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Donald Trump served as the 45th president of the United States of America from 2017 to 2021. Use for questions specific to Donald Trump or his policies. Use with the [united-states] tag.

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Are impeachment hearings having an effect on public opinion?

Is there evidence that impeachment hearings are changing public opinion (in either direction). If so, how much is public opinion changing? Or are both parties (public opinion) pretty much immovable - ...
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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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Is there a way to block an elected President from entering office?

Given the recent results on the national election at the US, I have seen several protests here at Berkeley and the Oakland area. I am wondering whether there exists any legal option to prevent him ...
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Are there any benefits to owning a Trump Card?

Trump-branded cards were given out to those who donated $45 to Trump’s PAC as part of a fundraising campaign. Other than physically having the card, and being able to show it to others, are there any ...
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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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Has the freedom of speech been compromised in the US by social media companies banning Trump? [duplicate]

Freedom of speech is defined as: The right to express any opinion in public without censorship or restraint by the government, protected in the United States as a right under the First Amendment to ...
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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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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 did Trump's January 6 speech call for insurrection and violence?

I just read a transcript of Trump's January 6 speech. It's mostly about election fraud and people that betrayed or supported him. This could cause people to become angry, but is hardly an incitement ...
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During the Trump administration, how did foreign states rank in engaging in personal diplomatic meetings with the U.S.?

During the Trump administration, how did foreign states rank in engaging in diplomatic meetings with the U.S. in state visits, official visits, working visits, official working visits in the U.S. or ...
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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 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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What kind of interference was feared by Democratic leaders when creating the "vaccine panels"?

Governor Inslee of Washington promised to create a panel of experts to review the safety of vaccines back in October 2020. Zach Lipton states in a comment that the following concerns were up in the ...
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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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Is there anything judicial that can prevent Trump from taking part in the 2024 elections?

It seems that Donald Trump is already preparing for his 2024 campaign - especially after the Republican CPAC in Iowa. Is there anything judicial that could prevent him from running in the 2024 race?
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What led Mike Lindell to specify Aug 13 for a claimed Trump reinstatement?

It is being widely reported that My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell has claimed that Trump would be reinstated on August 13. It is clear that there is no process by which this could occur, so we already know ...
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Why aren't Republicans more focused on mobilizing a movement towards 'dethroning' Trump?

This is not a question about the ideological implications of supporting or not supporting Trump. It is merely a question about the rational behavior (or lack thereof) of a political party when faced ...
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Why is Former President Trump criticized for leaving the Iran Deal and his 'Maximum Pressure' campaign?

(Inspired by another question which was closed and deleted as a push question.) According to the Financial Tribune: The US special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, said the maximum pressure campaign ...
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Is preferred candidate polling useful in predicting the likelihood of a candidate winning the primaries?

I've heard repeatedly that Donald Trump is the front-runner for the Republican party presidential primaries when measured by polling for preferred candidate of republican voters, and Wikipedia backs ...
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Have pollsters examined the possibility of a "shy Tory factor" in the 2016 presidential election?

Most of the polling for the 2016 US presidential election have been favourable to Hillary Clinton. One of the biggest questions I have right now is whether the polling is accurate. In particular, ...
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What is the purpose of polls published by the organization that they are asking about which have leading/confusing questions?

My understanding of polling is that it is done to gauge public perception and opinion of political actors and policies in order to further shape a candidate's actions. In order to do that, one would ...
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Was the November 2019 polling about the Democratic Party's lead over Trump trustworthy?

In November 2019, many polls (such as this ABC/Washington Post poll from November 5th) claimed that the Democratic candidates had double-digit leads over Trump. In the 2016 elections, however, polls ...
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Why was Donald Trump so popular as a candidate in early 2016?

In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump is (as of the 20th of January 2016) leading the Republican opinion polls, with almost twice the number of points as runner-up Ted Cruz. What makes ...
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Why did NYC swing towards Trump more than surrounding demographically similar area? [closed]

The combined results of the 5 boroughs of NYC had a swing towards former president Donald Trump of about 9 percentage points. However, the combined results of Hudson Union and Essex counties in New ...
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What benefit does the USA gain when it withdraws from WHO?

According to the Financial Times, Donald Trump has threatened to quit the World Health Organization (WHO). Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the World Health Organization unless it ...
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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 immediately called this a censorship: So ...
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What is Trump's position on the whistle blower allegations? What does he mean by "witch hunt"?

Last night, on a major US TV network there was a Trump ad about the "Witch Hunt" and ongoing impeachment proceedings. It was unclear from the ad, if Trump's position is that he didn't take the ...
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Has the US government done everything it can to prove the votes were counted correctly? If not, why not? [closed]

Some Trump supporters (including Trump himself) claim that votes were counted in an unfair way. Has the US government done everything possible to prove that Biden is the legitimate winner of the ...
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Why do Republicans want to break up Facebook?

Republicans are generally against government meddling in business. Yet many Republicans are threatening to break up Facebook after the decision to ban Trump as seen here, here, here, or here. If the ...
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Trump's presidential record to denounce Russia for wrongdoing

How many different instances has Trump been defiant to denounce (or sanction) Russia regarding Russian wrongdoing related to US national security (and intelligence) that we know about in the public ...
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Has Donald Trump given a public opinion about the Electoral College?

Having a hard time with the google because 'trump' and 'electoral college' are very hot search terms right now. I've been looking for any evidence of Trump's stance on the electoral college and ...
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What would be the *political* ramifications of a former US President being charged under state law?

The State of New York, for example has an attorney general who said that there will be an investigation into Trump's activities. There are rumors that this type of action could eventually result in ...
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Have politicians elaborated on their use of the term 'the Big Lie' in reference to US election fraud claims?

As defined by Lexico, the Big Lie technique is A gross distortion or misrepresentation of the facts, especially when used as a propaganda device by a politician or official body. As explained on ...
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Isn't the January 6 Commission redundant considering the investigative powers of existing agencies?

President Biden has control over all federal agencies, several of which have investigative/police powers; he could order them to investigate anything. So what is the point of the National Commission ...
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Has the debate moment when Donald Trump said "elections have consequences" been used in any 2020 USA election ads?

In the September 29th, 2020 debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the debate moderator, Chris Wallace, asked each candidate about the next Supreme Court appointment. WALLACE: "Our first ...
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How has the Israeli right responded to Trump's failure to condemn Nazis?

I'm sure left-wing Israelis don't like Trump, so I'm more curious about Israelis on the political right. Trump has supported the goals of the Israeli right, such as an undivided Jerusalem, recognition ...
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Donald Trump's wealth after becoming president

What is the effect of being president on a person's net worth? I am most interested in the current president. And any possible reasons.
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What's the most accurate account of Donald Trump'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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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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What was the stated reason for giving Trump this award?

US president Donald Trump recently received the Bipartisan Justice award for his work toward the passage of a criminal justice reform bill. This is a bit surprising in several respects. The ...
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Has the White House expressed willingness to revisit the January 19, 2018 DACA deal?

As described in this question and answer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claims that on Friday (January 19, 2018) he offered a deal to President Trump that would have averted the government ...
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Why does Donald Trump wield influence over Republican Congressmen & Senators?

Given that Donald Trump lost the recent Presidential election, why is it that congressmen continue to visit Mar-A-Lago? In what way is Donald Trump a power broker? What is it that congressmen seek ...
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Is it possible for a US President to end DACA?

President Trump tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy that his predecessor President Obama had created. Trump's administration failed to end it. Is it ...
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Why would the Lincoln Project campaign *against* Sen. Susan Collins?

As I understand it, The Lincoln Project is anti-Trump Republicans. So why would they campaign against Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)? And not only that, but campaign the hardest of any Senate election? I ...
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Why another impeachment vote at the Senate?

I always thought it was a three-step procedure: First, the Congress investigates. Second, the House of Representatives must pass, by a simple majority of those present and voting, articles of ...
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How has QAnon narrative being affected by Jan 6, the social media bans, and Trump's leaving office?

I haven't heard much about QAnon since Trump's leaving office. It seems between the backlash and banning that came after Jan 6 and Trump's leaving office without any of the major QAnon predictions ...
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During Trump's presidency, did White Americans (on average, still) believe there was more anti-White than anti-Black bias in the US?

An interesting, perhaps, survey on perceptions of racial inequality in the US, conducted some 10 years ago, as (somewhat better) summarized in another paper (of the same authors): Norton and Sommers (...
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Why isn't the constitutionality of Trump's 2nd impeachment decided by the supreme court?

Just five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional As I understand the US supreme court, they rule on the constitutionality of issues. Therefore it seems like the question of ...
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Would Trump lose his former President benefits if he's convicted in the impeachment trial?

If a president is impeached and removed from power, do they lose all benefits usually afforded to presidents when they leave office? quotes the Former Presidents Act as defining a former President as ...
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Why did Trump rescind his executive order that barred former White House employees from lobbying the government?

Just before leaving office, President Trump rescinded his 2017 executive order which limited lobbying by former government officials: In the final hours of his term, President Donald J. Trump ...

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