Recapping Trump’s First Year Through Tweets


Staff Writer

Jan. 20, 2017: Donald J. Trump was sworn into o ce as the 45th president of the United States of America. Later that day, Trump signed multiple executive orders, including one that decreased the regulations of Obamacare, and tweeted “January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”

Jan. 26, 2017: The day after Trump signed an executive order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted, “This morning we informed the White House I will not attend the business meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with [President Trump].”

Jan. 28, 2017: The day after Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from predominantly Muslim countries, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted, “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.”

Feb. 5, 2017: Two days after a federal judge blocked Trump’s travel ban, he tweeted, “I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY. The courts are making the job very difficult.”

March 8, 2017: Two days after Trump revised his travel ban and took Iraq o of the banned list, First Lady Melania Trump tweeted, “As an immigrant myself, having grown up in a communist society, I know all too well the value and importance of freedom and equal opportunity.”

April 6, 2017: The U.S. launched nearly 60 missiles at Syria and Trump tweeted, “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air eld in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched.”

May 12, 2017: Three days after ring FBI Director James Comey and the day after admitting he asked Comey if his connection to Russia was under investigation, Trump tweeted, “James Comey better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

June 11, 2017: Three days after a hearing where the Senate Select Intelligence Committee questioned Comey, Trump tweeted, “I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’”

July 18, 2017: Republican attempts to remove and/or replace Obamacare failed and Trump tweeted, “We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans. Most Republicans were loyal, terrific & worked really hard. We will return!”

Aug. 15, 2017: Three days after Trump responds to a car, driven by a white supremacist, being plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting the white supremacists in Charlottesville by saying there was “bigotry and violence on many sides,” former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke tweeted, “Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa.”

Oct. 10, 2017: Two days after Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game where players were kneeling during the national anthem, Trump tweeted, “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag, and Country? Change tax law!”

Nov. 15, 2017: After he returns from a trip to Asia, Trump tweeted, “While in the Philippines I was forced to watch @CNN, which I have not done in months, and again realized how bad, and FAKE it is. Loser!”

Dec. 26, 2017: As the investigation into Trump’s connection to Russia continued, he tweeted, “WOW, @foxandfriends ‘Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/ TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.’ And they use this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!”

Jan. 20, 2018: Trump celebrated his first year in office and a government shutdown at the same time by tweeting “This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present. #DemocratShutdown.”