Timeline

A timeline of the many Trump related controversies, scandals, and acts of resistance that dominated the news cycle since June 2015


June 14, 2017WP reports Mueller is investigation Trump for obstruction – Washington Post reports special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.
June 12, 2017Ruddy says Trump may fire Mueller – Trump confidant Christopher Ruddy says Trump is considering firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller, White House does not deny claim.
June 8, 2017Comey testifies before the Senate – Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate that Trump asked for a loyalty oath and said “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.”
June 1, 2017Trump withdraws US from Paris Climate Accord – Trump announces that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
May 25, 2017Trump does not affirm NATO mutual defense clause – Trump declines to affirm NATO’s Article 5, which commits to the mutual defense of member nations.
May 19, 2017NYT reports that Trump tells Russia firing Comey relieves pressure – NYT reports Trump told Russians in May 10 meeting that “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
May 17, 2017Mueller appointed special prosecutor – The Department of Justice appoints Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to oversee the investigation of Russian influence over the 2016 presidential election.
May 16, 2017NYT reports that Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation – NYT reports that Trump asked FBI Director Comey to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn. Trump is quoted as saying “I hope you can let this go.”
May 15, 2017 WP reports Trump revealed highly classified intel to Russians – The Washington Post reports that Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats at their May 10 meeting in the White House and put into jeopardy a critical intelligence source on ISIS.
May 12, 2017 – Trump threatens Comey on Twitter – Trump tweets “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
May 9, 2017FBI Director Comey is fired – Trump fires the Director of the FBI, James Comey, for his continuing investigation of Russian influence over Trump associates and interference in the American electoral process.
Mar 30, 2017NYT reports White House helps Nunes get intelligence reports – NYT reports that  Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the NSC, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer in the White House Counsel’s office, helped Devin Nunes, House Intelligence Committee chair, secretly obtain intelligence reports.
March 28, 2017Executive order rolls back efforts to combat climate change – Trump signs an executive order that rolls back the enforcement of climate regulations and policies established by Obama.
March 24, 2017GOP leaders pull Trump’s healthcare bill – GOP leaders in the House decide not to vote on Trump’s healthcare bill because it does not have enough Republican support to pass.
March 22, 2017Nunes discusses intelligence reports with Trump and media – Devin Nunes, House Intelligence Committee chair, briefs Trump and discusses with the media secretly obtained intelligence reports about incidental surveillance of Trump and his associates without disclosing the information to or consulting with members of the committee.
March 20, 2017Comey confirms FBI is investigating communications with Russia – FBI Director Comey confirms FBI is investigating Trump campaign communications with Russia.
March 20, 2017Comey says no wiretap of Trump – FBI Director Comey says the FBI and Justice Department have no information to support Trump’s claim that Obama ordered wiretaps of Trump.
March 15, 2017Revised travel ban blocked – Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland issue injunctions to block Trump’s revised travel ban.
March 6, 2017Revised travel ban – Trump signs executive order that revises his first unsuccessful travel ban.
March 4, 2017Accuses Obama of ordering wiretaps – Trump accuses Obama of ordering wiretaps of his phones at Trump Tower during the presidential election campaign.
March 1, 2017Report that Sessions lied to Senate about contact with Russia – Washington Post reports that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to Senate during his confirmation hearing about contact with Russia.
February 24, 2017Reporters excluded from press gaggle – White House excludes reporters from NYT, CNN, Politico, NY Daily News, LA Times, and other news outlets from press gaggle.
February 17, 2017Trump calls media “enemy of the American people” – Trump tweets that the news media are the “enemy of the American people.”
February 16, 2017Day without Immigrants – Nationwide protest and boycott to demonstrate the importance of immigrants and protest Trump’s immigration policies.
February 16, 2017Set up meeting with Black Congressional Caucus – Trump asks black reporter at press conference to set up meeting for him with the Black Congressional Caucus.
February 16, 2017 Harwood says no to adviser position – Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harwood turns down Trump’s offer to be his national security adviser.
February 14, 2017NYT reports White House asked FBI to defend Trump – NYT reports White House asked FBI to publicly deny allegations of contact with Russia. The request violates protocols about ongoing FBI investigations.
February 13, 2017Flynn resigns as national security adviser – Flynn is forced to resign as national security adviser for lying about discussing sanctions with Russian official.
February 12, 2017Sensitive national security discussion held in public  – Trump discusses North Korea’s ballistic missile test in his Mar-a-Largo resort’s dining room full of guests taking pictures and videos.
February 9, 2017Go buy Ivanka’s stuff – White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway hawks for Ivanka Trump telling a Fox news audience to “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”
February 9, 2017Appeals court upholds suspension of travel ban – A federal appeals court refuses to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban.
February 8, 2017Trump attacks Nordstrom on Twitter – Trump attacks Nordstrom on Twitter because it dropped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.
February 3, 2017“Bowling Green Massacre” – White House counselor Kellyanne Conway cites the “Bowling Green Massacre” (which never occurred) to defend travel ban.
February 3, 2017Travel ban is blocked – Federal District Judge James Hobart orders a temporary halt to Trump’s travel ban. Trump responds by mocking him as a “so-called judge.”
January 29, 2017Deadly raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen – A raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen approved by Trump results in the death of one American soldier and up to 30 civilians.
January 28, 2017Bans entry to US from predominantly Muslim states – Trump signs executive order to deny entry into the US by citizens from seven predominately Muslim countries.
January 23, 2017Lawsuit filed for violating Emoluments Clause – Ethics experts file a lawsuit claiming Trump has violated the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
January 21, 2017Women’s March on Washington – millions of people march in protest of Trump in Washington DC, across the United States, and around the world.
January 21, 2017Claims media misrepresented inauguration attendance – Trump claims media misrepresented the number of people attending his inauguration, while speaking at CIA headquarters.
January 14, 2017Attacks John Lewis on Twitter – Trump attacks Georgia Representative John Lewis on Twitter after Lewis says he does not see him as a “legitimate president.”
January 10, 2017Trump dossier – Buzz Feed publishes a 35 page dossier of opposition research on alleged ties between Trump and the Russian government.
December 9, 2016CIA concludes Russia interfered on Trump’s behalf – Washington Post and New York Times release separate reports on a secret CIA assessment concluding that it is highly confident Russia interfered with the presidential election to help Trump.
November 21, 2016Meeting with network execs and anchors – During an off-the-record meeting with network executives and anchors, Trump reportedly attacks and dresses down attendees while airing his grievances.
November 13, 2016Bannon appointment – Steve Bannon, former executive chair of Breitbart News, is appointed chief strategist and senior counselor to the President.
October 14, 2016Accused of sexual assault by former Apprentice contestant – Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos holds a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred to accuse Trump of sexual assault.
October 12, 2016Accused of sexual assault by People writer – People Magazine publishes writer Natasha Stoynoff’s detailed account of being sexually assaulted by Trump.
October 9, 2016“You’d be in jail” – During the second presidential debate, Trump says he will appoint special prosecutor to look into Clinton’s emails and she would “be in jail” if he were elected.
October 7, 2016“Grab her by the pussy” – Washington Post releases a 2005 Access Hollywood video of Trump making crude (“grab her by the pussy”) remarks.
October 3, 2016Trump Foundation ordered to stop fundraising in NY – The Attorney General of New York orders the Trump Foundation to “immediately cease soliciting contributions” because it lacked proper state authorization.
August 9, 2016“Second Amendment people” – Trump says the “Second Amendment people” might be able to “do” something if Clinton gets to pick judges.
July 30, 2016Disrespects Gold Star family – Trump makes disrespectful comments about Muslim Gold Star parents Ghazala and Khizr Khan after their convention speech.
July 27, 2016Hopes Russia finds Clinton emails – While talking about Russian hacking allegations, Trump says he hopes Russia finds the 30,000 emails missing form Clinton’s account.
June 4, 2016Clinton “has got to go to jail” – Trump says Clinton is “guilty as hell” for using a private email server as Secretary of State and she “has got to go to jail.”
June 3, 2016Mexican heritage is conflict of interest for judge – Trump claims Judge Gonzalo Curiel should not preside over a lawsuit against Trump University because “he is Mexican,” which creates a conflict of interest. (Curiel was born in Indiana.)
May 14, 2016Audio tape of Trump posing as own spokesperson – Audio tape is made public of Trump posing as his own spokesperson in a 1991 phone interview with a People Magazine reporter.
May 3, 2016Rafael Cruz was with Oswald – Trump alleges that Rafael Cruz (Ted Cruz’s father) was with Lee Harvey Oswald just before JFK was shot.
March 30, 2016Campaign manager charged with battery – Jupiter Florida police charge Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with battery and release video of him assaulting a reporter at a Trump campaign rally on March 8.
March 3, 2016“No problem” with hands and penis – Trump defends the size of his hands and guarantees that “there’s no problem” with his penis during a debate on national television.
March 3, 2016Romney makes speech denouncing Trump – Mitt Romney delivers a 20 minute speech at the University of Utah dedicate entirely to denouncing Trump.
February 28, 2016Refuses to condemn white supremacists – Trump refuses to condemn David Duke and white supremacists on CNN’s State of the Union.
February 25, 2016David Duke endorses Trump – White nationalists and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke asks his radio show audience to support and volunteer for Trump.
February 1, 2016“Knock the crap out” of protesters – Trump tells supporters to “knock the crap out of” anyone getting ready to throw a tomato and he will pay their legal fees.
December 7, 2015“Complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the US – Trump issues a statement calling for a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
November 25, 2015Trump mocks a disabled reporter – Trump physically mocks the disability of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski during a campaign speech.
August 7, 2015“Blood coming out of her whatever” – Trump attacks debate moderator Megyn Kelly, saying she had “blood coming out of her whatever.”
July 19, 2015McCain “not war hero” – Trump says Arizona Senator and former POW John McCain is “not a war hero” and “I like people who weren’t captured.”
June 16, 2015Build a wall and make Mexico pay – Trump promises to build a “great, great wall on our southern border” and have Mexico pay for it.