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The Trump presidency by the numbers

Dylan Stableford
·Senior Writer
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President Trump loves numbers, eager to tout anything from television ratings to crowd sizes that make him look successful. Others — like the results of the 2020 election, the number of coronavirus deaths, the federal budget deficit — he seeks to downplay or ignore.

As Trump prepares to leave office Wednesday, here is a look back at some notable numbers of his presidency.

4

Years President Trump held office

1,461

Days President Trump held office

35,064

Hours President Trump held office

Donald Trump
President Trump at an event in the White House Rose Garden in 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

26,237

Number of tweets and retweets Trump published as president from his @realDonaldTrump account, per the Trump Twitter Archive, before he was banned from the social media platform on Jan. 8

18

Average number of tweets per day Trump issued while in office

165

Number of tweets that mentioned “Crooked Hillary

199

Number of tweets that mentioned “Sleepy Joe” Biden

An aerial view of the crowd at President Trump's inauguration, Jan. 20, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
An aerial view of the crowd at President Trump's inauguration, Jan. 20, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

600,000

The estimated size of the crowd in attendance at President Trump’s inauguration, or roughly a third of what President Barack Obama drew for his inauguration in 2009

45

Trump’s job approval rating [in percent], per Gallup, when he took office in January 2017

34

Trump’s job approval rating [in percent] when he left office, the lowest of his presidency

19.9 trillion

U.S. national debt, in dollars, on Jan. 20, 2017

28 trillion

U.S. national debt, in dollars, on Jan. 20, 2021

Donald Trump and Mike Pence
Trump with Vice President Mike Pence in July 2017. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

403,482

The number of American coronavirus deaths as Trump leaves office. (In April, Trump had touted 60,000 U.S. deaths from COVID-19 as a measure of success.)

1

The number of coronavirus deaths Trump said would be too many

168

The number of rallies — midterm, reelection or otherwise — Trump held as president

378

The number of days the president spent at a Trump-owned property, per NBC News, including 281 at his golf courses in New Jersey, northern Virginia and South Florida

Donald Trump
At the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Dec. 28, 2020. (Marco Bello/Reuters)

30,534

The number of false or misleading claims Trump made since assuming office, according to the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” database

4

The number of national security advisers Trump had during his four years in office

4

The number of press secretaries Trump had during his four years in office

11

The number of days Anthony Scaramucci served as Trump’s White House communications director

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, blows a kiss to reporters after addressing the daily briefing at the White House, July 21, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, flanked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, blows a kiss to reporters after addressing the daily briefing at the White House, July 21, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

3,003,000

Jobs lost during the Trump administration

19,827.25

The Dow Jones Industrial Average when the stock market closed on Jan. 20, 2017, the day Trump took office

30,931.96

The Dow Jones Industrial Average when the stock market closed on Jan. 19, 2021, the last full day Trump spent in office

234

Number of federal judges Trump appointed by Trump

3

Number of Supreme Court justices appointed by Trump

Donald Trump
President Trump announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, Sept. 26, 2020. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

74,222,593

The total number of votes President Trump received in the 2020 presidential election

81,281,502

The total number of votes Joe Biden received in the 2020 presidential election

232

The number of electoral votes Trump received in the 2020 election

306

The number of electoral votes Biden received in the 2020 election

306

The number of electoral votes Trump received in the 2016 election, which he described as a “landslide”

Joe Biden
Joe Biden delivers an address to the nation after the Electoral College formally confirmed his victory over President Trump, Dec. 14, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

64

The number of postelection lawsuits, per Democratic lawyer Marc Elias, that Trump and his legal team lost in their attempts to overturn the results

0

The number of times President Trump publicly acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory

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