Presidency of Donald Trump
The presidency of Donald Trump began on January 20, 2017, when he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s approval rating was stable, hovering at high-30 to mid-40 percent throughout his presidency. Trump faced major crises in the final year of his presidency as well as the resulting CO-VID pandemic and recession. Trump ultimately lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, making him the first US president since George H. W. Bush to serve only one term.
About Presidency of Donald Trump in brief
The presidency of Donald Trump began on January 20, 2017, when he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s approval rating was stable, hovering at high-30 to mid-40 percent throughout his presidency. Trump ultimately lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, making him the first US president since George H. W. Bush to serve only one term. Trump faced major crises in the final year of his presidency as well as the resulting CO-VID pandemic and recession. His Senate trial ended on February 5, 2020, and he was acquitted along party lines on two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of justice, but convicted on one article of impeachment on December 18, 2019. The House of Representatives launched an impeachment inquiry in September 2019 following a report that Trump had abused the power of his office by pressuring the government of Ukraine to help his 2020 re-election opponent, former U.S. vice president Joe Biden. In March 2019, Mueller concluded that Russia interfered to favor Trump’s candidacy and hinder Clinton’s, and that while the prevailing evidence did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government, possible obstructions of justice occurred. The report concluded that the president had ordered the withholding of congressionally mandated aid for Ukraine to induce the withdrawal of troops from the country. In December 2019, Trump became the third U. S. president in history to be impeached by the Senate, and the third to be removed from office after being found guilty on one count of impeachable offenses.
In January 2020, Trump signed into law the United. States–Mexico–Canada Agreement to replace NAFTA and brokered the Abraham Accords and the Kosovo–Serbia agreement. The administration agreed to sell USD 110 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and issued a controversial executive order denying citizens from several Muslim-majority countries entry into the U. S. Trump met three times with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, beginning in 2018, and later escalated tensions with the country by assassinating General Qasem Soleimani. Despite pledges to reduce the number of military personnel deployed overseas, the number was essentially unchanged three years into Trump’s presidency. Trump’s demand for the federal funding of a U. s. –Mexico border wall resulted in a month-long government shutdown in 2018–2019 and was followed by his declaration of a national emergency. He enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and other goods, triggering retaliatory tariffs from Canada, Mexico,. and the European Union, and a trade war with China. The federal deficit soared under Trump due to spending increases and tax cuts. Trump enacted a partial repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act, hindered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in policing fraud and protecting consumers, and withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In 2018, Trump withdrew the US. from the Iran Deal, and later escalate tensions with Iran by assassinated General Q asem Soleinani.