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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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Is there historical precedent for the US Senate to confirm a SCOTUS nominee from a POTUS of their own party in an election year?

There is debate over whether it is right for Donald Trump to try to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the SCOTUS now, because the election is coming up. Republican Senator Mitt Romney said he will still ...
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Have any other US presidents used that tiny table?

I think by now, everyone has seen the pictures of Trump sitting at a tiny table bearing the presidential seal: I am tempted to ask many things, like who thought that would be a good idea. But my ...
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Why did the Republican shift in South Texas not fully show down-ballot?

I was looking at House results for the 2020 election, and I found one thing that stands out to me. When comparing the 2020 House elections to the 2020 presidential election in South Texas, the shift ...
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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 could Trump hope to gain from a *second* Georgia “recount”?

Trump campaign asks for another Georgia recount I understand that Georgia law required an audit, and that it although they counted all votes again it was not a recount. Given that Campaign-requested ...
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How might Trump still win the electoral college?

For a couple of weeks now, the betting market site PredictIt has pretty consistently shown Trump as having a low-double-digit chance of winning the election. However, I was under the impression that: ...
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Has Trump ever explained how he won the allegedly rigged 2016 elections?

As Trump keeps alleging fraud in the 2020 elections, I'm wondering if he has ever explained how he won the 2016 elections in spite of alleged fraud. He said then too that the elections were rigged, ...
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Does Trump claim that election irregularities only affected the Presidential election?

Donald Trump has been contesting the results of the 2020 Presidential election, alleging voter fraud, improper counting, and other irregularities. A number of recounts have been done, although none ...
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Is there a (fuller) transcript for Trump's recent quip about election officials being “communists” and “enemies of the state”?

AP recently reported that: Speaking to news crews gathered to watch the traditional holiday conversation with the military, Trump denounced officials in battleground states he’d lost as “communists” ...
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(How) did Trump's administration rebut the accusation that lowering drug prices via regulations is tantamount to socialism?

In an amusing perhaps reversal of the usual rhetoric from ads in the 2020 elections, Trump found himself being accused of advancing some kind of socialism, at least if AP's summary of the rhetoric ...
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Has the White House expressed willingness to revisit the Friday DACA deal?

As described in this question and answer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claims that on Friday he offered a deal to President Trump that would have averted the government shutdown, included DACA,...
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Trump's lawyer, Sidney Powell, is making some pretty extraordinary claims of electoral fraud. What is her reputation in the legal community? [closed]

Trump's lawyer, Sidney Powell, is making some pretty wild claims about alleging massive electoral fraud in the 2020 election. What she's alleging would be (if true) the biggest scandal since the 1876 ...
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What do we know of Evangelical voting for Trump in 2020?

I believe he had nearly 80% support in the past from Evangelicals. However, there have been calls for repudiation. Jerry Falwell, a big supporter, also resigned in scandal. Have these, and the events ...
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Have there been any riots due to the 2020 US presidential election results?

(Note: I'm from the UK so whilst we get some news about America our news cycle isn't dominated by their affairs) So, in 2020 there was the US elections, Biden won, but Trump is refusing to concede and ...
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Are there any legal consequences for lying to/misleading the president of the US?

Recently, I've read an article on DefenceOne - an interview with James Jeffrey, US ambassador on Syria. “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had ...
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Has Biden's campaign, or the Democratic Party, publicly voiced their opinion on granting some sort of immunity to Trump?

As a foreign spectator it seems likely to me that Trump won't leave the White House voluntarily. Losing his immunity appears to be a driving factor in why he is clinging to the position of power he ...
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How did Arizona get so close to upsetting Arnon Mishkin's “t-stat of 4” statement defending his decision team's call?

On November 3rd, Arnon Mishkin, a statistician and director of the Fox News decision team, called Arizona for Biden with ~25% of votes still uncounted. When called upon to defend his decision, he ...
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To what is Trump referring when he says “700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh”?

This is Trump's latest tweet: "700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh which means, based on our great Constitution, we win the State of Pennsylvania!" ...
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Can the Secretary of Defence sack Generals and appoint new ones?

In this highly controversial time, some Democrats are suggsting that Trump might use the power the military to retain power, and that this would constitute a military coup, and that Trump's ...
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Is there any evidence on how much impact the Lincoln Project is actually having?

The Lincoln Project and Republican Voters against Trump are generating huge publicity and producing some of the slickest adverts I've ever seen. But is there any evidence that they are having any ...
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Why so much censorship on Trump's statements? [closed]

After the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which some people opposed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection, Hillary Clinton defended U.S. efforts to ensure that the Twitter social networking service ...
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Can Trump use lawsuits to stop the electoral college from voting in order to use the House to install him as President?

Some news sources (like zeit.de, in German only, sorry) report that Trump could use a large number of lawsuits to keep the Electoral College from voting on Dec 14th. As I understand it, all legal ...
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Has Trump ever explained why he, as incumbent President, is unable to stop the alleged electoral fraud?

Per title. This criticism is the one levelled by Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - that the incumbent president ought to be able to stop electoral fraud if it's there. Off the top of my ...
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Trump was behind on November 5th. Why was he calling for vote counting to stop?

This CNN article, and others, reported that Trump asked for vote counting to stop, and threatening legal action to do so. I can (sort of) understand calls for a recount, but, if he was behind, what ...
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Why did the Trump administration hold a press conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company?

I’m assuming we’re allowed to ask questions for events that happened recently, or in this case, very recent - this past weekend. The picture on the right is clearly Rudy Giuliani, and I’m assuming the ...
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Why is the Republican Party going along with Trump's legal challenges to the election results? [closed]

From most reports, the Trump campaign's legal challenges to the presidential vote counting process have little merit (several have already been thrown out by the courts) and a practically negligible ...
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Was Trump such an underdog 4 years ago according to polls?

I keep reading that almost every single poll known to man shows that Biden is leading Trump. The only exceptions are polls from a few Republican states (like Kansas) where Trump easily won in 2016 but ...
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Does the US have 2 presidents until Jan 20?

With Joe Biden winning the presidential election, what kind of power does he have until Jan 20? What can he effectively do? In this question "Has Joe Biden made any promises to revert Trump's US ...
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Will the demographic inversion between Democrats and Republican reverse post-Trump? [closed]

Party demographic inversions are not uncommon, i.e. when the demographics that make up a party or the ideology of the party invert. It was not long ago that southern states tended to vote Democrat ...
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Could Trump maintain power by combination of executive orders and supreme court decisions?

Since Trump is still president until January, and he has already packed the supreme court, would it be possible for him to be president eternally by extending his power through executive orders, and ...
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How exactly might Trump's contesting the election results determine the transition of the presidency? [closed]

The fact that Trump is going to contest the election results raises the following possibilities: Trump fails to persuade the court that there were significant number of violations in the counting ...
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Has Donald Trump discussed any details about his presidential library?

Has Donald Trump dropped any hints as to where he would site his presidential library, and how he intends to monetize it?
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Why is Donald Trump positively rated in Africa?

From a report, I gained knowledge that Donald Trump is mostly liked in the African Continent in opposition to other regions like the European Continent! I know under Trump that there is a foreign ...
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Is it true that “Trump did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story” in the House impeachment proceedings?

I was just reading the editorial Trump Should Be Removed from Office in Christianity Today, and I was struck by this quote (emphasis mine): Let’s grant this to the president: The Democrats have had ...
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What is the earliest time we might be reasonably sure who won the US 2020 Presidential election? [closed]

With all the absentee votes and the different rules in different states (and counties!), I find it hard to say at which time we can expect the result of which state. If Trump wins the election it will ...
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Why was Trump winning the 2016 election, when I know so few people who admit to voting for him?

I am a well educated Republican, of generally conservative views. Pretty much every day I see and hear people talk about how poor of a candidate Donald Trump is. But he's winning primary after primary,...
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Would 2020 election decide whether Mr. Pompeo stay in power or not?

Mike Pompeo currently serves as United States Secretary of State. Does the upcoming election decide whether Mr. Pompeo stays in power or not?
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Future of International Relations [closed]

What will be the difference in our international relations with Europe and Asia if Trump or Biden gets elected? Trump always claims that he is better for the economy, but globally, who would be better ...
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Social Media & the US Presidential Election [closed]

In what ways will social media impact the election for president, and will it help Biden or Trump more? I have been doing some research on it and in the last election, and in the following Wikipedia ...
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When was the last time that Donald Trump tested negative for COVID19?

Trumps tweet at 1AM Friday October 2, said that he and had tested positive for COVID19. Presumably that test was administered some time Thursday. His personal physician dodged a question from the ...
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What was the point of Trump trying to get dirt on Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukraine?

When Trump was impeached, the big issue was that he wanted to get dirt on his political opponent. He wanted dirt on Joe Biden's son and how he worked with an oil company and wanted to accuse Biden of ...
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What benefit does the USA gain when it withdraws from WHO?

Donald Trump threatens to quit WHO. Yet I don't see any benefit the USA could gain by doing so.
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Is there any new evidence that mail-in balloting is “fraudulent in many cases”?

Donald Trump (4/7/2020):"Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country, because they're cheaters. They're fraudulent in many cases."NPR and others I'm looking for actual numbers, How many ...
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Why it is considered offensive that Trump referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as AOC in the last presidential debate? [closed]

Recently, there was a huge backlash after the last presidential debate that Trump referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Congresswoman of 14th NY district as AOC. For example, look here, or here, ...
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Why have unpopular figures like Putin publicly supported Trump? [closed]

Why have Putin and Kim Jong Un publicly supported Trump? Presumably they want Trump to win, but they must know that they themselves are wildly unpopular in America. The leaders of Russia and North ...
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Why might the Russians want Trump to win? [duplicate]

The American CIA reportedly believes that the Russians, in the form of the Russian government and possibly private actors, went to signficant length (psych / cyber ops) to help Trump win. Having said ...
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Why were pre-election polls and forecast models inconsistent with the election of Donald Trump?

As it's obvious now, pre-election polling and forecast models were inconsistent with the vote count in this election cycle as not many predicted a Trump victory. Is there any particular reason why ...
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Can Twitter/Facebook actions on NYP article really be called “censorship”? [duplicate]

Recently, after New York Post placed an article about Hunter Biden ties with Ukraine business, Twitter and Facebook started to restrict spreading of it. Trump immideately called this a censorship: So ...
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How is the audience for NBC Town Halls chosen? [closed]

I was just watching NBC's town hall interview with Donald Trump, and was very distracted by a lady sat behind him who kept nodding ferociously whenever he spoke and shook her head whenever he was ...
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What steps has President Trump's “global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in the 69 nations where it is illegal” taken?

The Trump Pride webpage asserts: Through his bold plan to end the HIV epidemic to his global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in the 69 nations where it is illegal, President Trump has proven ...

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