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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Jewish couple was barred from adopting a child through a Christian agency

The couple is now the face of an anti-Project 2025 campaign, a presidential transition blueprint drawn up by conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation that has garnered intense criticism.

By JACKIE HAJDENBERG/JTA
12/07/2024

The Jewish moments to expect (and not expect) at the Republican convention

Tuesday’s theme, “Make America Safe Once Again,” focusing on immigration, may turn into a forum on the “replacement theory.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
12/07/2024

Former US President Trump leads President Biden by 1% among US citizens

Regarding job approval, 43% approved of Trump’s job performance when he was president, and 52% disapproved, compared to Biden's, which has been steady at 36%.

Trump gets away with dodging the key questions

The media and voters should also be asking tough questions of Trump, not letting him dodge and bully.

'Blue MAGA' is entering the American political lexicon: Why is it trending online?

Social media has largely become a battleground for the debates, and is set to shape the upcoming 2024 US presidential elections.

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The GOP platform: Fighting ‘anti-Christian bias’ and deporting ‘pro-Hamas radicals’

The GOP's proposals that would reverse domestic policies long embraced by Jewish Americans, including by enervating church-state separations and massively cracking down on immigration.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
10/07/2024

US intelligence official indicates Russia prefers Trump as election victor

The official, briefing reporters on US election security, did not name the former president and presumptive Republican nominee when asked who Moscow wants as the next US president.

By REUTERS
10/07/2024

‘I am not going anywhere’: Biden defends his health during a call to ‘Morning Joe’

“Losing is not an option, and I am not lost, I haven’t lost, I beat Trump last time, I’ll beat him this time,” Biden said.

By ARIEL ROTH
09/07/2024

Trump denies involvement in Project 2025, despite close ties to organizers

“I have no idea who is behind it,” Trump posted to Truth Social, his social media platform. “Anything they do, I wish them luck, but I have nothing to do with them.”

Better to stay silent: Israeli ministers should not endorse a particular US candidate

The ministerial comments show a lack of gratitude toward a president who stood with Israel in its time of distress, and preference for a candidate who is at best unpredictable.

By TOVA HERZL
09/07/2024
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