Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
Donald Trump's year in office
From trading barbs with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to dogged accusations of collusion with Russia, Donald Trump's year has been tumultuous. HT takes a look at some highlights of his year as US president, which he completes on January 20
F COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA
Trump's time in office has been dogged by allegations of collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Trump denies the accusations, but at least three former aides are under the scanner for their links to Moscow
WITHDRAWAL FROM PARIS CLIMATE DEAL
In June, Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate accord, a move which experts consider a blow to fighting climate change. In the subsequent months, Nicaragua and Syria both signed the treaty, making the US the only country in the world opposing it
‘VERY FINE PEOPLE’
After a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia resulted in clashes and the death of a protestor, Trump refused to appropriate blame.
He said: "I think there is blame on both sides... You also had people that were very fine people on both sides"
Trump signed an executive order that restricted the entry of nationals from Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia into the US. That move has been legally challenged on a number of occasions, and today, the restrictions apply to citizens of Libya, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea and Venezuela
‘LITTLE ROCKET MAN’
Relations between North Korea and the US have deteriorated considerably over the past year, with Pyongyang's missile tests and Washington's sanctions enraging the leaders of both countries. Trump has called Kim "little rocket man" and promised him with "fire and fury like the world has never seen”.