7 key quotes from Donald Trump’s 7 months in power

US president Donald Trump has been his country’s president for seven whole months. Here are seven key quotes.

1. Transgender military ban

At the end of July, the US president posted a series of tweets announcing his intentions to ban “transgender individuals” from serving in the military “in any capacity”.

 

 

 

The tweets sparked a huge online backlash, and a subsequent YouGov poll found that most Americans disapproved of the move.

2. Fire and fury

Speaking in reaction to North Korea’s suggestions that it could launch missile strikes towards American soil, Donald Trump announced that the country could be “met with fire and fury”, according to the BBC.

The quote signifies a shift in language from the White House, escalating the tensions between Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

3. “Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO and the United States”

Back in March, the 45th US president tweeted that Germany owed NATO and the US money for failing to meet the 2% of GDP spending target for defence, as recommended by NATO.

 

 

4. “Covfefe

Did his fingers slip? Or was it a ploy to distract the media and the public? In one of the weirdest moments of Donald Trump’s tweeting history, the president tweeted one word “covfefe”. This was followed by a great deal of online speculation as to what he had intended to write.

The original tweet was deleted, but Trump later made fun of himself over the issue.

 

5. “I thought it would be easier”

In a Reuters interview around the time of Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, the president reportedly said: "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."

That’s right, because being the leader of the free world can be a walk in the park.

6. The Wall

AP reports that in an interview, the US president said that “People want the border wall. My base definitely wants the border wall, my base really wants it — you’ve been to many of the rallies.” He then went on to talk about the size of his base – “big”, and the electoral college.

As for the wall itself, the Guardian has reported that prototypes will be ready by September this year.

7. Charlottesville

His comments following the attack in Charlottesville have been seen as controversial. NY Times reports that he said, “I think there is blame on both sides”.

But after criticism of his initial response to the attack, the Telegraph reported that Trump did also call racism evil.