46. Nov. 28, 2018
Trump expresses willingness to shut down the government unless Congress authorizes $5 billion to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the centerpiece of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
47. Dec. 8, 2018
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly announces his imminent departure after less than a year and a half on the job. As chief of staff, Kelly imposed tough restrictions on who was allowed to meet with the president, a quality that put a strain on his relationship with Trump.
48. Dec. 12, 2018
Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years in federal prison for paying hush money to women who reportedly had sexual affairs with Trump, crimes Cohen committed as Trump’s personal lawyer. Cohen had also pleaded guilty to lying to Congress.
49. Dec. 17, 2018
After falling over 500 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has its worst start to December since 1980. Experts point to growing trade tensions between the United States and China, rising interest rates, and slowing global economic growth.
50. Dec. 18, 2018
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announces the Trump Foundation will be dissolved under the supervision of a judge. The announcement comes after the New York AG’s office found that the charity organization illegally served as little more than a checkbook for Trump’s business and political dealings.