Donald J. Trump’s path to White House was anything but traditional. While many of the other 43 presidents either previously served in elected positions or had careers in the military before taking office, Trump was a real estate mogul and reality TV star — here is a look at each president’s path to the Oval Office. But as unconventional as Trump’s journey to the White House was, his presidency has been perhaps even more so.
Trump’s presidency has been chaotic and rife with scandal from the start, from insider complaints of dysfunction and discord in the White House to allegations of coverups of extramarital affairs. As president, Trump was also the subject of a multi-year FBI investigation and is currently the fourth president in U.S. history to face an official impeachment inquiry. (Here is a look at 14 presidents from around the world who have already been impeached.)
Under Trump, the United States has also crossed some significant milestones. For example, Trump is presiding over the longest period of economic growth in U.S. history. Trump is also the first American president to meet with a North Korean head of state.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed regulations approved, executive orders signed, laws passed, statements tweeted, and news reports from multiple sources to identify 50 of the most notable events since Donald Trump was elected president on Nov. 8, 2016. To be considered, the event needed to have occurred at least partially as a result of actions by the president and his administration.