Band Alga loud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout via Getty Images This viral moment from 2017 showed Middle East leaders touching a glowing globe as part of a commencement ceremony for a new anti-extremism center in Saudi Arabia. Evan Gucci/AP During his trip to the Vatican, Trump gifted Pope Francis a collection of books written by Martin Luther King Jr.
President Donald Trump holds a baseball bat at the “Made in America” product showcase event at the White House, July 17, 2017. Reuters/Carlos Barrio Trump, echoing his campaign promises, held several events at the White House celebrating America's innovations in production.
President Donald Trump watches Frank Giacomo, 11, of Falls Church, Virginia, as he mows the lawn in the Rose Garden of the White House on September 15, 2017. Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on October 3, 2017, after Hurricane Maria.
After Trump announced that he was slashing government regulations, he stood in front of a huge stack of papers and literally cut the red tape. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California, on March 13, 2018.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, speaks with President Donald Trump during the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malware, Quebec, Canada, on June 9, 2018. German Federal Government/Tesco Denzel via AP Trump strained US relations with many international allies when he committed to an “America First” approach to foreign policy.
A White House aide attempts to take the microphone from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta during a news conference on November 7, 2018, after Trump points and tells him “that's enough.” President Donald Trump at the State Dining Room on January 14, 2019, where the 2018 NCAA Football National Champions, the Clemson Tigers, will be welcomed with food from Domino's, McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King.
President Donald Trump turns to House speaker Nancy Pelosi as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on February 5, 2019. Health Craig head/White House via Reuters Trump was criticized for appearing to stage a photo while watching a military operation that resulted in the successful killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
President Donald Trump holds his notes while speaking to the media about the impeachment inquiry hearings at the White House on November 20, 2019. President Donald Trump holds a copy of The Washington Post, one day after the Republican-controlled Senate acquitted him on two articles of impeachment on February 6, 2021.
Drew Angered/Getty Images Following Trump's impeachment in December, the Senate voted to acquit him of the two charges: obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Cabin Bots ford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, broke his composure when Trump went off-script to speak about the “Deep State Department” during a COVID-19 briefing in the early days of the pandemic.
President Donald Trump dances after speaking during a campaign rally at Pick away Agricultural and Event Center, October 24, 2021, in Circleville, Ohio. President Donald Trump walks back to the White House escorted by the Secret Service after appearing outside of St John's church across Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2021.
Brendan Minkowski/AFP via Getty Images Trump did not immediately address the nation publicly as protests erupted across the country following the killing of George Floyd. President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church in Washington, D.C., after the area was cleared of protesters on June 1, 2021.
Brendan Minkowski/AFP via Getty Images Trump held a Bible in front of a church near the White House, after federal officers cleared the streets of mostly peaceful protesters with tear gas and batons. Alex Brandon/AP Trump frequently touted his support and appreciation of Evangelical Christians, who are predominantly white, despite the claims from former associates who suggest otherwise.
President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he takes a ride in front of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was being treated for COVID-19 in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 4, 2021. Donald Trump Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock're currently using an older browser and your experience may not be optimal.
Sort image typeOrientationPeopleEthnicityShow moreAgeArtistsExclude keywordsEnter a comma-separated list of keywords to exclude from this search Top photographers in Washington, in their own words, on the genesis and meaning of their defining images from President Trump ’s first full year in office.
There are days covering the White House when tragedy strikes our country, and we look to the President for comfort. In this image, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the White House residence to the South Lawn for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas the night before.
The three biggest takeaways from the first year of Donald Trump ’s presidency are his unorthodox style of leadership, the departure of a great number of senior members of his leadership team and the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The one cabinet member that touches all three of those issues is Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
For me, some of the most interesting and revealing coverage from the first year of the Trump presidency is from his interactions on the world stage. For the most part, the President’s domestic events have looked and felt very much unchanged from his campaign rallies in 2016.
Although the pictures of the two men locked in an aggressive and prolonged handshake during their meeting alongside a NATO summit would go viral, I preferred this quieter image, from a few minutes earlier, when Macron first stepped out of his car. The two are standing ramrod straight, sizing each other up, with only Trump ’s towering hair and U.S. flag lapel pin to identify him.
It’s a massive aircraft, dominating the landscape as you exit the small terminal and walk out on the tarmac. I’m a neutral observer, and as a journalist in these times it’s difficult to convince people of that, especially given the way the general population thinks about the media.
His campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act his first year in office failed when two female republican senators blocked the G.O.P.’s efforts to dismantle health care, while the movement against women’s sexual harassment played a crucial role in the defeat of Roy Moore, Trump ’s pick for Alabama senate. This diptych, which shows democratic female legislatures standing hand-in-hand in all white, in reverence to the women’s suffrage movement at the Joint Session of Congress, symbolizes the women’s movement that Trump ’s presidency has unintentionally revitalized.
After covering much of Trump ’s campaign, transition, Inauguration and first year in office, I’m well aware that every image of a polarizing President is examined in minute detail. It went viral among critics who pointed out that Pope Francis didn’t look happy meeting the Trumps.
In the back of the room under a television screen, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon followed along. We traveled to the CIA headquarters, where he gave a speech to the very intelligence community that he had regularly criticized during his campaign and, remarkably, was met with applause.
In the same speech, he berated the media as “the most dishonest human beings on earth,” setting a tone of animosity toward the press for the year to come. On Nov. 28, Senate Minority Leader Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ditched a White House meeting on government funding in protest of a Trump tweet saying he didn’t foresee a deal.
The President used their absence to convey a clear message, employing the news media to deliver it in a classic political spin-doctor move. Later, on the evening of Jan. 6, the Capitol was cleared and Congress reconvened for a joint session to confirm the results of the election, which Trump has repeatedly challenged, claiming voter fraud.