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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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Could the EU fight Putin alone if Trump pulls the US out of NATO? [closed]

Could NATO support Ukraine forever without the US? Or does November determine whether Europe falls to Putin's puppet dictators?
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Was there any appeal actually filed in Trump's case against Clinton and the FBI (alleging they conspired against him)?

Back in September 2022, Trump's team filed a lawsuit in Florida against Hillary Clinton and the FBI, but: Trump filed his sprawling lawsuit in March, naming a wide cast of characters that Trump has ...
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Are there any US polls of whether Trump prosecution is considered politically motivated?

Were the American public (or a subset thereof) asked whether they consider prosecution of Donald Trump to be politically motivated? If so, what were the results?
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How many of Trump's trials can finish by election day? [closed]

This isn't a crystal ball question - I understand that there could be new "revelations" or legal stalls - either from the standard pace of justice or legal maneuvering. In the fastest-case-...
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Has Trump changed his political views on Israel's war in Gaza?

Trump is a strong supporter of US ally Israel. On April 14, 2024, Washington Post reported - Trump supporters echo pro-Palestinian ‘genocide Joe’ chant: “Genocide Joe” is a phrase used by pro-...
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Are there any indications what the stance of a future Trump administration would be towards Gaza?

The title says it all. Are there statements from Trump or his inner circle indicating what the stance of a future Trump administration would be towards the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza (...
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Has Trump expressed any opinion about US allies like Germany, Japan, or South Korea getting their own nuclear weapons?

Opinion in other US allies may be lowers on this, but A poll published in May by the conservative Asan Institute for Policy Studies suggested that more than 70% of South Koreans support their country ...
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Does the US Supreme Court judgement preventing States from barring Trump in the ballot make any rulings on the 'insurrectionist' charges against him?

The Justices unanimously reversed a December 19 decision by Colorado's top court to kick Mr. Trump off the State's Republican primary ballot after finding that the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment ...
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Did the Taliban give any hint they were letting the US 'keep' the Bagram Airfield (under some conditions)?

Trump claimed in 2022 that his peace plan for Afghanistan (that Biden ruined) involved keeping the Bagram Airfield: We were gonna be out. I got it down to 2,000 [troops] we were getting ready to pull ...
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Do critics/experts underestimate the performance of the Trump administration? [closed]

With current developments increasing the odds for a second Biden-Trump match-up, this question seems to becoming more relevant (especially for the future). U.S. politics contain so much bias, it is ...
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Has Trump indicated who he will endorse if he remains disqualified from the ballot?

Trump is currently disqualified from the ballot in Colorado, and the case is being appealed to the Supreme Court. Assuming the Supreme Court rules against Trump and he remains disqualified, has he ...
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Why do Americans consider Biden to be too old for president, but not Trump?

A number of polls show that Americans by and large consider Joe Biden to be too old to be president. For example, an Associated Press poll asked Do you think each of the following is too old to ...
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Given there is no primary on the democratic side, why isn't there a push to get Democrat voters to vote Trump out in the primary?

Biden is the incumbent with no serious challenges. Given his unpopularity with Democrats, why hasn't there been a campaign run by Democrats or maybe even some anti-Trump Republicans to get Democrat ...
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Is there a precedent in Western countries where a state court has prohibited a candidate from running for office?

Colorado's Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump cannot run for president next year in the state, citing a constitutional insurrection clause. The court ruled 4-3 that Mr Trump was not an eligible ...
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What was the reason for Trump's administration to withdraw from JCPOA? [duplicate]

From the Wikipedia article for JCPOA: After the Trump administration twice certified Iran's compliance in 2017, in May 2018 the United States withdrew from JCPOA as Trump pledged he would negotiate a ...
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How could Trump's campaign benefit from attacking the Netanyahu government(s)?

According to the NY Post, Trump appears to be taking some pot shots at past and present Israeli governments led by Netanyahu: Former President Donald Trump made an extraordinary attack on the ...
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Documented Actions and Legal Proceedings Involving Trump Indicative of Presidential Fitness Concerns [closed]

I am inquiring about specific actions or legal proceedings involving Donald Trump that could be indicative of a breach of law or a failure to uphold the duties of the presidency, according to ...
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What exactly are the "fake elector" allegations that are being made in the US media re. the 2020 POTUS elections?

Even Fox manages to talk about them. Who is Cathy Latham? Former Coffee County (Georgia) GOP chair accused of being a 'fake elector' ATLANTA - Cathy Latham, former GOP chair for Coffee County and a ...
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What's going on with the effort to disqualify Trump in 2023 under the Constitution, Article 14, Clause 3

Question: What's going on with the effort to disqualify Trump for 2024 under the Constitution. To recap: Two legal scholars from the very influential right wing Federalist Society came out with a 128 ...
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Is former president Trump "out on bail" as Chris Christie asserts? If so, were campaign funds used?

to help answers along, this was just asserted by Jim Sciutto, CNN anchor and chief national security correspondent after 06:22: The previous indictments Trump has faced, he has not had to post bond. ...
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At any forthcoming trial of Donald Trump, what lengths will be employed to eliminate political bias among jurors? [closed]

There has been a fairly recent case in Britain that has reinforced the notion that jurors have an absolute right to bring in any verdict they choose irrespective of the facts of the case. See this ...
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Which "Bar" eviscerated US District Judge Aileen Cannon after granting the special master review of documents?

In CNN"s July 20, 2023 See ex-GOP lawmaker's reaction to Trump's trial date after 07:50 is the following exchange between CNN's Anchor and Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash and Senior Legal ...
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What was the cause of the MAGAcommunism movement?

I know what I am saying sounds nonsensical at first. But I am referring to a group of Communists who unironically support Trump. This movement and way of thought was established by the YouTuber Haz ...
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Why hasn't Donald Trump sued E. Jean Carroll for defamation? [closed]

She has claimed many times that Donald Trump raped her. Being accused of rape could potentially damage someone's reputation. At the Cornell Law School website, defamation is defined as, "...a ...
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"America is a marshmallow" statement from president Putin in 2016 after Trump was elected [closed]

I am looking for more information on a quote that I heard in 2016 and barely remember. After President Trump was elected in 2016, a reporter on a NPR news program mentioned that Putin mentioned in a ...
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In what sense did Trump put a notch on his belt? [closed]

The following extract is from UStoday site: Trump's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, told NBC's "Today" show on Friday that Trump was initially "shocked" when notified of the grand jury's ...
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Did Trump authorise a 2016 negative political ad against the Jewish elite? [closed]

There is a negative political ad floating around that is alleged to be from the 2016 Trump campaign. Its content is the standard anti-globalist fare. The ad implies that Democrat presidential ...
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Did the FBI seize former US president's current passport in the Mar-a-Lago raid? If so, did they return it? If so, when?

After 03:20 in CNN's January 22, 2023 Brown presses GOP House Intelligence chair on Trump documents US Representative Mike Turner (R-OH) says the following: The concern we all have, is the abuse of ...
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Did the Biden administration successfully terminate Trump’s Safe Third Country agreements?

In 2019, the Trump Administration signed asylum cooperative agreements, commonly known as “Safe Third Country” agreements, with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Under these agreements, those ...
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Why were there no objections to the public release of the former US president's tax records at the House Ways and Means Committee meeting?

In the PBS NewsHour's December 20, 2022 video WATCH LIVE: House committee votes on release of Trump's tax returns it appears, if I understand correctly, that there were no objections heard to making ...
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How significant was Trump's undisclosed 19.8M loan relative to his total net worth? [closed]

Title sort of says it all. There is plenty of talk about Trump having a loan to a foreign power he never disclosed. I'm just wondering how big was that loan, at least relative to Trump's finances as ...
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Which Trump-appointed judge allegedly "sat on the lawsuit for two and a half years" related to Trump's tax returns, and did they really sit on it?

After 00:33 In the CNN video Lawmaker explains what Democrats are planning to do with Trump's tax documents "Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who sits on the House Ways and Means committee, explains ...
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Can the House Committee that gained access to Trump's tax return information release it publicly?

Since the Supreme Court cleared the way for a House committee to receive Trump’s tax returns, can that committee make the information public? Could this allow House Democrats to use this information ...
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What is gained by appointing a special counsel to oversee the Trump investigations? [duplicate]

A special counsel was named by the DOJ to take care of the Trump legal investigations. The goal of this is to help remove the investigation from politics. By naming a special counsel, the ...
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Why would Biden seeking re-election be a reason to appoint a special counsel for the Justice Department's Trump investigations?

On November 18, 2022, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's Trump investigations. Garland gave two reasons for this appointment: Trump's ...
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US presidential election: winning three times

Donald Trump has, according to his claims, been elected president twice by popular vote. However he has been denied the office due to claimed malfeasance of the state governments. If his claims are ...
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Does Donald Trump have any official standing in the Republican Party right now (Nov 2022)?

Mid-November 2022, post mid-term elections. Various media outlets are reporting that Trump is furious with the lack of a Republican “red wave” sweeping the nation I know American and UK/European ...
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Is it common for former presidential advisors to go by "Honorable"?

I saw this tweet today for an event headlined by "The Honorable Jared Kushner." https://twitter.com/meridithmcgraw/status/1569300032389619714 Kushner, a former senior advisor to Donald Trump,...
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Can Trump be barred from ever holding an elected position again?

Couy Griffin has been removed from his position and is barred from ever holding a state or federal elected position again. Does this mean that Trump can be barred from holding any elected position? ...
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Prior to removals of documents from Mar-a-Lago, what did Trump himself say about possessing documents?

From wikipedia During May 2021, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the federal agency that preserves government records, contacted Trump's representatives regarding missing ...
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What does the average American citizen think about the raid on Mar-a-Lago?

What does the average American citizen think of the raid on Trump? While CNN, MSNBC, etc report how good it is, and Fox reports how bad it is, what does the average person think? I am asking as I read ...
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Why did the FBI take so long to recover the documents taken by Trump in January 2021?

The FBI recently raided Trump's residence to recover documents that were supposedly taken by Trump sometime in January 2021. However this raises the question... why wait for so long to do so? Shouldn'...
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Why are paper copies of Presidential records supposed to be important given that digital copies are extremely easy to make?

The FBI recently raided Trump's residence in order to recover Presidential records that were taken from the White House without permission. But why would that be important, given that Trump's people ...
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Why would a former US president's announcement of a reelection bid cut off legal defense funds?

At the end of CNN's August 9, 2022 video Analysis: How FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago could help Trump in 2024 (after about 10:00) host Brianna Keilar asks about the former US president potentially ...
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Have the January 6 hearings had a significant impact on the attitudes of Trump supporters?

The public hearings of the January 6 Committee have exposed many details about Donald Trump's actions and behavior in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. But I can easily imagine that ...
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Why is Russia threatening Ukraine *now*? [duplicate]

What does Russian government have to gain from the current build up and threatening possible invasion of Ukraine? answers why Russia is threatening Ukraine, but not why it has waited to do it in 2022 ...
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What explains Trump's gains with Latino voters in the 2020 US presidential election?

In almost every majority Hispanic county and electoral district, president Donald Trump gained against his 2016 presidential performance, though he lost almost all of these areas again, most by wide ...
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Non Elected House Speaker [duplicate]

This question is related to this article from NPR. The article states that "there's no requirement the speaker has to be an elected representative." This is referring to to US House. The ...
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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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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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