As we near the end of the second year of the Trump administration, the world has come to expect a level of bluster and unpredictability that has been missing from US administrations in recent years.
That bluster is often in service of what has been described as an unhinged and unpredictable US President.
The US has not been a reliable ally, either, in the Middle East or around the world.
The Trump administration has had its share of controversies, but it has been more restrained than many other US administrations.
Here is a look at what happened during Trump’s first year in office.
January 2018 Trump inaugurated the US Capitol and announced the US would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
But he had to wait until mid-April to announce that the US was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.
A White House spokesperson told CNN that the Trump team did not make any decision about the deal during the first month of the new administration, saying the President’s advisors “did not make a decision on the Iran deal for a couple of weeks”.
This was despite the fact that the White House had already made clear that the deal was in jeopardy, citing an increase in sanctions imposed by Iran.
The Iran deal was signed by then President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump in 2015.
The deal was negotiated under former President George W Bush, who was US ally at the time.
The White House said the US did not have a final decision on whether to pull out, although it was understood that some “discussions” were underway.
The President said he did not want to “make a mistake” in announcing the withdrawal from the deal, which would have put a strain on the bilateral relationship between the US and Iran.
But the announcement came just two days after US officials said they would not be able to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran for its nuclear programme until the end the year.
Trump said he would announce the details of the Iran agreement in June, and that the United States was “not going to make a mistake in the United Nations or elsewhere”.
Trump has been a vocal critic of the deal and said in February that it was a “disaster” that the Iranians were able to “create a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction that we cannot stop”.
A week later, the US removed from its website a map that showed the exact location of Iran’s nuclear facilities, despite the agreement.
It was the second time the US had removed a map of Iran from its official website, which had been used by the country’s government to highlight its nuclear program.
The map had been removed as part of an effort to make Iran less visible, with the US trying to paint the agreement as the “worst deal ever”.
The map of Iranian nuclear facilities had been replaced with a map showing US nuclear facilities in the US, and removed from a US State Department website.
The removal of the map also came amid allegations by a former Iranian nuclear negotiator that the map had inaccurately showed the location of Tehran’s facilities.
This was after a number of experts said it had been shown in Iran as far away as Tehran.
The UN Security Council voted in March to impose sanctions on Iran over its nuclear activities.
In March 2018, Trump signed an executive order that aimed to increase the pressure on Iran, including by suspending the country from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
It also imposed new sanctions on companies, and imposed new restrictions on financial institutions.
It imposed new financial sanctions on Iranian companies, imposed new visa restrictions, and put new restrictions in place on Iranian-owned banks and companies.
The order also imposed sanctions on foreign nationals in the country, which could include Iranians.
A US State official told the New York Times that the new sanctions included restrictions on US banks, a ban on US exports to Iran, and restrictions on the export of technology to Iran.
This included restrictions “on the sale of US-made weapons, military equipment and services, as well as the transfer of technology and technology equipment”.
It was also reported that the sanctions would apply to Iranian officials, with officials being barred from leaving the country and barred from traveling abroad.
Trump did not say if he was prepared to withdraw from international financial markets as a result of the order, which was signed just a day after he left office.
The executive order was the first significant action that the President took since taking office.
But this was not without consequences.
The Iranian regime has been the focus of US sanctions in the wake of its 2016 election, and the sanctions have hurt the country in the long run.
The United States has accused the regime of trying to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and interfering in the subsequent presidential election.
Iran has accused US officials of interfering in its internal affairs, and accused Washington of supporting terrorism.
The sanctions on the Iranian regime were imposed at the end-of-year summit of world leaders in December 2018.
The summit, which took place in Germany, brought together more than 200 world leaders to discuss the issues of climate change and trade, and also the crisis in Syria.