As a first-time candidate for elected office, Donald Trump faces a tricky problem when it comes to a routine part of the election: the voters’ guide biography.
Twenty states mail voter guides featuring candidate statements and other ballot information to registered voters, according to research from Ballotpedia, a website run by the nonpartisan Lucy Burns Institute.
Because he does not have the typical political experience that a candidate would mention in the campaign statement section, Trump chose to highlight some other parts of his life story in the Washington state voters’ guide:
• Writing The Art of the Deal and 14 other bestsellers
• Winning “a record number of votes” in the Republican primary
• Having “over 20 million followers” on social media
• Devoting “much of his time to media interviews” on law enforcement, immigration and jobs
• Serving as grand marshal of the 1996 New York City Veterans Day Parade
• Owning the Trump Tower and 18 “award-winning golf courses”
Read the full statement below: