The United States's 45th president, Donald Trump is turning 72 on Thursday and it is needless to say that he is one of the most controversial presidents of US. Since the US head took charge of the White House office in 2016, he has faced various demonstrations against him and from calling Kim Jong-un a 'rocket man' to hundreds of thousands of woman protesting against Trump a day after the inauguration Trump was part of several controversies. Here on his birthday, we are taking look at the journey of his scandals over the time.
Immediately following his inauguration on January 20 in 2017, Trump witnessed massive worldwide protest march carried out by thousands of women. The march was called women's march and was targetted at Trump largely due to his statements which were regarded by many as anti-woman or just plain offensive.
According to reports, the women's march was the largest single-day protest in US history.
He also faced a massive social media campaign against him with the hashtag #Notmypresident which gained immediate popularity after Trump won the presidential election on November 8, 2016.
Various other anti-Trump protest has taken place around the world. Some have been peaceful while incidents of vandalism and assaults have also taken place.
Citing reasons like national security, Donald Trump signed an executive order following the Paris attack in November 2015, Trump triggered another controversy as he put a ban on Muslim foreigners from entering the United States. In January 2017 he signed an executive order which bans travellers from seven countries with Muslim majority populations (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) to the United States.
The order was imposed with any warning and was taken into effect immediately which caused chaos at airports.
Though the initial orders faced legal challenges, but the revised version of the ban was implemented after it was it was permitted by the Supreme Court on December 4.
The Supreme Court is still hearing the arguments on the ban and will the ruling will probably be announced by the end of the June.
The Stormy Daniels–Donald Trump scandal was a political scandal involving a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) signed by Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen and adult film actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 United States presidential election. After the existence of the NDA was revealed by The Wall Street Journal in January 2018, Daniels sued Trump and Cohen to argue that the agreement is invalid. The dispute has gained significant media coverage and has drawn legal attention to Cohen's involvement in the matter.
Another playboy model, Karen Mcdougal alleged that she had an affair with the President. She filed a lawsuit in March to release her from a legal agreement requiring her to stay silent.
The Special Counsel Investigation is carrying out an alleged Russian medalling in the 2016 United States presidential election. The investigation is being led by former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert Mueller who is exploring Russian interference in teh election, including exploring any possible links or coordination between Trump's campaign and the Russian government.
Under the investigation, Mueller is also looking into the meeting on June 9, 2016, in Trump Tower in New York City between three senior members of Trump's presidential campaign—Kushner, Manafort, and Donald Trump Jr.—and at least five other people, including Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Rinat Akhmetshin, a lobbyist and former Soviet army officer who met senior Trump campaign aides, Ike Kaveladze, British publicist Rob Goldstone, and translator Anatoli Samochornov.
The Central Park five were a group of five youth who was accused of raping a 28-year-old jogger in Central Park. The incident immediately became one of the most widely heavily stories which triggered a massive public outcry. During that trial, Donal Trump released an ad calling for the death penalty in several local newspapers which inflame the controversy further.
According to reports Trump's ad fuel the hatred and triggered a debate on racism. The families of the accused youths reported receiving death threats over the phone after the ad came out.
In the ad, he called for the execution of criminals of every age and stated that ''They should be forced to suffer and when they kill they should be executed for their crimes. they must serve as examples so the others will think long and hard before committing a crime or an act of violence''.
Central Park Five were each convicted and sentenced to a number of years in prison but after a decade it was revealed that they were wrongly convicted of rape and the real attacker was Matias Reyes after he confessed of the crime.