April 25: Just days after insisting that any spending bill to keep the federal government open include more than $1 billion for his proposed border wall, President Trump backed off that pledge -- abruptly ending the expected brinksmanship between the White House and Congress expected to dominate Trump's final week before his first 100 days as president are up.
April 23: With five days left in his first 100 days as president, Donald Trump looks forcused to score as many victories before Saturday, April 29, as he can, despite calling the 100-day marker "ridiculous" in a tweet last week. The final week of Trump's first 100 days could be his most important yet -- the federal government is scheduled to shut down Friday unless some kind of spending bill gets passed and signed by the president.
April 13: President Trump flexes military muscle as the US dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in eastern Afghanistan. Trump doesn't say if he specifically ordered the use of the weapon.
April 6: President Trump launched an airstrike on a Syrian airbase in response to the Syrian regime's alleged chemical attack on its own people.
Seven years of Republican efforts to eradicate President Barack Obama's proudest domestic achievement ended in late March before a single vote was cast. House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday, March 24, 2017, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn't get a vote.
FBI Director James Comey said publicly on March 20 that his agency had no information supporting President Donald Trump's claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.
As of March 17, the president has continued to defend his allegations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, despite intelligence officials saying they've found no such evidence.
On March 15, two federal judges temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, both citing Trump's statements about Muslims during the presidential campaign as part of their rulings. The president said he would take the issue to the Supreme Court if necessary.
President Donald Trump unveiled his first budget blueprint March 16. To offset increases in defense spending, the President proposed $54 billion in cuts to large parts of the federal government and programs big and small. Virtually every agency would see some sort of cut, but Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs would get a boost.
The U.S. economy added a robust 235,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department reported on March 10. It was the first full month of jobs numbers in which Donald Trump was president.
On March 4, Trump posted a series of tweets alleging that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower in the weeks leading up to the November election. The FBI asked the Justice Department to refute the president's assertion.
In his first address to a joint session of Congress Feb. 28, President Donald Trump reached for poetry and conjured a vision of common national purpose, shifting his tone from the dark, searing approach of his previous big speeches to the nation.
President Donald Trump announced Feb. 20 that Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve as his next national security adviser, filling the void left last week by the sudden dismissal of Michael Flynn.
High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials told CNN in February.
President Donald Trump asked for Michael Flynn's resignation after he lost trust in his national security adviser for misleading Vice President Mike Pence over his calls with Russia's ambassador, the White House said Feb. 14.
Trump potentially strained America's relationship with close ally Australia Feb. 2, after tweeting about a "dumb" deal to take in Australian refugees. He referred to the refugees as "illegal immigrants" in the tweet.
Trump scolded Iran in a Feb. 1 tweet, saying the Middle Eastern country was offiically "put on notice." Iran responded the following day, saying it would "vigorously" continue its testing and not bow to threats from the United States.
The president nominated federal appellate court judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in an announcement made Jan. 31.
An executive order protecting federal employees from anti-LGBTQ discrimination that was signed by President Barack Obama in 2014 will continue to be in effect in President Donald Trump's administration, the White House announced on Jan. 31. In a statement, the White House said that "President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community."
President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Jan. 30 after she refused to defend his immigration order.
The weekend of Jan. 28-29 was filled with confusion on how to best implement the travel ban executive order, as well as multiple protests at airports across the U.S.
A week after being sworn in to office, Trump signed an executive order promising "extreme vetting" of immigrants, as well as suspending the U.S. Syrian refugee program.
President Donald Trump signed three executive actions his second weekend in office imposing a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials, reorganizing the National Security Council's structure and calling for a plan to be delivered to him within 30 days on how to defeat ISIS.
In addition to President Trump's plans to build a physical barrier between the United States and Mexico, he also proposed to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities.
On Jan, 25, President Trump signed orders to begin builiding a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico. The president said he plans to begin building within months.
President Donald Trump's administration has ordered a freeze on some Environmental Protection Agency grants and contracts to states. Trump's nominee to lead the agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has sued the EPA numerous times.
On President Trump's fourth full day in office, he signed executive actions to advance approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Trump also issued executive actions declaring oil pipelines constructed in the US should be built with US materials, streamlining the regulatory process for pipeline construction and shortening the environmental review process.
The Monday after inauguration weekend, President Trump took three executive actions: He reinstated the so-called Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding; withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have slashed tariffs for American imports and exports with 12 nations; and enacted a federal hiring freeze that says agencies cannot fill any vacant positions nor open new ones, with two exceptions: military personnel and critical public safety positions.
The senate's confirmation hearings on President Trump's cabinet members have been particularly contentious. Because of concerns over qualifications of some, several rounds of questioning have occurred.
President Trump's first executive orders gave the Department of Health and Human Services and "other executive departments and agencies" the authority and discretion to roll back certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.