Trump Political History

“In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat,” explaining: “It just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn’t be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats … But certainly we had some very good economies under Democrats, as well as Republicans. But we’ve had some pretty bad disaster under the Republicans.” – 2004 interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN

  • 1987 July – Registers as Republican
  • 1999 October – Registers as Independence Party of New York
  • 2001 August – Registers as Democratic
  • 2009 September – Registers as Republican
  • 2011 December – Registers as Independent
  • 2012 April – Registers as Republican
  • 2016 May 26 – Trump’s Republican delegate count passes 1,237 – the number required to become presumptive Republican nominee for President of the US
  • 2016 June 07 – Trump wins 36 states
  • 2015 June 16 – Announces his bid for the U.S. presidency
  • 2016 July 15 – Announces Indiana governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate
  • 2016 July 21 – Accepts the Republican nomination
  • 2016 September 26 – First presidential general election debate is held in Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Hilary Clinton ends up taking majority support after the debate)
  • 2016 October 9 – Second presidential general election debate is held in university of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada (Hilary Clinton ends up very narrowly winning the debate)
  • 2016 October 19 – Third presidential general election debate is held in Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (Hilary Clinton ends up narrowly winning the debate)
  • 2016 November 8 – US Election Day
  • 2016 November 9 – Donald Trump is the projected winner of the election at 02:45
  • 2016 December 19 – The electors of the Electoral College meet and formally cote for the President and Vice President , selecting Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Trump receives 304 electoral votes and Clinton receives 227 electoral votes
  • 2017 January 6 – Electoral votes formally counted before a joint session of Congress; the President of the Senate formally announces the electoral result.
  • 2017 January 20 – Inauguration of the 45th president Donald Trump and takes the Oath of Office
  • 2017 January 23 – Two executive orders:
    • Withdrawal of the united States from the Trans-Pacific partnership
    • Reinstatement of the Mexican City Policy dealing with NGOs and abortion access4
  • 2017 January 24 – Five executive orders:
    • Reverse Obama administration halt of Keystone XL oil pipeline (refers to specific private company Transcanada)
    • Reverse Obama administration halt of Dakota Access oil pipeline
    • Memorandum requiring the secretary of Commerce to come up with a plan to mandate American-made steel for all new, expanded or retrofitted pipelines in the United States
    • Memorandum to all federal agencies to review manufacturing regulations
    • Fast-tracking approval for “high-priority infrastructure projects
  • 2017 January 25 – One executive order:
    • Directing the Department of Homeland Security to begin construction of a wall on the Mexico-United states border
  • 2017 January 27 – Two executive orders:
    • Suspends the Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and denies citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days (executive Order 13769)
    • Calls for budget negotiations regarding the expansion and strengthening of the U.S. military
  • 2017 January 28 – Three executive orders:
    • Five year ban on lobbying for presidential appointees after leaving the White House
    • Lifetime ban for officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government
    • Directing his generals to put together a plan within 30 days for defeating ISIS
  • 2017 January 30 – One executive order:
    • Seek to reduce the number of federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced
  • 2017 February 3 – Two executive orders:
    • Review of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
    • Directs the Department of Labor to review a fiduciary rule signed during the Barack Obama administration before its implementation in April
  • 2017 February 4 – The United States Department of Justice appeals judge’s temporary block of Executive Order 13769
  • 2017 February 5 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denies a request from the Trump Administration to immediately reinstate the temporarily-blocked travel ban
  • 2017 February 9 – Three executive orders:
    • Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety
    • Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers
    • Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking
      • 2017 February 9 – The appeal of the Trump administration is denied as the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that brought the president’s executive order to a halt

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