Presidential Seal President Trump's First 100 Days
Key events since Donald Trump's inauguration, paired with daily video clips from:
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS), and Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC).

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

  • Inauguration Day - Trump becomes our 45th president
  • Crowds are estimated to be around 160,000
    By contrast, an estimated 1.8 million visitors attended Obama's 2009 inauguration
  • 2009 vs 2017 inauguration crowds
  • On his first day as president, Trump signs an executive order to scale back parts of the Affordable Care Act

Sat, Jan 21, 2017

  • Women's marches draw millions of protesters worldwide.
    It is the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.
  • In DC, crowd size is estimated to be 470,000 - three times more than attended the inauguration
  • In an address at CIA Headquarters, Trump claims that "a million and a half people" attended his inauguration
  • At his first White House briefing, wearing an ill-fitting suit, Press Secretary Sean Spicer claims "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period!"

Sun, Jan 22, 2017

  • In a Meet the Press interview, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway describes Spicer's comments as "alternative facts"
  • Trump calls Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Iran, ISIS, and the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

  • According to a Gallup poll only 45 percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance over first three days of his presidency
  • Trump signs an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Tue, Jan 24, 2017

  • Trump signs an executive order which expedites environmental reviews and approvals for future infrastructure projects
  • Trump reverses the Obama administration's halt on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

  • Trump signs an executive order directing the Dept of Homeland Security to begin construction of a wall along the Mexican border
  • Another executive order cuts federal funding for sanctuary cities who refuse to comply with immigration enforcement measures
  • Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto rejects the idea that Mexico should pay for the wall
  • Trump gives his first televised interview with ABC News "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir
  • Trump tweets: I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead
  • It later comes out that several members of Trump's inner circle, including Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer, Jared Kushner, Steven Mnuchin and Tiffany Trump are registered to vote in more than one state.

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

  • Trump addresses Congressional Republican leaders at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, along with British Prime Minister Theresa May
  • Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancels a proposed meeting with Trump due to the controversy where Trump suggested Mexico pay fully for the wall
  • Sean Spicer announces that the border wall might be funded by a 20% tax on imports from Mexico
  • Acting Attorney General Sally Yates informs White House Counsel Don McGahn that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's public account of his interactions with Russian officials during the transition were untruthful, making him vulnerable to blackmail

Fri, Jan 27, 2017

  • Trump signs an executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days, and bans those fleeing Syria indefinitely.

Sat, Jan 28, 2017

  • Protests erupt at airports nationwide as confusion and chaos ensue in response to the ban
  • In New York, federal judge Ann M. Donnelly blocks part of the order

Sun, Jan 29, 2017

  • In Massachusetts, federal judge Allison D. Burroughs issues a temporary restraint on parts of the ban

Mon, Jan 30, 2017

  • Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to enforce the ban
  • Trump signs an executive order requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.
  • Former President Barack Obama gives his first public statement since leaving office, stating he "disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion"
  • Trump tweets: I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United States Supreme Court. It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. (W.H.)

Tue, Jan 31, 2017

  • Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Justice
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) faces microphone problems at an anti-Trump rally Monday night
  • Trump tweets: Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!

Wed, Feb 01, 2017

  • National security advisor Michael Flynn puts Iran "on notice" after the nation test fires a ballistic missile.
  • US Weekly reports that "First Lady Melania Trump may stay in NYC permanently and never move into the White House"

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

  • At the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump asks the room to "pray for Arnold" so that ratings of NBC's reality show "The Apprentice" would go up
  • Trump hangs up on Austrialia's Prime Minister during a heated argument over our agreement to receive 1250 refugees. Trump accuses Australia of sending us the "next Boston bombers"
  • In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Kellyanne Conway defends Trump's travel ban by citing the "Bowling Green massacre"
  • Nordstrom announces it will drop Ivanka Trump-branded clothing and shoes
  • Trump administration eases entry restrictions for permanent resident green card holders

Fri, Feb 03, 2017

  • In Washington state, federal judge James Robart effectively reverses Trump's travel ban

Sat, Feb 04, 2017

  • In response to Judge Robart's ruling, Trump tweets: The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!

Sun, Feb 05, 2017

  • Superbowl Sunday
  • The New England Patriots come back from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime.
  • In a Fox News interview with Bill O'Reilly, Trump claims that 5 million people voted illegally

Mon, Feb 06, 2017

  • Trump tweets: I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it.

Tue, Feb 07, 2017

  • Trump states "the murder rate in our country is the highest it's been in 47 years"
  • Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell silences Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as she tries to read aloud from a letter written by Coretta Scott King.
  • McConnell states "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."
  • Undeterred, Warren reads the 1986 letter aloud before a live Facebook feed outside the Senate chambers. In her letter, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. urges Congress to block the nomination of Jeff Sessions for federal judge.

Wed, Feb 08, 2017

  • Mike Pence becomes the first Vice President in history to cast a tiebreaking vote in the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary.
  • Trump tweets: My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

  • Winter storm Niko hits the Northeast
  • The Washington Post, citing nine sources, reports that national security advisor Michael Flynn had a phone conversation with Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.
  • The call came soon after President Obama sanctioned Russia for interfering in the election. In the call, Flynn suggests the possibility of sanctions relief once Trump is president. The call is monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies.
  • Flynn initially denied he had discussed sanctions in an interview with The Post but then amended his comment. He “indicated that while he had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up.”
  • Kellyanne Conway hawks Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories on Fox & Friends
  • Later, during his daily press briefing, Sean Spicer says Conway has been "counseled" regarding her comments.
  • In San Francisco, the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal rule against reinstating the travel ban



Sun, Feb 12, 2017

  • James Corden hosts the 59th annual Grammy Awards
  • In a White House address to Face the Nation, Senior Advisor Stephen Miller makes several outlandish comments, among them "that the powers of the President to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned."

Mon, Feb 13, 2017

  • Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Advisor, having spent only 24 days on the job


Wed, Feb 15, 2017

  • Trump's pick for labor secretary Andrew Puzder withdraws his nomination. As CEO of Hardees and Carls Jr. he was already involved in several labor conflicts before Oprah gave a tape to the Senate where Puzder's wife accuses him of domestic abuse.

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

  • Trump gives his first solo press conference to announce his pick for labor secretary, Jim Acosta.
  • Memorable quotes include:
    "We got 306 electoral college votes...I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan."
    "I am the least anti-semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life"
  • When asked by African-American reporter April Ryan if he would include the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in his work to revitalize American urban centers, Trump responds "Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours? Set up the meeting."

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

  • Trump tweets: The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!



Mon, Feb 20, 2017

  • Presidents' Day




Fri, Feb 24, 2017

  • Sean Spicer bans reporters from CNN, the New York Times, Politico, the Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed from attending an informal White House press briefing

Sat, Feb 25, 2017

  • Trump tweets: I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!

Sun, Feb 26, 2017

  • Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 89th annual Academy Awards

Mon, Feb 27, 2017

  • In a Today Show interview, former president George W. Bush says "I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need an independent media to hold people like me to account"
  • In a White House address, Trump says "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated"

Tue, Feb 28, 2017

  • Trump addresses Congress for the first time




Sat, Mar 04, 2017

  • Trump tweets from Mar-a-Lago: How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!


Mon, Mar 06, 2017

  • In an address as newly minted Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson states "that's what America is about - a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer even harder for less"


Wed, Mar 08, 2017

  • International Women's Day
  • Commissioned by State Street Global Advisors and created by American artist Kristen Visbal, "The Fearless Girl" bronze statue is installed opposite Wall Street's iconic charging bull
  • The Fearless Girl

    Photo credit Mark Lennihan/Associated Press






Mon, Mar 13, 2017

  • The Congressional Budget Office reports that under Trump's proposed health plan, 24 million more Americans would lose health coverage by 2026.







Mon, Mar 20, 2017

  • FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee that he has "no information" of any wiretapping of Trump conducted by the Obama administration, and that the FBI is investigating "links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government"




Fri, Mar 24, 2017

  • At a press conference following the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare, Paul Ryan says "I will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard."

Sat, Mar 25, 2017

  • Trump tweets: Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M.
  • On her show Judge Jeanine states "Paul Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House!" She endorses to Trump with "This is NOT on President Trump. No one expected a businessman to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process."



Tue, Mar 28, 2017




Fri, Mar 31, 2017

  • Trump walks out of an oval office signing ceremony, forgetting to actually sign two executive orders





Wed, Apr 05, 2017

  • Trump removes Steve Bannon from the National Security Council
  • Days after reports that Fox News paid a total of $13M to settle sexual harassment claims brought against host Bill O'Reilly, the NYTimes reports that Trump praised Bill O'Reilly as “a good person” and declared, “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
  • Pepsi pulls their controversial ad featuring Kendall Jenner at a fictitious protest rally. The ad draws unfortunate comparisons to an actual standoff between Ieshia Evans and riot police at a Baton Rouge protest in July, and effectively trivializes the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Pepsi Jenner/Evans composite

    Image credit: Jonathan Bachman (R) / You Tube/Reuters


Thu, Apr 06, 2017

  • Trump launches military strikes against Syria in retaliation for their use of chemical weapons. US warships launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at the airbase that staged the attacks
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reverses an earlier position, stating that "steps are underway" to remove president Bashar al-Assad from power
  • Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago


Sun, Apr 09, 2017

  • Dr. David Dao is forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight to make room for traveling airline employees

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

  • In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo Trump discusses the strikes on Syria. After first describing the dessert cake he and Chinese president Xi Jinping were enjoying, Trump says "So what happens is I said we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this. And he was eating his cake. And he was silent." to which Bartiromo asks "to Syria?" and Trump answers "Yes. Heading toward Syria."

Sun, Apr 16, 2017

  • Easter Sunday


Tue, Apr 18, 2017

  • Tax Day - the deadline for filing taxes on income earned in 2016
  • Trump tweets: I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican - easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?
  • CBS News reports "Conservative radio host Alex Jones fighting to keep custody of children"

Wed, Apr 19, 2017

  • Bill O'Reilly is fired by Fox News
  • Superbowl Champion New England Patriots visit the White House
  • The NY Times Sports section tweets a photo comparing the Patriots 2015 White House visit to 2017's. They later retract the photo following a clarification from the Patriots organization.
  • 2015 vs 2017 Patriots White House visits










Sat, Apr 29, 2017

  • Trump's 100th day in office
  • Trump holds a 100th Day Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, skipping the White House correspondents' dinner


Mon, May 01, 2017

  • In a SiriusXM radio interview with Salena Zito, Trump says "I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War. And he was, he was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War. He said 'There is no reason for this.' "
    In fact, Andrew Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War started.
  • Wrapping up his thoughts in that interview, Trump says "People don't realize, you know that, the Civil War - if you think about it, why? People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War?"

Tue, May 02, 2017

  • Hillary Clinton talks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event about her 2016 election loss and fighting to advance women's issues around the globe


Thu, May 04, 2017

  • The House passes a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act





Tue, May 09, 2017

  • Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

Wed, May 10, 2017

  • Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the White House
  • American journalists are barred from the meeting. Photos are provided by the Russian media
  • Trump Hosts Lavrov

    Photo credit Russian Foreign Ministry/Associated Press






Mon, May 15, 2017

  • We learn that during his meeting with the Russians on May 10, Trump divulged highly classified intelligence from an Israeli counterterrorism operation

Tue, May 16, 2017

  • News breaks that on Feb 14 Trump met privately with FBI Director James Comey urging him to drop the investigation of then National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

Wed, May 17, 2017

  • Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appoints former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia investigation



Sat, May 20, 2017

  • NYTimes reports Trump told Russians that firing "nut job" James Comey eased "great pressure" from the investigation


Mon, May 22, 2017

  • At a meeting in Israel Trump tells President Reuven Rivlin that he "just got back from the Middle East"


Wed, May 24, 2017

  • Trump meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican
  • Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte "body slams" a reporter when asked about the Republican healthcare plan, one day before the state election. Despite his misdemeanor assault charge, Gianforte wins.

Thu, May 25, 2017

  • At a gathering in Brussels, Trump shoves his way past Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic as NATO leaders walk inside the alliance's new headquarters to prepare for a group photo
  • NATO shove

    Image credit NBC News




Wed, May 31, 2017

  • Trump sends a presumably unfinished tweet: Despite the constant negative press covfefe

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

  • Trump announces that the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Only two other nations - Nicaragua and Syria - have not joined.

Mon, Jun 05, 2017

  • To kick off his trumpeted infrastructure week, Trump holds a formal ceremony where he seems to sign a bill meant to privatize the nation's air traffic control system. In fact, the document signed is nothing more than a non-binding set of recommendations.
  • Trump tweets: The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.
  • Trump tweets: People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!


Wed, Jun 07, 2017

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defends Trump's words to James Comey: "What you're seeing is a president who is now, very publicly, learning about the way people react to what he considers to be normal New York conversation."

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

  • Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee: "The administration then chose to defame me, and more importantly the FBI, by saying that the organization was in disarray. That it was poorly led. That the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. Those were lies, plain and simple."



Tue, Jun 13, 2017

  • Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick steps down amid ongoing sexual harassment scandals. At a board meeting before employees, board member Arianna Huffington says that "there's a lot of data that shows when there's one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board". Fellow board member David Bonderman interrupts her with "Actually, what it shows is that it's much likely to be more talking." Bonderman, too, later resigns.
  • Trump tweets The Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty. Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!
  • Trump tweets Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???

Wed, Jun 14, 2017

  • Donald Trump's 71st Birthday
  • The first time in over six months that Trevor Noah's opener does NOT mention Donald Trump
  • A man opens fire at a group of Republican lawmakers as they practice for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise. The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, is killed by Capitol Police.

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

  • Trump tweets: They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice
  • Trump tweets: You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
  • Trump tweets Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?
  • Trump tweets Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?


Sat, Jun 17, 2017

  • United States Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald is struck by a passing container ship. Seven servicemen die, unable to escape flooded compartments.

Sun, Jun 18, 2017

  • Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow makes the Sunday morning rounds with appearances on CBS, CNN, NBC, and Fox News. In all cases Sekulow states that Trump is NOT under investigation. Yet in an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, Sekulow states "And now he's being investigated by the Department of Justice" When called on it, Sekulow retracts "I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth when I've been crystal clear that the president is not and has not been under investigation!"

Mon, Jun 19, 2017

  • In a meeting with Panama's president Juan Carlos Varela Trump says "The Panama Canal is doing quite well, I think we did a good job building it.” to which Varela replies "...one hundred years ago."





Tue, Jun 27, 2017

  • The Washington Post reports that a photo of Trump on a March 1, 2009 cover of Time Magazine, seen hanging in over four of his resorts, is a fake. There was no March 1 edition, and Trump never appeared on the cover that year.
  • Fake Trump Time Cover

    Image credit: Angel Valentin / Washington Post


Wed, Jun 28, 2017

  • Less than six months into his term, Trump holds a re-election fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

  • Trump attacks MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough with tweets:
    I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..
    ...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!


Sat, Jul 01, 2017

  • Trump tweets: Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

  • Donald Trump Jr. reveals that he, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower during the campaign, in hopes of obtaining damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

  • Donald Trump Jr. voluntarily releases emails (via Twitter) between himself and publicist Rob Goldstone, in which Trump is offered an opportunity to collude with Russia:
    "Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting.
    The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
    This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump - helped along by Aras and Emin.
    What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?"
    Trump Jr.'s response: "I love it"

Wed, Jul 12, 2017

  • The White House releases a 45 second video attacking the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - and they misspell "inaccurate".







Fri, Jul 21, 2017

  • Sean Spicer resigns.

Mon, Jul 24, 2017


Tue, Jul 25, 2017

  • The Senate votes to advance the debate on healthcare legislation with Mike Pence's tiebreaking vote.
  • Arizona Senator John McCain (R) flies back to Washington following brain surgery, gives an impassioned speech that while he voted to extend debate on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, he would not support the bill in its current form.
    Later that same evening McCain votes for the bill.
  • Nevertheless, the bill fails, with nine other Republican senators voting against.

Wed, Jul 26, 2017

  • Trump tweets After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......
    ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....
    ....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

  • Anthony Scaramucci gives a profanity-laced phone interview with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, attacking White House leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon.

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

  • In a surprise twist, Senator John McCain votes against the "skinny repeal" bill.
  • Trump tweets I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American....
    ...and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration
    . Kelly, a retired four-star general, replaces ousted Reince Priebus.
  • Trump later tweets I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

  • Anthony Scaramucci is fired, having spent only ten days as Communications Director.
  • Trump tweets Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!