Donald Trump (b. 1946) is an American businessman & founder of Trump Entertainment Resort. He inherited his father's company in 1971 & ran for President of the United States in the 2016 election. He was married to Ivana Trump from 1977 to 1992.
Trump hosted the reality TV series The Apprentice on NBC from 2003 to 2015. Brian Henson & the HENSON Company stage show Stuffed & Unstrung were featured in a 2012 episode where Trump claimed to have once met JIM HENSON.
- In 1988, Trump was parodied in SESAME STREET EPISODE 2399 as RONALD GRUMP, a rich GROUCH who approached OSCAR about building his new "GRUMP TOWER" on OSCAR's property.
- SESAME STREET parodied Trump again as Ronald Grump, played this time by on by Joe Pesci, in the 1994 TV special SESAME STREET All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars & STREET Forever!.
- During the run of The Apprentice in 2005, another spoof of "The Donald" appeared on SESAME STREET with a GROUCH named DONALD GRUMP in EPISODE 4104 hosting a GROUCHY spoof of the reality series. A parody Muppet of Trump was also built for the episode, intended to be a taxi cab driver, however his only featured scene was excluded from the final aired version, & he was only seen in promotional photos.
- In a March 2012 installment of Likes or Yikes? on iVillage, Miss Piggy commented on "the Donald's" hair, giving it a "Yikes," adding "I adore his sartorial splendor, but the hairdo definitely needs to go!"
- Appearing at the D23 Expo in August 2015, Rowlf the Dog did an impression of Trump using his floppy ears to mock Trump's comb-over hairstyle & quoting his "You're fired" catchphrase.
- During the 1st presidential debate of the 2016 US election, candidate Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of referring to 1996's Miss Universe winner, Alicia Machado, as "Miss Piggy". Trump responded: "you know' she gained a massive amount of weight & it was a real problem." Machado later confirmed that Trump had used the nickname "Miss Piggy" to describe her & it made her very depressed. 
- ↑ @The Muppets on Twitter. August 14th, 2015.
- ↑ CNN.com - 'Miss Universe' thanks Clinton for defense against Trump's 'Miss Piggy' remarks
- RONALD GRUMP
- DONALD GRUMP
- Donald Trump on the Muppet Wiki
- Donald Trump on the OSCAR THE GROUCH Wiki
- Donald Trump on the HENSON Alternative Wiki
- Ronald Grump, SESAME STREET All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars & STREET Forever!
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