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Official portrait, 2021
Trump at the New York Military Academy in 1964
The 2016 presidential electoral vote. Five individuals besides Trump and Clinton received electoral votes from faithless electors.
Biden at Archmere Academy in the 1950s
Trump (far right) and wife Ivana in the receiving line of a state dinner for King Fahd of Saudi Arabia in 1985, with U.S. president Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan
Outgoing President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office on November 10, 2016
Biden in the Syracuse 1968 yearbook
Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan
Donald Trump's official portrait before his swearing in ceremony.
Results of the 1972 U.S. Senate election in Delaware
Entrance of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City
Inauguration swearing-in ceremony
Biden and his second wife, Jill, met in 1975 and married in 1977
Trump and New Jersey Generals quarterback Doug Flutie at a 1985 press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower
Cabinet meeting, March 2017
Biden with President Jimmy Carter, 1979
Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and her family with Trump on September 26, 2020
Biden shaking hands with President Ronald Reagan, 1984
Trump at a New York Mets baseball game in 2009
Fact-checkers from The Washington Post, (orange) the Toronto Star, and CNN (blue) compiled data on "false or misleading claims" and "false claims," respectively. The peaks in late 2018 correspond to the midterm elections, in late 2019 to his impeachment inquiry, and in late 2020 to the presidential election. The Post reported 30,573 false or misleading claims in 4 years, an average of more than 20.9 per day.
Biden speaking at the signing of the 1994 Crime Bill with President Bill Clinton in 1994
Trump and President Bill Clinton in June 2000
Trump talks to the press in the Oval Office on March 21, 2017, before signing S.422 (the NASA Transition Authorization Act)
Senator Biden accompanies President Clinton and other officials to Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 1997
Trump speaking at CPAC 2011
Trump speaks to reporters on the White House South Lawn in June 2019
Biden addresses the press after meeting with Prime Minister Ayad Allawi in Baghdad in 2004.
Trump campaigning in Arizona, March 2016.
During a joint news conference, Trump said he was "very proud" to hear Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro use the term "fake news."
Biden at the White House in 1987
2016 electoral vote results. Trump won 304–227
Twitter activity of Donald Trump from his first tweet in May 2009 to September 2017. Retweets are not included.
Biden campaigns at a house party in Creston, Iowa, July 2007
Women's March in Washington on January 21, 2017
Trump signed new anti-sex-trafficking legislation on April 16, 2018.
Biden speaks at the August 23, 2008, vice presidential announcement at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois
Trump is sworn in as president by Chief Justice John Roberts
Trump pays tribute to fallen police officers on May 15, 2017
Biden being sworn in as vice president on January 20, 2009
Trump speaks to automobile workers in Michigan, March 2017
Trump signs the Hurricane Harvey relief bill at Camp David, September8, 2017
President Obama congratulates Biden for his role in shaping the debt ceiling deal which led to the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Trump and group of officials and advisors on the way from White House complex to St. John's Church
Trump and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at the 787-10 Dreamliner rollout ceremony
Biden during a visit to Baghdad
Trump examines border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa, California.
Trump signs the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) alongside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, 2018
Biden, Obama and the national security team gathered in the White House Situation Room to monitor the progress of the May 2011 mission to kill Osama bin Laden
Trump with the other G7 leaders at the 45th summit in France, 2019
Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visit Saint Andrew's Catholic School in Orlando, Florida, March3, 2017
Biden and Obama, July 2012
Trump and Xi Jinping at 2018 G20 Summit.
April 2017 Trump rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Official vice president portrait, 2013
Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the 2017 Riyadh summit in Saudi Arabia
Official portrait of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
Biden with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, March 9, 2016
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting with Taliban delegation in Qatar in September 2020
HHS Secretary Alex Azar
Biden with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on November 10, 2016
Trump meets Kim Jong-un at the Singapore summit, June 2018
The CBO estimated in May 2017 that the Republican AHCA would reduce the number of people with health insurance by 23 million during 2026, relative to current law.
Biden with Barack Obama and Donald Trump, at the latter's inauguration on January 20, 2017
Putin and Trump shaking hands at the G20 Osaka summit, June 2019
Drug overdoses killed 70,200 in the United States in 2017.
Biden at his presidential kickoff rally in Philadelphia, May 2019
Trump and his third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
Trump at the 15th Annual Opioid Takeback Day
Biden takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at the Capitol, January 20, 2021
Trump conducts a COVID-19 press briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on March 15, 2020
Trump receives a briefing on COVID-19 in the White House Situation Room
Biden with his Cabinet, July 2021
Poland's president Andrzej Duda visited the White House on June 24, 2020, the first foreign leader to do so since the start of the pandemic.
Trump was hospitalized at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center following his COVID-19 diagnosis on October 3, 2020.
Biden meeting with Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office, June 7, 2021
Trump boards helicopter for COVID-19 treatment on October 2, 2020
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, first day on the job
Biden in a video conference with Vice President Harris and the U.S. National Security team, discussing the Fall of Kabul on August 15, 2021
Trump discharged on October 5, 2020, from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
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Members of House of Representatives vote on two articles of impeachment, December 18, 2019
June 2018 protest against the Trump administration family separation policy, in Chicago, Illinois
Biden, UK prime minister Boris Johnson and UN secretary-general António Guterres at the opening ceremony of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on November 1, 2021
Trump displaying the front page of The Washington Post reporting his acquittal by the Senate
Trump signs Executive Order 13769 at the Pentagon. Vice President Mike Pence (left) and Secretary of Defense James Mattis look on, January 27, 2017.
Biden with Ketanji Brown Jackson in the Oval Office
Trump at a 2020 campaign rally in Arizona
Trump returns to the White House after posing for a photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church, June 2020
Biden with refugees from Ukraine in Warsaw, March 2022
2020 Electoral College results, Trump lost 232–306
Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence and President Donald Trump watch the Crew Dragon Demo-2 Falcon 9 rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center
President Barack Obama and Biden talk with Xi Jinping, February 14, 2012
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signing the second impeachment of Trump
Anti-Trump protest in Greensboro by the anti-fascist groups Democratic Socialists of America and Industrial Workers of the World
President Obama presents Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction, January 12, 2017
Trump speaks at the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" in Phoenix, Arizona, July 2021.
Trump and North Korea's Communist Party leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, June 30, 2019
Biden at a rally on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, February 2020
Trump talking to the press, March 2017
Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the welcoming ceremony for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley (left) on September 30, 2019. Outgoing chairman General Joseph Dunford (right) and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (center-right) are present.
Biden and Ketanji Brown Jackson watching the U.S. Senate vote on her confirmation, April 2022.
Fact-checkers from The Washington Post, the Toronto Star, and CNN compiled data on "false or misleading claims" (orange background), and "false claims" (violet foreground), respectively.
Trump with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Oval Office, November 13, 2019
Trump with Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Washington, D.C., March 14, 2017
Robert Mueller in the Oval Office c. 2012
Tayyip Erdoğan, then the prime minister of Turkey, attended the opening of the Trump Towers Istanbul AVM in 2012.
Open hearing testimony of Fiona Hill and David Holmes on November 21, 2019
Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump signs an Executive Order promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America on April 25, 2017
Gallup approval polling, covering February 2017 – December 2020
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Donald Trump's tenure as the 45th president of the United States began with his inauguration on January 20, 2017, and ended on January 20, 2021.

- Presidency of Donald Trump

His presidency ended with defeat in the 2020 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden after one term in office.

- Presidency of Donald Trump

Trump promoted conspiracy theories and made many false and misleading statements during his campaigns and presidency, to a degree unprecedented in American politics.

- Donald Trump

Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris defeated incumbent president Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence in the 2020 presidential election.

- Joe Biden

Trump lost the 2020 United States presidential election to Joe Biden but refused to concede defeat, falsely claiming widespread electoral fraud and attempting to overturn the results by pressuring government officials, mounting scores of unsuccessful legal challenges, and obstructing the presidential transition.

- Donald Trump

Biden remained in the public eye, endorsing candidates while continuing to comment on politics, climate change, and the presidency of Donald Trump.

- Joe Biden
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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Hunter Biden in 2013
Former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry with Zelenskyy at Zelenskyy's inauguration, May 2019
Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense Kash Patel poses for his official portrait at the Pentagon on November 17, 2020
Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine was removed from her post because of her anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine, and because she disagreed with the shadow diplomacy taking place under Giuliani and President Trump.
Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. delegation meet with President Zelenskyy in Warsaw on September 1, 2019
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy with Kurt Volker and Rick Perry, May 2019
George Stephanopoulos described the details of the CrowdStrike conspiracy theory as "both convoluted and false".

Efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump to coerce Ukraine and other countries into providing damaging narratives about 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden as well as misinformation relating to Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections caused a political scandal in the United States.

Trump enlisted surrogates within and outside his official administration, including his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr, to pressure Ukraine and other foreign governments to cooperate in supporting conspiracy theories concerning American politics.

US airmen board a C-17 at Al Udeid Air Base during the withdrawal, 27 April 2021

Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan (2020–2021)

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The United States Armed Forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan on 30 August 2021, marking the end of the 2001–2021 war.

The United States Armed Forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan on 30 August 2021, marking the end of the 2001–2021 war.

US airmen board a C-17 at Al Udeid Air Base during the withdrawal, 27 April 2021
US President Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the United Nations General Assembly, 2 October 2017
General Austin S. Miller became commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan in September 2018 and oversaw the withdrawal until July 2021.
General Austin Miller, US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meet with Taliban representatives Abdul Ghani Baradar, Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai and Suhail Shaheen in Doha, Qatar, on 12 September 2020
General Austin S. Miller alongside Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Afghanistan, March 2021
Aerial porters load a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter unto a C-17 Globemaster III for departure from Bagram Airfield, June 16, 2021
A map of Afghanistan showing the 2021 Taliban offensive.
US Marines of the 24th MEU evacuating US embassy staff at Kabul Airport, 15 August 2021
82nd Airborne Division soldiers guarding Kabul Airport on 17 August 2021
Marines guarding an evacuation checkpoint at Kabul Airport on 20 August
A C-RAM intercepts a rocket attack on Kabul Airport, 30 August
Army Major General Christopher T. Donahue boards a C-17 at the Kabul Airport as the final American soldier to depart Afghanistan, 30 August
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and CENTCOM commander General Frank McKenzie testify before Congress on the withdrawal from Afghanistan on 29 September 2021
On 8 July 2021, US President Joe Biden stated that, "The likelihood there's going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely."
Joint Task Force-Crisis Response personnel carry the remains of fellow service members killed in the 26 August Kabul Airport attack, 27 August 2021
President Joe Biden meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman Abdullah Abdullah, 25 June 2021

In February 2020, the Trump administration and the Taliban, without the participation of the then Afghan government, signed the US–Taliban deal in Doha, Qatar, which stipulated fighting restrictions for both the US and the Taliban, and provided for the withdrawal of all NATO forces from Afghanistan in return for the Taliban's counter-terrorism commitments.

Under President Donald Trump, the US strategy in Afghanistan was described in April 2017 as "an increase in special operations forces to train, advise and assist Afghan forces; a more robust plan to go after elements in Pakistan that aid the Taliban; the deployment of more air power and artillery; and a political commitment to the survival of the current government in Kabul".

Joe Biden had previously signaled his support for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan during his presidential campaign, although he left room for the possibility that the US would be "open to maintaining a small number of troops in the country whose mission would focus solely on counterterrorism operations".

Official portrait, 2017

Mike Pence

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American politician, broadcaster, and lawyer who served as the 48th vice president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.

American politician, broadcaster, and lawyer who served as the 48th vice president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.

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Pence with President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1988
Pence as a U.S. congressman in 2010
Congressman Pence visits U.S. soldiers in Mosul, Iraq, in 2006.
Results of the 2012 Indiana gubernatorial election; Pence won the counties in red.
Pence was sworn in as governor of Indiana on January 14, 2013.
Governor Pence speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 27, 2015.
Governor Pence (right) with President Barack Obama (left) and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, February 25, 2013
Governor Pence at the dedication of a new veterans' clinic, March 30, 2016
Pence addresses supporters at a church service, September 2016.
Pence at the 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis, 2015
Pence speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, August 2016.
The Trump–Pence ticket won the 2016 presidential election with 306 of the 538 available electoral votes, later reduced to 304
 due to a faithless elector.
Pence with President Donald Trump
Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, and Major General Courtney P. Carr stand for the National Anthem.
Pence with South Korean president Moon Jae-in at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Pence (second from left) during the U.S. military raid on ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 26, 2019
Former Vice President and fellow Hoosier Dan Quayle and Marilyn Quayle with Pence in 2019.
Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force brief the media in March 2020.
Pence and his wife Karen at the inauguration of Joe Biden
Pence speaks at the 2017 March for Life in Washington, D.C.
U.S. representative Pence (third from left) behind Governor Mitch Daniels at a 2008 press conference in Martinsville, Indiana
Pence speaks at a Tea Party rally in 2011.
Pence as vice president in 2017
Pence swears in John F. Kelly at DHS Headquarters on January 25, 2017.
Pence visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Pence and Trump with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman on March 14, 2017
Joint press conference with the Baltic states presidents and Pence, July 31, 2017
Representative Pence with President George W. Bush
Pence speaks to police officers in Youngstown, Ohio, June 25, 2020.
Governor Pence addresses Indiana State Military at the Indiana War memorial on Veterans Day, 2014

Pence withdrew from his gubernatorial reelection campaign in July 2016 to become the running mate of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who went on to win the 2016 presidential election.

During the transition phase of the Trump administration, Pence was reported as holding a large degree of influence in the administration due to his roles as a mediator between Trump and congressional Republicans, for reassuring conservatives about Trump's conservative credentials, and his influence in determining Donald Trump's cabinet.

Pence later told the press that he did not mention 2020 presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden to Zelensky, but raised issues regarding Ukrainian corruption.

Official portrait, 2003

George W. Bush

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American politician who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009.

American politician who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009.

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George W. Bush with his parents, Barbara and George H. W. Bush, c. undefined 1947
Governor Bush (right) with father, former president George H. W. Bush, and wife, Laura, 1997
2000 electoral vote results
2004 electoral vote results
George W. Bush re-election campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Deficit and debt increases from 2001 to 2009. Gross debt has increased over $500billion each year since the 2003 fiscal year.
President Bush signing the No Child Left Behind Act into law, January 8, 2002
President Bush delivering a statement on energy, urging Congress to end offshore oil drill ban, June 18, 2008
President Bush discussing border security with Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff near El Paso, November 2005
President Bush with hurricane victims in Biloxi, September 2, 2005
President Bush announcing his nomination of Alberto Gonzales as the next U.S. Attorney General, November 10, 2004
Countries visited by President George W. Bush during his time in office
President Bush with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Shanghai, October 21, 2001. Russia had cooperated with the U.S. in the war on terror.
President Bush, beside firefighter Bob Beckwith, addressing rescue workers at the World Trade Center site
Countries with major military operations throughout the war on terror launched by Bush, including those launched after his presidency
President Bush and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in Kabul, March 1, 2006
President Bush, with Naval Flight Officer Lieutenant Ryan Philips, after landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln prior to his Mission Accomplished speech, May 1, 2003
Gallup/USA Today Bush public opinion polling from February 2001 to January 2009
Protest against the Iraq War in New London, Connecticut on May 23, 2007
Countries with a U.S. military presence in 2007
Charlie Strong (left), Texas Longhorns head football coach, George W. Bush and Reverend Jesse Jackson hold up a Texas Longhorns football jersey at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2014
Bush eulogizing his father at the National Cathedral, December 5, 2018
George W. Bush and Laura at the inauguration of Joe Biden
George W. Bush Presidential Center, on the campus of Southern Methodist University
Bush on January 20, 2001 in Washington D.C., the day of his first inauguration as President of the United States.
Former President George W. Bush and his wife being escorted to a waiting helicopter by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on January 20, 2009.

However, the party's nomination eventually went to Donald Trump, whom Bush refused to endorse.

In April 2021, Bush told People magazine that he did not vote for either Trump or Joe Biden in the election.

The improvement has been interpreted as Democrats viewing him more favorably in response to Donald Trump's presidency, an assessment that has also been expressed by Bush himself.

Members of House of Representatives vote on two articles of impeachment

First impeachment of Donald Trump

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Members of House of Representatives vote on two articles of impeachment
Open hearing testimony of Fiona Hill and David Holmes on November 21, 2019
Nancy Pelosi engrossing the articles of impeachment on January 15, 2020
Donald Trump holds up a copy of The Washington Post reporting his acquittal during remarks on February 6, 2020 in the East Room of the White House

Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, was impeached for the first time by the House of Representatives of the 116th United States Congress on December 18, 2019.

The inquiry reported that Trump withheld military aid and an invitation to the White House to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy in order to influence Ukraine to announce an investigation into Trump's political opponent Joe Biden and to promote a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump allegedly enlisted surrogates within and outside his official administration, including his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr, to pressure Ukraine and other foreign governments to cooperate in investigating conspiracy theories concerning American politics.