National Year in Review: President Trump has bad year

President Donald Trump speaks about H. R. 5682, the "First Step Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, which would reform America's prison system. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

There was a barrage of bad news surrounding President Donald Trump. In January, Trump made international news after saying that the United States should try to attract immigrants from places like Norway instead of “s—hole countries” like Haiti or El Salvador. His policy that separated migrant families and housed children in cages also drew international ire. His revolving door in the White House continued as top-ranking officials left. His approval ratings remained low. Robert Mueller’s investigation lingered and by year’s end, several people associated with Trump and his campaign had turned against him as they faced indictments and prison time for dirty deeds. Even Trump’s inaugural committee is now under investigatio