A Timeline of Trump’s Presidency in GIFs

A Timeline of Trump’s Presidency in GIFs

People say a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about GIFs? We’re willing to bet they say so, so much more. And really, there’s no better way to cringe our way through the 45th POTUS’s reign of terror. Words truly escape us…

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June 16, 2015

Jimmy Fallon's Donald Trump skit

With zero political experience in his belt, billionaire celebrity Donald Trump announces his candidacy for U.S. presidency. And the (rational) world groans. In his speech, he calls Mexicans “criminals” and “rapists”, and promises to build a “great, great wall” and “make Mexico pay for it”. Okay, Donny.

January 20, 2016

Donald Trump at the Presidential debate

Since being sworn into office, Trump’s presidency has been plagued by conflicts of interest, particularly when, say, foreign officials stayed at his hotel chain. Instead of separating himself (you know, the ethical thing to do), he let his sons helm his businesses, thereby still maintaining professional connection to them through his blood relatives. Fun fact: this could violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

October 7, 2016

Stephen Colbert asking for apology

Donald Trump responds to the 2005 Access Hollywood tape of him admitting to grabbing women by the genitals, claiming it was “locker room banter” and that he never said he was a perfect person. We’re not looking for perfection, Mr. Trump, we’re just looking for common decency. The worst part? Criminals are taking Trump’s message to heart—and the number of celebrities, politicians and CEOs that have accused the President of sexual misconduct continues to grow.

January 20, 2017

Colin Jost talking about the Affordable Care Act on SNL

Trump as POTUS works quickly to weaken and dismantle the Affordable Care Act, risking the loss of healthcare for an estimated 21 million Americans.

January 22, 2017

Trevor Noah on Donald Trump's tax returns

Trump refuses to divulge his tax returns and continues to do so, making him the first President in four decades to withhold that information from the American public. Nothing shady going on there…

January 27, 2017

Donald Trump fear and hate GIF

Donald Trump signs the extraordinarily racist “travel ban” prohibiting people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days and blocking refugees from Syria indefinitely.

February 13, 2017

Michael Flynn gets forced out of office after his connections to Russian officials are exposed. This begins a long, long line of resignations, firings and “forced outs” that keep Trump in the lead of administration turnover rates. Anthony Scaramucci, who acted as White House Director of Communications for only 10 days, holds the record for shortest reign.

February 17, 2017

Donald Trump claiming fake news

On Twitter, Trump declares that those reporting against him are “fake news”. It’s a claim he has repeated again and again, particularly when facing any sort of criticism or controversy—which is virtually all the time.

March 20, 2017

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin GIF

Investigations into Donald Trump’s questionable ties to Russia (including many of Vladimir Putin’s allies) begin. Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, is found to have numerous insidious connections with Russia plus a whole host of suspicious connections to Putin.

January 2, 2018

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump animation by Alexa Kerr

Donald Trump starts antagonizing North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, on Twitter during the beginning of what became a strange and increasingly hostile relationship…despite POTUS insisting regularly that he has made progress with North Korean relations.

January 11, 2018

Salma Hayek saying there are no shithole nations

Trump targets Haiti, El Salvador and other African nations in a chat with Congress about immigration, once again showing his blatant racism by calling them “shithole countries”. And then he implied that America would be better off accepting people from Norway. Uh…what?

December 22, 2018

Donald Trump's amazing golf swing by HappyToast

The longest shutdown in U.S. history begins under Donald Trump; the primary issue being that no one wanted to fund Trump’s wall.

Into 2019…

We are just a few short months into 2019 and already Trump’s presidency is plagued by an attempted “national emergency” declaration, a U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and—oh yeah—the release of the Mueller Report. We can’t wait to see what comes next (cue eye-roll).

Excited Donald Trump GIF by Comedy Central

The Takeaway

Unfortunately, the list of Donald Trump’s f*ckups goes on and on and on. We’re living in the darkest timeline. A Twitter tyrant is ruling America and has truly left us feeling as if the cat’s got our tongue. Luckily, we have GIFs for even the most dumbfounding of moments.

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Photo Credits: The Ministry of GIFs / Giphy, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / Giphy, Election 2016 / Giphy, Yahoo Entertainment / Giphy, Saturday Night Live / Giphy, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah / Giphy, weinventyou / Giphy, Perez Hilton / Giphy, franceinfo / Giphy, DreamsinCali / Giphy, alexa kerr / Giphy, Film Independent Spirit Awards / Giphy, HappyToast / Giphy, Comedy Central, Giphy