President Trump's wins and losses in 2017

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WASHINGTON (CBS) President Trump started his year with the oath of office.

"Together we will make America great again," he promised.

He put the media on notice, accusing reporters of lying about the inauguration crowd size.

"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration-- period," then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion between Trump associates and Moscow.

"They have a phony witch hunt going against me," the president said.

Mueller took over after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself and President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey. Mueller indicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and cut a plea deal with the president's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Trump says he fired Flynn for lying to the vice president about conversations he had with Russian officials.

On the foreign front, the president engaged in a war of words with the leader of North Korea. He took trips to Asia and Europe, where he met the pope. And he sat down briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

President Trump used Twitter as his primary source of communication, writing about everything from fake news to building a border wall to NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem.

The president was criticized when he refused to condemn white supremacists who sparked violence during a rally in Charlottesville.

"You look at both sides," the president said. "I think there is blame on both sides."

Trump made good on many campaign promises, nominating conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, enacting a travel ban for residents of six mostly Muslim countries and declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

He also took executive action to undo several of President Obama's initiatives. From rolling back re-engagement with Cuba and ending DACA to withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

President Trump failed to carry out his pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.

And Congress raced to hand him his first legislative victory-- a massive tax overhaul that he promises will help make America great again.