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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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(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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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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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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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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Who will be the next president of the USA if it indulges in (world or nukes)war before transfer of power? [closed]

Who will be the next president of the USA if it indulges in war before transfer of power? Will Biden get the power? Will it be right to exchange power during war?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why did Trump interrupt Biden incessantly in the Presidential Debate? [closed]

This was extremely unusual to watch. The Fox anchor and debate moderator Chris Wallace had to tell the President to let his opponent speak. Quote from the debate: CHRIS WALLACE: The country would be ...
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Are there any violations of mail voting in the US during ongoing elections? [closed]

Some of Republicans arguments against mail voting is, that it would be "INACCURATE": With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE &...
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Why are Trump supporters flying the flag of East Turkestan?

Saturday night (October 3, 2020) a group of people assembled outside Walter Reed Hospital. They seemed to waving Trump Campaign flags and the national flag of East Turkestan. Why?
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What additional measures, within presidential authority, do people say the president should take against Covid-19?

It seems Donald Trump is under heavy scrutiny from a lot of the media and his political opponents for failing to appropriately respond to Covid-19. My question is: what more could he have done that ...
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Why was the Amy Coney Barrett event in the White House done without masks/social distancing? [closed]

In other countries, leaders set an example by maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. I don't understand why it is different when it comes specifically to Republicans and Trump. During the ...
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Has Trump's campaign in 2020 made any statement about further building a wall at the Mexican border?

"Build the Wall" was one of the rallying cries of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. After various fights in Congress, the Trump team could claim at the beginning of 2020 that Pres. ...
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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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If Trump dies, who is the Republican candidate? [duplicate]

President Trump has tested positive for coronavirus. Should he die, would Pence automatically become the Republican candidate? He would obviously become POTUS, for a few months at least, but how does ...
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Are medical professionals reporting on US president's health status accountable for the information they provide?

I am currently watching Trump's doctors press conference and there seem to be an inconsistency between what the doctors are saying and the details about the treatment doctors are saying his condition ...
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What are the options for the debates if Trump is still contagious with COVID? [closed]

Donald Trump just announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. If he is still contagious during on Thursday, October 15th, what are the options for the 2nd Presidential Debate? Can someone else ...
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Why has Trump's approval slowly risen starting in August?

According to 538, Trump's approval has risen a little less than 3 percentage points since August 1st and is currently at 43.8%. It has not affected head to head polling. Why has this happened?
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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 would election results end up in Supreme Court? [closed]

For the sake of argument, let's say that the election results are in, and Biden won the popular vote and the Electoral vote. Assuming that the new Supreme Court judge confirmed by the Senate will ...
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How much influence did Donald Trump have on the Abraham Accords?

The Bahrain–Israel normalization agreement,1 officially Abraham Accords: Declaration of Peace, Cooperation, and Constructive Diplomatic and Friendly Relations2 is an agreement to normalize diplomatic ...
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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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What have been Trump's successful policies/reforms? [duplicate]

Honestly, I'm not personally inclined to support Trump because his rhetoric and misinformation tactics rub me the wrong the way, but I make a point to consume centered media as often as I can and I ...

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