The Donald is one nickname for President Trump. It started at least when he began hosting the TV show “The Apprentice.”
I know what the The Donald means just didn’t know how it tied into Reddit since I never on it.
“The Donald is one nickname for President Trump. It started at least when he began hosting the TV show The Apprentice.”
Before that was Fresh Prince (1994)
"The Donald" is what his first wife, Ivana, called him, when interviewed, when they were a happily married couple.
Ivana Trump used to call him "The Donald."
It begain with his first wife Ivana referring to him that way back in the 70s or early 80s when they first started getting a lot of society press interviews. It made "cute" headlines in NYCity. I am speculating that it is a figure of speech in her native Czech language, because the same thing is done in Italian. It is a polite way to confer respect on someone, yet not go all the way to just the first name. Sort of halfway between "Mr. Trump" and "Donald."
The closest we have in American English is the way the Southerners use "Mr" or "Miss" with a person's first name to show both familiarlity and respect at the same time; i.e. "Driving Miss Daisy."
It was what his non-American-native first wife Ivana used to call him
That was uncalled for. I know who The Donald is. It was the nickname that he first wife, Ivana called him. I don't know what "Reddit has shut down The_Donald" means. I think that was the only question.
The Donald is what his first wife Ivana called him. She is Czech and they use “The” before proper nouns when speaking English. I was in Czechoslovakia for a summer (when it was still called The Czechoslovakia) and it would crack me up how they referred to the city as “The Prague” or Castle Hluboka was “The Castle Hluboka.” They did the same thing when referring to people, as in “The Jiri and I are going to dinner in The Mala Strana.” So Ivana called him “The Donald” in an interview and the press back in the 80s made it out as if it was some grandiose title he had insisted upon.
You are way late to the party.
The nickname was due to Ivana, mother of Ivanka.
So you had the Duke, the Gipper ... but the Donald?
As most people know, English isn’t my first language, in fact it’s my fourth. When I came to live in New York, I really had to learn the language from the beginning almost. Some things come easily, some things don’t. And for whatever reason, probably because I was going at my usual turbo speed, I started putting ‘The’ in front of most people’s names. Yes, you know the outcome — ‘The Donald’ just slipped off the tongue, and now it seems to be making its ways to the political history books.