Although his insult-driven debate performance won over some fans on the internet, many from within the GOP are calling for Donald Trump to step aside in his run at the White House to make room for a lawmaker with less scandalous baggage. Then, there are those who have called for party coalescence  and a united  front against Democrat Hillary Clinton with just days until the election on Nov. 8.

A timeline of Trump’s rise from former reality TV star and primary candidate, to the Republican Party’s nominee for president:

June 16, 2015: As guitar legend Neil Young’s anthem “Rockin’ In The Free World” plays on loudspeakers in the lobby of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Trump rides an escalator giving the thumbs-up to a crowd on hand to hear his campaign announcement.

June 25, 2015: Broadcast network Univision cuts ties with Trump after he publicly suggests immigrants from Mexico were causing too much domestic trouble. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems,” he says. “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”

July 11, 2015: At a campaign rally in Phoenix, Ariz., Trump sounds off on his new plan to build a wall on the Southern border of the United States — and make Mexico pay for it.

August 1, 2015: The New York Times details the massive amount of money being put into this year’s election cycle, and notes that just 400 American families are responsible for half of the money spent on influencing the campaigns. Democrat Bernie Sanders begins making wealth inequality a central theme of his campaign, while Trump starts touting his self-financed campaign as the only candidate not bought and sold by Washington insiders.

August 6, 2015: In front of a live audience at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and a record-shattering 24 million GOP debate viewers back home, Trump suggests multiple times U.S. leaders are “stupid” and that America doesn’t “win” anymore, while feuding with Megan Kelly and suggesting her hardball questions are perhaps due to the moderator’s menstruating.

August 16, 2016: Trump releases his three-point immigration plan touting the necessity of a wall for border security, stronger enforcement of the laws, and an improvement of jobs and wages for the ordinary American.

September 9, 2015: Not helping to assuage other Republicans worried about support from female voters, Trump blasts former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina in an interview with “Rolling Stone”. “Look at that face!” he says. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?”

October 22, 2015: For the first time, someone other than Trump leads in the polls. Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, another political outsider, takes the lead both nationally and in Iowa first-of-the nation caucus voting will occur to kick off presidential primary season in little more than three months.

November 15, 2015: After watching former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin drop out of the race, the fourth GOP debate is held. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee, who had both participated in the first three, fail to meet the threshold of support to get to the main stage. Following the contest, the L.A. Times publishes a headline reading, “The field seems to have figured out how to fight Donald Trump”.

November 24, 2015:  On the campaign trail, Trump appears to mock a disabled New York Times reporter at a rally. “Now the poor guy, you ought to see this guy,” Trump says. He then re-enacts the reporter’s handicap, anthrogryposis, in a video that goes viral.

December 7, 2015: In September, Trump called for a database to track Muslim activity in America. He now calls for a ban on all Muslims entering the country until we can “figure out what is going on” with terrorists swearing jihad on America.

December 15, 2015: In Las Vegas, Nevada, Trump joins seven seasoned Republican lawmakers and Dr. Ben Carson in the fifth GOP debate. After deliberating over foreign policy for a hefty amount of time, polling shows Trump has won the debate. The billionaire also increases his lead in national polling to 33 percent, more than double his nearest rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

January 1, 2015: After calling Jeb Bush a “weak and ineffective person” and “an embarrassment to himself and his family”, the well-funded former governor of Florida releases an attack ad painting the GOP frontrunner as the “chaos candidate” and a liberal.

January 14, 2015: In a heated exchange between the top two candidates, Trump questions Cruz’s eligibility to become president based on his birth place (Canada), bringing back the manufactured issue of “birtherism” into presidential politics.

January 22, 2015: The National Review publishes 22 essays by conservative commentators suggesting Trump is unfit to carry the Republican Party banner, or enter the Oval Office as commander-in-chief. Rumors online swirl over the potential of a brokered convention, and the GOP begins to appear fractured.

February 1, 2016: The Iowa caucuses are held, with Cruz winning 27.6 percent of the vote, Trump coming in second with 24.3 and Sen. Marco Rubio third with 23.1. The real estate mogul also announces a distaste for protestors at his events, encouraging violence as a response to it. “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you, he says. “Seriously. OK? Just knock the hell. I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees.”

February 6, 2016: At the seventh GOP debate Rubio delivers multiple canned responses and allows Gov. Christie to sock him for the repetitive pre-programmed answers. Trump draws a chorus of boos from the New Hampshire crowd after blasting Bush for “trying to be a tough guy” over eminent domain, which he correctly pointed out Trump tried to use to buy out an elderly woman and build a casino on her property in Atlantic City.

February 9, 2016: The New Hampshire primary takes place with a crowded field of Republicans all looking to gain the advantage over Trump, but nobody does. With just 35 percent of the vote, the proud businessman wins his first contest in the primaries.

February 10, 2016: With low poll numbers, both Fiorina and Christie drop out of the race for the Republican nomination.

February 18, 2016: Trump uses the media to spar with Pope Francis. “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever that may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis says to reports. Trump calls the comments “disgraceful”.

February 23, 2016: Trump wins the Nevada caucuses, just three days after winning South Carolina’s GOP primary. While the anti-politician’s ground game is criticized ahead of “Super Tuesday”, his name dominates headlines and he continues to earn a ton of free media.

March 1, 2016: Trump wins seven states on “Super Tuesday”. Cruz and Rubio split the other four. Dr. Carson decides to exit the race in the days that follow.

March 15, 2016: After failing to win his home state of Florida, Rubio ends his bid for the Republican nomination. Trump wins three other states along with Florida, and Gov. John Kasich wins his home state of Ohio. A cadre of “Never Trump” activists rejoice, hoping it will mean a brokered convention in which party leaders select the nominee.

March 30, 2016: Just days after threatening to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s wife Heidi, Trump tells NBC’s Chris Matthews that women who get an abortion should incur “some form of punishment.”

April 19, 2016: Trump wins the New York GOP primary, after dropping the previous two contests to Cruz.

April 26, 2016: In a clean sweep, Trump wins Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

May 3, 2016: With 566 delegates, Cruz exits the race after losing Indiana to Trump. The loss comes just days after Fiorina began campaigning with Cruz as his VP running mate in a last ditch effort to sway voters. Gov. Kasich, with just 153 delegates, follows suit.

May 27, 2016: In attacking a judge presiding over lawsuits against Trump University, Trump claimed the heritage of the Indiana-born judge presented “an absolute conflict” and suggested the man shotld recuse himself due to his “Mexican heritage”.

June 7, 2016: House Speaker Paul Ryan disavows Trump’s comments, calling them “the textbook definition of a racist comment.” The Republican leader finally endorsed Trump just five days earlier, hoping to coalesce behind the divisive billionaire to defeat Hillary Clinton.

July 21, 2016: Trump accepts the Republican nomination at the GOP convention in Cleveland, just minutes after a speech by Sen. Cruz in which he refused to endorse Trump by telling the audience to “vote your conscience,” effectively stonewalling efforts by loyalists to appear unified.

July 30, 2016: Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia, and Trump begins a week long feud with a pair of DNC guest speakers. After appearing with a pocket constitution asking of Trump understands it, Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan are met with this response by Trump: “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say.”

August 9, 2016: At a North Carolina campaign rally, Trump appears to suggest an attack on Clinton as a supporter of the Second Amendment. “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” he said. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

August 17, 2016: Trump cycles through his second campaign manager, Washington veteran Paul Manafort, and promotes senior advisor Kellyanne Conway to the position. It is his second major staff shakeup.

September 12, 2016: After trailing in the polls to Clinton, Trump pulls even following her “basket of deplorables” remark and video that surfaces of his opponent being dragged into a car following an event commemorating the 9/11 attacks.

September 26, 2016: Trump retreats to his off-the-cuff style at the first presidential debate in New York after two months of staying on message and using a teleprompter at campaign rallies. The businessman describes himself as “smart” for avoiding federal income tax, questions Clinton’s “stamina”, and spars with her over over minorities in America, birtherism and the Iraq War.

October 2, 2016: The Washington Post obtains and releases a 1995 tax record, which highlights a $916 million deduction that has enabled Trump to offset income for 18 years and pay no federal income taxes.

October 7, 2016:  The Washington Post reveals a 2005 video of Trump, in which the former reality TV star brags to former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush that money and fame allows him get away with
“anything” with women, including “grabbing them by the p—y”. The fallout causes several prominent GOP leaders to distance themselves from the nominee, including Ryan.

October 10, 2016: Trump becomes unhinged at the second presidential debate in St. Louis. In addition to suggesting Sen. Bernie Sanders has aligned himself with “the devil” in Clinton, Trump also says Clinton would “be in jail” if he were president, brushes off the 2005 video as “locker room talk”, promises to “knock the hell out of ISIS”, and cuts into Clinton’s answers with insults on multiple occasions.

Oct. 12, 2016: The New York Times publishes a report in which two women allege Trump made inappropriate sexual advances toward them. These are the first of a handful of women who come forward over the next week and make similar claims.

Oct. 16-17, 2016: Trump unequivocally states that the election will be rigged and that there will be massive amounts of voter fraud on Election Day.

Oct. 19, 2016: Trump and Clinton clash at the final presidential debate, and although it’s contentious at times, moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News manages to keep the candidates on track.