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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 percentage of troops support Trump according to latest polls?

The following newsmax says: A majority of America's military troops are backing Donald Trump – with career-minded forces favoring him by a 3-to-1 margin over Hillary Clinton, a Military.com ...
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Has Trump or his staff referred to other major political figures by their given names?

In this tweet, done under the Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump but apparently by a staffer, Trump referred to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe by his given name, not his surname: Heading to Joint ...
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What's the point of appealing the 9th circuit case to the Supreme Court?

The 9th circuit recently ruled against the US government in relation to Trump's executive order stopping immigration from 7 countries. However this case was an appeal against a temporary restraining ...
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How would the travel ban pressure Iran

I think that Trump wants to Pressure Iran by using the travel ban. What kind of pressure is the Travel ban expected to put on Iran?
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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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Does the Secretary of Education have to support public education?

Many have expressed distress at the confirmation of many of President Donald Trump's cabinet picks because of their disdain of the Agencies they have been charged with running. The best example is ...
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Why is Trump's travel ban controversial? Why are so many people making a big deal out of it? [closed]

I don't understand why Trump's recent travel/immigration ban is considered to be so controversial, or why so many people are making a big deal out of it. There are only 7 or so countries affected by ...
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What are the state-of-the art techniques for crowd size estimations? [closed]

The recent crowd size debate, (if we can call this a debate), on the inauguration reminded me of something that happens at every demonstration in France. The estimations of the number of demonstrators,...
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Developments leading the Western society to “post truth” / emotions (vs. facts)? [duplicate]

Recent events end elections (U.S.) have shown that people increasingly tend to believe that Perception is reality. In other words, emotions seem to have gained a lot more importance during the ...
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What is the difference between the 2 successful court rulings (Seattle & New York) against Trump's immigration ban?

As reported, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle, Washington imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers and immigrants from seven countries on Feb 3. However, ...
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Why does the KKK support Trump?

Although Trump rejects the support of the KKK, the KKK still likes Trump. Why are the KKK people supporting him?
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Why is Trump's omission of an explicit mention of Jews from the holocaust memorial a big deal?

So, I'm not a fan of President Trump, but I feel like it's a not a big deal when Trump didn't explicitly mention the Jews in his holocaust memorial. Per his statement, he didn't make light of it or ...
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What exactly are Donald Trump's views on “small government”?

A large fraction in Republican Party in US is what's known as "small government" faction. Their guiding ideological principle is to reduce the size and/or power of Federal government (and they ...
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Can the POTUS block federal funding to a particular research university?

A small group at U.C. Berkeley protested violently in response to the arrival of a controversial editor, and in response, Donald Trump communicated the following: If U.C. Berkeley does not allow ...
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Is the U.S. still a democracy now that the President lost the popular vote?

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, Democracy can mean rule of majority. Is the U.S. still a democracy now that Donald Trump is leading the executive branch while he lost the popular ...
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What is the reasoning behind Trump's immigration ban? [closed]

From what I understand, Trump's ban prevents entry for people from certain Muslim countries for 3 months. What is the stated purpose of the ban?
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Goldman Sachs Alumni in Trump Administration

I've read in the press that Donald Trump has a lot of Goldman Sachs' Alumni in his administration. I know that Steve Bannon worked for Goldman Sachs, but who else in Donald Trump's administration is ...
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How could Trump leave office?

What processes are in place for Trump to leave the office of the President of the United States? Can he be forced to resign on his own or according to American constitution/ laws/whatever?
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Was Sally Yates acting within her authority in defying Trump's executive order?

Acting attorney general Sally Yates was fired by Trump for "betraying" the administration. I tried searching a bit, but I wasn't able to find a clear answer so I will ask here. Did Sally Yates act ...
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Does Donald Trump's reelection filing create a different legal atmosphere for him and for nonprofit organizations?

A Daily Kos article chronicles a series of tweets about the fact that Donald Trump has already filed paperwork relating to his reelection campaign and the repercussions of that filing. I'm not ...
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What exactly is Trump's economic policy, and is it consistent with his previous statements? [closed]

While the U.S president is threatening our biggest car maker (Toyota), the fact is Toyota is now employing around 30,000 U.S citizens, which is about the same as Chrysler. Trump attacks Japanese car ...
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Who drafts the executive order Trump signs?

Juan Cole says that executive orders signed this past week by Trump appear in the main to have been drafted by Steve Bannon. Does Bannon draft the executive orders? If not him, then who?
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How Would Trump Go About Adding Other Nations to the Travel Restriction List?

I ask this because everyone is accusing Trump of banning 7 majority-Muslim countries which were already part of the "Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015" and "Visa Integrity and Security Act of ...
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Obama's 2011 ban on Iraqi refuges vs Trump's ban

Quoting ABC News: As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News Trump's January 25 ban applied to ...
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Can President Trump’s Immigration Order be reverted?

On 27th January, according to this article, Donald Trump approved a sweeping executive order that suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees ...
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Why Trump's ban includes Iran and Iraq, but not Saudi Arabia? [duplicate]

Here there is a question with two answers which are irrelevant since OP wants "officially stated" reasons. I ask the same question without the "officially stated" phrase to migrate answers here: A ...
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Would the Trump administration be breaching the United Nations Convention against Torture if they bring back interrogative torture?

Donald Trump has made it clear, that he is pro-torture. As written in Trump claims torture works but experts warn of its 'potentially existential' costs: Donald Trump has used his first TV ...
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What part of Sanctuary City deportation is unconstitutional?

The mayors of numerous Sanctuary Cities in the United States - those which shelter or allow undocumented immigrants - have promised to take the President to court. They have stated that his recent ...
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What current source(s) of funding is Donald Trump planning to use to pay for the Mexico/US border wall?

Donald Trump claims that Mexico will pay for the wall, but surely now he's signed an executive order there would be some form of timeframe for the construction to start taking place? The Trump ...
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Does Trump's wall require congressional approval?

Donald Trump seems to have signed an executive order to start the construction of the border wall between the US and Mexico: Sec. 4. Physical Security of the Southern Border of the United States. ...
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Why does Donald Trump continue the fight against the mass media? [closed]

After reading this article, I wondered why is Donald Trump fighting the media? Isn't this a war that he cannot win? media's force - informally, the media is considered the fourth power in a state ...
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Social media impact on Trump's presidency

It is difficult for me to realise really how much social media content approves or rejects some political party or person. The content is automatically generated and will always fit what the reader ...
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What does Donald Trump's temporary refugee ban mean for Australia's resettlement deal signed last year?

It has been reported that Donald Trump is signing for a temporary ban on refugees. Mr Trump, who tweeted earlier today that a "big day" was planned on national security, is expected to order a ...
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Difference between Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda

As seen on Wikipedia, Donald Trump seems to have signed only 1 executive order and 5 presidential memoranda, as opposed to all being executive orders. What's the difference between an executive order ...
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What were the goals of the woman's march during Trump's inauguration?

I've read there was a 2017 Women's March held on the day after President Trump's inauguration in Washington. It's not clear to me why? What's their motivation? And what goals do they hope to ...
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What's the most accurate account of the current President's monetary debts?

The President owes some money. In 2016 Fortune estimated he owed $1.1 billion. Last December Mother Jones estimated he owed over $700 million, not including $2 billion in debt by real estate ...
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Could Senate Democrats do anything to block Donald Trump's nominations? [duplicate]

Would it be possible for the Senate Democrats to block any of Donald Trump's nominations within the 52-48 Republican majority Senate? or would this be deemed implausible as a minority?
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Trump inauguration opposition

Some celebrities and also Democrats have boycotted Donald Trump's inauguration. There are also many demonstrations held in the country and in other countries. Has there been such a vast opposition ...
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What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration day?

What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration (marked by an arrow in the picture below)?
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Trump to prosecute rioters under Federal Law?

On the White House website President Trump's administration posts a decidedly change in law enforcement priorities: Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community One of the fundamental rights of ...
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At Trump's inauguration, who was the man in the wheelchair and why is he important?

I'm trying to figure out who is this guy in the wheelchair and why is he so "important". Both (now former president) Obama and Mr. President Donald Trump shook hands with him and had a little chat. ...
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What were the military men doing behind Donald Trump when he began his speech?

Shortly after Trump was sworn in and began giving his speech there was a group of military men that lined up in formation behind him. They stood there for a short time before walking back. What were ...
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If Russia hacked the election, how or why can we proceed with inaugurating Trump?

Simple question, but it's been bugging me for quite some time. If we know for a fact that Russians interfered with the election, why can we proceed with inaugurating Trump without fully knowing the ...
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Could Donald Trump reverse Chelsea Manning's commutation?

As Barack Obama delivered the commutation to Chelsea Manning's 35 year sentence down to 7, would President-elect Donald Trump have the ability to reverse that when he becomes President?
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Is @realDonaldTrump a parody account? [closed]

Is the Twitter account @realDonaldTrump a parody account, or is it actually controlled by Donald Trump?
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What is this symbol doing on Donald Trump's podium?

So, I noticed during the recent press conference that Donald Trump appears to have a symbol on his podium. It roughly looks like this symbol: In Britain, this is a common road sign, seen on one-way ...
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Is it possible to make donations to the Treasury?

In Donald Trump's press conference today Sherri Dillon of Morgan Lewis, a lawyer who has been working on the plan for the Trump business empire, said in order to ensure that “it is the American ...
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Who was the reporter to whom Donald Trump said “You're fake news”?

In today's press conference while Donald Trump was taking questions he told one reporter; “No, not you, your organization is terrible. Quiet. Quiet,” he said. As the reporter continued trying to ...
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Who runs the USA when the presidents are switching?

I assume Obama wouldn't be responsible for anything that happened on the 20th January but neither Trump could be as he wouldn't have the chance to practically manage to take over the important ...
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What info in the hacked DNC/Clinton emails was likely to sway the US general election?

Leaving aside the controversy of who/how, one thing that puzzles me about people discussing the hacked e-mails provided to Wikileaks is "why would that matter as far as general elections at all"? ...