45 of the best pictures White House photographers took in 2019

Top left: Shealah Craighead; Top right and bottom left: Joyce N. Boghosian; Bottom right: Andrea HanksJust a few key moments from President Donald Trump’s 2019.

From his State of the Union speech in February to the announcement of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death in October, President Donald Trump’s biggest moments this year have been captured by White House photographers.

The photographers caught tender moments between the president and first lady, and the impromptu chats he had with the press on the South Lawn. They were there when he was booed at the World Series, and met Queen Elizabeth II in London.

Continue to see 45 of the best pictures that White House photographers took this year, in honour of the 45th president.


January 14: Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers, 2018 NCAA Football National Champions, to the White House with a buffet of fast food during the government shutdown.


January 21: On Martin Luther King Day, Trump (centre) visited the MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C. to present a wreath. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence (left).


February 1: Amid a flurry of snow, Marine One lands at Joint Base Andrews so that the first family may take Air Force One to their private club in Florida, Mar-a-Lago.


February 5: Trump shakes the hand of the newly re-elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi before giving his State of the Union speech.


February 5: Several female Democrats wore white to the State of the Union in a show of solidarity, and to honour the Suffragettes who fought to earn women the right to vote.


March 8: Trump tours tornado-ravaged Alabama in Marine One.


March 14: The White House fountain is dyed green to mark a visit from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.


March 17: The president and first lady embrace after attending church services on St. Patrick’s Day.


April 22: Trump shows off his colouring skills to children gathered for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.


May 10: Trump hugs his wife while a portrait of the first first lady, Martha Washington, hangs in the background.


May 25: Trump plays golf with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Chiba, Japan.


May 25: Melania Trump marvels at an installation at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo during a visit with Japan’s first lady, Akie Abe.


May 26: Trump bows to a Sumo wrestler after taking in a fight in Japan.


June 3: The Trumps pose for photos with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London.


June 3: Trump inspects British troops as he’s welcomed to Buckingham Palace in London.


June 6: Marine One flies over the beaches of Normandy after the president celebrated the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.


June 6: The Trump view a flyover at the Normandy American Cemetery with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte.


June 21: A group of girls stare up in adoration at Trump as he greets guests on the South Lawn for the 2019 Congressional Picnic.


June 28: Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin smile while meeting at the G20 summit in Japan.


June 28: Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, reaches over Ivanka Trump to shake the hand of her father.


June 30: Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands over the border that separates North and South Korea.


July 4: The president and first lady watch a flyover during a Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C.


July 19: Trump shakes the hand of astronaut Buzz Aldrin during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in the Oval Office.


August 7: Trump stops for a selfie with two supporters in El Paso, Texas.


August 15: Trump talks to members of the media aboard Air Force One following a trip to Manchester, New Hampshire.


August 25: Trump poses with world leaders for a photo at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.


September 11: The president and first lady walk to the South Lawn of the White House to hold a moment of silence in honour of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


September 18: Trump’s motorcade drives along a section of the US-Mexico border near Otay Mesa, California.


September 18: Trump signs a section of the fence that separates the US from Mexico.


September 20: The White House Rose Garden is decorated for the State Dinner in honour of Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison.


September 23: Trump attends a summit on climate at the UN General Assembly that he originally said he was going to skip.


September 24: Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, as Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo smile alongside.


September 25: Trump boards Air Force One on his way back to Washington, D.C. from a trip to New York.


September 26: Trump gets a warm welcome from some of the nation’s sheriffs ahead of a press conference on the steps of the South Portico of the White House.


September 30: Trump watches a military band at a ceremony in honour of the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


October 4: Melania Trump poses against a backdrop of the Teton Mountains during a trip to Moose, Wyoming.


October 4: Trump talks to reporters gathered outside the White House as he gets ready to leave on Marine One.


October 15: Trump greets St. Louis Blues superfan Laila Anderson after the hockey team won the Stanley Cup.


October 16: Trump and members of his administration meet with Pelosi and members of the Congressional leadership.


October 27: Trump addresses the nation from the White House to announce the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after a US military raid on his Syrian compound.


October 27: The president and first lady watch Game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.


October 28: A little girl dressed as Sally Lou Who pets a security guard during White House Halloween festivities.


November 1: Trump takes off from the South Lawn of the White House in Marine One, as he heads to Tupelo, Mississippi.


November 6: Melania Trump hugs a child while visiting the pediatric wing of Boston Medical Centre.


November 9: The president and first lady watch the University of Alabama football team take on Louisiana State University in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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