A Timeline of The Trump Presidency, as told by Orangey-Tan Posts

Sue Donhym
4 min readJan 20, 2021


Since Trump’s ruinous reign is at an end, we thought it might be a good time to look back at some of the bigliest moments through the eyes of our very own Orangey-Tan posts!


April 2020: The Orangey-Tan was born on Earth Day, 2020, which is apt since the world has never been the same since Trump’s inauguration. We said hello, he pulled out of the Paris treaty.


April 2020: “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute.” Remember when Trump suggested drinking bleach could COVID? Well, we made Orangey-Tan try it out!


Jun 2020: The death of George Floyd saw a united cry across the world for racial justice. When Trump famously tweeted “LAW AND ORDER!!” and “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”, so we made the Orangey-Tan take a knee in protest


Aug 2020: “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” Remember how Trump was a very stable genius? The Orangey-Tan is nothing if not smarter. He aced the test. Say it with us. Orange. Psycho. Clown. Toast. November.


Aug 2020: “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” — In retrospect, maybe Trump was talking about himself. For a noted germaphobe, Trump for some reason just didn’t seem to care about protecting himself from COVID at all. Our Orangey-Tan was much smarter.


Sep 2020: In his deluded head Trump probably still thinks he *is* America. Back then he definitely did. So we dressed up the Orangey-Tan and put a new spin on an old famous poster.


Oct 2020: An unforgettable Trump appearance, perfectly summed up when Joe Biden turned to Trump and said, “Will you shut up, man?” The entire country applauded because he said what we had all been feeling for the past four years. If there was ever a reason to vote him out, that was it.


Oct 2020: It was inevitable that Trump was going to get COVID, but when he did it created a very particular kind of Schadenfreude: of course, it served him right, but we needed him to recover if only to show him for the LOSER he is (writing that never gets old).


Oct 2020: After Trump got the best possible medical care in the world, he pretended like COVID was no big thing. He said, “felt like Superman” so we put Orangey-Tan in a suit and dubbed him “Stupidman”.


Nov 2020: We did it! (nothing more needs to be said).


Nov 2020: Right from the get-go Trump started whining about the results. On Election Night he sent out a letter to his cult followers, kicking off his “Stop the Steal” campaign. We had Orangey-Tan decipher what his letter really meant.


Jan 2021: We were feeling optimistic on Jan 1st, 2021. The Trump fat lady had whined and whined, and it looked like everything was over, so we made Orangey-Tan give up his crown.


Jan 2021: Alas, we spoke too soon. In true inept Trump fashion, he incited a reality TV version of a coup: it was clearly not real life, yet was horrifying and unbelievably dangerous nonetheless. We had an image of Orangey-Tan sitting like a Roman emperor and being fed grapes while the Constitution burned; never did we think it would actually reflect reality.

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!

Originally published at https://manimaltales.com on January 20, 2021.



Sue Donhym

Sue Donhym is a pseudonym. Creator of beautifully illustrated, personalized books at manimaltales.com.