The president’s first day in office was not without controversy.
On Friday, he held his first news conference since the election, during which he criticized the media for focusing too much on his alleged connections to Russia.
On Saturday, he delivered a speech in which he said he would end the “fear mongering” and “fake news” that was destroying American democracy.
He said he planned to focus on “stopping the rise of illegal immigration and protecting our country.”
His administration has also been criticized for its handling of Hurricane Harvey, and his announcement that he would nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court sparked outrage from Democrats.
As the president’s health struggles continued, he received mixed reviews on social media, but he did receive a warm welcome from some in his own party.
“The president has been in great health,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
“There’s no doubt he’s in great shape, but the problem is that he is not yet able to perform.”
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the start of a joint news conference with Vice President Mike Pence in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Friday.
| Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trumps first day as commander-in-chief was also marked by controversy, with a series of high-profile controversies involving the president.
The first controversy was the firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
A week later, he said the FBI had concluded that former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials, and that Trump had obstructed justice by firing Comey.
On Wednesday, the president told reporters at a meeting with Russian leaders that Flynn had misled him about conversations he had had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition period.
The next day, Trump denied that Flynn was the subject of a wiretap.
Trump fired Comey on May 9, just a week after the inauguration, after his predecessor, Barack Obama, had appointed him director of the FBI.
The president had been frustrated with Comey’s handling of the probe into his campaign’s ties to Russia, but on Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that Comey had been “wrongly fired” and that the president had asked him to resign.
Later that day, he issued a statement saying he had fired Comey because he was unable to continue investigating Flynn, but said that he had been investigating Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election for two months.
Trump also said the White Houses investigation into Flynn was a witch hunt.
On Thursday, Trump tweeted a picture of himself and Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting on a sofa at a New York City apartment, but later deleted the tweet and said he was referring to “a long time ago, when I was a young child.”
On Friday, the WhiteHouse said that the tweet was taken out of context, and the president did not have a personal relationship with Putin.