Two years ago today, on June 16, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States.
His rise from political outsider to leader of the free world was as improbable as it was historic.
Today, take an opportunity to look back at the landmark events that shaped the last two years, and got Trump — and the US — to where it stands it today.
June 16, 2015: Trump announces his campaign for president on June 16, in the lobby of Trump Tower. He debuted his now-famous slogan and campaign iconography, and was seen in his signature: blue suit with fire engine red tie.
Trump took the building’s escalator, creating an iconic moment as he slowly rode it to the stage.
November 7: Trump hosts SNL. NBC caught flack for the decision for Trump to host, giving him airtime that wasn’t given to other candidates.