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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 can happen to President Trump in light of Comey's hearing?

Intro Former FBI director James Comey recently testified, under oath, before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In his testimony, among other things, he repeated his claims that President Trump urged ...
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Do US press conferences usually include off-topic questions?

On 9th of June, Donald Trump and his Romanian counterpart (Klaus Iohannis) held a press conference. That was a very important event for Romanians and it received significant media coverage, but also ...
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What has Trump done to oppress the LGBT+ Community?

In a recent Charlotte Observer Article the Charlotte Pride committee in response to questions about their refusing a Deplorable Pride, pro Trump, entry into there parade said: Organizers have made “...
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What is the evidence for the Trump/Russia investigation?

I'm pretty confused about the whole thing. All I've really heard about it is people's insistence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to sway the 2016 presidential election. I'...
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Are personal memos official accounts of events?

This came up after today's James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. On CNN, after the hearing was finished, they showed a screen that said Comey: Wrote memos after fearing ...
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Why does Donald Trump seem to help raising of the tension between US and UK? [closed]

US and UK has had what some call a "special relation" for decades. Just a glimpse of recent declarations about this subject (Wikipedia): In 2015, Cameron stated the US President calls him "bro" and ...
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Is Donald Trump's May 2017 trip the first time a US president arrives in Saudi Arabia before Israel?

For his first foreign trip, Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia. Then, he goes to Israel. Is this the first time that a US president arrives in Saudi Arabia before Israel?
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How is Trump getting around the law against appointing relatives?

Donald Trump has appointed his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to positions in his administration -- Ivanka is an advisor, and Kushner apparently has many roles. How has he been allowed ...
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When will the US effectively exit from Paris Agreement?

When the COP21 was signed, a lock was added binding the countries entering it for 4 years, counting from November 4, 2016. Commitments from other countries push accord forward and is set to be ...
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Has Angela Merkel suggested a decline in relations between EU and USA at NATO summit in 2017?

According to this source, Angela Merkel seems to convey a message of serious decline of relations between EU and US: Clearly disappointed with Mr. Trump’s positions on NATO, Russia, climate ...
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What are Trump's incentives for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement?

Donald Trump has been a pretty strong advocate for repealing and undoing rules & regulations aiming to cut climate change, however recently the New York Times and Axios have reported that Trump is ...
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What did we learn about Trump's strategy to achieve peace in the Middle East after his May 2017 visit to Israel and Palestine? [closed]

Trump famously declared that he is the one to bring peace to the Middle East region. He recently visited Israel and Palestine, meeting with Netanjahu and Abbas. Did he mention the peace process ...
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Why was there so much talking about meeting with the Russian ambassador in the Oval Office?

I am aware of the controversy between the Trump Administration's potential ties with Russia, but people seem to be concerned specifically over the fact that the meeting occurred in the Oval Office. ...
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Did Donald Trump break any laws by asking James Comey to end the Michael Flynn investigation?

Written in Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation: “I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. The existence of Mr. Trump’s request ...
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What legitimate reason could Trump have to give Russia classified information

As per CNN's Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the US in ...
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When and why did Trump publicly change his attitude towards Comey?

It seemed like Trump's best friend in late October 2016 was James Comey: "I was not his fan, but I'll tell you what: What he did, he brought back his reputation. He brought it back." "A lot of ...
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How much interaction does a US president have with the legislative branch of his party?

I honestly don’t know. Does he meet with them on a daily or weekly basis, or is he more isolated, concerning himself with making policy and leaving them to implement it? If the former, how does ...
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Why didn't Jeff Sessions or Rod Rosenstein fire James Comey?

I understood that the Director of the FBI reported to the Attorney General. If the reason to fire Comey was because of reasons unrelated to the Russia investigation, why didn't Jeff Sessions fire ...
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Did US AG Jeff Sessions violate his promise to recuse himself from the Trump/Russia probe?

After it was discovered that Sessions had lied to the Senate during his confirmation hearing about contacts with Russia, he back-filled by saying he'd recuse himself from any involvement with ...
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Why hasn't the US political system taken recourse against Trump for his politically motivated firings?

The answers to this question - What reasons may Donald Trump have had for firing FBI Director James Comey? - appear to suggest that there is widespread certainty that the sacking was politically ...
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What was wrong with how James Comey handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server?

The Trump administration has cited former FBI director James Comey's way of handling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server as the main reason for firing him. Below is the ...
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What reasons may Donald Trump have had for firing FBI Director James Comey?

What were the reasons behind Donald Trump deciding to fire FBI Director James Comey? If anything, Trump should have been happy with him, since he held that press conference about re-opening the ...
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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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What's the text on this MAKE … GREAT AGAIN hat? [closed]

Per this article http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-visa-idUSKBN17K02U: U.S. President Donald Trump is given a hat by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) as he arrives at the world ...
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Why did Obama tell Trump that North Korea would be his toughest task?

I have seen a few references to Obama telling President Trump that North Korea would be his toughest challenge. With all the other activities going on such as Russia meddling with US elections, ISIS ...
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Other US President's that speedily bomb an adversary after saying they would on their election campaign trail

The Question Have there ever been any other past US Presidents that said they'd take a very strong military action against an adversary like bombing or invading or whatever and actually take that ...
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What is the concise summary of Jared Kushner's foreign policy views?

A current story du jour among politics watchers in US is the palace intrigue involving Kushner vs Bannon (even the typically more-birds-eye observers at FiveThirtyEight podcast have joined in the fun)....
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Is there any justification for Trump’s accusing the mainstream media of propagating “fake news?” [duplicate]

Is there any justification for President Trump’s allegations that the much of the mainstream media’s coverage of his actions and positions are so stilted and biased as to warrant accusations of “fake ...
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Why are politicians so obsessed with Russian/WikiLeaks interfering of US elections while some foreign governments openly took sides?

Democratic politicians such as Maxine Waters, Ted Lieu, and neo-cons such as Lindsey Graham and John McCain are publicly pushing for investigations for alleged Russian interventions in the US ...
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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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Is Trump's US travel more expensive than previous presidents?

I have heard many complaining that Donald Trump costs the government large sums of money to secure him when he is in a US location other then the White House. Including when he was staying at the ...
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Can Florida ban Trump from visiting?

Trump's consistent weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago in Florida are apparently wreaking havoc on the economy of the city it's in, Palm Beach. This is of course due to the fact that his visit, due to his ...
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Could Donald Trump flee to Russia? [closed]

Could Trump flee to Russia if evidence for collusion is exposed ? What would happen then, could we arrest him or not ?
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What happens if Trump committed treason? [duplicate]

According to the NYTimes post "There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air", Now the F.B.I. confirms that we have had an investigation underway for eight months into whether another presidential ...
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Have previous presidential campaigns been investigated by the F.B.I for ties to foreign governments?

At the moment it's been confirmed by the director of the F.B.I that Trump and his people are being investigated closely for foreign ties with Russia, etc. (see below). F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’...
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What repercussions would there be if the Trump Campaign was found to have links with Russia? [duplicate]

On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating possible collusion/co-ordination (places are switching between collusion and co-ordination) between the Trump campaign and ...
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What happens if President Trump has been found to be colluding with Russia?

What happens if it is proven that President Trump has been colluding with Russia during his campaign? Does he go to trial or get impeached? Or does nothing happen?
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What is Ivanka Trump's role in the White House and is it uncommon?

As far as I understand, Ivanka Trump does not have an official position in the administration. However, Wikipedia calls her an "adviser" and "part of the White House inner circle". This article by ...
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Could Trump run as a Republican AND Democrat in 2020?

A scary thought occurred to me. What if Trump leveraged his considerable media exposure to rally Republicans to register as Democrats and vote for him in the 2020 primaries? After all, a sitting ...
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How much of the recent jobs growth is Donald Trump responsible for?

The Job numbers have been growing steadily over the past couple of years. According to the latest jobs report, the number has increased by about a quarter of a million. So how much of this can be ...
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Why won't Donald Trump do something about “fake news”?

Donald Trump continues to smash fake news on rallies and speeches, meanwhile news (whether fake or not, you can decide yourself) are slamming the president with one story after another. I personally ...
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Why does Trump want to increase military spending?

From what I understand, Trump is an isolationist / non-interventionist, at least more so than previous presidents. On the other hand, Trump wants to massively increase military spending: [Trump] ...
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How did states react to the DEA?

The Trump White House intends to step up the war on drugs including certain substances that individual states have made legal for recreational use (marijuana). Bearing in mind that Nixon, who signed ...
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Why is President Trump making such a big deal about fake news, and specifically targeting reputable organizations like The New York Times and CNN?

The Trump administration has been targeting reputable news organizations like The Times and CNN, calling them "fake news". What is this administration trying to accomplish here?
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Trump on Trans/Bathroom Issue: Libertarian or Conservative?

Obama took the liberal policy (trans choose which bathroom to go to, whether or not private businesses approve or not) regarding trans and bathrooms of private businesses. However, Trump recently ...
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What motivation would Russia have to blackmail Trump and his administration? [duplicate]

This question is not about whether or not Trump and co. are being manipulated by Russia. A discussion of that and any pertinent evidence is best left for another post. No, I'm asking about why ...
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When does Trump fill the empty FTC positions? [closed]

Is there a consensus among analysts when this will happen? Or is there precedent from previous presidents of when they usually fill open positions in the FTC?
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Are there Trump administration officials who are demonstrably more antagonistic to Russia?

The common perception is that Trump administration is less antagonistic to Russia than, say, Republican congressional leadership, or the latter-day Obama administration (we won't digress into the "...
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If at some point President Trump was impeached, what would it take to actually be removed? [closed]

First, I'm asking this question in general to address those calling for impeachment without any comment about whether an impeachment should/would happen etc. I just want to speak to how possible/...
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Can a TV station refuse a politically oriented advertisement which does not comply with its editorial line?

John Oliver said in his last Sunday show (12th February) that he paid several TV channels to broadcast an advertisement obviously making fun of Mr Trump (around 21:40, toward the end of the video). ...