Election of Trump

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  • Announces he will run

    Announces he will run
    Trump descends an escalator in the marble-lined atrium of Trump Tower in Manhattan to announce his campaign and perhaps his best-known campaign pledge: to build a “great, great wall” on the southern border with Mexico. [https://www.c-span.org/video/?326473-1/donald-trump-presidential-campaign-announcement]
  • Trump vs Clinton

    Trump vs Clinton
    Trump clashes with Clinton before an audience of tens of millions in three presidential debates that are marked by their unusually ugly tone - Trump at one point said Clinton should be in jail. Public polls show that most Americans thought Clinton prevailed in all three debates.
  • Trump Wins

    Trump Wins
    Trump wins seven of the 11 states that vote on so-called Super Tuesday.
  • Trump Secures Nomination

    Trump wins a majority of delegates, securing his nomination and foreclosing the possibility of a contested convention.
  • VP Mike Pence

    VP Mike Pence
    Trump announces Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. A far more traditional Republican figure, Pence often describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.”
  • Republican Nominee

    Trump accepts the Republican Party’s nomination on the final day of the party’s convention in Cleveland. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Svt3kfq1c]
  • Trump in Mexico

    Trump flies to Mexico to meet with the country’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, culminating in a joint news conference. A brief diplomatic scuffle follows Trump’s return, where he and the Mexican president dispute whether or not they discussed Trump’s plan to have Mexico pay for the border wall.
  • "Grab them by the pussy"

    A recording surfaces of Trump boasting in 2005 of how his celebrity allows him to grope women and “grab them by the pussy,” prompting a dozen or so women to come forward to accuse Trump of making unwanted sexual advances. Trump dismisses the remarks as “locker room talk” and denies the accusations of unwanted advances.
  • Trump Wins Presidency

    Trump wins the U.S. presidential election in one of the biggest upsets in decades.
  • Trump Sworn in

    Trump Sworn in
    Donald Trump is sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States