President Donald Trump speaks behind a table full of fast food as he welcomes the 2018 Division I FCS National Champions on March 4, 2019. (Spa USA via AP Images)“I think we’re going to serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, with some pizza,” Donald said to press ahead of the Jan. 2019 soirée.
Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria devastated the region. (AP Photo/Evan Gucci, File)Of course, there was also 2017 when he decided to throw paper towels at a crowd in Puerto Rico following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Reports also suggest the national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Mr Potting er's boss, may also resign, along with deputy chief of staff Chris Lid dell. He fired FBI Director James Coma after describing the investigation into alleged ties with Russia as a “made up story”.
Mr Trump cut deals and imposed tariffs that incentivized employers to create jobs in America, rather than outsourcing abroad in the face of growing hostility China. He had achieved a proud presidential record, including an unemployment rate at a 50-year low of 3.5 per cent, although this was left in tatters by the pandemic.
The President has also paid an official state visit to the UK, and reached out to Kim Jong-un, who he met firstly in Vietnam and then in the demilitarized zone. Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Donald Trump ’s presidency will soon come to an end, and his time in the White House will almost certainly be best remembered for the chaos and controversy caused by his oft-criticized choices on everything from immigration to the coronavirus pandemic.
These moments have often sparked widespread alarm, such as when Trump incorrectly suggested Americans could protect themselves from coronavirus by ingesting disinfectants. Way back in August 2017, Americans across the country stopped in their tracks to view the rare total solar eclipse.
In the days before the celestial event, ophthalmologists turned to everypossiblenewsoutlet to share this urgent warning: do not stare at the sun without protective eyewear. But arguably the most nonsensical of all is “coffee”, the made-up word that Trump included in a 2017 tweet complaining about news coverage of his administration.
Frank Giacomo, a 10-year-old from Virginia, said in his letter to Trump that he had started his own lawn-mowing business and wanted to make the White House one of his clients. As Giacomo mowed the White House lawn, the president stepped out to commend him for his entrepreneurial spirit, apparently trying to shout over the sound of the lawnmower.
Donald Trump places his hands on a glowing orb as he tours the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The rapid rise and fall of “the Mooch” across 11 days in 2017 was an early indication of the chaos that would define Trump ’s staffing strategy.
Scaramouch was let go after a foul-mouthed tirade to the New Yorker, including referring to the then chief of staff, Race Priests, as “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic”. The communications' director was pushed out by the newly installed chief of staff, John Kelly, who was also dismissed a little over a year later.
After the president confirmed last year that he was toying with the idea of trying to purchase Greenland, the internet jumped to assist him, envisioning a Trump Tower on the island and suggesting a potential price point for the transaction. While returning to the White House from a trip to North Carolina in February, photographers captured a picture of Trump that showed a noticeable tan line on the president’s face.
Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters A different version of the photo, which appeared to exaggerate the tan line, later went viral on Twitter, sparking comparisons to Mrs Doubt fire and Wilson the volleyball from Cast Away. Hours before Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, Trump sent a tweet saying his campaign would hold a press conference at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia.
But he then sent another tweet, clarifying that the event would actually take place at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a Philadelphia grounds keeping business located between a crematorium and a sex shop. The mix-up was a major embarrassment for Trump advisers like Rudy Giuliani, who was forced to peddle his baseless claims about election fraud in a parking lot.
So we decided to pause for a moment and analyze 50 of the most improbable, norm-bending, and destructive incidents of this presidency to date. Our 2016 editorial was a repudiation of Donald Trump ’s character as much as it was an endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.
The Atlantic ’s founders promised their readers that we would be “of no party or clique.” This remains a core governing principle of the magazine today. Reports also suggest the national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Mr Potting er's boss, may also resign, along with deputy chief of staff Chris Lid dell.
He fired FBI Director James Coma after describing the investigation into alleged ties with Russia as a “made up story”. Mr Trump cut deals and imposed tariffs that incentivized employers to create jobs in America, rather than outsourcing abroad in the face of growing hostility China.
He had achieved a proud presidential record, including an unemployment rate at a 50-year low of 3.5 per cent, although this was left in tatters by the pandemic. The President has also paid an official state visit to the UK, and reached out to Kim Jong-un, who he met firstly in Vietnam and then in the demilitarized zone.
And Trump appeared to decline to shake her hand when she offered it, although there’s widespread debate on social media about whether he actually saw her gesture. Guido is the opposition leader who has been selected by Venezuelan lawmakers to become president of the country, but dictator Nicolás Maduro still clings to power through violent force.
He also honored the courage of a wife and son of a service member who was killed by a roadside bomb, explaining that it was for families like theirs that he took action to eliminate Iran’s architect of terror in Iraq. But the happiest moment came when he later introduced another military wife and her two young children, and in a sudden twist, he announced that their husband and father Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams had just returned from the front in Afghanistan, reuniting the family right then and there inside the Capitol.
Carl Mueller held up a large photo of Kayla for the world to remember her as the entire room stood to applaud. Finally, in another touching moment, Trump introduced a last-minute guest, conservative lion Rush Limbaugh who just announced this week that he has stage 4 lung cancer.
Trump maintained a tone of optimism throughout much of his address, concluding, “Our spirit is still young; the sun is still rising; God’s grace is still shining; and my fellow Americans, the best is yet to come!” President Donald Trump takes the stage with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos for a town hall event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 15, 2021.
(Kevin La marque/Reuters) President Trump attended an ABC News town hall with undecided voters moderated by George Stephanopoulos last night. The evening was a mixed bag for the president, and consisted of the usual Trump fare: rambling interspersed with the occasional repugnant, charming, and informative utterance.
Advertisement Positive: Trump ’s best exchange of the evening came with a Latina immigrant who just recently became an American citizen. While Stephanopoulos was introducing her as such, Trump could be heard in the background saying “very good.” When it was time for her to ask her question, she tearfully struggled to find the words and the president was very gracious and empathetic.
Asked about why he would downplay the virus, Trump claimed to have “up-played” it and boasted about placing travel restrictions on people coming from China. A prolonged back-and-forth with Stephanopoulos led to Trump singing the praises of “herd mentality.” Just tell people to wear masks when appropriate, Mr. President.
Positive: Trump received several questions about the protests and riots that have followed the death of George Floyd earlier this year. Correctly, Trump pointed out that he could not mobilize the National Guard without invoking the Insurrection Act, which would be considered anathema on the left as evidenced by the Tom Cotton op-ed fiasco at the New York Times.
Negative: Once again, the president exhibited his lack of decorum by lashing out at the late senator John McCain, a decorated war hero tortured by the North Vietnamese. It seems doubtful that his performance will convince many persuadable, but Trump does deserve some credit for showing up to an event such as this while his opponent keeps to a shockingly light campaign schedule.