Presidency of Donald Trump

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Official Portrait of President Donald J. Trump.

The Presidency of Donald Trump began with his inauguration on January 20, 2017, and is still ongoing. Trump took office after a surprising victory in the 2016 United States Presidential Election, in which he won 329 electoral votes and 69 million popular votes, or 50.3%, 8 points more than expected. His presidency is still ongoing after his victory in the 2020 United States Presidential Election, in which he won a crushing 363 electoral votes and 88 million popular votes, or 53.2%, the largest amount of votes won in U.S history.

Trump's first year was entirely dedicated to restoring the American economy by increasing the size and income of the middle class, disruption of the American trade deficit, reforming the American bureaucracy, and renovation of America's cities and infastructure. 2018 was entirely directed towards foreign policy, with Trump making unifying Korea, destroying the Taliban and ISIS, recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, signed the Rutbah Territorial Treaty to establish borders for Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, and reforming NATO and SEATO into efficient military alliances.

In 2019, Trump began the year with tax cuts that sent the economy skyrocketing, then began reforming education, media libel laws, social media regulation, cracking down on pornography and sex trafficking, and reforming the criminal justice system, before nearly escalating to war with Communist China, beginning the leadup to the Third World War. Through late 2019 and early 2020, Trump nearly collapsed both Communist China and Iran before the rising Sars-Cov-2 virus (known as COVID-19) led to a 2-week national lockdown and a temporary economic crash (-19%) that was stabilized in May with government intervention and the reopening of businesses (the economy did not fully recover from Covid, and then WW3, until 2035). The summer of 2020 saw the Floyd Race Riots destroy nearly $3 billion worth of property as Antifa and BLM launched a near insurgency in response to the death of George Floyd under a police headlock. Trump responded by invoking the 2020 Insurrection Act to declare a national emergency and deploy nearly 2.1 million National Guard reservists to destroy the 2 insurgent movements, leading to the death of nearly 452,000 insurgents the imprisonment of nearly 1.2 million, and the eventual pardon of 652,000 up to the 2020 election. The Democratic Party nominated former Vice President Joseph Biden for President to face Trump. Up to the election Biden had a lead of between 3-7 points in nearly every poll. In the election, Trump was given a 188-electoral vote and 8 point-popular vote victory over Biden, giving polls an error margin of 15%.

Trump's second term began with the full localization and sometimes privatization of welfare, healthcare, and domestic projects, as well as the completion of Project Infarep and a leadup to war with Russia and Communist China. The leadup escalated with the buildup of Russian forces on the Ukraine border and Communist Chinese buildup against Indochina, Korea, and Nationalist China. The Third World War began in February 2022 with a joint attack by the Russian Alliance, Chinese Alliance, and Islamic League. The war went poorly for the United States, NATO, SEATO and Indian Alliance until the Guangzhou Offensive in October 2022, in which the U.S and SEATO went on the offensive into Communist China and began a second civil war in China. The war in the Middle East went poorly until November, as the IDF, the remnants of the Kurdish Army, and the Arab League, launched a joint offensive into eastern Arabia and Syria that would culminate in the Battle of Baghdad in February 2023, turning the tide of the War. The 2022 midterm elections slightly decreased the Republican control of Congress, but did not give the Democrats control.

Administration

Cabinet

The Cabinet of Donald Trump was fully decided by December 23, 2016, and confirmed by February 12, 2017.

President Donald J. Trump Sr. 2017-
Vice President Newton P. Gingrich 2017-
Chief Justice John L. Roberts 2005-
House Speaker Kevin S. McCarthy 2015-
Senate Chairman Lindsey R. GrahamJames R. Imhofe 2011-2023

2023-

Foreign Secretary David A. Petraeus 2017-
Defense Secretary Michael T. Flynn 2017-
Treasury Secretary Michael R. Bloomberg 2017-
Attorney General Rafael E. CruzRonald M. DeSantis 2017-2023

2023-2025

Interior Secretary Michael R. Huckabee 2017-
Agriculture Secretary Jeffrey L. Sessions 2017-
Commerce Secretary Marco A. Rubio 2017-
Labor Secretary Lauren P. Boebert 2017-
Health Secretary Mehmet T. Oz 2017-
Housing Secretary Benjamin P. Carson 2017-
Transportation Secretary Frederick L. Santorum 2017-
Energy Secretary Richard A. Perry 2017-
Education Secretary Sarah R. Palin 2017-
Veterans Secretary David P. Crenshaw 2017-
Federal Reserve Chariman Donald J. Trump Jr. 2017-
Military Chairman David A. Goldfein 2017-
National Security Advisor Majorie T. Greene 2017-
Budget Director Eric P. Trump 2017-
Border Security Director Kari P. Lake 2017-
Chief of Staff Yared R. Kushner 2017-
CIA Director Michael R. Pompeo 2017-
FBI Director James O. Keefe 2017-
IRS Director Dinesh D. Esouza 2017-
Press Secretary Sean T. Hannity 2017-

2017

January

Inauguration

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated President in front of a crowd of nearly 1.5 million people, decrying "American carnage" and promising to Make America Great Again through a path of "hope, patriotism, work, and glory" and to set up the nation to go for "the rest of the century".

Cabinet Confirmation

The cabinet began confirmation hearings on January 21. The highest vote was for David Petraeus as Secretary of State, at 87-13, and the closest was for Majorie Taylor Greene as National Security Advisor, at 51-50, as the Vice President voted to break the tie, due to Greene being extremely controversial over her support of conspiracy theories The average vote was 56-44.

February

Budget

The next main priority for the new President was to pass a budget. The proposed budget drastically cut welfare and healthcare