The Trump Presidency

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Drew
Chapman

Timeline ⏳

Jul 27, 2019

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trump’s Wall

  • The Supreme Court rules that the Pentagon can reallocate $2.5 billion for Trump’s wall from military funds.

  • Trump says this decision is a huge victory for his wall.

  • Later, Trump scores again when Guatemala agrees to require migrants to apply for asylum there before continuing on to the U.S.

Jul 25, 2019

Trump Issues Third Veto of Presidency

  • President Trump vetoes three resolutions that were aimed at blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia. and the United Arab Emirates.

  • The resolutions, which received bipartisan support, were a response to Trump’s emergency declaration sending an $8.1 billion worth of arms to the two countries and Jordan. 

Jul 24, 2019

Mueller Testimony Offers No Clear Answers

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies in two House committee hearings. While Republicans are unable to show partisan bias and other flaws in the investigation, Democrats are also unable to get the "gotcha moment" for Trump's impeachment. Refusing to answer numerous questions and carefully wording his responses to others, Mueller maintains that Trump isn’t being currently charged but is also not exonerated of obstruction charges. 

Jul 17, 2019

House Blocks Bid To Impeach Trump

The House votes to block a bid to impeach President Trump. The impeachment attempt was in response to Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from. The House voted to block the resolution by a tally of 332-95, with 137 Democrats in favor of tabling the measure and 95 voting against doing so.

Jul 17, 2019

Crowd Chants “Send Her Back” at Trump Rally

During a Trump rally in North Carolina, supporters break into a “Send her back” chant, referring to Rep. Ilhan Omar. The crowd was echoing the president’s tweets from days earlier when he used the same language. The next day, Trump tells reporters he disagreed with the chants and falsely says he tried to stop them

Jul 14, 2019

Trump Targets Young Congresswomen in Racially Charged Tweets

In a series of tweets, President Trump tells four minority congresswomen to “go back” to the "crime infested places from which they came.” The tweet sparks fierce backlash from both sides of the aisle, with many calling the president’s comments “racist.” Just one of the targeted lawmakers was born in another country. Days later the House votes to condemn Trump's comments. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is initially called "out of order" for calling Trump's comments "racist." The House, along party lines, votes to not strike her words from the record  

Jun 29, 2019

Trump Becomes First U.S. President to Step Foot in North Korea

After tweeting about stopping by North Korea to “say hello” after the G20 Summit, President Trump meets with Kim Jong Un at the South-North Korean border and steps onto North Korean soil. The move, an effort to rekindle the broken down nuclear negotiations between the two countries, marks the first time a U.S. president has entered North Korea

Jun 21, 2019

E. Jean Carroll Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault

E. Jean Carroll, a longtime magazine writer, accuses Trump of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman changing room in the 1990s. Trump issues a statement emphatically denying the incident and even knowing her. Carroll, however, stands by her story. According to Vox, she is the 22nd woman to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct

Apr 18, 2019

A Redacted Mueller Report is Released

The full 448 page Mueller Report is released with some portions redacted. It does not accuse the Trump campaign of conspiring with Russia to influence the 2016. It does, however, lay out moments Trump may have committed obstruction of justice crimes but avoids charging the president 

Mar 24, 2019

Attorney General Releases Summary of Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr makes public a summary of his key takeaways from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. According to Barr, Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mueller did not, however, "draw a conclusion" as to whether Trump committed obstruction of justice. Therefore, Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the decision themselves, deciding the evidence did not rise to the level of obstruction

Feb 15, 2019

Trump Declares National Emergency and Signs Spending Bill

In corresponding moves, Trump signs a bipartisan spending bill that includes only a portion of the funding for the wall that he asked for and declares a national emergency in bid to scrape together money to complete the project

Feb 14, 2019

Barr Confirmed in Senate Hearing as New Attorney General

William Barr is confirmed as the new attorney general in the middle of speculation surrounding his handling of the Mueller probe’s findings. In his confirmation hearing, Barr stated that he believed it important for the Mueller to complete his investigation, but his previous comments in support of presidential immunity worry some Democrats

Feb 5, 2019

Trump Delivers State of the Union Following End of Shutdown

President Trump delivers the annual State of the Union. In the speech, Trump heralds what he believes is an American “economic miracle" and calls for unity. While striking a conciliatory tone at moments, Trump does not back down from his hard-line immigration stance and support for a border wall

Jan 25, 2019

End of Government Shutdown

Trump signs bill to reopen government for three weeks without funding for his border wall. The shutdown was the longest in U.S. history

Jan 22, 2019

Supreme Court Allows Transgender Military Ban To Go Into Effect

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court rules in favor of permitting Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect

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