224 Facts About Donald Trump


Donald John Trump was born on June 14,1946 and is an American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.


Donald Trump became president of his father's real estate business in 1971 and renamed it the Trump Organization.


Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election as the Republican nominee against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton despite losing the popular vote.


Donald Trump was the first US president with no prior military or government service.


Donald Trump promoted conspiracy theories and made many false and misleading statements during his campaigns and presidency, to a degree unprecedented in American politics.


Donald Trump rolled back more than 100 environmental policies and regulations in an aggressive attempt to weaken environmental protections.


Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which cut taxes for individuals and businesses and rescinded the individual health insurance mandate penalty of the Affordable Care Act.


Donald Trump appointed 54 federal appellate judges and three US Supreme Court justices.


Donald Trump initiated a trade war with China and withdrew the US from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal.


Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un three times but made no progress on denuclearization.


Donald Trump reacted slowly to the COVID-19 pandemic, ignored or contradicted many recommendations from health officials in his messaging, and promoted unproven treatments and misinformation about testing.


Donald Trump lost the 2020 United States presidential election to Joe Biden but refused to concede defeat.


On January 6,2021, Donald Trump urged his supporters to march to the US Capitol, which many of them then attacked, resulting in multiple deaths and interrupting the electoral vote count.


Donald Trump is the only American president to have been impeached twice.


In December 2022, the House January 6 Committee recommended criminal charges against Donald Trump for obstructing an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the US, and inciting or assisting an insurrection.


Since leaving office, Donald Trump has remained heavily involved in the Republican Party.


Donald John Trump was born on June 14,1946, at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York City, the fourth child of Fred Trump, a Bronx-born real estate developer whose parents were German immigrants, and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, an immigrant from Scotland.


Donald Trump went to Sunday school and was confirmed in 1959 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens.


In 2015, the church stated that Donald Trump was not an active member.


Donald Trump has called golfing his "primary form of exercise" but usually does not walk the course.


Donald Trump considers exercise a waste of energy, because exercise depletes the body's energy "like a battery, with a finite amount of energy".


In 2015, Donald Trump's campaign released a letter from his longtime personal physician, Harold Bornstein, stating that Donald Trump would "be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".


In 2018, Bornstein said Donald Trump had dictated the contents of the letter and that three Donald Trump agents had seized his medical records in a February 2017 raid on the doctor's office.


Journalist Jonathan Greenberg reported that Donald Trump called him in 1984, pretending to be a fictional Donald Trump Organization official named "John Barron".


Greenberg said that Donald Trump, speaking as "Barron", falsely asserted that he owned more than 90 percent of his father's business to get a higher ranking for himself on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans.


Donald Trump has often said he began his career with "a small loan of one million dollars" from his father and that he had to pay it back with interest.


Donald Trump's investments underperformed the stock and New York property markets.


Donald Trump's income mainly came from his share in The Apprentice and businesses in which he was a minority partner, and his losses mainly from majority-owned businesses.


Donald Trump attracted public attention in 1978 with the launch of his family's first Manhattan venture, the renovation of the derelict Commodore Hotel, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal.


In 1995, Donald Trump sold the Plaza Hotel along with most of his properties to pay down his debts, including personally guaranteed loans, allowing him to avoid personal insolvency.


In 1985, Donald Trump acquired the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.


Donald Trump continued to use a wing of the house as a private residence.


In 1984, Donald Trump opened Harrah's at Donald Trump Plaza, a hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with financing and management help from the Holiday Corporation.


Donald Trump bought a third Atlantic City venue in 1988, the Donald Trump Taj Mahal.


Donald Trump was forced to give up half his initial stake and to personally guarantee future performance.


The Donald Trump Organization began building and buying golf courses in 1999.


Donald Trump visited a Donald Trump Organization property on 428 of the 1,461 days of his presidency and is estimated to have played 261 rounds of golf, one every 5.6 days.


The Donald Trump name has been licensed for various consumer products and services, including foodstuffs, apparel, adult learning courses, and home furnishings.


In September 1983, Donald Trump purchased the New Jersey Generals, a team in the United States Football League.


Donald Trump's businesses have hosted several boxing matches at the Atlantic City Convention Hall, adjacent to and promoted as taking place at the Donald Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.


In 1989 and 1990, Donald Trump lent his name to the Tour de Donald Trump cycling stage race, which was an attempt to create an American equivalent of European races such as the Tour de France or the Giro d'Italia.


From 1986 to 1988, Donald Trump purchased significant blocks of shares in various public companies while suggesting that he intended to take over the company and then sold his shares for a profit, leading some observers to think he was engaged in greenmail.


The New York Times found that Donald Trump initially made millions of dollars in such stock transactions, but later "lost most, if not all, of those gains after investors stopped taking his takeover talk seriously".


Donald Trump renamed the airline Trump Shuttle and operated it until 1992.


Donald Trump defaulted on his loans in 1991, and ownership passed to the banks.


From 1996 to 2015, Donald Trump owned all or part of the Miss Universe pageants, including Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.


In 2007, Donald Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work as producer of Miss Universe.


In 2004, Donald Trump co-founded Donald Trump University, a company that sold real estate training courses priced from $1,500 to $35,000.


Internal documents revealed that employees were instructed to use a hard-sell approach, and former employees testified that Donald Trump University had defrauded or lied to its students.


The Donald J Trump Foundation was a private foundation established in 1988.


Donald Trump's team announced in December 2016 that the foundation would be dissolved.


Donald Trump's counterclaims were dismissed, and the government's case went forward, ultimately resulting in a settlement.


Cohn introduced political consultant Roger Stone to Donald Trump, who enlisted Stone's services to deal with the federal government.


Donald Trump's first book, The Art of the Deal, was a New York Times Best Seller.


Donald Trump made cameo appearances in many films and television shows from 1985 to 2001.


Donald Trump had a sporadic relationship with the professional wrestling promotion WWE since the late 1980s.


Donald Trump appeared at WrestleMania 23 in 2007 and was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.


From 2004 to 2015, Donald Trump was co-producer and host of reality shows The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice.


In February 2021, Donald Trump resigned from the Screen Actors Guild he had been a member of since 1989 rather than face a disciplinary committee hearing for inciting the January 6,2021, mob attack on the US Capitol and for his "reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists".


Donald Trump registered as a Republican in 1987; a member of the Independence Party, the New York state affiliate of the Reform Party, in 1999; a Democrat in 2001; a Republican in 2009; unaffiliated in 2011; and a Republican in 2012.


In 1987, Donald Trump placed full-page advertisements in three major newspapers, expressing his views on foreign policy and on how to eliminate the federal budget deficit.


Donald Trump ruled out running for local office but not for the presidency.


In 2000, Donald Trump ran in the California and Michigan primaries for nomination as the Reform Party candidate for the 2000 United States presidential election but withdrew from the race in February 2000.


In 2011, Donald Trump speculated about running against President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, making his first speaking appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2011 and giving speeches in early primary states.


Donald Trump adopted the phrase "truthful hyperbole", coined by his ghostwriter Tony Schwartz, to describe his public speaking style.


Donald Trump's campaign was initially not taken seriously by political analysts, but he quickly rose to the top of opinion polls.


Donald Trump became the front-runner in March 2016 and was declared the presumptive Republican nominee in May.


In mid-July Donald Trump selected Indiana governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate, and the two were officially nominated at the 2016 Republican National Convention.


Donald Trump twice refused to say whether he would accept the result of the election.


Donald Trump advocated a largely non-interventionist approach to foreign policy while increasing military spending, extreme vetting or banning immigrants from Muslim-majority countries to pre-empt domestic Islamic terrorism, and aggressive military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.


Donald Trump helped bring far-right fringe ideas, beliefs, and organizations into the mainstream.


Donald Trump was slow to disavow an endorsement from David Duke after he was questioned about it during a CNN interview on February 28,2016.


Duke enthusiastically supported Donald Trump and said he and like-minded people voted for Donald Trump because of his promises to "take our country back".


Donald Trump did not release his tax returns, contrary to the practice of every major candidate since 1976 and his promises in 2014 and 2015 to do so if he ran for office.


Donald Trump said his tax returns were being audited, and his lawyers had advised him against releasing them.


On November 8,2016, Donald Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton.


Donald Trump became the only president who neither served in the military nor held any government office prior to becoming president.


Donald Trump's support had been modestly underestimated, while Clinton's had been overestimated.


Donald Trump won 30 states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, which had been part of what was considered a blue wall of Democratic strongholds since the 1990s.


Donald Trump continued to profit from his businesses and to know how his administration's policies affected his businesses.


Donald Trump was sued for violating the Domestic and Foreign Emoluments Clauses of the US Constitution, marking the first time that the clauses had been substantively litigated.


Donald Trump took office at the height of the longest economic expansion in American history, which began in June 2009 and continued until February 2020, when the COVID-19 recession began.


In December 2017, Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.


The Donald Trump administration claimed that the act would either increase tax revenues or pay for itself by prompting economic growth.


Donald Trump reduced the budget for renewable energy research by 40 percent and reversed Obama-era policies directed at curbing climate change.


In June 2017, Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement, making the US the only nation in the world to not ratify the agreement.


Donald Trump aimed to boost the production and exports of fossil fuels.


Donald Trump rolled back more than 100 federal environmental regulations, including those that curbed greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution, and the use of toxic substances.


Donald Trump weakened protections for animals and environmental standards for federal infrastructure projects, and expanded permitted areas for drilling and resource extraction, such as allowing drilling in the Arctic Refuge.


In January 2017, Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13771, which directed that, for every new regulation, federal agencies "identify" two existing regulations for elimination, though it did not require elimination.


Donald Trump dismantled many federal regulations on health, labor, and the environment, among other topics.


Donald Trump signed 14 Congressional Review Act resolutions repealing federal regulations, including a bill that made it easier for severely mentally ill persons to buy guns.


The Institute for Policy Integrity found that 78 percent of Donald Trump's proposals were blocked by courts or did not prevail over litigation.


Donald Trump expressed a desire to "let Obamacare fail"; his administration cut the ACA enrollment period in half and drastically reduced funding for advertising and other ways to encourage enrollment.


Donald Trump falsely claimed he saved the coverage of pre-existing conditions provided by the ACA.


In June 2018, the Donald Trump administration joined 18 Republican-led states in arguing before the Supreme Court that the elimination of the financial penalties associated with the individual mandate had rendered the ACA unconstitutional.


Donald Trump said he supported "traditional marriage" but considered the nationwide legality of same-sex marriage a "settled" issue; in March 2017, his administration rolled back key components of the Obama administration's workplace protections against discrimination of LGBT people.


Donald Trump has said he is opposed to gun control in general, although his views have shifted over time.


Donald Trump's administration took an anti-marijuana position, revoking Obama-era policies that provided protections for states that legalized marijuana.


In 2016, Donald Trump said he supported the use of interrogation torture methods such as waterboarding but later appeared to recant this due to the opposition of Defense Secretary James Mattis.


Donald Trump pardoned or reversed the sentences of three American servicemen convicted or accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan or Iraq.


In November and December 2020, Donald Trump pardoned four Blackwater private security contractors convicted of killing Iraqi civilians in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre; white-collar criminals Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik; and daughter Ivanka's father-in-law Charles Kushner.


Donald Trump pardoned five people convicted as a result of investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections: Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Alex van der Zwaan, Stone, whose 40-month sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction he had already commuted in July, and Paul Manafort.


Donald Trump then walked to St John's Episcopal Church, where protesters had set a small fire the night before; he posed for photographs holding a Bible, with senior administration officials later joining him in photos.


Donald Trump's proposed immigration policies were a topic of bitter and contentious debate during the campaign.


Donald Trump pledged to deport millions of illegal immigrants residing in the United States, and criticized birthright citizenship for incentivizing "anchor babies".


Donald Trump attempted to drastically escalate immigration enforcement, including implementing harsher immigration enforcement policies against asylum seekers from Central America than any modern US president.


Donald Trump reduced the number of refugees admitted into the US to record lows.


When Donald Trump took office, the annual limit was 110,000; Donald Trump set a limit of 18,000 in the 2020 fiscal year and 15,000 in the 2021 fiscal year.


Additional restrictions implemented by the Donald Trump administration caused significant bottlenecks in processing refugee applications, resulting in fewer refugees accepted compared to the allowed limits.


Donald Trump later reframed the proposed ban to apply to countries with a "proven history of terrorism".


On January 27,2017, Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769, which suspended admission of refugees for 120 days and denied entry to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days, citing security concerns.


Donald Trump falsely asserted that his administration was merely following the law, blaming Democrats, despite the separations being his administration's policy.


On June 26,2018, Judge Dana Sabraw concluded that the Donald Trump administration had "no system in place to keep track of" the separated children, nor any effective measures for family communication and reunification; Sabraw ordered for the families to be reunited and family separations stopped except in limited circumstances.


Donald Trump vetoed a joint resolution to overturn the declaration, and the Senate voted against a veto override.


Donald Trump described himself as a "nationalist" and his foreign policy as "America First".


Hallmarks of foreign relations during Donald Trump's tenure included unpredictability and uncertainty, a lack of a consistent foreign policy, and strained and sometimes antagonistic relationships with the US's European allies.


Donald Trump questioned the need for NATO, criticized the US's NATO allies, and privately suggested on multiple occasions that the United States should withdraw from the alliance.


The Donald Trump administration "water[ed] down the toughest penalties the US had imposed on Russian entities" after its 2014 annexation of Crimea.


Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing alleged Russian non-compliance, and supported a potential return of Russia to the G7.


Donald Trump repeatedly praised and rarely criticized Russian president Vladimir Putin but opposed some actions of the Russian government.


Donald Trump did not discuss alleged Russian bounties offered to Taliban fighters for attacking American soldiers in Afghanistan with Putin, saying both that he doubted the intelligence and that he was not briefed on it.


Donald Trump juxtaposed verbal attacks on China with praise of Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, which was attributed to trade war negotiations with the leader.


Donald Trump said he resisted punishing China for its human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in the northwestern Xinjiang region for fear of jeopardizing trade negotiations.


In July 2020, the Donald Trump administration imposed sanctions and visa restrictions against senior Chinese officials, in response to expanded mass detention camps holding more than a million of the country's Uyghur Muslim ethnic minority.


In 2017, when North Korea's nuclear weapons were increasingly seen as a serious threat, Donald Trump escalated his rhetoric, warning that North Korean aggression would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen".


In 2017, Donald Trump declared that he wanted North Korea's "complete denuclearization", and engaged in name-calling with leader Kim Jong Un.


Donald Trump met Kim three times: in Singapore in 2018, in Hanoi in 2019, and in the Korean Demilitarized Zone in 2019.


Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to meet a North Korean leader or to set foot on North Korean soil.


In February 2020, the Donald Trump administration signed a conditional peace agreement with the Taliban, which called for the withdrawal of foreign troops in 14 months "contingent on a guarantee from the Taliban that Afghan soil will not be used by terrorists with aims to attack the United States or its allies" and for the US to seek the release of 5,000 Taliban imprisoned by the Afghan government.


Donald Trump supported many of the policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Donald Trump ordered missile strikes in April 2017 and in April 2018 against the Assad regime in Syria, in retaliation for the Khan Shaykhun and Douma chemical attacks, respectively.


In December 2018, Donald Trump declared "we have won against ISIS", contradicting Department of Defense assessments, and ordered the withdrawal of all troops from Syria.


One week after his announcement, Donald Trump said he would not approve any extension of the American deployment in Syria.


In October 2019, after Donald Trump spoke to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US troops in northern Syria were withdrawn from the area and Turkey invaded northern Syria, attacking and displacing American-allied Kurds in the area.


In May 2018, Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the 2015 agreement between Iran, the US, and five other countries that lifted most economic sanctions against Iran in return for Iran agreeing to restrictions on its nuclear program.


In January 2020, Donald Trump ordered a US airstrike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, who had planned nearly every significant operation by Iranian forces over the past two decades.


The Donald Trump administration had a high turnover of personnel, particularly among White House staff.


Close personal aides to Donald Trump including Bannon, Hope Hicks, John McEntee, and Keith Schiller quit or were forced out.


Donald Trump publicly disparaged several of his former top officials, calling them incompetent, stupid, or crazy.


Donald Trump had four White House chiefs of staff, marginalizing or pushing out several.


Kelly resigned in December 2018 after a tumultuous tenure in which his influence waned, and Donald Trump subsequently disparaged him.


On May 9,2017, Donald Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey.


Donald Trump was slow to appoint second-tier officials in the executive branch, saying many of the positions are unnecessary.


Donald Trump appointed 226 Article III judges, including 54 to the courts of appeals and three to the Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.


Donald Trump disparaged courts and judges whom he disagreed with, often in personal terms, and questioned the judiciary's constitutional authority.


In February 2020 Donald Trump publicly asserted that the outbreak in the US was less deadly than influenza, was "very much under control", and would soon be over.


In March 2020, Donald Trump privately told Woodward that he was deliberately "playing it down" in public so as not to create panic.


Donald Trump was slow to address the spread of the disease, initially dismissing the threat and ignoring persistent public health warnings and calls for action from health officials within his administration and Secretary Azar.


Donald Trump falsely claimed that "anybody that wants a test can get a test", despite the availability of tests being severely limited.


Donald Trump established the White House Coronavirus Task Force on January 29,2020.


Donald Trump was the main speaker at the briefings, where he praised his own response to the pandemic, frequently criticized rival presidential candidate Joe Biden, and denounced the press.


Donald Trump's repeated use of the terms "Chinese virus" and "China virus" to describe COVID-19 drew criticism from health experts.


Amid a backlash, Donald Trump said the task force would "indefinitely" continue.


Donald Trump's administration's proposed 2021 federal budget, released in February, proposed reducing WHO funding by more than half.


Donald Trump then announced that he was withdrawing funding for the organization.


In July 2020, Donald Trump announced the formal withdrawal of the United States from the WHO effective July 2021.


Donald Trump often refused to wear a face mask at public events, contrary to his own administration's April 2020 guidance that Americans should wear masks in public and despite nearly unanimous medical consensus that masks are important to preventing the spread of the virus.


Donald Trump repeatedly pressured federal health agencies to take actions he favored, such as approving unproven treatments or speeding up the approval of vaccines.


Donald Trump alleged without evidence that FDA scientists were part of a "deep state" opposing him, and delaying approval of vaccines and treatments to hurt him politically.


On October 2,2020, Donald Trump tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID-19.


Later that day Donald Trump was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, reportedly due to labored breathing and a fever.


Donald Trump was treated with antiviral and experimental antibody drugs and a steroid.


Donald Trump then sued the banks, Mazars, and committee chair Elijah Cummings to prevent the disclosures.


In September 2022, the committee and Donald Trump agreed to a settlement about Mazars, and the accounting firm began turning over documents.


Donald Trump denied the affairs and claimed he was not aware of Cohen's payment to Daniels, but he reimbursed him in 2017.


Federal prosecutors asserted that Donald Trump had been involved in discussions regarding non-disclosure payments as early as 2014.


Court documents showed that the FBI believed Donald Trump was directly involved in the payment to Daniels, based on calls he had with Cohen in October 2016.


Donald Trump told Kislyak and Sergei Lavrov in May 2017 he was unconcerned about Russian interference in US elections.


Donald Trump privately told Mueller to restrict the investigation to criminal matters "in connection with Russia's 2016 election interference".


Donald Trump sought to fire Mueller and shut down the investigation multiple times but backed down after his staff objected or after changing his mind.


The report detailed multiple acts of potential obstruction of justice by Donald Trump but did not make a "traditional prosecutorial judgment" on whether Donald Trump broke the law, suggesting that Congress should make such a determination.


Several Donald Trump associates pleaded guilty or were convicted in connection with Mueller's investigation and related cases, including Manafort, convicted on eight felony counts, deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, foreign policy advisor Papadopoulos, and Flynn.


Cohen said he had made the false statements on behalf of Donald Trump, who was identified as "Individual-1" in the court documents.


Donald Trump then confirmed that he withheld military aid from Ukraine, offering contradictory reasons for the decision.


Donald Trump said it was made clear that until Zelenskyy made such an announcement, the administration would not release scheduled military aid for Ukraine and not invite Zelenskyy to the White House.


Donald Trump held his first re-election rally less than a month after taking office and officially became the Republican nominee in August 2020.


Donald Trump repeatedly misrepresented Biden's positions and shifted to appeals to racism.


Donald Trump repeatedly refused to say whether he would accept the results of the election and commit to a peaceful transition of power if he lost.


Donald Trump withdrew from public activities in the weeks following the election.


Donald Trump initially blocked government officials from cooperating in Biden's presidential transition.


Donald Trump still did not formally concede while claiming he recommended the GSA begin transition protocols.


Donald Trump did not attend Biden's inauguration, leaving Washington for Florida hours before.


In December 2020, Newsweek reported the Pentagon was on red alert, and ranking officers had discussed what they would do if Donald Trump decided to declare martial law.


When Donald Trump moved supporters into positions of power at the Pentagon after the November 2020 election, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and CIA director Gina Haspel became concerned about the threat of a possible coup attempt or military action against China or Iran.


Milley insisted that he should be consulted about any military orders from Donald Trump, including the use of nuclear weapons, and he instructed Haspel and NSA director Paul Nakasone to monitor developments closely.


In March 2023, Donald Trump collaborated with incarcerated rioters on a song to benefit the prisoners.


Donald Trump resumed his campaign-style rallies with an 85-minute speech at the annual North Carolina Republican Party convention on June 6,2021.


Unlike other former presidents, Donald Trump continued to dominate his party; he has been compared to a modern-day party boss.


Donald Trump continued fundraising, raising more than twice as much as the Republican Party itself, hinted at a third candidacy, and profited from fundraisers many Republican candidates held at Mar-a-Lago.


In October 2021, Donald Trump announced the planned merger of TMTG with Digital World Acquisition, a special-purpose acquisition company.


Donald Trump is the subject of several probes into his business dealings and his actions both before and during the presidency.


In February 2021, the district attorney for Fulton County, Georgia, Fani Willis, announced a criminal probe into Donald Trump's phone calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.


In December 2021, the New York State Attorney General's office subpoenaed Donald Trump to produce documents related to the business.


Donald Trump imposed a fine of $10,000 per day until he complies.


When Donald Trump left the White House in January 2021, he took government documents and material with him to Mar-a-Lago.


On November 18,2022, Garland appointed a special counsel, federal prosecutor Jack Smith, to oversee the federal criminal investigations into Donald Trump retaining government property at Mar-a-Lago and examining Donald Trump's role in the events leading up to the January 6,2021, Capitol attack.


On December 19,2022, the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack recommended criminal charges against Donald Trump for obstructing an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and inciting or assisting an insurrection.


On November 15,2022, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 United States presidential election and set up a fundraising account.


Donald Trump was the only president to never reach a 50 percent approval rating in the Gallup poll dating to 1938.


Donald Trump finished his term with a record-low approval rating of between 29 percent and 34 percent and a record-low average of 41 percent throughout his presidency.


In Gallup's annual poll asking Americans to name the man they admire the most, Donald Trump placed second to Obama in 2017 and 2018, tied with Obama for most admired man in 2019, and was named most admired in 2020.


Since Gallup started conducting the poll in 1948, Donald Trump is the first elected president not to be named most admired in his first year in office.


Donald Trump was ranked last on background, integrity, intelligence, foreign policy accomplishments, and executive appointments, and second to last on ability to compromise, executive ability, and present overall view.


Donald Trump was ranked near the bottom in all categories except for luck, willingness to take risks, and party leadership.


Donald Trump tweeted frequently during the 2016 election campaign and as president until Twitter banned him in the final days of his term.


Over twelve years, Donald Trump posted around 57,000 tweets, often using Twitter as a direct means of communication with the public and sidelining the press.


In June 2017, a White House press secretary said that Donald Trump's tweets were official presidential statements.


Donald Trump often announced terminations of administration officials and cabinet members over Twitter.


In 2018, journalist Lesley Stahl recounted Donald Trump's saying he intentionally demeaned and discredited the media "so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you".


Donald Trump's administration moved to revoke the press passes of two White House reporters, which were restored by the courts.


In early 2020, the Donald Trump campaign sued The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN for defamation in opinion pieces about Russian election interference.


Donald Trump's falsehoods became a distinctive part of his political identity.


Donald Trump's falsehoods increased in frequency over time, rising from about 6 false or misleading claims per day in his first year as president to 16 per day in his second year, 22 per day in his third year, and 39 per day in his final year.


Donald Trump reached 10,000 false or misleading claims 27 months into his term; 20,000 false or misleading claims 14 months later, and 30,000 false or misleading claims five months later.


Some of Donald Trump's falsehoods were inconsequential, such as his claim of the "biggest inaugural crowd ever".


In 2020, Donald Trump was a significant source of disinformation on mail-in voting and misinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic.


In national polling, about half of respondents said that Donald Trump is racist; a greater proportion believed that he emboldened racists.


Donald Trump has been accused of racism for insisting a group of black and Latino teenagers were guilty of raping a white woman in the 1989 Central Park jogger case, even after they were exonerated by DNA evidence in 2002.


Donald Trump continued to make similar remarks during his 2020 campaign.


Donald Trump has a history of insulting and belittling women when speaking to media and on social media.


Research suggests Donald Trump's rhetoric caused an increased incidence of hate crimes.


Donald Trump has been the subject of parody, comedy, and caricature on television, in films, and in comics.


Donald Trump was named in hundreds of hip hop songs since the 1980s, mostly positive.