By now, we thought it would either all be over and we'd be talking about a new president, or we'd be scavenging for food through an apocalyptic wasteland while the nuclear fallout slowly corroded our cells.
It was a great and prosperous vision but, alas, we're still here and Donald Trump is still the president. And to make matters worse, he's still allowed to use Twitter and he doesn't appear to have gotten any better at it.
Sure, his tweets do serious numbers, but he almost never posts any dank memes and isn't too big a fan of a retweet or threading his posts together, which is probably the most unforgivable social media sin of them all.
He's also only ever liked seven tweets, despite being on the website since 2009, which just isn't very nice at all. Curiously, only three of those liked tweets are still visible, so for old times sake, let's take a look at them.
@StrongChestwell @realDonaldTrump @KarlRove... for one so self-posessed, you aren't very self-aware. You've hurt the GOP as much as anybody.
— Luke Massie-Smith (@Luke Massie-Smith)
Thought provoking stuff, we're sure you'll agree.
Considering that he tweets at almost every opportunity he gets and has zero filters, his ramblings have been fascinating in the past 12 months, considering nearly everything has gone wrong for Donnie.
The month of December has been particularly interesting as he's clearly felt the strain following the endless revelations and testimonies coming out of the Robert Mueller Russia probe.
We're not going to definitively say this, but 2018 might have been Trump's most deranged and bizarre year on Twitter and, because we like you and know that you love a good Trump Twitter meltdown, we've put all his oddest moments in one article (much like we did last year, but we've abandoned the Friends analogy as that was just weird).
It was only three days into the year and Trump had already had enough of everything and, rather than just resign and let someone else get on with the job, he wanted to take everyone else down with him in a blaze of glory.
As tensions between the US and North Korea continued to escalate, Trump thought it was a good idea to threaten Kim Jong-un with his 'bigger and more powerful' nuclear button that apparently works.
As you're sitting here right now and reading this, it's safe to say that the nuclear holocaust wasn't unleashed and that everything turned out just fine.
This already seems like an eternity ago, but it was only in January. Credit where credit is due, he really did get the year off to a bang.
In the wake of the claims made by Michael Wolff in his highly critical book on Trump's White House, the president went on an early morning Twitter rant where he covered many subjects, but mostly his own mental health.
Not only is he "like, really smart" but he is also a "very stable genius".
Like his fellow Republicans, Trump isn't a big fan of free health care and has done everything in his power to try and prevent the Democrats from introducing a system to dissimilar to the UK's own National Health Service.
When trying to denounce the Democrats' plans, he managed to confuse a protest march in February, where members of the public called on the government to give the NHS more money, as a sign that the service was failing and going broke, rather than being strangled to death by a lack of funding, staff and bed shortages.
Trump's misinterpretation was actually so bad that it even wound up the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who probably wanted to take all the credit for trying to ruin the NHS himself. Hunt said in response to Trump:
I may disagree with claims made on that march but not ONE of them wants to live in a system where 28m people have no cover.
NHS may have challenges but I’m proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage – where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance.
The Trump administration was all over the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics held in South Korea back in February.
Sarah Sanders, Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump all showed up at a competition where people predominantly compete on slippery surfaces, to show just how well they also manage to continuously fall flat on their face and somehow continue to get back up.
When Ivanka arrived there on 23 February, Trump posted this, which at first glance seems fair enough, but only closer inspection is full of shade, thrown right in the direction of Pence and Sanders.
On 18 May, a teenager entered Sante Fe High School in Texas with a shotgun and .38 revolver and shot dead ten people.
At the time, it was the 22nd event of this nature to have occurred in the United States in 2018, and further highlighted the drastic need for new reforms and legislation to be introduced in order to prevent more needless shootings and deaths from happening.
Trump had made some rather half-hearted suggestions on how to combat the issue without actually banning guns, but his response to this particular shooting might have been his worst.
It was so bad that 19-year-old Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, managed to post a more thoughtful and presidential statement than the actual president.
Santa Fe High, you didn’t deserve this. You deserve peace all your lives, not just after a tombstone saying that is… https://t.co/pzLo1QmxVe
This is something that Trump tweeted, more something that he did on Twitter.
Considering that he is probably the most trolled person on the planet, it takes a lot to get blocked by Trump but out of all the accounts that run him down, he decided that a little cat was just going a step overboard and blacklisted the mog.
I really hope that the history books remember to note that this President was so weak and so insecure that he block… https://t.co/Djed5tmSQ2
— A Cat Named Bitches (@A Cat Named Bitches)
Trump's appointment of judge Brett Kavanaugh, and the subsequent investigations into a potential sexual assault that he committed on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford while they were both in college in the 1980s, was one of the biggest stories of the year.
Although Kavanaugh eventually walked away freely and was appointed to the Supreme Court, the case opened a lot of eyes to the trauma that victims of sexual assault live with on a daily basis.
Trump couldn't quite get his head around this though, as he failed to grasp why the alleged assault wasn't reported about when it first took place 36 years ago.
Trump's complete lack of empathy for Ford inspired the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport where victims of sexual assault bravely shared their stories online.
During the midterm elections, which resulted in heavy losses in the house for the Republican's, Trump did everything in his power to demonstrate that he was doing the best job for America.
This included demonising a large group of migrants from Central America who were attempting to enter the US via the Mexico border. Their convoy became collectively known as 'the caravan' and Trump couldn't wait to see the back of them.
In his attempts to show a powerful front and stop them from entering the US, Trump declared that he was going to send the military to the border to deal with the 'tough fighters' and 'very bad thugs'.
UNICEF reported that of the 3,600 migrants in the caravan, 2,300 of them were children, who were later tear-gassed as they tried to enter the country.
When addressing the very serious issue of reimposing nuclear sanctions upon Iran, you would hope that a powerful world leader would use some intelligence, decorum and a statesmen like dialogue to firmly lay out his plans.
Not Donald Trump, who posted a Game of Thrones meme declaring that 'Sanctions are coming'.
We can't be sure if Trump has watched every episode of the hit HBO show but, if he does need any pointers, we're sure he can always talk to Michael Gove.
We're almost at the end of this fun trip down memory lane and, boy, what a journey it's been.
We've truly covered every subject here; Nuclear war. Sexual assault. Demonising immigrants. School shootings. Mike Pence.
Fortunately for those who have stayed with us until the bitter end (we do dearly appreciate your time and dedication to the cause) we've saved the best for last.
Remember 'covfefe'? Well, Trump managed to top that on 10 December when he tweeted about James Comey's testimony to the Russia investigation.
Feeling quite content with himself, Trump declared that the "Democrats can't find a Smocking Gun.' That's right a 'smocking gun' and he spelt it wrong twice and even capitalised it.
Sadly, if the Russia investigation goes a certain way, then this is probably the last time that we will get to cover Trump's tweets in such depth as we're pretty sure they don't allow Twitter in prison.