Trump Politics

“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

Donald Trump Quote - The economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans

  • 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

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