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145 Things Donald Trump Did in His First Year as the Most Consequential Former President Ever

He preemptively known as the California recall election “most likely rigged.”

105.

On Sept. 11, he didn’t be part of three different former presidents at the Nationwide 9/11 Memorial in Decrease Manhattan. He didn’t communicate at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, like a fourth former president, George W. Bush, who cited the “unity of America” in the fast aftermath of the assaults of 20 years again and lamented the lack of that now. “A malign force,” Bush said, “appears at work in our widespread life that turns each disagreement into an argument, and each argument right into a conflict of cultures. A lot of our politics has change into a unadorned enchantment to anger, worry and resentment.”

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Trump?

“Trump appeared by way of taped video at a convention at the Unification Church, higher recognized as the ‘Moonies cult,’ and made a go to to a hearth and police station in New York, the place he started his opening remarks by criticizing Joe Biden for ‘fleeing’ Afghanistan, repeating the lie that the election was ‘rigged,’ and suggesting very strongly that he’ll run for president in 2024,” as my colleague Ruby Cramer wrote. “By dusk, he was at a South Florida on line casino delivering a number of hours of commentary on 4 boxing matches for Triller Struggle Membership in an ‘alternate telecast’ accessible for $49.99” on pay-per-view.

106.

He heard Bush. “Bush,” Trump said, “led a failed and uninspired presidency. He shouldn’t be lecturing anyone.”

107.

He called Mark Milley a “Dumbass.”

108.

He relished the information that Anthony Gonzalez was not going to run for reelection — the first of the 10 Home Republicans who voted for impeachment to bow out. Gonzalez in making his announcement had called Trump “a most cancers for the nation.”

“RINO Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, who has poorly represented his district in the Nice State of Ohio, has determined to give up after enduring an amazing lack of recognition, of which he had little, since his ill-informed and in any other case very silly impeachment vote in opposition to the sitting President of the United States, me,” Trump mentioned.

“1 down, 9 to go!” he added.

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109.

He sued his niece and the reporters she helped.

110.

He sued Twitter to attempt to get his account turned again on.

111.

He doubled down on the lie that he had gained even after an audit in Arizona confirmed that he misplaced. “The Pretend Information is mendacity about the Arizona audit report!” he said in a statement. “The Audit was a giant win for democracy and a giant win for us. Exhibits how corrupt the Election was … an even bigger Rip-off even than anticipated!” he said in another. “Nevertheless, the Pretend Information Media is already attempting to ‘name it’ once more for Biden earlier than truly taking a look at the details — similar to they did in November! The audit has uncovered vital and simple proof of FRAUD! Till we all know how and why this occurred, our Elections won’t ever be safe,” he said in another. A majority of Republicans believed it.

112.

He wrote a letter to the Republican governor of Texas — demanding a “Forensic Audit of the 2020 Election” in a state that he gained.

OCTOBER

113.

He forgave Chuck Grassley.

“The fact is, he misplaced,” the Republican senator from Iowa had said in February in his rationalization of his vote for acquittal at the finish of Trump’s second impeachment trial.

Now, although, at a rally in Des Moines, he let Grassley be part of him on the stage — to simply accept his endorsement.

“If I didn’t settle for the endorsement of an individual that’s acquired 91 % of the Republican voters in Iowa, I wouldn’t be too good,” Grassley mentioned.

(*145*)114.

He all but told Republicans to not vote in 2022 and 2024 if the get together didn’t “resolve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020.”

115.

He advised former aides to disregard subpoenas from the Home committee investigating Jan. 6.

116.

He sued the committee to attempt to block the launch of the information from his White Home associated to the Capitol assault.

117.

He announced the launch of his personal social media platform — funded by hundreds of millions of {dollars} of different individuals’s cash — known as “TRUTH.”

118.

He aimed a brushback pitch at a Florida rival. Even when Ron DeSantis ran for president in 2024, Trump mentioned, “I’d beat him like I might beat everybody else.”

119.

He did the controversial “tomahawk chop” at a World Sequence recreation in Atlanta.

120.

He celebrated the announcement of the retirement from Congress of Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — one other of the 10 Republicans in the Home who had voted for impeachment. “2 down, 8 to go!” he said. He blasted in an electronic mail with a hyperlink to an article from The Hill: “Kinzinger retirement underscores Trump dominance over GOP.”

NOVEMBER

121.

He took credit score for GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia when it was his relative absence from the race that many mentioned led independents to vote for the Republican. “I wish to thank my BASE for popping out in drive and voting for Glenn Youngkin,” he said.

122.

He endorsed a challenger in opposition to Peter Meijer of Michigan — one other one in all the 10 Home Republicans who voted for his impeachment. And he endorsed a raft of extra individuals for the state legislature and different down-ballot races in Michigan who had been in line with him on “voter fraud,” “Election Integrity,” “cease the steal” and “the theft of the 2020 Presidential Election” — Rachelle Smit, Mike Detmer, Mick Bricker, Kevin Rathbun, Jon Rocha, Jacky Eubanks, Angela Rigas and Mike Hoadley. Ditto in Arizona.

123.

He blamed his own son for getting him concerned with Sean Parnell after the scandal-ridden Pennsylvania Senate candidate suspended his campaign.

124.

He hosted Kyle Rittenhouse at Mar-a-Lago after the teenager was acquitted of taking pictures to demise two males throughout protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Congratulations,” he said, “for being discovered INNOCENT.”

125.

By way of his tremendous PAC — “Make America Nice Once more, Once more!” — he polled for his looming 2024 comeback run, the outcomes of which confirmed him main Biden in all 5 states he misplaced in 2020 — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. “Trump,” a Trump adviser mentioned, “needs a rematch so badly with Biden he can style it.”

DECEMBER

126.

Iced out of conventional publishing homes, he self-published a espresso desk guide about his tenure as president — Our Journey Collectively, priced at $74.99 per copy, $229.99 if signed. “It’s a guide of images, largely, with statements,” Trump told Hugh Hewitt, “however a guide of images.” It sold well.

127.

He tried to dealer a deal to assist his Senate decide in North Carolina.

128.

He endorsed David Perdue in his run in opposition to Gov. Brian Kemp in Georgia. “Kemp has been a really weak Governor — the liberals and RINOs have run throughout him on Election Integrity,” Trump said. “What’s Perdue’s purpose to run? That he’s Trump’s lap canine?” a Kemp adviser advised POLITICO. “That canine don’t hunt. Lap canines don’t hunt.”

129.

“Anyone that doesn’t assume there wasn’t large Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election is both very silly, or very corrupt!” he said.

130.

He blasted former Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, it was reported, for congratulating Biden on the day of his inauguration. “I haven’t spoken to him since,” Trump mentioned. “Fuck him.”

131.

He got the RNC to pay for $1.6 million of his private authorized payments.

(*145*)132.

He got Republican candidates to pay him to come back to Mar-a-Lago to boost cash for his or her campaigns. “With regards to elevating cash for Republican causes and candidates, there are solely two seasons that matter,” Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich said. “Bedminster season and Mar-a-Lago season.”

(*145*)133.

He went on tour with Invoice O’Reilly to speak about what he all the time talked about. “What occurred on Jan. 6 was a protest in opposition to a rigged election — that’s what it was,” he said in one of 4 (sometimes patchily attended) “Historical past Tour” conversations with Invoice O’Reilly in arenas in Florida and Texas. “This wasn’t an rebellion.”

134.

He endorsed somebody for the state Senate in Alaska.

135.

He endorsed somebody for Texas state consultant.

(*145*)136.

He placed on a tux and celebrated New Year’s Eve at Mar-a-Lago.

JANUARY 2022

137.

He endorsed Viktor Orbán — the authoritarian prime minister of Hungary.

138.

He trawled for more challengers to Republican members of Congress who voted to question him: “Anybody need to run for Congress in opposition to Don Bacon in Nebraska?”

139.

He introduced he was going to have a press convention at Mar-a-Lago on the one-year anniversary of Jan. 6 after which canceled it.

140.

He spent the anniversary of the riot at the Capitol sending out frenzied statements. “… the complicit media simply calls it the Massive Lie, when in actuality the Big Lie was the Election itself,” he said. “Always remember the crime of the 2020 Presidential Election. Never give up!” he said.

141.

He called Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) a “jerk” as a result of he known as Trump’s lies lies.

142.

He hung up on NPR’s Steve Inskeep.

143.

He took another shot at Ron DeSantis.

144.

He went to Arizona to have another rally. “Most dropping presidential candidates are pressured into quiet retirement by their events,” the Atlantic’s Elaine Godfrey wrote from Florence. “Trump has bucked the pattern, solely tightening his grip on the GOP in the wake of his defeat. He has satisfied Republican candidates throughout the nation — together with these on stage tonight — to repeat his election lies, and satisfied his rank-and-file supporters to deal with these falsehoods as holy writ. By this level, these lies have been circulating for what seems like ceaselessly. However at tonight’s rally, as Trump’s followers known as for the arrests of ballot employees and the reinstatement of the rightful president, I acquired the sense that this is likely to be simply the starting.”

(*145*)145.

He promoted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day renovations at his golf course in Miami. “Check it out!” he said.

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