Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sure seem to be running against each other, trading insults and attacks. But are we being told the whole story?
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the direct descendants of 14th century 1st Duke of Lancaster John of Gaunt and his third wife Katherine Swynford, according to the ancestry site MyHeritage.com.
Clinton claims the lineage to her 18th great-grandparents through the Rodham family of her father’s side while Trump is related to her through his mother Mary Anne Macleod, who was born in Scotland. The common relative means that the Democrat and Republican are 19th cousins.
This might seem unusual, but let’s not forget that all but one of the Presidents of the U.S. have been traced back to King John of England.
Donald John Trump is an American businessman, politician, television personality, author, and candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Trump is the Chairman and President of The Trump Organization, as well as the founder of the gaming and hotel enterprise, Trump Entertainment Resorts, now owned by Carl Icahn.
Trump is a son of New York City real estate developer Fred Trump and worked for his father’s firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while attending college. After graduating in 1968 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the company, and in 1971 was given control, later renaming it The Trump Organization. Trump has since built casinos, golf courses, hotels, and other properties, many of which bear his name.
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election. She was the United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, the junior United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and First Lady of the United States during the presidency of Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001.
A native of the Chicago area, Hillary Rodham graduated from Wellesley College in 1969, where she became the first graduating student in college history to speak at a commencement. She earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973. After a stint as a congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas, marrying Bill Clinton in 1975. She co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977, became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978, then the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979. As First Lady of Arkansas (1979–81, 1983–92), she led a task force whose recommendations helped reform Arkansas’ public schools, and served on the boards of Wal-Mart among other corporations.