Trump’s 4 years in office through the numbers

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Observers have long assessed that since coming to power, President Donald Trump has created many unprecedented things, changing countless standards in the White House.

The story of Trump’s presidency cannot be told in numbers.

President Trump at the White House on the evening of October 5 after being treated for Covid-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


Although Barack Obama is the US president at the forefront of exploiting the power of social networks, he still cannot surpass President Trump in making full use of these platforms, especially Twitter.

The number of Trump’s tweets in each year of his term is continuously higher than before.

The longest time he did not use Twitter was 1.9 days, in June 2017, when former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the investigation of Russian interference.

During his time in office, Trump still used his personal cell phone to make calls, despite security protocols and ignoring warnings from his staff that this could

President Trump does not hesitate to use Twitter to attack opponents, sometimes sending confusing messages.

Judicial appointment

President Trump successfully elected three Supreme Court justices and the number of federal judges he appointed has exceeded the number during the term of President George H.W.

Even though he only served four years, the impact of Trump’s changes to the federal court system could be felt long after he leaves the White House, experts say.

Executive order

As of December 11, 520 presidential documents signed by Trump, including executive orders, memoranda, decisions and presidential announcements, were published in the Federal Register.

American presidents are increasingly using executive orders and memoranda to issue directives to government agencies, both of which are legally binding even though executive orders can be challenged.

President Obama issued 226 executive orders and memoranda, while President George W. Bush signed 189 orders.

Before becoming president, Trump complained that his predecessor Obama had abused executive orders, asserting that the government could be run like a business.

However, the number of executive orders and memoranda signed by Trump has surpassed the number issued by both presidents George W. Bush and Obama.

Number of infections and deaths due to Covid-19

Trump’s final year in office was largely shaped by the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As of December 19, the US recorded more than 320,000 deaths and 18 million infections, making it the largest epidemic area in the world.


Since taking office, the President has made 418 visits to Trump-branded properties, including 307 at golf clubs, according to CNN.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the US, he has spent 48 days at golf clubs and 77 visits to Trump-branded properties.

Before becoming president, Trump often complained about his predecessor Obama’s golf habits.

However, Trump spent 307 days at golf clubs in one term compared to Obama’s 333 rounds of golf in two terms, according to CBS News.

Death penalty

The death penalty was reinstated in the United States in 1988 and expanded in 1994. From 1988 to 2003, only the federal death penalty was introduced, all under the George W. Bush administration.

Under President Trump, there were 10 death sentences executed, more than all presidents from the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the present.

Amnesty and sentence reduction

Many of the pardons and commutations of sentences that President Trump has issued so far are for former associates, conservative politicians, and people with wide connections.

Throughout his term, Trump frequently highlighted his signing of the First Step Act, a criminal justice bill that led to the release of thousands of federal prisoners.

One of Trump’s first orders to reduce the sentence was for Alice Marie Johnson, who served a life sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

To date, the number of people pardoned or commuted by Trump is much less than that of previous US presidents since Nixon.

Jimmy Carter issued 534 pardons during his term.

Many modern presidents often wait until the last days of their term to issue clemency privileges.

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