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24 Pictures Of Things Before And After Donald Trump Touched Them

Here's what four years of Trump will do to a country.

1. Here's the Capitol on Day 1 of Trump's presidency...

Invited guests sitting at the Capitol inauguration on a clear day no social distancing
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2. ...and here's the Capitol on Day 1,447 of his presidency:

Insurrectionists storm the Capitol waving US and Trump flags as smoke billows through the night air
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3. Here are the steps where Trump got sworn in on Day 1...

Trump delivering his inaugural speech
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4. ...and here are those same steps on Day 1,447:

Smoke flowing into the air as Trump-supporting insurrectionists breach the Capitol steps
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5. Here's Trump on Day 1 of his presidency, going to Mass at St. John's Church...

Donald Trump greeting a clergyman as Melania Trump looks on
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6. ...and here's that same church on Day 1,229, after Trump ordered police to use tear gas on Black Lives Matter protesters so he could do a photo shoot in front of it:

Smoke fills the air in front of security officials in riot gear as they try to disperse a crowd
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7. Here's Trump on Day 1, swearing on a Bible...

Trump taking the oath of office with his hand on a Bible being held by his wife Melania
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8. ...and here's Trump on Day 1,229, holding up a Bible in front of St. John's Church for his photo shoot:

Trump holding up a Bible as he poses for a photo opp
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9. Here's a shot of the Capitol on Day 1 of Trump's term...

Crowds fill the Mall in front of the Capitol
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10. ...and here's what the Capitol looked like on Day 1,210, after Trump said he "[doesn't] take responsibility at all" for his administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic:

A large sign featuring Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence says "Trump's Failure, Our Loss"
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11. Here's Trump on Day 40 of his term, walking through the door of the House Chamber to deliver his first address to Congress...

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12. ...and here's Day 1,447 in the House Chamber as police pointed guns at insurrectionists attempting to enter through that very same door:

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13. Here's Day 40 again as Trump smiled up at the gallery during his first congressional address...

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14. ...and here's that gallery on Day 1,447 as members of Congress hid from terrorists whom Trump incited:

Members of Congress check on in each other's safety as the terrorists breached the Capitol
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15. Back to Day 1, here's a Trump supporter wrapped in a "Trump" flag...

Two women take a picture with the support wrapped in a "Trump" flag
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16. ...and on Day 1,447, a terrorist wrapped himself in a "Trump" flag and took over the Senate Chamber:

He checks his phone as a woman beside him holds a sign that says "The Children Cry Out for Justice"
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17. Here's Trump on Day 1 as he bid the Obamas goodbye on a Marine helicopter...

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18. ...and here's Trump on Day 1,352, boarding his own Marine helicopter to the hospital after he hosted a super-spreader event at the White House and contracted COVID-19:

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19. Here's the Capitol on Day 0 of Trump's presidency. The night before he was inaugurated, the building was secured with a chain-link fence...

A sign on the chain-link fence warns "Area Closed" as the Capitol is illuminated in the background
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20. ...and here's the Capitol before Joe Biden's inauguration, which now must be protected by 25,000 armed members of the National Guard:

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21. Here's a shot from Day 1 of Trump's term as he walked through the hallways of the Capitol...

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22. ...and here's what the hallways of the Capitol looked like on Day 1,447:

A man holding a Confederate flag strolls through the Capitol halls
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23. And finally, here's the National Mall on Day 1 of Trump's term as a scattered crowd gathered to watch his swearing-in...

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24. ...and here's the National Mall on Day 1,461, with 200,000 flags placed on the ground to honor the 400,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic. (The memorial was put together by Biden; Trump has remained mostly silent on these deaths.)

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