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Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump

Full Name: Donald John Trump
Profession: 45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Political Party: Republican Republican Party

Presidential Term: January 20, 2017 - January 20, 2021
Preceded By: Barack Obama
Succeeded By: Joe Biden

Why Famous: Trump gained fame as a real estate developer and a reality television host. He was previously chairman of The Trump Organization and the host of The Apprentice. Long expressing an interest in national politics, he announced his run for President of the United States in 2015. Despite a campaign that courted numerous controversies, he was selected as the Republican presidential candidate in July 2016. After an exceptionally bitter and divisive election campaign, he then went on to beat Hillary Clinton in a huge upset.

In doing so he became one of five presidents to lose the popular vote but to win a majority of the electoral college. He is also the oldest person to be elected president, at 70 years. In his first term Trump issued executive orders to ban travel from certain areas of the world, controversially dismissed FBI director James Comey and withdrew the United States from both the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He also unsuccessfully attempted to repeal Obamacare.

Trump's presidency has been involved in numerous controversies including investigations by a special prosecutor into allegations that his campaign colluded with Russian officials.

Born: June 14, 1946
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini

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Married Life

  • 1977-04-07 Businessman Donald Trump (30) weds his first wife Czech model Ivana Zelníčková (28) at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, New York
  • 1993-12-20 Businessman Donald Trump (47) weds former model Marla Maples (30) at Trump Plaza Hotel
  • 1997-05-02 Donald Trump and Marla Maples announce they are separating
  • 2005-01-22 Businessman and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (58) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida

Historical Events

  • 1987-09-02 Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan
  • 1988-10-26 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 months' advisory service
  • 1989-03-31 Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle
  • 1991-07-02 Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring
  • 2015-06-16 TV personality and Real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for the Republican nomination for US President at Trump Towers
  • 2015-08-07 US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Mergyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”

  • 2015-09-16 Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library
  • 2015-12-07 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US
  • 2016-01-19 Sarah Palin officially endorses Donald Trump's presidential bid at a Trump rally in Ames, Iowa
  • 2016-02-01 Iowa Caucuses: Republican Ted Cruz defeats Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton beats Bernie Sanders by a coin toss
  • 2016-02-09 US primary elections: New Hampshire Primary, In Republican race Donald Trump wins (35%), John Kasich 2nd (16%), and Bernie Sanders (60%) defeats Hillary Clinton (38%) in Democratic race
  • 2016-02-18 Pope Francis questions US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's Christianity over his call to build a wall on the Mexican border
  • 2016-02-20 US primary elections: South Carolina Republican Primary - Donald Trump wins with 32.5%
  • 2016-02-23 US primary elections: Nevada Republican Primary - Donald Trump wins with 45.9.5%
  • 2016-03-01 US primary elections: Super Tuesday - both Republican Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton win seven state races each
  • 2016-03-05 US primary elections: Super Saturday - Republican Donald Trump and Ted Cruz win 2 states, Democratics Bernie Sanders wins 2, Hillary Clinton one
  • 2016-07-16 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announces Indiana governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential running mate
  • 2016-09-26 First US Presidential debate: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton vs Republican Donald Trump at Hofstra University
  • 2016-10-07 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent
  • 2016-10-09 Second US Presidential debate: Hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2016-10-19 Third US Presidential debate: Donald Trump notably refuses to say if he will accept the result of election during debate with Hillary Clinton at Nevada University, Las Vegas
  • 2016-11-08 Republican Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 2.9 million more votes
  • 2016-12-02 Donald Trump takes a call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, in a break from America's long standing "One China" policy
  • 2016-12-19 US electoral collage votes 304 to 227 to nominate Donald Trump for President over the objections of seven faithless electors
  • 2016-12-21 Carl Icahn is announced as Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform, under President Donald Trump
  • 2017-01-20 Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President

  • 2017-01-21 More than 2 million people protest worldwide in the 'Women's March' against Donald Trump, with 500,000 marching in Washington, D.C.
  • 2017-01-22 Jared Kushner is sworn in as Senior Advisor to US President, Donald Trump
  • 2017-01-24 President Trump withdraws the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)
  • 2017-01-27 Donald Trump issues executive order banning travel to the US for 7 mostly Muslim countries and suspending admission for refugees
  • 2017-01-28 US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull have a contentious phone call over deal for US to take 1,250 refugees
  • 2017-01-31 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates after she instructs Justice Department officials not to defend Trump's travel ban
  • 2017-01-31 US President Donald Trump announces he is nominating 49 year old Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
  • 2017-02-13 US President Donald Trump accepts the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn over his dealings with Russia
  • 2017-02-22 US President Donald Trump overturns Obama directive on Transgender rights to use toilets
  • 2017-03-05 US President Donald Trump in a tweet accuses former President Obama without offering any evidence of wiretapping Trump Towers during the presidential campaign
  • 2017-03-06 US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countries for 90 days but leaves out Iraq
  • 2017-03-16 US President Donald Trump's second travel ban is blocked by 2 federal courts
  • 2017-03-24 US President Donald Trump and Republican party forced to pull their attempt to repeal Obamacare after internal opposition
  • 2017-03-28 US President Donald Trump signs Energy Independence executive order undoing Obama climate-control measures
  • 2017-03-29 Ivanka Trump assumes an unpaid position as Advisor to the President, Donald Trump
  • 2017-04-06 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump
  • 2017-04-07 US President Donald Trump orders missile strike on Syrian airfield after chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun
  • 2017-05-09 US President Donald Trump dismisses FBI Director James Comey
  • 2017-05-10 US President Donald Trump shares classified information about ISIS plot with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office
  • 2017-05-20 US President Donald Trump begins his 1st foreign trip arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-05-23 US President Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican
  • 2017-05-31 Comedienne Kathy Griffin fired from CNN after photo of her holding bloody head resembling Donald Trump by Tyler Shields posted
  • 2017-06-01 US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement
  • 2017-06-08 Ex-FBI chief James Comey testifies to a US Senate committee that US President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple"
  • 2017-06-16 US President Donald Trump reinstates Cuban travel and business restrictions after they were loosened by President Obama
  • 2017-07-02 US President Donald Trump tweets edited wrestling video of himself attacking news network 'CNN'
  • 2017-07-13 US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron
  • 2017-07-24 Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia after meeting with Senate investigators
  • 2017-07-26 US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgender people from the military, overturning Obama era changes
  • 2017-07-27 Boy Scouts of American chief Michael Surbaugh apologies for politically motivated remarks made by President Donald Trump at rally attended by 30,000 scouts

  • 2017-07-27 Reince Priebus resigns as Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, shortest non-interim tenure ever
  • 2017-07-28 General John Kelly appointed new Chief of Staff by US President Donald Trump
  • 2017-08-02 US President Donald Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, limiting his ability to ever lift them
  • 2017-08-09 Giant inflatable chicken resembling US President Donald Trump placed outside US White House as a political protest
  • 2017-08-10 US President Donald Trump declares opioid addiction a national emergency
  • 2017-08-12 US President Donald Trump at a press conference at Trump Tower says “there is blame on both sides” in reference to violence in Charlottesville, provoking widespread condemnation
  • 2017-08-14 US President Donald Trump condemns racist violence at the White House after criticism of his earlier response to Charlottesville violence
  • 2017-08-18 White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump
  • 2017-08-25 President Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling
  • 2017-08-29 US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas
  • 2017-09-04 US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) will be stopped
  • 2017-09-19 US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US
  • 2017-09-19 President Hassan Rouhani of Iran in his UN speech criticizes US President Donald Trump for his comments about Iran in his own UN speech
  • 2017-09-23 US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn't want to attend
  • 2017-09-24 NFL players kneal, lock arms or stay in their dressing room during the anthem in protests against comments made by President Donald Trump
  • 2017-09-24 LeBron James calls President Donald Trump "U Bum" in a tweet in response to Trump's comments about Stephen Curry
  • 2017-10-03 US President Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico after it was devastated by hurricane Maria
  • 2017-10-18 US congresswoman Frederica Wilson says President Donald Trump said to bereaved army family of Sgt. La David Johnson "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway"
  • 2017-10-26 US President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency
  • 2017-10-30 President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates are indicted on fraud charges, advisor George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI
  • 2017-10-30 US federal judge blocks President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military
  • 2017-11-02 Jerome Powell nominated by US President Donald Trump to be next Chair of the Federal Reserve
  • 2017-11-05 US President Donald Trump begins a 12-day trip to Asia in Toyko, Japan
  • 2017-11-15 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request
  • 2017-12-01 President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I.
  • 2017-12-04 US Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries
  • 2017-12-04 US President Donald Trump scales back Utah National Parks - Bears Ears National Monument (85%), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%)
  • 2017-12-06 US President Donald Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, announcing plans to move US embassy there
  • 2017-12-11 US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the resignation of President Donald Trump given 16 women have accused him of sexual harassment
  • 2018-01-03 Lawyers of US President Donald Trump try to stop the publication of book on Trump's administration "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff

  • 2018-01-09 President Trump cancels program allowing 200,000 San Salvadoreans temporary status to live in the US
  • 2018-01-11 US President Donald Trump causes worldwide controversy when it is reported he called African countries "shitholes" during immigration meeting
  • 2018-03-01 US President Donald Trump says he will impose 25% steel, 10% aluminium import tariffs, raising fears of a trade war
  • 2018-03-08 US President Donald Trump authorizes tariffs on steel and aluminium, excluding Canada and Mexico
  • 2018-03-13 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is fired via a tweet from President Donald Trump
  • 2018-03-20 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House
  • 2018-03-22 US President Donald Trump imposes $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports
  • 2018-03-26 Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet
  • 2018-04-24 US President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner for visiting French President Emmanuel Macron
  • 2018-04-27 German leader Angela Merkel has a 1-day trip to Washington meeting US President Donald Trump
  • 2018-05-08 President Trump pulls the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal
  • 2018-05-09 Iranians and their president Hassan Rouhani react angrily to President Trump pulling the US out the Iran Nuclear deal
  • 2018-05-21 US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump's 2016 campaign
  • 2018-05-24 US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea
  • 2018-05-24 US President Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines
  • 2018-05-24 US President Donald Trump signs into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act easing financial regulations and reducing oversight for banks
  • 2018-05-31 Kim Kardashian West meets US President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform
  • 2018-06-04 US President Donald Trump tweets "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself"
  • 2018-06-05 US President Donald Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families violates international law according to the UN
  • 2018-06-06 Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case
  • 2018-06-12 Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump
  • 2018-06-18 President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force
  • 2018-06-20 US President Donald Trump signs Executive Order ending family separation at the border for illegal immigrants
  • 2018-06-22 President Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders is asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia over her support of Trump's policies, igniting debate
  • 2018-06-26 US Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban against mostly Muslim countries
  • 2018-07-09 US President Donald Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee
  • 2018-07-12 US President Donald Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day visit amid protests
  • 2018-07-13 Large protests in London against US President Donald Trump featuring Trump-like baby blimp as President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle
  • 2018-07-14 US President Donald Trump calls the EU a "trade foe" in interview with CBS ahead of meeting with Russian President Putin
  • 2018-07-16 US President Donald Trump appears to accept the word of Russian President Vladimir Putin over US intelligence services about Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, in an interview after the two leader's Helsinki Summit

  • 2018-07-22 US President Donald Trump threatens Iran in an all-caps tweet of "consequences" in response to speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
  • 2018-08-10 Turkish lira falls dramatically after US President Donald Trump announces tariff increases on Turkish steel and aluminum
  • 2018-08-10 Omarosa Manigault Newman, former aide to US President Donald Trump, releases taped recordings of her firing from The White House
  • 2018-08-15 US President Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director and Trump critic John Brennan
  • 2018-08-19 Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"
  • 2018-08-21 Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, pleads guilty to charges including illegal payment at direction of Trump to women Trump had affairs with
  • 2018-08-24 Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist letter to President Trump demanding he stop using the band's songs at rallies
  • 2018-09-25 US President Donald Trump criticizes Globalism and Iran speaking at the UN General Assembly
  • 2018-10-16 Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denies knowledge of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi according to President Trump
  • 2018-10-20 President Trump threatens to pull the US out of an arms control agreement with Russia because Russia has violated its terms
  • 2018-11-07 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General
  • 2018-11-08 CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump while an intern tried to wrestle the microphone off him
  • 2018-11-09 Amid Californian forest fires US President Donald Trump accuses state forest management of "gross mismanagement", threatens to withhold funding
  • 2018-12-02 Trade war truce agreed between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at G-20 meeting in Argentina
  • 2018-12-05 US state funeral for former president George H. W. Bush, eulogy by George W. Bush, attended by President Donald Trump predecessors Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter
  • 2018-12-07 Court filings by US federal prosecutors and Special Counsel Robert Mueller against Michael Cohen appear to implicate President Donald Trump on campaign fraud and Russian dealings
  • 2018-12-08 US President Donald Trump announces John Kelly will be stepping down as White House Chief of Staff at the end of the year
  • 2018-12-11 US President Donald Trump says he would be "proud" to shut down the government in contentious meeting at The White House with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer
  • 2018-12-12 Michael Cohen, former lawyer for US President Donald Trump sentenced to three years in prison for campaign-finance violations and tax fraud
  • 2018-12-12 American Media Inc. publisher of "National Enquirer" admits paying hush money to mistresses of US President Donald Trump
  • 2018-12-19 US President Donald Trump announces victory over the Islamic State and planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria
  • 2018-12-20 US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis announces his resignation after disagreements with President Donald Trump
  • 2019-01-09 US President Donald Trump makes Oval Office address live on TV over government shutdown and border wall
  • 2019-01-14 US President Donald Trump denies he is a Russian agent after NY Times article states the FBI started an investigation and the Washington Post raised issues over a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • 2019-01-23 US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disinvites President Donald Trump from making a State of the Union address in Congress citing government shutdown
  • 2019-01-25 Longest-ever US government shutdown ends after 35 days when President Donald Trump agrees to three week of negotiations on border security by a House-Senate conference committee
  • 2019-01-25 Roger Stone, political lobbyist for Donald Trump is arrested as part of Mueller investigation for obstruction of justice, witness tampering and making false statements
  • 2019-02-01 US President Donald Trump confirms US withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty because of Russia's violation of the treaty
  • 2019-02-06 US President Donald Trump makes presidential State of Union address to Congress a week later than usual due to government shutdown
  • 2019-02-15 US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to divert funds to build a border wall, after signing bipartisan spending agreement to avoid another government shutdown

  • 2019-02-18 16 US states, including California and New York, band together to sue President Donald Trump over his use of emergency powers to build a border wall.
  • 2019-02-27 Second summit begins between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2019-02-27 Michael Cohen, former lawyer to Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee saying Trump is "racist", a "con man" and "a cheat"
  • 2019-02-28 Summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump collapses without agreement
  • 2019-03-04 US Democrats announce a wide-ranging corruption investigation into President Donald Trump
  • 2019-03-13 President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort sentenced to a further 43 months in jail, to add to his previous 47 months
  • 2019-03-13 Home of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers established as a national monument in Jackson, Mississippi, by President Donald Trump
  • 2019-03-14 US Senate passes resolution overturning President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration
  • 2019-03-17 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in the US for face-to-face meetings with Donald Trump
  • 2019-03-21 US President Donald Trump says US should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Twitter
  • 2019-03-24 Investigation headed by Special Council Robert S. Mueller finds no evidence President Trump colluded with Russia in 2016 election
  • 2019-04-07 US President Donald Trump announces Kisrtjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security is leaving her position
  • 2019-04-14 Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at center of controversy over comments about 9/11 at speech to Council on American-Islamic Relations after tweet by Donald Trump, defended by Nancy Pelosi
  • 2019-05-16 US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over IT threats, banning US companies from using foreign technology without a license
  • 2019-05-29 US Special Counsel Robert Mueller says charging President Donald Trump with a crime never an option as no legal means to charge a sitting president; and that his report does not exonerate the president
  • 2019-05-31 US President Donald Trump threatens to impose extra 5% tax on Mexican goods if country does not increase its efforts to curb immigration
  • 2019-06-03 US President Donald Trump begins a three-day visit to the UK by calling London Mayor Sadiq Khan "a stone cold loser" after Khan called Trump's language that of a 20th century fascist
  • 2019-06-13 President Donald Trump announces Sarah Sanders will be leaving her position as White House Press Secretary
  • 2019-06-18 US President Donald Trump announces his campaign for reelection
  • 2019-06-24 US President Donald Trump imposes sanctions on Iran, targeted at Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in response to the shooting down of a US drone
  • 2019-06-30 President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un
  • 2019-07-04 US President Donald Trump holds a “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., controversial for its emphasis on the military and presence of tanks
  • 2019-07-14 US President Donald Trump ignites racial controversy by tweeting four Democrat women of color "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came"
  • 2019-07-22 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • 2019-07-22 US President Donald Trump says US could win war in Afghanistan in a week "I just don't want to kill 10 million people. If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth"
  • 2019-07-24 Special counsel Robert Mueller reports to the US Senate that President Trump was not exonerated of obstruction of justice and that Russia interfered in US election to benefit Trump
  • 2019-07-27 US President Trump, calls Baltimore a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," calls Congress Rep Elijah Cummings responsible
  • 2019-08-18 US President Donald Trump confirms he is interested in buying Greenland for the US
  • 2019-08-21 US President Donald Trump says Danish PM Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" to him over his interest in buying Greenland and cancels his trip to Denmark
  • 2019-09-07 US President Donald Trump says he has cancelled a secret meeting with the Taliban for peace talks at Camp David

  • 2019-09-09 John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen fire back at Donald Trump on social media after he calls them "boring" and "filthymouthed" in tweets over Criminal Justice Reform
  • 2019-09-10 US President Donald Trump fires his third national security adviser John Bolton
  • 2019-09-20 Australian PM Scott Morrison welcomed for week-long visit at the White House by US President Donald Trump
  • 2019-09-22 US President Donald Trump admits he spoke to Ukrainian President about Joe Biden's son, after news a US intelligence officer made an official complaint about the call
  • 2019-09-22 "Howdy, Modi!" US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas
  • 2019-09-24 Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, arguing that he tried to enlist a foreign power for his own political gain
  • 2019-10-09 Turkey launches airstrikes on Kurdish forces in Northern Syria after US President Donald Trump announces decision to pull back US forces
  • 2019-10-13 Kurdish forces make a deal with Syrian army for them to patrol border areas in north east Syria to combat Turkish offensive after US President Donald Trump pulls out US forces
  • 2019-10-17 Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's acting chief of staff says the White House withheld nearly $400 million in military aid from Ukraine to further Trump's own political interests
  • 2019-10-22 Top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testifies President Donald Trump tied aid to Ukraine to demands the country open an investigation into the Biden family
  • 2019-10-31 US House of Representatives votes to formalize impeachment proceedings against PresidentDonald Trump
  • 2019-11-13 First day of public testimony in Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry held in Washington, D.C.
  • 2019-11-27 US President Donald Trump signs two bills backing Hong Kong protesters, which check the territories autonomy and ban the sale of munitions to Hong Kong police, angering China
  • 2019-12-03 World leaders discussing US President Donald Trump in unflattering terms at NATO reception caught on camera and goes viral
  • 2019-12-05 Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announces articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump will be drawn up for abuse of power
  • 2019-12-18 US House of Representatives votes to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power (230-197) and obstruction of Congress (229-198)
  • 2020-01-16 Impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump begins in the Senate
  • 2020-01-28 US President Donald Trump releases his Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House
  • 2020-02-04 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump during the State Of The Union Address
  • 2020-02-05 US Senate votes to acquit President Donald Trump 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress
  • 2020-02-24 US President Donald Trump begins a 2 day trip to India meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi
  • 2020-03-12 US President Trump bans travel with 26 European countries, though not the UK, due to COVID-19 (UK and Ireland added a day later)
  • 2020-03-13 US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency, freeing up $50 billion to fight COVID-19
  • 2020-03-18 US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agree to close the US-Canada border, the world's longest, to non-essential travel to curb COVID-19
  • 2020-03-27 $2.2 trillion stimulus package, largest in US history, signed into law by President Donald Trump saying "I never signed anything with a 'T' on it"
  • 2020-03-28 US President Donald Trump makes grim projection that 240,000 American could die from COVID-19, even with restrictions in place
  • 2020-04-01 US President Donald Trump says the US Strategic National Stockpile is almost depleted amid widespread shortages of medical equipment to fight COVID-19
  • 2020-04-14 US President Donald Trump freezes funding for the World Health Organization pending a review, for mistakes in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and for being "China-centric", prompting international criticism
  • 2020-04-21 US President Donald Trump announces new 60-day ban on most green cards for the US
  • 2020-04-23 US President Donald Trump suggests COVID-19 might be treated by injecting disinfectant or UV lights into a human body at a White House press briefing. Government officials and disinfectant companies quickly state doing so is not only extremely dangerous but potentially deadly.
  • 2020-04-30 US President Donald Trump claims COVID-19 originated in a lab in Wuhan, while the Office of the Director of National Intelligence saying the virus is not manmade
  • 2020-05-18 US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19
  • 2020-05-26 Twitter adds warning labels to warn about inaccuracies in US President Donald Trump's tweets for the first time
  • 2020-06-01 US President Trump threatens to employ the military to quell protests across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd then walks with staff to St. John’s Church
  • 2020-06-03 Former Defense Secretary James Mattis says in The Atlantic: "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us."
  • 2020-06-20 Donald Trump controversially holds his first re-election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, only 6,200 people attend despite the campaign stating 1 million had registered. Social media campaign organised by teens on TikTok, K-Pop fans and others, claims responsibility for wildly inflating the expected attendance.
  • 2020-07-23 US President Trump says he could send 75,000 federal agents to deal with violence in American cities like Portland, drawing backlash
  • 2020-08-20 Former adviser to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon arrested and charged with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the Mexican border
  • 2020-08-23 US Republican party convention begins by formally renominating Donald Trump for a second presidential term
  • 2020-09-01 President Trump visits the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Jacob Blake was shot, to offer support to law enforcement
  • 2020-09-09 Donald Trump purposely downplayed the pandemic in early 2020 to avoid panic according to Bob Woodward's new book "Rage"
  • 2020-09-19 US President Donald Trump vows to swear in a new Supreme Court judge, despite the election being only 45 days away
  • 2020-09-23 President Donald Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the US November election at a White House press conference
  • 2020-09-24 President Donald Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the US Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 2020-09-27 Details of President Donald Trump's tax returns released by the New York Times showing he paid $750 in income tax (2016 & 2017) revealing "chronic losses and years of tax avoidance"
  • 2020-09-29 First debate between US Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden held, widely criticized as chaotic and ill-tempered
  • 2020-10-02 US President Donald Trump announces via twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, President hospitalized later that day
  • 2020-10-05 US President Donald Trump leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while still infectious with COVID-19 and returns to the White House
  • 2020-11-07 Former Vice-President Joe Biden declared the winner of the US Presidential race, four days after the US election, defeating sitting President Donald Trump
  • 2020-11-15 US President Donald Trump tweets [Biden] "won because the election was rigged,” while still refusing to concede the election
  • 2020-11-24 US General Services Administration officially begins Joe Biden's transition, declaring him the "apparent winner" although Donald Trump vows to continue challenging the result
  • 2020-11-25 US President Donald Trump pardons former security advisor Michael Flynn, guilty of lying to the FBI
  • 2020-12-02 US Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite claims by President Donald Trump
  • 2020-12-06 US President Donald Trump orders about 700 troops withdrawn from Somalia
  • 2020-12-08 Former Israeli space security chief Haim Eshed says Aliens and a Galactic Federation exist and Donald Trump knows about it, in article published in the Jerusalem Post
  • 2021-01-03 US President Donald Trump says to Georgia's secretary of state Brad Raffensperger "I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” in recording released by the Washington Post
  • 2021-01-06 Supporters of President Donald Trump storm US Capitol in Washington during congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's win, resulting in five deaths and prompting evacuation of lawmakers and vice-president Mike Pence
  • 2021-01-07 Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blocks President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram till January 20, following suspension of his other social media accounts the previous day
  • 2021-01-08 Twitter bans US President Donald Trump permanently "due to the risk of further incitement of violence"
  • 2021-01-08 US Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands President Donald Trump's resignation or he will face impeachment, while also calling for vice-president Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him
  • 2021-01-10 PGA of America pulls 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National GC at Bedminster, NJ, days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol
  • 2021-01-11 US House Democrats introduce one article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection" for encouraging his supporters to riot at the Capitol
  • 2021-01-13 President Donald Trump is impeached by the US House of Representatives voting 232-197, for “incitement of insurrection”, first time in history a US President is impeached twice
  • 2021-02-09 US Senate Impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins in Washington D.C.
  • 2021-02-11 US President Joe Biden rescinds the national emergency order used by Donald Trump to fund the border wall with Mexico
  • 2021-02-13 Former US President Donald Trump acquitted in second Senate impeachment trial on charge of incitement of insurrection after senators vote 57 to 43 in favor of conviction, less than the two thirds majority required for impeachment

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