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  • The Bronx, New York, U.S.
    1905

    Trump's father

    The Bronx, New York, U.S.
    1905

    Trump's father, Fred, was born in 1905 in the Bronx. He started working with his mother in real estate when he was 15.




  • Queens and Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    1923

    E. Trump & Son

    Queens and Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    1923

    Their (Fred Trump and his mother) company, "E. Trump & Son", founded in 1923, was active in the New York boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, building and selling thousands of houses, barracks, and apartments.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 11, 1936

    Fred and Mary were married

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 11, 1936

    Trump's mother Mary Anne MacLeod was born in Scotland. Fred and Mary were married in 1936 and raised their family in Queens.




  • U.S.
    1940

    Anti-German sentiment

    U.S.
    1940

    In spite of his German ancestry, Fred claimed to be Swedish amid the anti-German sentiment sparked by World War II; Trump repeated this claim until the 1990s.




  • Queens, New York, U.S.
    Friday Jun 14, 1946

    Birth

    Queens, New York, U.S.
    Friday Jun 14, 1946

    Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, at the Jamaica Hospital in the borough of Queens, New York City. His father was Frederick Christ Trump, a Bronx-born real estate developer, whose own parents were German immigrants. His mother was Scottish-born housewife and socialite Mary Anne MacLeod Trump.




  • Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
    1950s

    The First Presbyterian Church

    Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
    1950s

    Trump is a Presbyterian. As a child, he attended the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens, where he had his confirmation.




  • New York, U.S.
    1959

    New York Military Academy

    New York, U.S.
    1959

    At age 13, he was enrolled in the New York Military Academy, a private boarding school.


  • New York, U.S.
    1964

    Fordham University

    New York, U.S.
    1964

    In 1964, Trump enrolled at Fordham University.


  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.
    1966

    Wharton School

    Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.
    1966

    Two years later he transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


  • U.S.
    1968

    Eligible to serve

    U.S.
    1968

    In 1966, he was deemed fit for military service based upon a medical examination, and in July 1968 a local draft board classified him as eligible to serve.


  • New York, U.S.
    1968

    Trump began his career

    New York, U.S.
    1968

    Trump began his career in 1968 at his father Fred's real estate development company, E. Trump & Son, which owned middle-class rental housing in New York City's outer boroughs.


  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.
    May, 1968

    Graduation

    Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.
    May, 1968

    While at Wharton, he worked at the family business, Elizabeth Trump & Son, graduating in May 1968 with a B.S. in economics.


  • U.S.
    Oct, 1968

    Classified 1-Y

    U.S.
    Oct, 1968

    In October 1968, he was medically deferred and classified 1-Y (unqualified for duty except in the case of a national emergency).


  • Manhatten, New York, U.S.
    Jan, 1970

    Trump's parents joined the Marble Collegiate Church

    Manhatten, New York, U.S.
    Jan, 1970

    In the 1970s, his parents joined the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, part of the Reformed Church. The pastor at Marble, Norman Vincent Peale, ministered to Trump's family and mentored him until Peale's death in 1993.


  • New York, U.S.
    1971

    The Trump Organization

    New York, U.S.
    1971

    In 1971, he was named president of the family company and renamed it The Trump Organization.


  • U.S.
    1972

    Trump was reclassified

    U.S.
    1972

    In 1972, he was reclassified 4-F, due to bone spurs, which permanently disqualified him from service.


  • New York, U.S.
    1973

    Profiles of Trump

    New York, U.S.
    1973

    Profiles of Trump published in The New York Times in 1973 and 1976 erroneously reported that he had graduated first in his class at Wharton but he had never made the school's honor roll.


  • New York, U.S.
    1977

    Trump married Ivana Zelníčková

    New York, U.S.
    1977

    In 1977, Trump married Czech model Ivana Zelníčková. They have three children, Donald Jr. (born 1977), Ivanka (born 1981), and Eric (born 1984), and ten grandchildren. Ivana became a naturalized United States citizen in 1988. The couple divorced in 1992.


  • New York, U.S.
    1978

    Trump attracted public attention

    New York, U.S.
    1978

    Trump attracted public attention in 1978 with the launch of his family's first Manhattan venture, the renovation of the derelict Commodore Hotel, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal. The financing was facilitated by a $400 million city property tax abatement arranged by Fred Trump, who also joined Hyatt in guaranteeing $70 million in bank construction financing.


  • New York, U.S.
    1980

    Grand Hyatt Hotel

    New York, U.S.
    1980

    The Commodore Hotel reopened in 1980 as the Grand Hyatt Hotel, and that same year, Trump obtained rights to develop Trump Tower, a mixed-use skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan.


  • Atlantic City, U.S.
    1980s

    WWE

    Atlantic City, U.S.
    1980s

    Trump has had a sporadic relationship with professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment since the late 1980s; in 1988 and 1989, WrestleMania IV and V, which took place at the Atlantic City Convention Hall, were billed as taking place at the nearby Trump Plaza.


  • U.S.
    1982

    Trump was listed on the initial Forbes list of wealthy individuals in 1982

    U.S.
    1982

    In 1982, Trump was listed on the initial Forbes list of wealthy individuals as having a share of his family's estimated $200 million net worth. His financial losses in the 1980s caused him to be dropped from the list between 1990 and 1995.


  • Israel
    1983

    Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award

    Israel
    1983

    In 1983, Trump received the Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award, after he helped fund the building of two playgrounds, a park, and a reservoir in Israel.


  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    1984

    Trump Plaza hotel

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    1984

    In 1984, Trump opened Harrah's at Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey with financing from the Holiday Corporation, who also managed the operation. Gambling had been legalized there in 1977 in an effort to revitalize the once-popular seaside destination.


  • Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
    1985

    Trump acquired the Mar-a-Lago estate

    Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
    1985

    In 1985, Trump acquired the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.


  • Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    1985

    Trump Castle

    Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    1985

    Earlier, Trump had also acquired a partially completed building in Atlantic City from the Hilton Corporation for $320 million. Upon its completion in 1985, that hotel and casino was called Trump Castle. Trump's then-wife Ivana managed it until 1988.


  • U.S.
    1986

    Ellis Island Medal of Honor

    U.S.
    1986

    In 1986, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of "patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity".


  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    May, 1986

    Trump Plaza

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    May, 1986

    Soon after it opened Harrah's at Trump Plaza was renamed "Trump Plaza", but the property's poor financial results worsened tensions between Holiday and Trump, who paid Holiday $70 million in May 1986 to take sole control of the property.


  • U.S.
    1987

    First Book

    U.S.
    1987

    Trump's first book, The Art of the Deal (1987), topped the New York Times Best Seller list for 13 weeks, and remained on the list for 48 weeks. According to The New Yorker, "The book expanded Trump's renown far beyond New York City, promoting an image of himself as a successful dealmaker and tycoon".


  • Manhatten, New York, U.S.
    1987

    He registered as a Republican

    Manhatten, New York, U.S.
    1987

    Trump's political party affiliation has changed numerous times. He registered as a Republican in Manhattan in 1987


  • U.S.
    1987

    Trump spent $94,801

    U.S.
    1987

    In 1987, Trump spent $94,801 (equivalent to $213,344 in 2019) to place full-page advertisements in three major newspapers, proclaiming "America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves." The advertisements also advocated for "reducing the budget deficit, working for peace in Central America, and speeding up nuclear disarmament negotiations with the Soviet Union".


  • U.S.
    1988

    Trump Shuttle

    U.S.
    1988

    In 1988, Trump founded Trump Shuttle, purchasing 21 planes and landing rights at three airports in New York City, Boston, and the Washington, D.C., area, from the defunct Eastern Air Lines, costing $380 million financed from 22 banks. The airline offered charter services in addition to scheduled shuttle flights, and was eventually sold to USAir Group in 1992 after failing to operate at a profit.


  • New York, U.S.
    1988

    Donald J. Trump Foundation

    New York, U.S.
    1988

    The Donald J. Trump Foundation was a U.S.-based private foundation established in 1988 for the initial purpose of giving away proceeds from the book Trump: The Art of the Deal. The foundation's funds have mostly come from donors other than Trump, who has not given personally to the charity since 2008.


  • The Gallup Building, Washington, D.C., Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    1988

    Tenth most admired man in America

    The Gallup Building, Washington, D.C., Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    1988

    According to a Gallup poll in December 1988, Trump was the tenth most admired man in America.


  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    Apr, 1990

    Taj Mahal

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    Apr, 1990

    Trump acquired a third casino in Atlantic City, the Taj Mahal, in 1988 in a highly leveraged transaction. It was financed with $675 million in junk bonds and completed at a cost of $1.1 billion, opening in April 1990.


  • U.S.
    1993

    Trump and Marla Maples married

    U.S.
    1993

    Marla Maples and Trump married in 1993 and had one daughter, Tiffany (born 1993). They were divorced in 1999.


  • New York, U.S.
    1995

    Citibank

    New York, U.S.
    1995

    In 1995, Trump lost the hotel to Citibank and investors from Singapore and Saudi Arabia, who assumed $300 million of the debt.


  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    1995

    President's Medal from the Freedoms Foundation

    Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    1995

    In 1995 was awarded the President's Medal from the Freedoms Foundation for his support of youth programs.


  • U.S.
    1999

    Trump switched to the Reform Party

    U.S.
    1999

    Trump switched to the Reform Party in 1999.


  • U.S.
    1999

    Trump filed an exploratory committee to seek the nomination presidential election

    U.S.
    1999

    In 1999, Trump filed an exploratory committee to seek the nomination of the Reform Party for the 2000 presidential election.


  • Hazleton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Jul, 1999

    A Poll against Bush and Al Gore

    Hazleton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Jul, 1999

    A July 1999 poll matching him against likely Republican nominee George W. Bush and likely Democratic nominee Al Gore showed Trump with seven percent support.


  • U.S.
    2001

    Democratic Party

    U.S.
    2001

    Trump switched to the Democratic Party in 2001


  • U.S.
    2003

    The Apprentice

    U.S.
    2003

    In 2003, Trump became the co-producer and host of The Apprentice, a reality show in which contestants competed for a one-year management job with the Trump Organization, and Trump weeded out applicants with the catchphrase "You're fired". He later co-hosted The Celebrity Apprentice, in which celebrities competed to win money for charities. In February 2015, Trump said he was not ready to sign on for another season of the show because he considered running for president. Despite this, NBC planned a fifteenth season, but in June distanced itself from Trump, citing "derogatory statements regarding immigrants" in his campaign announcement.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    2004

    Trump University

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    2004

    In 2004, Trump co-founded a company called Trump University that sold real estate training courses priced at between $1,500 and $35,000. After New York State authorities twice notified the company that its use of the word "university" violated state law, its name was changed to the "Trump Entrepreneurial Institute" in 2010.


  • U.S.
    2004

    Trumped!

    U.S.
    2004

    He also had his own short-form talk radio program called Trumped! (one to two minutes on weekdays) from 2004 to 2008.


  • Palm beach, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 22, 2005

    Trump married Melania Knauss

    Palm beach, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 22, 2005

    In 2005, Trump married Slovenian model Melania Knauss. They have one son, Barron (born 2006). Melania gained U.S. citizenship in 2006.


  • Vine Street, Hollywood, California, U.S.
    2007

    A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Vine Street, Hollywood, California, U.S.
    2007

    He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.


  • U.S.
    2009

    Back to the Republicans

    U.S.
    2009

    Trump returned back to the Republican Party in 2009.


  • U.S.
    Mar, 2009

    Twitter

    U.S.
    Mar, 2009

    Trump's presence on social media has attracted attention worldwide since he joined Twitter in March 2009.


  • U.S.
    2011

    Fox & Friends

    U.S.
    2011

    In 2011, he was given a weekly unpaid guest commentator spot on Fox & Friends that continued until he started his presidential candidacy in 2015.


  • National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.
    Feb, 2011

    Trump publicly speculated about running for president

    National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.
    Feb, 2011

    Trump publicly speculated about running for president in the 2012 election, and made his first speaking appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2011.


  • U.S.
    Monday May 16, 2011

    Trump announced he would not run for president

    U.S.
    Monday May 16, 2011

    On May 16, 2011, Trump announced he would not run for president in the 2012 election.


  • Liberty University, Virginia, U.S.
    2012

    An Honorary Doctorate of Business

    Liberty University, Virginia, U.S.
    2012

    Liberty University awarded Trump an honorary Doctorate of Business in 2012.


  • National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.
    2013

    Trump railed against illegal immigration

    National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.
    2013

    In 2013, Trump spoke at CPAC again; he railed against illegal immigration, bemoaned Obama's "unprecedented media protection", advised against harming Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, and suggested that the government "take" Iraq's oil and use the proceeds to pay a million dollars each to families of dead soldiers.


  • U.S.
    2013

    WWE Hall of Fame

    U.S.
    2013

    Trump was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.


  • New York, U.S.
    Oct, 2013

    New York Republicans circulated a memo suggesting Trump should run for governor of the state in 2014

    New York, U.S.
    Oct, 2013

    In October 2013, New York Republicans circulated a memo suggesting Trump should run for governor of the state in 2014 against Andrew Cuomo. Trump responded that while New York had problems and its taxes were too high, he was not interested in the governorship.


  • New York, U.S.
    Feb, 2014

    Quinnipiac poll

    New York, U.S.
    Feb, 2014

    A February 2014 Quinnipiac poll had shown Trump losing to the more popular Cuomo by 37 points in a hypothetical election.


  • U.S.
    2015

    Trump's lawyer threatened Fordham University and the New York Military Academy

    U.S.
    2015

    In 2015 Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen threatened Fordham University and the New York Military Academy with legal action if they released Trump's academic records.


  • U.S.
    2015

    Trump said that the medical deferment was due to a bone spur in a foot

    U.S.
    2015

    Trump said in 2015 that the medical deferment was due to a bone spur in a foot, though he could not remember which foot had been afflicted.


  • U.S.
    2015

    Trump makes a lot of money with the Saudis

    U.S.
    2015

    In 2015, Trump said he "makes a lot of money with" the Saudis and that "they pay me millions and hundreds of millions." And at a political rally, Trump said about Saudi Arabia: "They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much."


  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    2015

    Honorary Doctor of Business Administration

    Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    2015

    In 2015, Robert Gordon University revoked the honorary Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) they had granted him in 2010, stating that "Mr. Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ethos and values of the university."


  • U.S.
    Feb, 2015

    Not ready to sign on for another season

    U.S.
    Feb, 2015

    In February 2015, Trump said he was not ready to sign on for another season of the show (The Apprentice) because he considered running for president. Despite this, NBC planned a fifteenth season, but in June distanced itself from Trump, citing "derogatory statements regarding immigrants" in his campaign announcement.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

    Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

    On June 16, 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States at Trump Tower in Manhattan. In the speech, Trump discussed illegal immigration, offshoring of American jobs, the U.S. national debt, and Islamic terrorism, which all remained large priorities during the campaign. He also announced his campaign slogan: "Make America Great Again".


  • Paris, France
    Friday Nov 13, 2015

    November 2015 Paris attacks

    Paris, France
    Friday Nov 13, 2015

    Following the November 2015 Paris attacks, Trump made a controversial proposal to ban Muslim foreigners from entering the United States until stronger vetting systems could be implemented. He later re framed the proposed ban to apply to countries with a "proven history of terrorism".


  • U.S.
    Dec, 2015

    Conflict of interest

    U.S.
    Dec, 2015

    In December 2015, Trump said in a radio interview that he had a "conflict of interest" in dealing with Turkey and Turkish president Tayyip Erdoğan because of his Trump Towers Istanbul, saying "I have a little conflict of interest because I have a major, major building in Istanbul and it's a tremendously successful job ... It's called Trump Towers – two towers instead of one ... I've gotten to know Turkey very well".


  • U.S.
    2016

    $1 million research

    U.S.
    2016

    He spent over $1 million that year to research a possible 2016 candidacy.


  • U.S.
    2016

    Two women were paid for non-disclosure agreements regarding their alleged affairs with Trump

    U.S.
    2016

    American Media, Inc. (AMI) paid $150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal in August 2016, and Trump's attorney Michael Cohen paid $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in October 2016. Both women were paid for non-disclosure agreements regarding their alleged affairs with Trump between 2006 and 2007. Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 to breaking campaign finance laws, saying he had arranged the payments at the direction of Trump in order to influence the presidential election. AMI admitted paying McDougal to prevent publication of stories that might damage Trump's electoral chances. Trump denied the affairs, and claimed he was not aware of Cohen's payment to Daniels, but reimbursed him in 2017. Federal prosecutors asserted that Trump had been involved in discussions regarding non-disclosure payments as early as 2014. Court documents showed that the FBI believed Trump was directly involved in the payment to Daniels, based on calls he had with Cohen in October 2016. The closure of the federal investigation into the matter was announced in July 2019, but days later the Manhattan District Attorney subpoenaed the Trump Organization and AMI for records related to the hush payments and in August subpoenaed eight years of tax returns for Trump and the Trump Organization.


  • U.S.
    Mar, 2016

    Trump was poised to win the Republican nomination

    U.S.
    Mar, 2016

    By March 2016, Trump was poised to win the Republican nomination.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 06, 2016

    Trump shifted his focus to the general election

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 06, 2016

    After becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump shifted his focus to the general election. Trump began campaigning against Hillary Clinton, who became the presumptive Democratic nominee on June 6, 2016.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 15, 2016

    A Running mate

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 15, 2016

    On July 15, 2016, Trump announced his selection of Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

    Trump and Mike Pence were officially nominated by the Republican Party

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

    Trump and Mike Pence were officially nominated by the Republican Party at the Republican National Convention. The list of convention speakers and attendees included former presidential nominee Bob Dole, but the other prior nominees did not attend.


  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 2016

    First Presidential debate (2016)

    Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 2016

    On September 26, 2016, Trump and Clinton faced off in their first presidential debate, which was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.


  • Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 09, 2016

    Second Presidential debate (2016)

    Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 09, 2016

    The second presidential debate was held at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. The beginning of that debate was dominated by references to a recently leaked tape of Trump making sexually explicit comments, which Trump countered by referring to alleged sexual misconduct on the part of Bill Clinton. Prior to the debate, Trump had invited four women who had accused Bill Clinton of impropriety to a press conference.


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    Final Presidential debate (2016)

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    The final presidential debate was held on October 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Trump's refusal to say whether he would accept the result of the election, regardless of the outcome, drew particular attention, with some saying it undermined democracy.


  • New York, U.S.
    Oct, 2016

    $916 million loss

    New York, U.S.
    Oct, 2016

    In October 2016, portions of Trump's state filings for 1995 were leaked to a reporter from The New York Times. They show that Trump declared a loss of $916 million that year, which could have let him avoid taxes for up to 18 years. During the second presidential debate, Trump acknowledged using the deduction, but declined to provide details such as the specific years it was applied.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 2016

    Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 08, 2016

    On November 8, 2016, Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton. The official counts were 304 and 227 respectively, after defections on both sides. Trump received nearly 2.9 million fewer popular votes than Clinton, which made him the fifth person to be elected president while losing the popular vote. Clinton was ahead nationwide with 65,853,514 votes (48.18%) to 62,984,828 votes (46.09%).


  • U.S.
    Dec, 2016

    Trump Organization owns or operates 18 golf course and golf resorts

    U.S.
    Dec, 2016

    As of December 2016, the Trump Organization owns or operates 18 golf course and golf resorts in the United States and abroad.


  • New York, U.S.
    Dec, 2016

    Person of the Year

    New York, U.S.
    Dec, 2016

    In December 2016, Time named Trump as its "Person of the Year", but Trump took issue with the magazine for referring to him as the "President of the Divided States of America".


  • U.S.
    Dec, 2016

    Second most powerful person in the world

    U.S.
    Dec, 2016

    In the same month, he was named Financial Times Person of the Year and was ranked by Forbes the second most powerful person in the world after Vladimir Putin.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017. During his first week in office, he signed six executive orders: interim procedures in anticipation of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, unlocking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline construction projects, reinforcing border security, and beginning the planning and design process to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


  • North Korea
    2017

    North Korea's nuclear weapons became increasingly seen

    North Korea
    2017

    In 2017, North Korea's nuclear weapons became increasingly seen as a serious threat to the United States.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 27, 2017

    Trump signed Executive Order 13769

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 27, 2017

    On January 27, 2017, Trump signed Executive Order 13769, which suspended admission of refugees for 120 days and denied entry to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days, citing security concerns. The order was imposed without warning and took effect immediately. Confusion and protests caused chaos at airports.


  • Saudi Arabia
    2017

    The Order of Abdulaziz al Saud

    Saudi Arabia
    2017

    As president, Trump received the Collar of The Order of Abdulaziz al Saud from Saudi Arabia in 2017.


  • Afghanistan
    Jan, 2017

    U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan increased from 8,500 to 14,000

    Afghanistan
    Jan, 2017

    U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan increased from 8,500 to 14,000, as of January 2017, reversing Trump's pre-election position critical of further involvement in Afghanistan. U.S. officials said then that they aimed to "force the Taliban to negotiate a political settlement"; in January 2018, however, Trump spoke against talks with the Taliban.


  • Liberty University, Virginia, U.S.
    2017

    An Honorary Doctor of Laws

    Liberty University, Virginia, U.S.
    2017

    Liberty University awarded Trump an honorary Doctor of Laws in 2017, during his first college commencement speech as president.


  • U.S.
    Jan, 2017

    High Confidence

    U.S.
    Jan, 2017

    In January 2017, American intelligence agencies – the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA, represented by the Director of National Intelligence – jointly stated with "high confidence" that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election to favor the election of Trump.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 30, 2017

    Executive Order 13771

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 30, 2017

    On January 30, 2017, Trump signed Executive Order 13771, which directed administrative agencies to repeal two existing regulations for every new regulation they issue.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

    Trump nominated U.S. Appeals Court judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the Supreme Court

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

    On January 31, Trump nominated U.S. Appeals Court judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the Supreme Court previously held by Justice Antonin Scalia until his death on February 13, 2016.


  • Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 18, 2017

    Trump marked the official start of the campaign with a rally

    Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 18, 2017

    Trump signaled his intention to run for a second term by filing with the FEC within a few hours of assuming the presidency. This transformed his 2016 election committee into a 2020 reelection one. Trump marked the official start of the campaign with a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on February 18, 2017, less than a month after taking office. By January 2018, Trump's reelection committee had $22 million in hand, and it had raised a total amount exceeding $67 million by December 2018. $23 million was spent in the fourth quarter of 2018, as Trump supported various Republican candidates for the 2018 midterm elections.


  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 06, 2017

    Trump issued a revised order

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 06, 2017

    On March 6, Trump issued a revised order, which excluded Iraq, gave specific exemptions for permanent residents, and removed priorities for Christian minorities. Again federal judges in three states blocked its implementation.


  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2017

    The First two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income tax returns were leaked

    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2017

    On March 14, 2017, the first two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income tax returns were leaked to MSNBC. The document states that Trump had a gross adjusted income of $150 million and paid $38 million in federal taxes. The White House confirmed the authenticity of the documents.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Mar, 2017

    Investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the presidential election

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Mar, 2017

    In March 2017, FBI Director James Comey told Congress that "the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts."


  • Syria
    Apr, 2017

    Trump ordered a missile strike against a Syrian airfield in retaliation for the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack

    Syria
    Apr, 2017

    In April 2017, Trump ordered a missile strike against a Syrian airfield in retaliation for the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack. According to investigative journalist Bob Woodward, Trump had ordered his defense secretary James Mattis to assassinate Syrian president Bashar al-Assad after the chemical attack, but Mattis declined; Trump denied doing so.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 09, 2017

    Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 09, 2017

    On May 9, 2017, Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey. He first attributed this action to recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, which criticized Comey's conduct in the investigation about Hillary Clinton's emails.


  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Monday May 22, 2017

    First U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem

    Jerusalem, Israel
    Monday May 22, 2017

    Trump has supported the policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On May 22, 2017, he was the first U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, during his first foreign trip.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

    Bona Fide

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

    On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban could be enforced on visitors who lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States".


  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    Trump not going to rule out a military option

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 11, 2017

    On August 11, 2017, Trump said he is "not going to rule out a military option" to confront the government of Nicolás Maduro.


  • U.S.
    Aug, 2017

    Trump dramatically escalated his rhetoric against North Korea

    U.S.
    Aug, 2017

    In August, Trump dramatically escalated his rhetoric against North Korea, warning that further provocations against the U.S. would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen". In response, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened to direct a missile test toward Guam.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    Presidential Proclamation 9645

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    The temporary order was replaced by Presidential Proclamation 9645 on September 24, 2017, which permanently restricts travel from the originally targeted countries except Iraq and Sudan, and further bans travelers from North Korea and Chad, along with certain Venezuelan officials. After lower courts partially blocked the new restrictions, the Supreme Court allowed the September version to go into full effect on December 4, and ultimately upheld the travel ban in a June 2019 ruling.


  • U.S.
    Sep, 2017

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA would be repealed after six months

    U.S.
    Sep, 2017

    In September 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA would be repealed after six months. Trump argued that "top legal experts" believed DACA was unconstitutional, and called on Congress to use the six-month delay to pass legislation solving the "Dreamers" issue permanently. No legislation had been agreed to on DACA by March 2018, when the delay expired.


  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Wednesday Dec 06, 2017

    Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

    Jerusalem, Israel
    Wednesday Dec 06, 2017

    Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017, despite criticism and warnings from world leaders. He subsequently opened a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in May 2018.


  • U.S.
    Dec, 2017

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

    U.S.
    Dec, 2017

    In December 2017, Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which cut the corporate tax rate to 21 percent, lowered personal tax brackets, increased child tax credit, doubled the estate tax exemption to $11.2 million, and limited the state and local tax deduction to $10,000.


  • U.S.
    2018

    Journalist Jonathan Greenberg report in 2018

    U.S.
    2018

    Journalist Jonathan Greenberg reported in April 2018 that Trump, using a pseudonym "John Barron", called him in 1984 to falsely assert that he owned "in excess of ninety percent" of the Trump family's business, in an effort to secure a higher ranking on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans. Greenberg also wrote that Forbes had vastly overestimated Trump's wealth and wrongly included him on the Forbes 400 rankings of 1982, 1983, and 1984.


  • U.S.
    Apr, 2018

    Trump and his businesses had been involved in more than 4,000 state

    U.S.
    Apr, 2018

    As of April 2018, Trump and his businesses had been involved in more than 4,000 state and federal legal actions, according to a running tally by USA Today.


  • Syria
    Apr, 2018

    Missile strikes

    Syria
    Apr, 2018

    In April 2018, he announced missile strikes against Assad's regime, following a suspected chemical attack near Damascus.


  • Singapore
    Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

    Trump and Kim held a summit in Singapore

    Singapore
    Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

    On June 12, 2018, Trump and Kim held a summit in Singapore, resulting in North Korea affirming its promise to work toward complete denuclearization.


  • Helsinki, Finland
    Monday Jul 16, 2018

    Helsinki Summit

    Helsinki, Finland
    Monday Jul 16, 2018

    After Trump met Putin at the Helsinki Summit on July 16, 2018, Trump drew bipartisan criticism for siding with Putin's denial of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, rather than accepting the findings of the United States intelligence community.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

    On August 21, 2018, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight felony counts of false tax filing and bank fraud. Trump said he felt very badly for Manafort and praised him for resisting the pressure to make a deal with prosecutors, saying "Such respect for a brave man!" According to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, Trump had sought advice about pardoning Manafort but was counseled against it.


  • Texas, U.S.
    Aug, 2018

    DACA is likely unconstitutional

    Texas, U.S.
    Aug, 2018

    In August 2018, United States District Judge Andrew Hanen of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that DACA is likely unconstitutional, but left the program in place as litigation proceeds.


  • U.S.
    Sep, 2018

    Trump called "for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela"

    U.S.
    Sep, 2018

    In September 2018, Trump called "for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela" and said that "socialism has bankrupted the oil-rich nation and driven its people into abject poverty."


  • U.S.
    Oct, 2018

    Personal brand licensing business had declined by 88%

    U.S.
    Oct, 2018

    Forbes estimated in October 2018 that the value of Trump's personal brand licensing business had declined by 88% since 2015, to $3 million.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Nov 29, 2018

    Individual-1

    U.S.
    Thursday Nov 29, 2018

    On November 29, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Trump's 2016 attempts to reach a deal with Russia to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen said he had made the false statements on behalf of Trump, who was identified as "Individual-1" in the court documents.


  • Venezuela
    Wednesday Jan 23, 2019

    Maduro announced that Venezuela was breaking ties with the United States following Trump's announcement of recognizing Juan Guaidó

    Venezuela
    Wednesday Jan 23, 2019

    On January 23, 2019, Maduro announced that Venezuela was breaking ties with the United States following Trump's announcement of recognizing Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader, as the interim president of Venezuela.


  • U.S.
    2019

    2019 billionaires ranking

    U.S.
    2019

    In its 2019 billionaires ranking, Forbes estimated Trump's net worth at $3.1 billion (715th in the world, 259th in the U.S.) making him one of the richest politicians in American history and the first billionaire American president.


  • New York, U.S.
    Jan, 2019

    United States should withdraw from NATO

    New York, U.S.
    Jan, 2019

    In January 2019, The New York Times quoted senior administration officials as saying Trump has privately suggested on multiple occasions that the United States should withdraw from NATO. The next day Trump said the United States is going to "be with NATO one hundred percent" but repeated that the other countries have to "step up" and pay more.


  • U.S.
    Jan, 2019

    Fewer than 20 representatives in the House supported impeachment

    U.S.
    Jan, 2019

    During much of Trump's presidency, Democrats were divided on the question of impeachment. Fewer than 20 representatives in the House supported impeachment by January 2019; after the Mueller Report was released in April and special counsel Robert Mueller testified in July, this number grew to around 140 representatives.


  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2019

    Second Summit

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2019

    A second summit (Trump and Kim) took place in February 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam. It ended abruptly without an agreement, both sides blaming each other and offering differing accounts of the negotiations.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 03, 2019

    House Ways and Means Committee made a formal request to the Internal Revenue Service for Trump's personal and business tax returns

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 03, 2019

    On April 3, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee made a formal request to the Internal Revenue Service for Trump's personal and business tax returns from 2013 to 2018, setting a deadline of April 10. That day, Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said the deadline would not be met, and the deadline was extended to April 23, which also was not honored, and on May 6 Mnuchin said the request would be denied. On May 10, 2019, committee chairman Richard Neal subpoenaed the Treasury Department and the IRS for the returns and seven days later the subpoenas were defied. A fall 2018 draft IRS legal memo asserted that Trump must provide his tax returns to Congress unless he invokes executive privilege, contradicting the administration's justification for defying the earlier subpoena. Mnuchin asserted the memo actually addressed a different matter.


  • Korean Demilitarized Zone
    Sunday Jun 30, 2019

    Brief talks in the Korean Demilitarized Zone

    Korean Demilitarized Zone
    Sunday Jun 30, 2019

    On June 30, 2019, Trump, Kim, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held brief talks in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president had set foot on North Korean soil. They agreed to resume negotiations.


  • U.S.
    Aug, 2019

    July 25 phone call

    U.S.
    Aug, 2019

    In August 2019, a whistleblower filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community about a July 25 phone call between Trump and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump had pressured Zelensky to investigate CrowdStrike and Democratic presidential primary candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, that the White House attempted to "lock down" the call records in a cover-up. The whistleblower further stated that the call was part of a wider pressure campaign by Giuliani and the Trump administration which may have included withholding financial aid from Ukraine in July 2