Inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017, at 70 years and 220 days of age, Donald Trump was the oldest person to assume the position of the first man in the US and the first president without any military or political experience.
From the time of his political campaigns to his one term in the President’s office, the New York native was endlessly controversial with his promise of job creation and a crackdown on immigration.
Although the Trump administration witnessed growth in many aspects, such as the ObamaCare subsidies’ accidental boost and the increased military budget, the administration was best known for its explosive end.
In 2020 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US economy was significantly depressed as it suffered one of the worst financial crashes under the administration. The country also recorded the most considerable COVID-19 death toll in the world. The President failed to act decisively, describing the pandemic as a problem that will go away if overlooked.
Making history as the first of many occasions, Donald became the first President to face impeachment trials twice. Toward the very end of his term, he also became the first world leader to be banned from social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, and Facebook for violating the rules and using his account to cite unrest and insurrection which allegedly led to the Capitol riot and the loss of five lives.
The riot at the US Capitol was a proper shakedown of America’s democracy. In response to the melee, the sitting President at the time, Donald Trump, seemed disengaged. He tried to justify the federal crimes committed in his name through several tweets and videos that have since been deleted. In his tweets, he seemed to praise the rioters, sending a masked word of support as he tweeted, “These are the events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away.”
Appalled by the president’s unsportsmanlike and seemingly violent stance on his lost election, several of the White House aides resigned from their positions, refusing to serve the President any longer.
After his disgraceful fall from power and ban from social media, Donald spends most of his time holed up in his Mar-a-Lago estate. The ex-president now relies on press releases sent to journalists he once disrespected, which may be published or not, to stay relevant in the political and social scenes after his media gag.
In an interview on “NewsMax,” the ex-president swore that he didn’t miss the social media platforms, especially Twitter, which helped reach his voters. He continued that press releases are the future as they are considered more elegant.
In a bid to stay relevant, there are rumors of the former president establishing his own social media site. Although yet to be confirmed, the platform, if built, will have enough followership due to its millions of supporters to be a success.