It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag. Inaugural Address
Donald Trump at the age of 70 won his first bid for public office, to be elected the 45th president of the United States, in an upset victory on November 8, 2016. He is the fifth US president to take office despite losing the popular vote, having prevailed in Electoral College votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton. A real estate mogul and reality television star, Trump is the first president without previous service in either elective office or the military, as well as the oldest and among the richest to take office. He holds another distinction as well: Trump took office on January 20, 2017, with the lowest public approval ratings of any president since polling began after his campaign and transition were dogged with allegations of sexual improprieties and Russian meddling in the campaign on his behalf.
An unprecedented presidency
Senator Mark Warner, Miller Center scholars, and the New York Times’ Peter Baker assess Trump’s early days
Traditional conservatives and Donald Trump
Eric Edelman, former diplomat, talks about President Trump's national security agenda
What difficult first years can teach President Trump
In this First Year Project episode of American Forum, two University of Virginia historians discuss what history can teach the Trump administration: Professor Gary Gallagher, a renowned scholar of the Civil War, and Brian Balogh, an expert on the role of government in the development of a modern America