Donald Trump's return to New York for the first time since leaving the White House has been a turbulent one so far, as protesters have gathered.
Here's what we know...
For the past few weeks, Donald Trump has been very quiet.
But now, he's back in the spotlight once again...
The former president has returned to NYC for the first time since leaving the White House.
And quite predictably, his return wasn't a quiet one...
Now, it's certainly been a strange few years...
GettyNo one could quite believe what they were hearing when the notorious business tycoon announced his plans to run for president during the 2016 presidential campaigns.
But when it came round to election day...
The world awoke on November 9th to see that America officially had its new, and very controversial, leader.
Trump immediately threw himself into the role of president of the United States...
And it was certainly up and down. Trump sparked his fair share of outrage, imposing a temporary travel ban on Muslims entering and leaving the U.S. and banning transgender people from the military, just for example.
But he also passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal crime, and unemployment in the country was at an all-time low at just 3.6 percent.
Of course, Trump was certainly no stranger to criticism and controversy.
Much of his behavior while acting as president was seriously questioned, with many calling for him, again and again, to be impeached and even removed from office entirely.
He even underwent an impeachment trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress last year - something that would go on to leave a nasty stain on his reputation.
And, to make things even worse...
Shortly after the impeachment charges were dropped, the world was hit by the coronavirus pandemic which Trump was accused of handling awfully.
He insisted over and over again how "harmless" the virus was, despite catching it himself in October and seeing more than 390,000 American people die.
Of course, the people of America were left grieving and feeling angry...
But this didn't stop Trump from running as president for a second term in last year's 2020 elections.
Trump's presidential campaign was as chaotic as we'd all expected and right up until November 3rd, when the votes started to get counted, Trump continued to spread lies about Biden and his campaign team in a desperate bid to be reelected.
But these efforts were to little avail.
On November 7th, it was confirmed that Joe Biden had won the election by amassing 284 electoral college seats to Trump's 214.
It was a clear and fair win for Biden and Kamala Harris...
But Trump refused to see it this way and, instead, went on to repeatedly accuse Biden and his team of election fraud.
According to Trump, the Republicans were the real winners of the election.
Trump's refusal to concede to Biden only poured more fuel on his army of angry supporters...
And this lead to the shocking scenes at the U.S Capitol building on January 6th, just weeks before Biden's inauguration.
5 people were confirmed to have died during the violent riot...
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 6, 2021
And during all of this, calls were repeatedly made for Trump to put a stop to the madness... but they were to little avail.
Trump eventually issued a series of small tweets asking for his supporters to simply "go home" and he down-right refused to take any responsibility for the riot, despite him being the one who encouraged his supporters to literally "fight back" earlier that day.
This lead to Trump being suspended indefinitely from all major social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
Of course, we all know how much Trump loved Twitter, so this was a huge deal.
This got Congress talking, which lead to the decision to officially impeach Donald Trump just weeks before his term was up...
Making Trump the only president in history to be impeached twice during a presidential term.
So, it's safe to say that Donald Trump isn't having a good year so far...
But the seventy-four-year-old has finally made his come back.
Last week, the former president attended the Conservative Political Action Conference, making an outrageous speech...
Filled with vicious digs at President Biden's capabilities to run the country and how "terrible" of a job he has been doing since his inauguration almost 2 months ago.
Trump also strongly hinted that he's planning on running for president in the 2024 election...
Something that, yet again, wouldn't come as a shock to us!
And now, Trump has returned to NYC for his first visit since leaving the White House, attracting protestors.
President Donald Trump is back in NYC for the first time since leaving office - Donald Trump seen waving out of the window of his limo as he arrived in NYC to Trump Tower around 9pm this evening. pic.twitter.com/A1OYQYIFYX— RICHARD FULL (@RICHARD08999364) March 8, 2021
And many people on the internet have a lot to say about it...
Since Trump's arrival in NYC, protesters have gathered outside Trump Tower in Manhattan waving a huge "Arrest Trump" banner.
Other signs read "Go Home Florida Man" and "Indict Trump."
A giant inflatable caricature of Trump has also been spotted.
Supporters have also gathered nearby, marching with a huge banner reading "Trump 2024."
And for more on the former president, scroll on...