Donald Trump

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.

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