Wareham Place Was Young Donald Trump’s Home for Five Years
Love him or hate him, former U.S. President Donald J. Trump certainly draws a lot of attention wherever he goes.
That wasn't the case, however, when Trump resided on Wareham Place. In fact, very few people knew he was there, or for that matter, who he was.
After being born at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York, on June 14, 1946, Trump arrived at his boyhood home at 85-15 Wareham Place in Queens – not Wareham, Massachusetts. Trump never lived in or ever visited Wareham, Massachusetts, that I know of anyway.
Best-selling author Bill O'Reilly (who you can hear weekdays at noon on WBSM), in his 2019 book The United States of Trump, wrote the Trump home at Wareham Place "is modest by today's standards: a Tudor with small front and back lawns, and just a few yards separating it from neighboring houses on both sides."
O'Reilly wrote the Wareham Place house was built by Fred Trump, the former president's father, who made millions in the real estate and home construction businesses.
When Donald Trump was only five years old, the family moved to a larger house just a block away at 85-14 Midland Parkway, where Trump's parents lived until the day they died.
So how did the folks of Wareham, Massachusetts, treat the candidate from Wareham Place when he ran twice for President of the United States? Ah, not too well.
Trump won the Republican presidential primary in Wareham on March 1, 2016. Trump was the top voter-getter with 209 votes of the 379 cast. Sen. Marco Rubio finished second with 53 votes, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz with 47, John Kasich with 45, Ben Carson got 12 votes, Jeb Bush got four, Chris Christie had two, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, and Rick Santorum got one vote each.
Trump lost the general election against Hillary Clinton in Wareham on November 8, 2016. Clinton won 5,343 votes (48.4 percent) to Trump's 5,046 votes (45.7 percent).
Trump did worse in Wareham against Joe Biden on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Biden took 6,733 votes (54.1 percent) to Trump's 5,427 (43.6 percent).
They say third time's the charm. Should Trump run for president again in 2024, something he has hinted at, do you think he'll do better with Wareham residents?