61 Facts About Trump Administration

1. In May 2017, Donald Trump Administration discussed highly classified intelligence in an Oval Office meeting with the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak, providing details that could expose the source of the information and the manner in which it was collected.

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2. Trump Administration said that in March 2016, he had twice met with Ambassador Kislyak, and "stood by his earlier remarks as an honest and correct answer to a question".

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3. Trump Administration said in 2017, "I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia.

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4. Trump Administration said that the Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman denied any knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi.

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5. Donald Trump Administration registered eight new businesses in Saudi Arabia during the election campaign.

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6. Since 2006, before he became president, Trump Administration repeatedly lost cases in Chinese courts seeking to trademark his name, so as to brand it for construction services.

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7. In March 2018 Trump Administration said he would impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports from most countries.

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8. Trump Administration strongly opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed free trade agreement among several nations that border the Pacific Ocean.

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9. Trump Administration had tweeted earlier that morning that it would be better to skip the meeting if the Mexican government continued to insist that Mexico would not pay for a proposed United States-Mexico border wall Trump promised to build.

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10. On June 16, 2017, Trump Administration announced that he was cancelling the Obama administrations deals with Cuba, while expressing that a new deal could be negotiated between Cuba and United States.

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11. On February 2, 2017, Trump Administration tweeted that the refugee agreement was a "dumb deal".

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12. On December 6, 2017, Trump Administration recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and promised to relocate the Israeli US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move considered too risky by his predecessors.

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13. Trump Administration had long expressed hostility towards the agreement and had on several previous occasions been persuaded by White House aides not to withdraw.

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14. In May 2018, Trump Administration announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, the signature foreign policy achievement of the Obama administration.

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15. Trump Administration took office after Barack Obama signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which Trump described as one of the "worst deals ever made".

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16. Trump Administration responded by ordering the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles toward Shayrat Air Base where the chemical attacks are believed to have been launched.

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17. On June 1, 2018, Trump Administration announced that the meeting was "back on" for June 12 in Singapore.

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18. In March 2018, Trump Administration accepted an invitation to a face-to-face summit with Kim Jong Un; the date and location for the encounter was set on June 12 and in Singapore.

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19. In January 2018 Trump Administration imposed tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines from China.

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20. Trump Administration agreed with the American intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russia interfered.

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21. In July 2018, Trump Administration has criticized the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany.

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22. On September 24, 2017, Trump Administration signed a proclamation that placed limits on the six countries in the second executive order and added Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela.

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23. Trump Administration had earlier said that "you can't do it through an executive order.

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24. In January 2018, Trump Administration was widely criticized after referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations in general as "shithole countries" at a bipartisan meeting on immigration.

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25. In January 2017, Trump Administration signed an executive order directing the DHS Secretary to begin work on a wall.

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26. In September 2017, Trump Administration nominated Tom Marino to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy and become the nation's drug czar.

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27. In May 2018, Trump Administration announced that he would not allow Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate lower drug prices from pharmaceutical companies, abandoning a promise he made as candidate.

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28. Trump Administration reacted by alternately urging Congress to keep trying and threatening to "let Obamacare implode".

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29. In early 2017, Trump Administration signed an executive order directing federal agencies to slash two existing regulations for every new one.

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30. In January 2017, Trump Administration ordered a temporary government-wide hiring freeze of the civilian work force.

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31. The move raised ethical questions because Trump Administration owns a resort in Florida and because Florida is a swing state that Trump would like to win in the 2020 presidential election.

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32. Trump Administration suspended a number of large research programs, such as a $1 million National Academy of Sciences study on the public health effects of mountaintop removal coal-mining, a $580,000 NAS study intended to make offshore drilling safer, a multimillion-dollar program that distributed grants for research the effects of chemical exposure on children, and $10-million-a-year research line for NASA's Carbon Monitoring System.

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33. In June 2017, Trump Administration announced US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, a 2015 climate change accord reached by 200 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions, defying broad global backing for the plan.

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34. Trump Administration ended the moratorium on federal coal leasing, revoked several Obama executive orders including the Presidential Climate Action Plan, and removed guidance for federal agencies on taking climate change into account during National Environmental Policy Act action reviews.

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35. In March 2017, Trump Administration issued an executive order reversing multiple Obama administration policies meant to tackle climate change.

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36. In May 2018, Trump Administration initiated a trade conflict with the EU by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum, for which the EU retaliated in June with tariffs of their own, with Trump threatening to escalate the conflict with additional tariffs.

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37. In March 2018, Trump Administration announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, triggering a series of tit for tat tariffs and threatened additional tariffs from multiple nations, which by June 2018 had escalated into what some characterized as a trade war The trade dispute disrupted global commerce, with the New York Times noting that "shipments are slowing at ports and airfreight terminals around the world.

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38. Trump Administration linked his criticism of Amazon to the fact that Amazon is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post, which Trump has derided as "fake news".

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39. Trump Administration repeatedly singled out Amazon for criticism and advocated steps that would harm the company, such as ending a mutually lucrative arrangement between Amazon and the US Postal Service and raising taxes on Amazon.

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40. Trump Administration publicly attacked Boeing and Lockheed Martin, sending their stocks tumbling.

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41. In February 2018, Trump Administration released a $1.5 trillion federal infrastructure plan, but left the details of the plan for Congress to solve, including how to pay for it.

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42. In December 2018, Trump Administration complained about the amount America spends on an "uncontrollable arms race" with Russia and China.

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43. Trump Administration announced in October 2018 that America would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia to enable America to counter increasing Chinese intermediate nuclear missile capabilities in the Pacific.

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44. The New York Times remarked that Trump Administration took no action on more than 10,000 pending applications and that he solely used his pardon power on "public figures whose cases resonated with him given his own grievances with investigators.

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45. Trump Administration has used Twitter to attack federal judges who have ruled against him in court cases.

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46. Trump Administration used the nickname "Rocket Man" for Kim Jong Un of North Korea both in tweets and at a United Nations meeting.

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47. Trump Administration has used Twitter to threaten and intimidate his political opponents and potential political allies needed to pass bills.

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48. Trump Administration continued the use of Twitter from the presidential campaign.

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49. In May 2018 Trump Administration denied firing Comey because of the Russia investigation.

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50. The New York Times called Trump Administration's attacks "dangerous to the lifeblood of democracy" and published excerpts from dozens of further publications.

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51. Trump Administration publicly expressed frustration that he could not direct the DOJ to investigate Clinton.

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52. At a November 3, 2018 rally in Montana, Trump Administration asserted, "I'm the only one that tells you the facts.

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53. On July 9, 2018, Trump Administration nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, to fill the vacancy caused by Kennedy's impending retirement.

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54. Trump Administration has asserted the memos Comey gave Richman contained classified information, although this has not been publicly verified.

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55. Trump Administration provided some of the memos to his friend Daniel Richman, who then released the substance of the memos to the press.

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56. In February 2017, Trump Administration formally announced his cabinet structure, elevating the Director of National Intelligence and Director of the CIA to cabinet level.

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57. At age seventy, Trump Administration surpassed Ronald Reagan and became the oldest person to assume the presidency, and the first without any prior government or military experience.

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58. Trump Administration won 304 electoral votes compared to Clinton's 227, though Clinton won a plurality of the popular vote.

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59. Trump Administration signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which dramatically lowered corporate and estate taxes and most individual income tax rates on a temporary basis.

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60. Trump Administration advocated for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but repeal legislation failed in the Senate in July 2017; since then, he has taken action to weaken the provisions of it.

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61. Trump Administration repealed environmental protections intended to address anthropogenic climate change such as the Clean Power Plan and withdrew from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation.

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