Presidency of Donald Trump

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The Presidency of Donald Trump began at noon EST on January 20, 2017. Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. He succeeded Barack Obama.

Trump is a Republican.

Trump received almost three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. However, he won the U.S. Electoral College vote, 304 to 227.[1]

By the end of Trump's first year in office, opinion polls showed him as the least popular president in United States history.[2] He has said many false and misleading things in his campaign and presidency. Those things were documented by fact-checkers.[3]

Early in his presidency, the Trump administration developed a controversial relationship with mass media. He repeatedly said it was the "fake news media" and "the enemy of the people".[4]

As of 2019, Trump's most repeated false statements were each repeated over 100 times during his presidency.[source?] They included that the "Trump wall" was already being built, that a U.S. trade deficit would be a "loss" for the country, and that the American economy was the strongest ever during his administration.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2016 Presidential Electoral and Popular Vote" (PDF). Federal Electoral Commission. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  2. How Trump Ranks (Report). Five Thirty Eight. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  3. It's True: Trump is Lying More, and He's Doing it on Purpose. New Yorker. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  4. "Trump Keeps Saying 'Enemy of the People'". The Business Insider. Retrieved February 20, 2019.