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Presidency of Donald Trump

The presidency of Donald Trump began at noon EST on January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, succeeding Barack Obama. A Republican, Trump was a businessman and reality television personality from New York City at the time of his 2016 presidential election victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. While Trump lost the popular vote by nearly three million votes, he won the Electoral College vote, 304 to 227, in a presidential contest that American intelligence agencies concluded was targeted by a Russian interference campaign. Trump has made many misleading statements during his campaign and presidency; the statements have been documented by fact-checkers, with political scientists and historians describing the phenomenon as unprecedented in modern American politics. Trump's approval rating has been stable, hovering at high-30 to mid-40 percent throughout his presidency. Trump rolled back numerous environmental protections, as well as reduced enforcement of existing regulations.

He ended the Clean Power Plan, withdrew from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, urged for subsidies to increase fossil fuel production, calling man-made climate change a hoax. Trump failed in his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but took numerous actions that hindered the functioning of the ACA, as well as sought to have the courts rule the entirety of the ACA unconstitutional. Despite pledges made as a candidate, President Trump sought substantial spending cuts to Medicare and Social Security Disability Insurance, he enacted a partial repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act that had imposed stricter constraints on banks in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which lowered corporate and estate taxes permanently, lowered most individual income tax rates temporarily while increasing them for some, he enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and other goods, triggering retaliatory tariffs from Canada and the European Union, a trade war with China.

These tariffs adversely affected the U. S. economy. On the whole, the economy kept following trends from the Obama presidency. However, the federal deficit soared under Trump due to tax cuts. Trump's "America First" foreign policy has featured more unilateral American actions, disregarding the advice and support of many traditional allies while drawing the United States closer to others like Saudi Arabia and Israel. Despite pledges to reduce the U. S. military personnel deployed overseas, the number was the same three years into Trump's presidency as they were at the end of Obama's. Trump's administration agreed to sell $110 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, issued a controversial executive order denying entry into the U. S. to citizens from several Muslim-majority countries. His administration withdrew U. S. troops from northern Syria, allowing Turkey to attack American-allied Kurds. The Trump administration unilaterally decided to hold talks with North Korea, with Trump saying he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un "fell in love."

Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran Deal, escalated the dispute with Iran by assassinating Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Trump's demand for federal funding of a U. S.–Mexico border wall resulted in the 2018–2019 government shutdown and followed with Trump's declaration of a national emergency regarding the U. S. southern border. He ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which had provided temporary protection for undocumented immigrants brought into the U. S. as minors. The Trump administration implemented a family separation policy for migrants apprehended at the U. S.–Mexico border, controversially separating parents from their children, resulting in bipartisan condemnation and international outcry. After Trump dismissed FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, a former FBI director, Robert Mueller, was appointed as special counsel to take over a prior FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and related matters, including coordination or links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Six Trump campaign advisers and staff were indicted and five pled guilty to criminal charges. Trump denied collusion or obstruction of justice, criticized the investigation, calling it a politically motivated "witch hunt". Mueller concluded his investigation in March 2019, with a report of the probe showing Russia interfered to favor Trump's candidacy and hinder Clinton's; the report concluded the prevailing evidence "did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government" but documented ten actions by the Trump presidency that could be construed as obstruction of justice. The Mueller team could not indict Trump once investigators decided to abide by an Office of Legal Counsel opinion that a sitting president cannot stand trial, did not exonerate Trump on this issue. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided the evidence was not sufficient to demonstrate a criminal offense of obstruction. Barr said he had not exonerated Trump; the House of Representatives launched an impeachment inquiry following a September 2019 report that Trump had abused his presidential power by pressuring the president of Ukraine to undertake actions which would have the effect of helping Trump's 2020 re-election campaign.

Among other inducements, Trump ordered congressionally-mandated military aid for Ukraine to be withheld. Witnesses subsequently testified that Trump and his surrogates had been carrying out that pressure campaign

Live at Montreux 2003 (Jethro Tull album)

Live at Montreux 2003 is a video and an album by British rock band Jethro Tull, released in 2007. It shows footage of the concert Montreux Jazz Festival where the band played in 2003. "Some Day the Sun Won't Shine for You" "Life Is a Long Song" "Bourée" "With You There to Help Me" "Pavane" "Empty Café" "Hunting Girl" "Eurology" "Dot Com" "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" "Fat Man" "Living in the Past" "Nothing Is Easy" "Beside Myself" "My God" "Budapest" "New Jig" "Aqualung" "Locomotive Breath" "Some Day the Sun Won't Shine for You" "Life Is a Long Song" "Bourée" "With You There to Help Me" "Pavane" "Empty Café" "Hunting Girl" "Eurology" "Dot Com" "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" "Fat Man" "Living in the Past" "Nothing Is Easy" "Beside Myself" "My God" "Budapest" "New Jig" "Aqualung" "Locomotive Breath" "Cheerio" Ian Andersonvocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin Martin Barre – electric and acoustic guitar, flute Andrew Giddingskeyboard, accordion Doane Perrydrums, percussion Jonathan Noycebass guitar, percussion Living with the Past Live at Madison Square Garden 1978 Bursting Out Official album page

Tiina Lokk

Tiina Lokk-Tramberg is an Estonian filmmaker, film teacher and politician, a member of the Riigikogu from 2012 to 2015, representing the Estonian Reform Party. Born in Tallinn, Lokk graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow with a degree in film theory and criticism. Since 1997, she has been the director of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, became a member of the European Film Academy, she has been a member of the editorial board and art council of Tallinnfilm for a decade before being a freelance journalist for the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. She founded and directed the movie label FilmaMAX, she has been a lecturer in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater and the Estonian Academy of Arts and a professor of scriptwriting at the Baltic Film and Media School. On 21 May 2012, the Tallinn University senate elected Lokk as Professor of Film and Art at the Baltic Film and Media School, she has been a member of the Estonian Reform Party since 2006 and was a member of the Riigikogu from 2012 to 2015.

She was promoted to the Riigikogu as an alternate member as prime minister Taavi Rõivas became Minister of Social Affairs and Jaanus Rahumägi, who had replaced him, withdrew from the Riigikogu. Lokk has two daughters: Martina, her hobbies include cooking and travelling. Lokk's favorite films include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Citizen Kane and Pulp Fiction. 5th class of the Order of the White Star Foreign Ministry Culture Prize, 2010 Tiina Lokk-Tramberg's profile at the Riigikogu website Interview at the Reet Linnale, Tähelaev, ETV, 21. November 2010 Priit Luts. "Riigikogu liige Tiina Lokk-Tramberg andis ametivande" ERR, 12. December 2012 Tiina Lokk on IMDb