A self-made businessman, politician, and TV personality, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in 2016 with his trademark slogan, "Make America Great Again."
There are few figures in contemporary American politics and culture who are as divisive as "the Donald." The TV reality star/ real-estate mogul has built an empire that is reportedly worth billions. With no experience in government, Trump challenged Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race - and won. His abrasive speeches and bewildering style have attracted both praise and criticism.
The US vice president paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust in a visit to the Dachau memorial site. The trip took on an added dimension after President Trump's exchange with a Jewish reporter about anti-Semitism.
As the US sought to affirm its commitment to trans-Atlantic relations, Europeans felt it was time to back those words with action. The focus shifted from defense spending to the prospect of a "European way" of security.
The Russian world view, as advocated by its foreign minister, sees countries develop bilateral relations. His words were at odds with those of US Vice President Mike Pence - and others at the Munich Security Conference.