Timeline of the Donald Trump presidency (2019 Q1)

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The following is a timeline of the presidency of Donald Trump during the first quarter of 2019. To navigate quarters, see Timeline of the Donald Trump presidency.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The first quarter of 2019 began with the continuing government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018, until the government was reopened on January 25, 2019.[1]

Public opinion[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

January 2019[edit | edit source]

Date Events Photos/Videos

Week 101[edit | edit source]

Tuesday, January 1
Secretary of Defense Mattis served from 2017 to 2019.
Wednesday, January 2
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President Trump meets with Congressional leadership
Thursday, January 3
Friday, January 4
  • President Trump considers declaring a national emergency on the southern border in order to bypass Congress on the issue of a border wall.[7]
  • Day 14 of the partial government shutdown
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President Trump delivers remarks on considering to declare the national emergency
Saturday, January 5
  • Day 15 of the partial government shutdown
Sunday, January 6
  • Day 16 of the partial government shutdown

Week 102[edit | edit source]

Monday, January 7
  • President Trump announces a prime time televised address on border security for the following day.[8]
  • Day 17 of the partial government shutdown
Tuesday, January 8
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President Trump's Oval Office address
Wednesday, January 9
  • President Trump abruptly walks out of a meeting with Democratic leaders.[9]
  • Day 19 of the partial government shutdown
Thursday, January 10
  • President Trump visits McAllen, Texas, along the southern border and meets with Border Patrol personnel.[10]
  • Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin gives Congress a classified briefing about his decision to lift sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.[11]
  • Day 20 of the partial government shutdown
Friday, January 11
  • Day 21 of the partial government shutdown
Saturday, January 12
Sunday, January 13
  • Day 23 of the partial government shutdown

Week 103[edit | edit source]

Monday, January 14
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President Trump with a variety of meals from Domino's, McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King
Tuesday, January 15
  • William P. Barr undergoes his confirmation hearing for the position of Attorney General.[15]
  • Trump Administration calls on some FAA and IRS furloughed employees to return to work to provide air safety and to implement the upcoming tax filing season.[16]
  • Day 25 of the partial government shutdown
Wednesday, January 16
  • Day 2 of William Barr's confirmation hearing[17]
  • Speaker Pelosi sends a letter to President Trump that suggests he either reschedule his 2019 State of the Union Address or submit a written State of the Union to Congress instead of a televised oral speech, citing fears of security concerns regarding unpaid Secret Service members as a consequence of the government shutdown.[18]
  • President Trump meets in the White House with rank and file House Democrats to discuss the shutdown.[19]
  • Day 26 of the partial government shutdown
Thursday, January 17
Friday, January 18
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North Korean general Kim Yong-chol delivering a personal letter from Kim Jong-un to President Trump
Saturday, January 19
  • President Trump again delivers remarks regarding the border and the ongoing shutdown, inviting Democrats to come to the negotiating table after listing topics of compromise such as DACA and temporary protected status in exchange for a border wall while bringing an end to the government shutdown.[27] However, Democrats seem reluctant to accept this proposition.[28]
  • Day 29 of the partial government shutdown
Sunday, January 20
  • The third year of the Trump presidency begins
  • Day 30 of the partial government shutdown

Week 104[edit | edit source]

Monday, January 21
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President Trump and Vice President Pence visit the Martin Luther King Memorial
Tuesday, January 22
  • Day 32 of the partial government shutdown
Wednesday, January 23
  • President Trump sends a letter to Speaker Pelosi stating that he intends to move forward with the planned date of January 29 for his State of the Union Address in hopes that she does not alter it.[31] In response, Pelosi blocks his attempt at a State of the Union before Congress in the House of Representatives until the government is reopened, making Trump the first President in United States history to be uninvited to a State of the Union Address.[32] President Trump responds to this by announcing, via Twitter, that he will not seek an alternative route for his 2019 State of the Union Address and will instead comply with Speaker Pelosi's condition of having the government reopened before going any further.[33][34]
  • Michael Cohen requests rescheduling his testimony before Congress, citing increased threats against him and his family by President Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani. This request is denied by both the House Oversight Committee and House Intel Committee.[35]
  • President Trump and Vice President Pence officially recognize Juan Guaidó as the interim President of Venezuela as unrest in the country continues to unfold due to Nicolás Maduro's refusal to concede.[36][37]
  • Day 33 of the partial government shutdown
Thursday, January 24
  • Both Democratic and Republican bills to end the government shutdown fail in the Senate.[38]
  • Day 34 of the partial government shutdown
Friday, January 25
  • Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump, is indicted by the Mueller investigation and then arrested by the FBI at his Florida home on charges of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements.[39] He is later released on a $250,000 bond and stripped of his passport.
  • The FAA delays flights at the LaGuardia Airport in New York City, and multiple other major airports, due to safety concerns from staffing shortages as a consequence of the ongoing shutdown.[40]
  • President Trump, from the Rose Garden, states that he and Congressional leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer have agreed upon a three-week stop-gap spending deal, which does not contain funding for a wall on the southern border, in order to temporarily end the government shutdown. In addition, he states that, if no deal for a border wall is reached within those three weeks, he will announce a national emergency on the southern border.[41]
  • Speaker Pelosi states that President Trump's State of the Union Address will be rescheduled from January 29 to a later date.[42]
  • The partial government shutdown ends on its 35th day.
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President Trump delivers remarks on an agreement to end the government shutdown
Saturday, January 26
Sunday, January 27

Week 105[edit | edit source]

Monday, January 28
Tuesday, January 29
Wednesday, January 30
Thursday, January 31

February 2019[edit | edit source]

Date Events Photos/Videos

Week 105[edit | edit source]

Friday, February 1
Saturday, February 2
Sunday, February 3

Week 106[edit | edit source]

Monday, February 4
Tuesday, February 5
  • President Trump delivers his second official State of the Union Address.[48]
  • A fundraising effort by Trump's 2020 campaign on the days leading to the address and on the day of the address raised $2.4 million from 76,000 donors. His campaign displayed names of donors on a live streaming broadcast of the event on Donald Trump's Facebook page. This is comparable to fundraising for Trump's 2020 campaign that occurred during the 2018 address that similarly included the display of names of donors on a streaming broadcast online.[49]
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President Trump delivers his second State of the Union Address
Wednesday, February 6
Thursday, February 7
Friday, February 8
Saturday, February 9
Sunday, February 10

Week 107[edit | edit source]

Monday, February 11
Tuesday, February 12
Wednesday, February 13
Thursday, February 14
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Swearing in of Attorney General William Barr
Friday, February 15
  • President Trump declares a national emergency in order to secure sufficient funds to construct a physical barrier along the Southern border.[54]
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President Trump delivers remarks on declaring the national emergency
Saturday, February 16
Sunday, February 17

Week 108[edit | edit source]

Monday, February 18
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President Trump speaking to Venezuelan American supporters in Miami, Florida.
Tuesday, February 19
Wednesday, February 20
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
Saturday, February 23
Sunday, February 24

Week 109[edit | edit source]

Monday, February 25
Tuesday, February 26
Wednesday, February 27
President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un
Thursday, February 28
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President Trump during the press conference after the summit

March 2019[edit | edit source]

Date Events Photos/Videos

Week 109[edit | edit source]

Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Sunday, March 3

Week 110[edit | edit source]

Monday, March 4
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President Trump with a variety of meals from McDonald's and Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, March 5
Wednesday, March 6
Thursday, March 7
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 10

Week 111[edit | edit source]

Monday, March 11
Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
Thursday, March 14
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President Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (Prime Minister and head of government of Ireland).
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17

Week 112[edit | edit source]

Monday, March 18
Tuesday, March 19
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A Joint Press Conference between President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
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President Trump and First Melania Trump with the leaders of five Caribbean countries
Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24
  • A four-page summary of the Mueller Report was released to Congress and found that President Trump did not collude with the Russians to win the 2016 presidential election and, in the opinion of AG Barr, the issue of whether obstruction of justice was committed was found to be inconclusive.[68]

Week 113[edit | edit source]

Monday, March 25
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A Joint Press Conference between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Tuesday, March 26
  • Congress fails to obtain the 2/3 vote needed to overturn President Trump veto in regard to the national emergency which was declared on February 15.[71]
Wednesday, March 27
Thursday, March 28
Friday, March 29
Saturday, March 30
Sunday, March 31

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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