Donald Trump served as the 45th President of the United States between January 2017-January 2021. He was preceded by Barack Obama and followed by Joe Biden who took office in January 2021.
Trump ran in the 2016 presidential race as the Republican candidate against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Despite losing the popular vote by almost three million votes, Trump received 306 electoral college votes in comparison to Clinton's 232 and became the fifth person in US history to be elected president while losing the popular vote.
The first US president to be elected without any prior military or government service, Trump was a well-known media personality and businessman before his arrival on the political scene.
His presidency was highly divisive and was characterized by many controversial policies including a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, his plan to build a wall across the US-Mexico border, and his leadership during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, to name a few.
Following the 2020 presidential elections, Trump refused to concede to Biden, claiming that there had been widespread electoral fraud despite several recounts contradicting him. On January 6, 2021, Trump urged his supports to protest the presidential transition by marching to the Capitol, resulting in multiple deaths. On January 13, the House of Representatives impeached Trump for incitement of insurrection, although he was acquitted by the Senate on February 13 after he had already left office.
A US District court sentenced Jacob Chansley, who pleaded guilty in September to obstructing an official proceeding when he participated in the Capitol riot.
Trump and Pence ran together in 2016 for the White House, but their relationship became strained, particularly as Trump sought to contest the 2020 elections.
Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.
In its lengthy report issued Tuesday, the Office of Special Counsel also faulted several of former President Trump’s top Jewish officials for violations of the Hatch Act.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives Select Committee wants those subpoenaed to sit for depositions scheduled for between November 30 and December 13.
Donald Trump haunted a conference that was supposed to focus on helping the party recover from his loss and the turmoil he spurred in its wake.
Presidential contenders appearing at the conference include Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and the former president, Donald Trump.
“Iran poses a strategic threat to the world and an existential threat to Israel, and they ought not to be allowed to get away with it," said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
The committee has said it needs the requested materials to understand the role that Trump may have played in fomenting the riot.
The former US president echoed an antisemitic conspiracy theory in an interview on the Ari Hoffman Show Friday. "Israel had such power – and rightfully," he said.