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The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Four years of Donald Trump: The best and worst moments from his presidency” – below is their description.
Since his victory in 2016 and #inauguration in 2017, Donald Trump has been at the helm of one of the most unconventional and eventful presidencies in recent memory.
From the inauguration crowd size controversy, to meeting Kim Jong-un and swearing in three Supreme Court justices, Mr Trump ploughed ahead with his unique style of leadership which sometimes stumped even the most seasoned of Washington correspondents.
To round off his term in office, Mr Trump faced both an impeachment, a devastating pandemic in the months leading up to the 2020 election, and most recently, a controversial phone call with Georgia’s Secretary of State in an attempt to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
This led to chaos in America, after a gang of violent Trump supporters raided the US Capitol building on Jan 6 in an attempt to block the certification of the presidential election results.
However, in the hours following the violence, the US Congress declared Joe #Biden would become the next President of the United States of America on Jan 7, after they certified the 270 Electoral College votes which he needed to win. He defeated Donald #Trump by 306-232.
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