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 was elected on November 8, 2016, in what was widely seen as a surprise upset victory. He was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. By the time he left office after losing the 2020 presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s presidency was largely defined by scandal, investigation, and intense partisan division. Both supporters and critics often used the word “unprecedented” to describe his time in office.
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