Questions tagged [donald-trump]

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America. Use for questions specific to Donald Trump or his policies. Use with the [united-states] tag.

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What are the US sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader?

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei today. It was also stated that sanctions will be imposed on Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in the upcoming week. ...
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Can a US President have someone sent to prison?

In an interview at the White House recently, Donald Trump is quoted threatening a journalist with prison time by saying: "You can go to prison instead," Is the president of the United States ...
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Why is Donald Trump so popular?

In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump is (as of the 20th of Jan 2016) leading the Republican opinion polls, with almost twice the number of points as Ted Cruz. What makes him so popular?
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Is Trump guilty of breaking the Hague treaty? [on hold]

What the title says. The Hague treaty was signed by the USA in the name of William H. Taft by J. Choate, H. Porter, U. Rose, and a few others, so one may consider it binding. Trump reportedly (NY ...
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What is the probability of war with iran, given the current circumstances? [closed]

What is the probability of war with iran, given the current circumstances The way I see it, in anyway it's catastrophe for humanity there are 3 sides to this situation USA USA allies (crave for war ...
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What has Donald Trump accomplished as a president (objectively)?

I define an accomplishment as a well-defined stated goal that has been successfully met. The goal may have been stated by Trump directly, at some point in his political career, or it may be a goal ...
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India and China's trade future with Iran

Please give specific answers rather than trivial ones. As Donald Trump has warned to impose sanctions on all countries trading petroleum resources with Iran, what is the present trade scenario of ...
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Why are none of Trump's opponents pointing out that he's lying about the economy? [closed]

Trump lies constantly about economic growth. With respect to at least GDP growth, stock market growth, wage growth, and job number growth, he's claimed "record" performance, and if you look at the ...
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Possible Mueller investigation wink and a nod? [closed]

After Mueller gave his public statement about his investigation into the President, he made an interesting statement. The statement: "And as set forth in the report, after that investigation, if we ...
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What is the point of holding a committee with an empty chair?

In Don McGahn defies subpoena as Trump clash with Congress intensifies, the Guardian raises that: The House judiciary committee held a brief hearing on Tuesday morning in McGahn’s absence, with an ...
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Did Trump's administration indicate their opinion of whitehouse.gov petitions?

Leaving aside the specific politics of their answers, my overall impression was that Obama administration treated Whitehouse petitions more like a minor sideshow than anything else. Writing less than ...
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What explains the timing of the U.S China trade tariffs and negotiations?

This Wikipedia article dates the start of the U.S. China trade war to January 2018. Link to Wikipedia. Of course trade rhetoric about China probably dates back to the earliest days of the Trump ...
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What's Trump's frustration with the WTO?

I read in a June 2018 news piece that: The White House's legislative director, Marc Short, said that Trump was frustrated with the WTO but that he was not aware of any plan to get the US out of the ...
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Has the White House addressed what brought H.R. 312 to Trump’s attention?

President Trump tweeted this yesterday: Republicans shouldn’t vote for H.R. 312, a special interest casino Bill, backed by Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren. It is unfair and doesn’t treat Native ...
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Is there evidence that the Mueller Investigation looked into Trump's taxes?

On April 24, 2019, the Washington Post wrote an article titled "Trump suggests Mueller ‘checked my taxes,’ despite no mention of them in report": President Trump suggested Wednesday that special ...
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Is there any legal measure that can be employed to Effectively prevent Donald Trump from becoming the RNC Nominee?

While Donald Trump is not yet the official Republican Nominee, it is highly likely he will be. There isn't a competitor left running against him. Is there a legal mechanism that can be employed to ...
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What cases of potential obstruction are described in the Mueller report?

The two main issues investigated by Mueller with regard to Trump seem to be conspiracy and obstruction of justice. We already have a question here which deals with the conspiracy issue. What about ...
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Does the Mueller report show a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump Campaign?

According to the information contained in the Mueller Report, was there a conspiracy between the Trump Campaign and Russia? By conspiracy, I mean both the legal definition and in an informal sense; ...
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What exactly is “collusion”? What is Robert Mueller expected to prove?

It seems to me that what most people typically mean when they say "Trump colluded with Russia to win the election" is, quite simply, that Trump, or his campaign, knowingly met with some key people ...
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Is Fox News correct that Mueller shouldn't be going after a campaign finance violation?

I'm anti-Trump, just to get that out of the way, but I'm also curious about the legal aspects. I hope this falls enough under political and not legal but if you think it's better for the legal board,...
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Is Donald Trump under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller?

I've seen conflicting reports about whether Donald Trump is personally (i.e. not his campaign) under investigation. The Washington Post says: "The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to ...
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Trump's pre-election claims. How many are in progress? [closed]

Trump's pre-election company was bright. There were big pre-election claims: breaking disadvantageous deals wall on Mexican border removing 'Obamacare' moving embassy to Jerusalem new workplaces for ...
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Did President Trump ever answer questions on obstruction to Mueller?

The FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, overseen by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has just finished. Now at some point in the course of the investigation, Mueller’s team sent President Trump a series ...
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Did everyone named in the Mueller report get to read it in advance?

Attorney General Bill Barr said this in a press conference today, in regard to the Mueller Report: In addition, earlier this week, the President’s personal counsel requested and were given the ...
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Comparative Environmental Policy/ Executive Orders

For a paper, I am currently trying to compare Executive Orders by Trump within the first year of his presidency and Bush's first year of his first presidency concerning environmental issues. My ...
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What were Trump's specific accusations justifying imposing tariffs against China? [closed]

President Trump repeatedly talked about China's unfair trade practices. What were those? Do other countries like China install unfair trade guidelines? Or, is China being targeted "unfairly"?
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Did any intelligence official express concerns over Trump's “Russia, if you're listening..” comment?

On the 27th of July 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump made a comment while at a press conference where he said: Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 ...
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Why is the Trump Administration often labeled as anti-science?

Is there any evidence that Trump and his administration are anti-science? And since when has the equation been drawn between conservatism and anti-science sentiment? Allegations (from, for example, ...
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Why isn't the Mueller report being released completely and unredacted?

I have a bit of a confusion in regards to the Mueller investigation. While it was undergoing, we were repeatedly told that "proving collusion" is pretty much impossible since there's no such thing as ...
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Why was President Trump heavily criticized for congratulating Putin on winning the election?

According to The Guardian, President Trump was subject to criticism over his decision to congratulate President Putin on winning Russian elections in 2018: Donald Trump defended himself against ...
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What's Trump's stance on re-establishing connections with Cuba?

Obama was in the middle of establishing talks with Cuba when he left office. Has Trump alluded to his stance on Cuba and whether he plans to establish connections after Castro's death?
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Did the IG’s office say its audit of the use of Confidential Human Sources was prompted by Trump?

The website of the Inspector General for the Department of Justice lists a number of investigations the Inspector General’s office is undertaking. In particular, it lists this one: FBI’s ...
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Has any of the top US media/press criticized the US president Mr. Trump for recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli lands?

The internationally recognized Syrian lands that is occupied by Israel, the Golan Heights has been recently recognized as Israeli lands by the US president Mr. Trump, I wonder how the major US press/...
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Has Donald Trump made any statements that are considered homophobic?

Bernie Sanders has stated multiple times that Donald Trump is a homophobic. Have there been any instances of him making homophobic comments or policies?
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What is known about the Mueller investigation in December of 2017?

I am aware that the case began with Mr. Papadopoulos, but where is the investigation currently (December 2017)? What are the charges? What lies have been told, who has been fired, who are the key ...
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What's the aim of the National Emergency disapproval vote?

What is the purpose of the measure disapproving of Trump's national emergency being pushed by Congress if they know Trump is just going to veto it, since they're nowhere near enough votes to override ...
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What are the differences between the Trump Adminstration's official position on the West Bank and previous administrations'?

What are the differences in official positions between the Trump administration and previous administrations regarding the status of the West Bank? Is the position of the Trump administration that it ...
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Is the timing of the US-North-Korea summit in Vietnam and Michael Cohen's testimony in Congress coincidence?

Both event happened more or less at the same time. I wonder if this is a coincidence or actually a coordinated set of events? In particular, was the summit arranged by Trump at the same time as the ...
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How Could Michael Cohen Stand to Benefit by Lying to Congress Again [closed]

Today Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee about his dealings as president Trumps personal attorney. He also brought with him evidence and testimony alleging Donald Trump had ...
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What do Democrats mean when they call a wall or barrier “immoral”?

I don't want arguments for or against the wall/barrier on the United States' southern border. I would like to understand what Nancy Pelosi means when she or any other member of the Democratic party ...
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Why did many voters support a border wall instead of other border control methods?

According to then candidate Donald J Trump's proposal, the US should build a wall on its southern border with Mexico. Seems every time he mentioned the wall in his rallies, his crowd cheered and were ...
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Why didn't Trump just call a national emergency before? [closed]

So Trump is calling a national emergency to get the military to build his border wall for him. There seems to be little the Congress or anybody else can do to step him. So my question is .... why ...
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How long will a state of emergency need to be declared for Trump to build the wall

Would the state of emergency need to be in place for the entire construction? There is no actual hard definition of what the wall will be so it's more of an administrative question Assuming the wall ...
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Private schedules of Donald Trump: What does “RON” in diary stand for?

Recently the private schedules of Donald Trump have been leaked. In those files, at the end of each day there is some acronym RON placed. What does this stand for? Example: 1:30 PM ...
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How does Donald Trump define the word conservative?

Ronald Reagan's rise to prominence was built on the conservative intellectual movement and the thinking of figures like Russel Kirk, Frederick Hayek, Frank Meyer, Irving Kristol,and William F. Buckley ...
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Why is President Trump ending affirmative action in college admissions so controversial?

It was recently announced that: The Trump administration is expected to tell schools not to consider race in the admissions process, discontinuing the policy former President Barack Obama adopted ...
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How does Donald Trump shut the government down? [duplicate]

What eludes me is how the president is able to shut down the government, and why nothing has been done about it.
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Which investigations against Trump are getting delayed due to the government shutdown? (if any)

There are currently several investigations on-going that involve Trump. Many of them are listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_investigations_into_Trump_and_Russia_(2017) So my ...
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What percentage of Obama and Bush's speeches were aired?

Recently, the major over-the-air (OTA) broadcast networks aired a speech by Donald Trump on immigration. Many news organizations and commentators contrasted this to a previous decision, in 2014, to ...
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Why do Republicans prefer President Trump to President Pence?

The biggest question I've had about Trump's presidency is why so many members of the GOP are so loyal to him when the alternative is Pence (i.e. if Trump was removed from office). Pence is arguably ...