6/1/18 – 11:55 AM The first quarter of 2018 was an incredibly difficult one for the Trump administration.
There were multiple reports of the president having to pull the plug on the Paris Climate Accord, and there were also several instances where it appeared that the US might be unable to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement, and thus not meet its climate commitments.
At the same time, Trump and his administration were facing unprecedented challenges in their ability to implement their signature campaign promise of a “big, beautiful wall” along the southern border with Mexico.
The president also had to contend with a number of scandals that have plagued his administration in the last year.
In addition to his recent decision to pull out of the Paris Accord, Trump also lost a Supreme Court justice on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and his nominee for the U.S. Department of Labor had to recuse himself from the confirmation process because of an allegation that he had engaged in sexual harassment.
These issues will be part of the debate over Trump’s second year in the White House, and what lessons to draw from his first year.
What we know about the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency How did the Trump White House survive a tumultuous first year?
The White House faced several crises during the first two months of the Trump presidency, and some of them are quite important.
The first was the resignation of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
Scaramuccio was forced out of his job after he was accused of sexually harassing several women and engaging in sexual misconduct.
Scarameau had been an aide to Trump for more than a year.
The New York Times reported that Scaramuci had asked Trump to fire Scaramucio, a decision that Scaramy subsequently denied.
In January, Trump took a $25 million bribe from Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom to help pay for his inaugural festivities.
The next day, the US Treasury Department released a list of Russia-backed businessmen that it said had donated $12.5 million to the inauguration, a sum that exceeds the donations from any single individual.
Trump had already been facing criticism for his decision to spend $400 million on inaugural festivities that were billed as “celebrating the greatness of America” but were instead an attempt to cover up Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
In February, Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US.
The following month, the president resigned the CIA director, Michael Pompeo, over allegations that he misused his intelligence agency’s resources to obtain information on Trump.
The White Houses attorney general, Jeff Sessions, faced a similar criticism for firing James Comey as FBI director in May.
The administration also faced accusations that it had not followed through on its campaign promises to combat climate change.
Trump faced a backlash after he signed an executive order to roll back Obama-era regulations that would have forced states to establish more renewable energy.
The order also threatened to pull federal funding from states that did not establish the most stringent energy efficiency standards, including in the South, where some states have high energy costs.
Some of Trump’s most notable failures and controversies occurred in January, February, and March.
The Senate’s confirmation of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was one of the most high-profile legislative accomplishments of the first half of the year.
Gorsuch, who was confirmed in a 52-49 vote, was a conservative justice who was also known for his strong opinions on abortion and for his support of the Confederate battle flag.
Trump’s decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate Judiciary Committee also was met with widespread criticism.
While the Republican Party was united in opposition to Kavanaugh, Democrats had to fight hard to stop him from receiving a confirmation hearing.
Trump was also faced with an investigation into his administration’s alleged involvement in the Trump Tower wiretap case.
The wiretap investigation led to the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the investigation, but he was ultimately fired by Trump in February, just days before the end of his first term.
Trump also faced allegations of sexual misconduct against him by former White Councilor Beverly Young Nelson.
In May, Nelson revealed that she had been sexually harassed by Trump while she was a member of his senior staff in the 1980s.
The Trump administration has faced a number challenges since Trump’s inauguration, including an investigation of possible collusion between the Russian government and Trump associates.
What do we know so far about the second year of Trump?
In addition, the administration faced numerous scandals that it has faced since his inauguration, and a number are quite significant.
The United States remains the only country on Earth that does not guarantee health care to all people.
While Trump’s initial legislative plan to make healthcare affordable to all Americans was criticized for failing to cover all Americans, his administration has continued to push ahead with the implementation of his signature campaign pledge of a ‘big, ugly, beautiful’ wall along the Southern border