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What are the highlights of Donald Trump's autobiography?

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A highlight of Donald Trump's autobiography is that Trump discusses U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's famous quote, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," but says that he often chooses not to follow that advice. Trump thought of his autobiography's title, "Crippled America," when he looked at one of the cover photos and thought he looked mean.

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In Trump's autobiography, he states that he agrees with Elizabeth Warren that the federal government should not profit from student loans. In the book, he expresses dismay at the U.S. effort in Kuwait in the early 1990s, because he believes the effort cost too much U.S. taxpayer money.

Trump uses his autobiography to call for a large reinforcement of national infrastructure, including freeways and bridges. He opposes taking Syrian refugees into the United States but supports sending ground troops into Syria to fight occupying militant groups.

Although Trump says the country should repeal the Affordable Care Act, he says that all Americans deserve access to affordable health care. His autobiography does not specify what national health care policy he supports in place of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump grew up in Queens, New York. He attended Fordham University and then the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with an economics degree. He began his career working with his father developing mid-priced apartment complexes. As his career and business grew, he expanded his business development interests to casinos and hotels. In 1987, Trump authored a book titled "The Art of the Deal." Trump intends to donate profits from his autobiography, "Crippled America," to charity.

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