous bodybuilder, actor, and Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, replaced Donald Trump as host of The New Celebrity Apprentice in 2017. In reference to his well-known film roles, Schwarzenegger used the catchphrases, “You're terminated!” and "Get to the chopper!” when firing any of the show’s contestants.

Hillary Clinton was the First Lady while her husband, Bill Clinton, served two terms as the country’s president. She became the first female to be nominated by a major U.S. political party as a candidate for president.

John G. Trump was Donald’s Trump’s paternal uncle. He was a physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, credited with developing rotational radiation therapy. John G. Trump was a recipient of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's National Medal of Science.

Roy Cohn worked as an attorney for Donald Trump early in Trump’s business career. Cohn was well-known for his roles as Chief Counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy and as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor.

Mike Dubke was the White House Communications Director from March to June, 2017. Aside from his political involvements, he is also an entrepreneur.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was one of the candidates and rivals to Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries. After Trump won the presidency, Carson was appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Frederick Christ Trump Sr. was Donald Trump’s father. Frederick and his mother, Elizabeth Christ Trump, co-founded Elizabeth Trump & Son, which later became The Trump Organization when Donald Trump took over its leadership.

Rex Tillerson was appointed United States Secretary of State in February of 2017 after being nominated by President Trump. Tillerson had previously been chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil from 2006 to 2016.

Paul Ryan was the Republican Party’s Vice Presidential nominee in the 2012 election, four years before Donald Trump won as the party’s candidate for president. Ryan became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in October 2015. He is the youngest person to hold that position since 1875.

When Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office at the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, it was his third time doing so. He had administered the oath to Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2009 and then again in 2013.

Sean Spicer has served as both White House Press Secretary and as Acting White House Communications Director for the Trump administration. He had previously been the communications director of the Republican National Committee.

Tiffany Trump is Donald Trump’s only child with his second wife, Marla Maples. She is the fourth of his five children and was named after the famous Tiffany & Company jewelry store.

On January 20, 2017, Mike Pence became the 48th Vice President of the United States. His vice presidential oath of office was administered by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.

Mark Burnett is both creator and co-producer of "The Apprentice" series which starred Donald Trump as host. Burnett is also co-producer of the hugely popular CBS TV series, "Survivor."

Melania Trump was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, and became a citizen of the U.S in 2006. She married Donald Trump on January 22, 2005, and is the mother of his fifth child, Barron.

Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States and Donald Trump’s immediate predecessor. Obama made history when he became the first African-American U.S President.

Jared Kushner married Donald Trump’s older daughter, Ivanka, in 2009. They have three children together. Kushner serves as senior advisor to Trump.

Reince Priebus was Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff from January to July 2017. Before that, he served from 2011 to 2017, as the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Wilbur Ross was born in New Jersey and attended both Yale College and Harvard Business School. He became the United States Secretary of Commerce in Donald Trump’s administration on February 28, 2017.

Mary Anne MacLeod Trump was born in Scotland in 1912. She later moved to America where she married Fred Trump in 1936 and became a U.S. citizen in 1942. She was the mother of Donald Trump and his four siblings.

Retired United States Marine Corps General John F. Kelly held the post of U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security for just six months – from January to July​ 2017. He was then appointed White House Chief of Staff.

While growing up, Donald Trump attended Marble Collegiate Church in New York. Norman Vincent Peale was that church’s pastor from 1932 until his death in 1993. Peale officiated Trump’s marriage to his first wife, Ivana, in 1977.

Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn served in the U.S. Army for 33 years. He had a short stint as National Security Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, from January 20, 2017 to February 13, 2017.

Donald Trump Jr. is the oldest of Donald Trump’s five children. His mother is Trump’s first wife, Ivana. Donald Trump Jr. wed model Vanessa Kay Haydon in November of 2005. They have five children together.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was appointed to the post of White House Press Secretary in July of 2017 after being the White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary from January of that year. She is the daughter of Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Anthony Scaramucci served just 10 days as White House Communications Director – July 21 to 31, 2017. His 10-day stint is the shortest ever for that post.

Model Vanessa Trump married Donald Trump’s eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., on November 12, 2005. She is the mother of five of Donald Trump’s grandchildren, including Donald Trump III.

Dina Powell worked under several titles in the George W. Bush administration. Under President Donald Trump, she was appointed to the posts of U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy (March 2017 to January 2018) and Senior Counselor to the President for Economic Initiatives (January 2017 to January 2018).

Robert Trump is Donald Trump’s younger brother and the youngest of their parents’ five children. He is a retired real estate developer and business executive. Robert and his wife, Blaine, divorced in 2008.

From January to August 2017, Steve Bannon served the Donald Trump administration as both Senior Counselor to the President and White House Chief Strategist. In the past, he was an officer in the United States Navy where he served from 1976 to 1983.

From January to September2017, Hope Hicks was White House Director of Strategic Communications in the Donald Trump administration. In August 2017, she was appointed White House Communications Director.

Frederick Trump is Donald Trump’s paternal grandfather. He was born in Germany and moved to the U.S. when he was 16 years old. He later became a U.S. citizen.

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