Retrospective: Donald Trump's Presidency in Pictures

Published January 13th, 2021 - 08:41 GMT

Donald Trump, born on June 14, 1946, is the 45th president of the United States. Trump was elected in 2016 after a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He ruled the country for 4 years but he lost his second presidential bid to Joe Biden.

Major events happened during his rule period, mentioning the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Deal of the Century, the Abraham Accords, building the US-Mexico wall, first historic visit to North Korea, and the family separation policy.

Donald Trump is set to leave office and the White House on January 20th for the new President-elect Biden and his VP Kamala Harris as he announced to skip the inauguration ceremony.

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AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One as lightning splits the sky during a storm at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 28, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One as lightning splits the sky during a storm at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 28, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP

US President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that displays a headline "Acquitted" as he arrives to speak at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he suffered a "terrible ordeal" during his impeachment. In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate of abuse of office, he said he had been "put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people." "They have done everything possible to destr

US President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that displays a headline "Acquitted" as he arrives to speak at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he suffered a "terrible ordeal" during his impeachment. In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate of abuse of office, he said he had been "put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people." "They have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing very badly hurt our nation," he said at a televised prayer breakfast with a Who's Who of Washington power brokers. Nicholas Kamm / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 11, 2019. SAUL LOEB / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 11, 2019. SAUL LOEB / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump steps into the northern side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks on, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump steps into the northern side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks on, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 22, 2017.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 22, 2017. MANDEL NGAN / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. L-R: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump,former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama at the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies at the in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. JIM WATSON / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. L-R: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump,former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama at the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies at the in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. JIM WATSON / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President elect Donald Trump (C) arrives for the swearing-in ceremony on in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President elect Donald Trump (C) arrives for the swearing-in ceremony on in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President-elect Donald Trump boards the elevator after escorting Martin Luther King III to the lobby after meetings at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President-elect Donald Trump boards the elevator after escorting Martin Luther King III to the lobby after meetings at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER / AFP

AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One as lightning splits the sky during a storm at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 28, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
US President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that displays a headline "Acquitted" as he arrives to speak at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he suffered a "terrible ordeal" during his impeachment. In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate of abuse of office, he said he had been "put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people." "They have done everything possible to destr
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 11, 2019. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump steps into the northern side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks on, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. Brendan Smialowski / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 22, 2017.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. L-R: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump,former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama at the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies at the in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. JIM WATSON / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President elect Donald Trump (C) arrives for the swearing-in ceremony on in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President-elect Donald Trump boards the elevator after escorting Martin Luther King III to the lobby after meetings at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One as lightning splits the sky during a storm at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 28, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One as lightning splits the sky during a storm at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 28, 2020. SAUL LOEB / AFP
US President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that displays a headline "Acquitted" as he arrives to speak at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he suffered a "terrible ordeal" during his impeachment. In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate of abuse of office, he said he had been "put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people." "They have done everything possible to destr
US President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that displays a headline "Acquitted" as he arrives to speak at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he suffered a "terrible ordeal" during his impeachment. In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate of abuse of office, he said he had been "put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people." "They have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing very badly hurt our nation," he said at a televised prayer breakfast with a Who's Who of Washington power brokers. Nicholas Kamm / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 11, 2019. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 11, 2019. SAUL LOEB / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump steps into the northern side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks on, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. Brendan Smialowski / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump steps into the northern side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks on, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. Brendan Smialowski / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 22, 2017.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 22, 2017. MANDEL NGAN / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. L-R: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump,former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama at the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies at the in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. JIM WATSON / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. L-R: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump,former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama at the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies at the in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. JIM WATSON / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President elect Donald Trump (C) arrives for the swearing-in ceremony on in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President elect Donald Trump (C) arrives for the swearing-in ceremony on in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President-elect Donald Trump boards the elevator after escorting Martin Luther King III to the lobby after meetings at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER / AFP
AFP presents a retrospective photo package of 60 pictures marking the 4-year presidency of President Trump. US President-elect Donald Trump boards the elevator after escorting Martin Luther King III to the lobby after meetings at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. DOMINICK REUTER / AFP