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July 16: As allegations of collusion with Russia intensify, President Trump issues series of Tweets attacking Hillary Clinton and mainstream news media.
July 17: Walter M. Shaub Jr., departing head of the Office of Government Ethics, says U.S. is now "close to a laughingstock."
July 18: Opposition to Trumpcare bill by four Senators prevents it from passing. Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, then attempts repeal of Obamacare with no replacement.
July 22: President Trump claims he has "complete power" to issue pardons, including those granted to family members and aides; and possibly, to himself.
July 22: Congress votes to issue sanctions against Russia for interference in 2016 election, despite objections by Mr. Trump.
July 22: Trump hires new communications director; Sean Spicer resigns post of press secretary.
July 23: Atlantic magazine reports that while addressing audience at ship commissioning, Trump implored military personnel to "lobby Congress for his agenda."
July 24: During speech at Boy Scout Jamboree, President Trump turns to campaign-style rhetoric, including attacks on media and political figures.
July 25: Despite recent surgery and brain cancer, Senator John McCain returns to Washington to vote on health care debate.
July 26: Anthony "Mooch" Scaramuchi, Trump's new communications director, unleases stream of vulgar comments during phone talk with journalist.
July 26: President Trump tweets that transgender persons will not be allowed to serve in military.
July 28: Reince Priebus is forced out of his post as Mr. Trump's chief of staff, following feud with new communications chief. John Kelly is named as replacement.
July 28: Senator John McCain joins with Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murakowski, voting "no" on what's termed the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare.
July 29: Speaking to police group, Trump advises officers: "Don't be too nice" to arrested persons.
July 31: After 10 days as White House communication director, Anthony Scaramucci is forced out.
August 8: President Trump threatens to unleash "Fire and Fury" against North Korea, in response to any further threats against the U.S. To some experts, escalation of belligerence by leaders of both countries may constitute greatest risk of nuclear war in decades.
August 9: Kim Jong-un, head of North Korea, threatens to attack island of Guam if Trump persists with threats of U.S. action.
August 10: President Trump escalates verbal threat against North Korea, suggesting that his previous statement, promising "fire and fury," might not have been "tough enough."
August 11: Trump warns North Korea that U.S. is "locked and loaded."
August 12: Rally and march by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, turns violent; one participant drives car into crowd, killing counter-protester Heather Heyer.
August 12: President Trump condemns violence and racism at Virginia march, but insists that "both sides" share the blame.
August 14: Two days after Virginia debacle, an unanimated President Trump quietly reads a speech condemning racism and white supremacism.
August 15: During press conference at Trump Tower in New York, Trump turns combative, reverting to his original opinion on the Virginia violence, blaming both "alt-right" marchers and "alt-left" counter-protesters. Trump’s revived responses draws harsh criticism from many quarters, including Republicans.
August 17: Trump bemoans loss of "beautiful statues" commemorating Conferate generals and leaders, insisting that those who want them removed are destroying the country's "history and culture."
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