Donald Trump

Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States of America, serving a single term from 2017-2021.1) Among many notable aspects of his presidency, of particular historical significance is Trump's role as a world leader during the first year of the COVID-19 crisis,2) as well as his vocal opposition to the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election that lead to the inauguration of former Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th President in January 2021.3)

COVID-19 Pandemic

Trump was president in 2019 when the COVID-19 Pandemic began after SARS-CoV-2 spread was reported in Wuhan, China.

Operation Warp Speed

Under the Trump administration, the U.S. government launched Operation Warp Speed, a program which “provided US$18 billion in funding for development of vaccines that were intended for US populations.”4)

Views on Vaccination Program

President Trump has expressed pride over what he views as a historic accomplishment in the COVID-19 vaccine development.

Trump filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James on grounds that she has “flagrantly abused her investigatory powers to target her political adversaries and advance her career”, with a specific focus on Trump himself.5)

Critiques and Controversies

Jeffrey Epstein Association

It was known prior to Trump's presidency that Trump spent time around the notorious sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein, but in early 2022 during the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, it emerged that Trump appears on Epstein's flight logs.6)

1)
Donald J. Trump. (2021, January 18). The White House. https://archive.ph/IUAjf
2)
Timeline of Trump’s Coronavirus Responses. (2021, September 15). Congressman Lloyd Doggett. https://archive.ph/Qxowk
3)
Cyber Ninjas. (2021). Cyber Ninjas Report. Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus. https://archive.ph/f3vBq
4)
Kim, J. H., Hotez, P., Batista, C., Ergonul, O., Figueroa, J. P., Gilbert, S., Gursel, M., Hassanain, M., Kang, G., Lall, B., Larson, H., Naniche, D., Sheahan, T., Shoham, S., Wilder-Smith, A., Strub-Wourgaft, N., Yadav, P., & Bottazzi, M. E. (2021). Operation Warp Speed: implications for global vaccine security. The Lancet Global Health, 9(7), E1017–E1021. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00140-6. https://archive.ph/Edr8L
5)
Donald J. Trump and Trump Organization LLC vs. Letita James, Attorney General of New York (United States District Court Northern District of New York December 20, 2021). https://cdn.locals.com/documents/47656/47656_typ6o7kt5ikm5kk.pdf
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