Most Important Trump Events in Second Year of His Presidency

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6. Feb. 28, 2018

Trump appears to shift away from conservative doctrine on gun control by agreeing with legislative proposals to expand background checks beyond the current system. He also supports raising the age limit to buy certain guns.

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7. March 5, 2018

Trump’s announcement of a planned 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum roiles equity markets and prompts retaliation responses from America’s trading partners.

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8. March 13, 2018

Saying it would threaten national security, Trump blocks Singapore chipmaker Broadcom’s proposed takeover of U.S. company Qualcomm. The deal would have been the biggest ever in the technology sector.

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9. March 13, 2018

Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after expressing dissatisfaction with him for months. He eventually replaces him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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10. March 23, 2018

Trump issues a memo stating that transgender people are “disqualified from military service except under limited circumstances.” LGBT advocates quickly denounce the administration’s action.