From The New York Times article From the very beginning of his run for the White House, Donald Trump was not the type to shy away from controversy.
He bragged about his love of beer and a penchant for eating at restaurants.
In the 2016 campaign, he promised to end the war in Iraq, end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and restore peace in the Middle East.
But his penchant for controversy came with a price.
After he was elected president, he began receiving death threats, which he attributed to his criticism of Muslims.
The death threats were so bad that he canceled a rally scheduled for a New Jersey mosque where a protest group planned to hold a rally on January 3.
And during his first months in office, he had a series of heated exchanges with members of his own party over immigration and the Affordable Care Act.
But Trump’s most controversial move as president was his travel ban.
It banned people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days, and imposed a 90-day ban on refugees from Syria.
“The only people who are coming into our country illegally are criminals, terrorists, and people who support Islamic extremism,” Trump said at the time.
“It’s a terrible, terrible thing, and it’s something that is happening.”
For a while, it looked like the Trump administration might have the votes to undo the ban, and the new administration was expected to take a hard line on the issue.
But on February 14, Trump issued a sweeping executive order that banned refugees and citizens from the seven Muslim countries for 90 consecutive days.
The new order would have taken effect on March 3, meaning anyone entering the country on that date could be subject to a 90 day ban.
“We will not admit anyone into this country that does not have the heart and the willingness to accept our laws, our values, and our way of life as a nation,” Trump’s new immigration executive order read.
“These are people that have no place in our country.
They have no respect for our laws or our constitution.
They do not have any respect for the future of our country or for the values that we hold dear.”
Trump’s executive order sparked a backlash from many Americans, who called for the president to resign, and called on him to rescind his order.
“When you are president, you’re not a king,” Trump told reporters on March 4, “You’re a president of the people.”
But that didn’t mean that the Trump presidency didn’t have its own problems.
On March 15, the New York City Police Department announced that it would not be carrying out the orders that were put in place by the Trump order, citing the need to maintain public safety.
“Since the President has issued an Executive Order banning the entry of all refugees for 90-days, the NYPD is not carrying out orders from the President regarding the entry and/or resettlement of refugees,” the NYPD said in a statement.
“NYCPD has always placed the highest priority on public safety and public safety will not be compromised in the absence of this order.”
But some Trump supporters continued to support him, and some in the media quickly pushed back against the criticism, arguing that Trump was only following orders from him.
The backlash didn’t end there.
Shortly after the travel ban was issued, Trump lashed out at New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, calling him a “choke artist” who was working to “take down” the city.
“Bill de Blasio’s trying to do what the president is trying to take away from the country,” Trump tweeted.
“If we are successful, I will be in charge of our police, and I will restore law and order to our country!”
And Trump was right.
The next day, de Blasio announced he would be resigning as mayor.
“This is the worst mayor in the history of New York,” de Blasio said in the wake of Trump’s travel ban, according to The New Yorker.
“But I have a message for him: There are more of us than there are of you.”
The backlash against Trump’s immigration ban has only intensified since.
During his first days in office in January, Trump faced criticism for not immediately releasing his long-form birth certificate, which was widely considered to be the most important document for voters to see.
He later announced that the certificate would be released during a White House ceremony that he had planned on using as an opportunity to discuss his agenda, including his plan to build a wall along the U, S. border.
But by March 20, Trump’s administration had issued an executive order banning the travel of refugees and immigrants from seven countries, including Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.
“Mr. President, we are not here to impose our religious views on you, but we do not believe that the United States of America is fit to host refugees at any time in its history,” Trump wrote.
“I will not let you into our