Trump’s first year in office has been a can’t-miss drama
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bleak description of "American carnage." A forceful rollback of his predecessor's achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium.
And that was just the first 24 hours.
In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms and traditions, fighting with Republicans and Democrats alike and changing how the nation and the presidency are viewed at home and abroad.
Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency
With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office.
It has been delivered with his own brand of bombast and occasional threats.
Contentious issues have always existed, especially in conflict-ridden or volatile countries, but has he improved or worsened matters? Twelve months into his presidency, Associated Press correspondents take stock:
He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a he said-he said thing.
Donald Trump once promised to be "very restrained" on Twitter — "if I use it at all." He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an "excellent guy" — until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The president backed Republican Roy Moore in the special election for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. But after a Democrat won the seat, Trump said he knew the embattled GOP candidate couldn't win.
Trump bends, but doesn’t break, ways of Washington in year 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has frequently bent Washington to his will, shattering long-standing norms, plunging politics to a new level of corrosiveness and wielding his executive power to start rolling back his predecessor's policies on the environment, education and America's role around the world.
But at times, Trump's Washington can also look strikingly similar to the era before presidential directives were delivered by tweet.
Year-old ‘resistance’ now sets sights on the ballot box
The idea first came to Teresa Shook, a Hawaii retiree, in the hours after Donald Trump was elected. Perhaps, she suggested to a few friends on Facebook, women could march on Washington to show the depth of their resistance. Two days later, New York fashion designer Bob Bland joined the call for action with her own message.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s torrent of warped truths
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right.
"There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month.
Were truer words ever spoken?
This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this. Falsehoods and exaggerations have tumbled relentlessly out of Trump's Twitter account, speeches and interviews, the vast majority in service of his ego.
From his big appetite to his big button: a year in Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. Here are some of the more memorable moments from the AP reporters tasked with covering this whirlwind presidency:
CAN I SHOW YOU MY BUTTON?
Midway through my April 23, 2017, interview with President Donald Trump, he reached over and pressed a red button on his desk in the Oval Office.
Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.
That's according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since his inauguration. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton, whose first-year average stood 10 points higher than Trump's, at 49 percent.
Melania Trump’s fashion style true to her Europe roots
PARIS (AP) — Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband's "America First" agenda and stay true to her roots, if there's a message to be taken from her bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe in 2017.
In her first year as first lady, Mrs. Trump has often wrapped herself in the clothes of her home continent as several American designers publicly refused to dress her in what was a fashion industry-wide backlash against her unpopular spouse.
Trump on his promises: Yes on tax cuts but where’s the wall?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president. That's a spectacular stretch.
But while he's fallen short on many measures and has a strikingly thin legislative record, Trump has followed through on dozens of his campaign promises, overhauling the country's tax system, changing the U.S. posture abroad and upending the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants.
Trump’s year: Congress bickers over Russia, Mueller looms
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections have pivoted as the new year begins and midterm elections loom, leaving the conclusions of those congressional probes in doubt.