Donald Trump won the presidency four years ago and our shared reality has not been the same since. The relentless pace of headlines, controversy and tweets has divided the country and made it unable to fully recall the past. We are struggling to remember what this president said or done last month, let alone 2017.
Before the 2020 elections, Explained Today will help you remember. In a five-part series, we bring you The Trump Years: a look back at what Donald Trump did during his four years as President of the United States and what this means for the future of the American political experiment. The series will examine President Trump's legacy, from health care to the coronavirus pandemic, from business and immigration to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and impeachment. Do you remember the impeachment?
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Episode 1 | When President Trump entered the White House, his administration had a clear goal: to erase the last eight years of the Obama administration. Much of the deregulation over the past four years has not dominated the headlines, but will have a huge impact on the environment and financial systems in this country in the years to come.
Episode 2 | When it comes to immigration and foreign policy, the president has kept many of his promises. But does a more broken immigration system and shattered alliances really put "America first"?
Episode 3 | After four years of investigations, whistleblower complaints, indictments and legal proceedings, we still don't know much about Russia's attempts to meddle in the 2016 elections. But one thing that Robert Mueller's investigation and impeachment revealed is President Trump, and his campaign will go out of its way to win.
Health of our nation
Episode 4 | President Trump failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in his first days in office, but what has his administration done to change the healthcare system in the United States and what state is that system in after seven months of a global one Pandemic?
Episode 5 | Many topics have been highlighted over the past four years: from the Women's March to the Black Lives Matter movement, from economic inequalities and a broken health care system to a shift in the balance of the US judiciary – and more. These problems didn't start when President Trump entered the White House, and they will continue long after his death. How is the country moving forward?
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