Melania’s jacket and nine other defining images of Trump's presidency

 As Donald Trump comes towards the end of his presidency, we've put together a selection of striking moments from his four years in office.

Crowds at the 2017 inaugurationIMAGE COPYRIGHTREUTERS

Crowds are seen gathered at Mr Trump's inauguration ceremony on 20 January 2017.

Just days later, the new president accused the media of lying about the attendance. He was said to be angry that images appeared to show the crowds were lower than for Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told the media it had been "the largest audience to ever see an inauguration, period".

White Supremacists take part in a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 11 August 2017IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES

Far-right supporters and white nationalists took part in a torch-lit rally through Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

The following day a woman was killed and 19 were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in the city.

In response, President Trump condemned violence by "many sides", prompting a wave of criticism. Some 48 hours later, he denounced far-right extremists calling "KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists repugnant to everything we hold dear".

Joe Biden has said it was the president's response to the tragedy that prompted his own decision to run against him.

Trump surrounded by other world leaders at the G8 summit in Canada in 2018IMAGE COPYRIGHTEPA

Mr Trump's attendance at the G7 summit in Canada in June 2018 did not get off to a good start, when prior to the event, the president announced import tariffs on steel and aluminium from the EU, Mexico and Canada.

Other images from the meeting showed more friendly relations between the leaders - but this photo was considered by many to reflect the underlying tensions of the gathering.

Mr Trump left the summit before other leaders and claimed that America was "like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing".

Melania Trump wears a jacket which reads 'I really don't care, do u?'IMAGE COPYRIGHTREUTERS

First Lady Melania Trump is pictured wearing a jacket in June 2018 which reads "I really don't care, do you?" on the back, during a trip to a migrant child detention centre.

There was speculation over what message Mrs Trump intended to send by wearing the jacket on that trip, which came as the president was under fire for his policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

The First Lady later admitted it had been a message "for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticising me. I want to show them I don't care. You could criticise whatever you want to say. But it will not stop me to do what I feel is right".

Nancy Pelosi claps President Trump during his State of the Union addressIMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES

Mr Trump called for compromise in politics during his State of the Union address in February 2019 but Nancy Pelosi was pictured giving what many saw as a sarcastic clap.

He broke protocol by not waiting for the customary introduction from the House Speaker before beginning his speech.

The image, termed the "Pelosi clap" quickly went viral and appeared to show the political rivalry between the two.

Mr Trump steps into the northern side of the military demarcation line dividing the two KoreasIMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES

Mr Trump walks into the northern side of the military demarcation line that divides North and South Korea in June 2019. In doing so, he became the first US sitting president to cross the line.

His decision to meet Kim Jong-un without pre-conditions stunned the world.

Despite the apparent warming of relations, little concrete progress was made on negotiations over North Korea's nuclear programme.

Kim Kardashian speaks alongside President Trump during a criminal justice reform eventIMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES

Kim Kardashian West speaks at a White House event about prison reform in June 2019.

In 2018, the celebrity activist lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of a grandmother jailed for life. Alice Johnson was later granted clemency in a high-profile decision by Mr Trump.

President Trump has already given pardons to 94 people and there is speculation he may pardon 100 others before he leaves office.

President Trump holds a bible in front of St John's Episcopal church in Washington DCIMAGE COPYRIGHTREUTERS

Mr Trump holds a bible in front of St John's Episcopal Church, just across the road from the White House in June 2020.

Peaceful anti-racism demonstrators had been cleared from nearby Lafayette Square with pepper spray and flash-bang grenades so that the president and his entourage could walk to the church.

His actions prompted shock and anger from many religious leaders, who accused him of using religion for political purposes.

(From top) Eric Trump, son of the US President, daughter and Senior Advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, daughter of the US President Tiffany Trump and Donald Trump Jr., son of the US President, are seen ahead of the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020IMAGE COPYRIGHTAFP

The Trump family watch as Donald Trump debates with Joe Biden at their first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September 2020.

They broke debate rules that all spectators wear masks - sparking the same criticism often aimed at their father for taking a cavalier attitude to the virus.

A few days after the debate, the president tested positive himself.

He spent three nights in a hospital receiving treatment before returning to the White House and declaring he felt "really good" and urging others not to be afraid of the virus.

Supporters of Donald Trump at the west entrance of the Capitol during the 'Stop the Steal' protestIMAGE COPYRIGHTREUTERS

Crowds of Trump supporters climb on the US Capitol in DC earlier this month following a "Stop the Steal" rally.

It followed a 70-minute address by the president in which he exhorted them to march on Congress where politicians were meeting to certify Democrat Joe Biden's win. The mob ransacked the Capitol building and attempted to enter the chambers where lawmakers were hiding.

Five people, including a police officer, were killed.

Mr Trump has since been impeached, becoming the first president ever to be impeached twice. But he denies charges that he incited the mob to attack the Capitol.

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