( CNN) #MAGA. #MeToo. #Fake News. A trio of hashtags that have predominated 2017 — a polarizing time dominated by the reaching of Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office.

It has been a year of protest, and not just from below. The President of the United States has protested more aloudand often than most on a range of subjects, from “Crooked Hillary” to stoop NFL actors and, of course, “the forge bulletin Russian conspiracy story.”

It all began with the White House’s inflated estimates of the size of the crowd at his inauguration, after which Trump described reporters as “among the most dishonest human beings on earth.”