Donald Trump has been President for 30 weeks, but only two of them could be reasonably described as good. The rest of the weeks could be confidently described as disastrous.
We ranked below the absolute worst six weeks Trump has endured, since becoming Head of the U.S.
- February 27 – March 5
On the 2nd of March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the ongoing FBI investigation, regarding the Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Trump’s answer can be read in one of his tweets:
This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. […] The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality.
Two days later, Trump wrote:
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
A long-lasting (and still ongoing) campaign by Trump’s staff began, to find something (anything!) relevant to support his accusations. So far, no evidence found.
- June 5 – 11
Trump managed to undermine his own administration as well as his own past claims, about the so-called “travel ban”. He posted on Twitter:
The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.
The president also attacked Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, for his response to the 3rd of June terrorist attacks, in the British metropolis.
Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!
(The U.S. President misunderstood Khan’s comments. The latter wanted to calm Londoners regarding the increased presence of police on the streets, right after the attack.)
The climax of the week was reached when the former FBI director, James Comey, testified in front of the Congress. Comey brought a series of blows to Trump – including the fact that the president allegedly asked him to unequivocally support him, at a White House dinner, on the 27th of January. Moreover, Trump asked Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation regarding national security adviser, Michael Flynn, at another White House meeting on the 14th of February.
- March 20 – 26
Comey, testifies on Capitol Hill:
1) He confirms that the ongoing FBI investigation into Russia’s alledged involvement in the 2016 elections, will check whether any of Trump’s campaign sponsors, helped the Russian Government in its approach;
2) He also mentioned that there is no evidence in support of Trump’s claim, that Obama ordered Trump Tower be wire-tapped in the 2016 elections.
Perhaps the biggest blow to the US president took place on Friday, the 24th of March, when Republicans withdrew the legislation on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, aware of the lack of votes for a pass.
- May 8 – 14
On Tuesday, 9th of May, Trump dismissed Comey. The decision was shortly blamed by all sides. Talks about obstruction of justice regarding Russia’s alledged involvement in the 2016 elections, turn into a nightmare for the U.S. President. After Comey’s dismissal, Bob Mueller is appointed as a special counselor, to take over the investigation regarding Russia’s involvement.
James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
Several month later, he admits there is no recording system in the White House.
- July 24 – 30
Trump begins his week with a series of Twitter posts attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for recusing himself on the Russia investigation.
Rumors about the resignation of several people around Trump, are disturbing the waters even more.
The scandal grows even more on Thursday. White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, gives two interviews: one for CNN and one for Ryan Lizza, from The New Yorker. In the interview with Lizza, Scaramucci says that the head of the President’s staff, Reince Priebus, is a “paranoid schizophrenic”. Moreover, he claims that chief strategist Steve Bannon is more flexible than he seems.
On Friday, Trump announces that Priebus was fired, and John Kelly is the new chief of staff.
- August 14 – 20
Trump’s initial response to the violence shown by militants for the supremacy of the white race and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia has been vehemently criticized. Moreover, at a press conference on Tuesday, the US president was criticized again, for blaming both “parties” in the Charlottesville scandal: the white supremacists and the counter protesters.
On Wednesday, Trump was forced to dissolve some executive boards, after many of their CEOs resigned, following the President’s remarks on the situation in Charlottesville.
On Thursday, following the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, Trump wrote on Twitter the story of General Pershing, who shot 49 Filipino prisoners of war, with bullets dipped in pig blood.
On Friday, Trump finally got rid of Bannon.