He’s been in workplace for greater than six months, however it typically appears he’s nonetheless campaigning.

That’s as a result of President Trump, who in current weeks has used speeches earlier than the Boy Scouts of America and cops to ship overtly political remarks at nonpolitical occasions, continues to be consumed by the identical points.

On social media, throughout interviews, whereas talking earlier than Cupboard members, Trump houses in — obsessively — on a handful of subjects and other people.

Will that change? Nicely, at the least for now, it appears unlikely.

Listed here are seven subjects and his remarks in current months.

President Obama

President Obama after which-President-elect Donald Trump shake arms following a gathering within the Oval Workplace in November. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Related Press)

Even earlier than Trump entered the presidential race, he repeatedly castigated Obama’s management and floated falsehoods about Obama’s background. In 2011, Trump was a vocal spokesman for the perimeter conservative “birther” motion, elevating questions in tv interviews and on social media about whether or not the nation’s first black president was born in Kenya. Many seen Trump’s rhetoric as racially charged.

Now, in workplace, Trump has jabbed the previous president for, amongst different issues, healthcare and commerce. He’s additionally alleged Obama wiretapped his Trump Tower telephones final yr.

In his phrases:



Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in June.
Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in throughout a listening to earlier than the Senate Choose Committee on Intelligence in June. (Alex Brandon / Related Press)

It’s what Trump commanded as a businessman and a actuality tv star, and has now transferred to his administration. When he views individuals as disloyal, it’s easy: They’re fired.

In Might, Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey as a result of, he stated, Comey was not doing an excellent job. However weeks later, Comey provided written testimony to a Senate panel, which famous that Trump had requested him for loyalty — one thing Comey, as head of the regulation enforcement company, stated he couldn’t give the president.

“I want loyalty, I anticipate loyalty,” Trump advised Comey, in line with written testimony penned by the previous FBI director. Trump has denied he requested Comey for loyalty.

In his phrases:

“As scout regulation says, a scout is reliable, loyal,” Trump stated in a speech earlier than the Boy Scouts of America final month. “We might use some extra loyalty, I’ll inform you that.”

Election win

Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown on election night in November.
Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech on the New York Hilton Midtown on election night time in November. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Photographs)

Certainly, as many political observers have stated, Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was exceptional. He appealed extensively to working-class white voters with a populist message targeted on commerce, jobs and immigration. States reminiscent of Wisconsin and Ohio — which Obama gained in 2008 and 2012 — flipped for Trump. (Despite the fact that Trump gained the electoral school, he misplaced the favored vote to Clinton by about three million votes.)

In current months, whereas speaking to lawmakers and through interviews, he’s introduced up his electoral school victory.

In his phrases:

“We gained and gained. … They stated, there isn’t a solution to victory; there isn’t any approach to 270,” Trump stated earlier than the Boy Scouts. “However then Wisconsin got here in. …Michigan got here in.”


Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President Trump talk on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit meeting in July in Hamburg, Germany.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President Trump speak on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit assembly in July in Hamburg, Germany. (Klimentyev Mikhail / Tass/ TNS)

Trump has denied his marketing campaign colluded with Russians in the course of the 2016 election. In Might, the Division of Justice appointed Robert S. Mueller to go an unbiased investigation into Trump’s marketing campaign and Russia. Even with the investigation underway, Trump recurrently talks about Russia, typically unprompted by questions.

In his phrases:


Pretend information

President Trump boasts about his election victory and attacks journalists at a news conference in February.
President Trump boasts about his election victory and assaults journalists at a information convention in February. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Related Press)

If Trump doesn’t like a narrative, he’ll often label it “pretend information.” Trump’s Cupboard members and allies outdoors the White Home have repeatedly referred to as essential tales “pretend information,” taking a web page from the president’s playbook.

For Trump, questions surrounding his marketing campaign’s potential collusion with Russians throughout final yr’s election are “pretend information.” A few of his favourite targets when assailing so-referred to as “pretend information” media have been the New York Occasions, the Washington Submit and CNN. Verify Trump’s Twitter feed each couple of days, and also you’ll possible see the phrase.

In his phrases:


Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, who lost the presidential race last fall, has consistently been the focus of President Trump's attention.
Hillary Clinton, who misplaced the presidential race final fall, has persistently been the main target of President Trump’s consideration. (Mary Altaffer / Related Press)

All through the marketing campaign Trump and Clinton traded vitriolic barbs that, at occasions, turned extraordinarily private. However for Trump, the emails Clinton deleted from a private server whereas secretary of State has been his essential focus. He would speak about them at nice size, eliciting booming shouts of “lock her up” from supporters at his rallies. After the election, Trump stated he didn’t need his administration to research Clinton. Nevertheless, in current weeks, Trump has modified his rhetoric as questions on his marketing campaign’s potential ties with Russia proceed to cloud his administration.

In his phrases:


Crowd measurement

President-elect Donald Trump arrives during the 58th presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.
President-elect Donald Trump arrives through the 58th presidential inauguration on the U.S. Capitol. (Carolyn Kaster / Related Press)

On the marketing campaign path, Trump typically boasted concerning the measurement of his crowds. He’d additionally assail the “pretend information” media for not panning cameras to point out the complete measurement of the crowds. Days after Trump’s inauguration, his then-press secretary, Sean Spicer, stated it “was the most important viewers to ever witness an inauguration — interval.” (PolitiFact gave the remark a “pants on hearth,” and labeled it as false.)

Though Trump has been within the Oval Workplace about six months, he’s already getting ready for the 2020 election. He’s held a number of rallies — funded by his marketing campaign — in current months, more often than not reminiscing about his 2016 election win. In these speeches, just like the marketing campaign, he’s additionally castigated the media for not displaying his crowds.

In his phrases:

“I am waving to individuals again there so small I can not even see them. Man, that is lots of people. Flip these cameras again there, please. That’s so unimaginable,” he stated whereas chatting with the Boy Scouts at their annual jamboree, which frequently attracts hundreds. “By the best way, what do you assume the probabilities are that this unimaginable large crowd, document setting, goes to be proven on tv tonight? One % or zero?”

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