Questions tagged [donald-trump]

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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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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Why did House of Representatives need to condemn Trumps Tweets?

Can someone elaborate on the reason why the House of Representatives needed to pass a resolution to condemn Trump's tweets? Many people in government have criticized Trump's tweets before, but I don'...
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Does the Trump tower meeting differ from standard opposition research?

As events of the Trump tower meeting unfold, President Trump has repeatedly cast the meeting in the light of a typical attempt at opposition research. Previously he has said: "I think from a ...
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Why are politicians more interested in Russian/WikiLeaks interference with US elections than they are in foreign governments that openly take sides?

Democratic politicians such as Maxine Waters, Ted Lieu, and neo-cons such as Lindsey Graham and John McCain are publicly pushing for investigations for alleged Russian interventions in the US ...
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Can the senate Democrats now force a trial with witnesses, and compel Trump to give testimony?

President Trump has been impeached for a second time, in January 2021. Now the trial goes to the senate. Now that the Democrats have control of the senate, can they compel witnesses to give testimony, ...
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How [dis]similar are Trump's and Warren's (proposed) trade policies?

An AIER article says Today Congress is statutorily impeded from stopping a continued march toward autarky, lest there appears some bipartisan legislation structured to take it back. The problem is ...
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What is Ivanka Trump's role in the White House and is it uncommon?

As far as I understand, Ivanka Trump does not have an official position in the administration. However, Wikipedia calls her an "adviser" and "part of the White House inner circle". This article by ...
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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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Legally how would one demonstrate Trump's motive was to solicit interference in the 2020 election [closed]

The whistleblower report makes the following allegation: In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United ...
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Is there a fund into which NATO countries are supposed to pay?

This morning, 12/3/19, Trump said that some counties have been delinquent in their payments to NATO because they have not (for years) met their 2% obligation. He intimated that he would bring up the ...
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In the Trump impeachment hearings, why are so many witnesses heard?

(As it may be relevant as context, I'm German living in Germany, and I am not associated with one of the parties in the US. I tend to agree more with the Democrats) In the impeachment hearings for ...
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Is there any legal measure that can be employed to Effectively prevent Donald Trump from becoming the RNC Nominee?

While Donald Trump is not yet the official Republican Nominee, it is highly likely he will be. There isn't a competitor left running against him. Is there a legal mechanism that can be employed to ...
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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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How does cross-examination of witnesses in the impeachment inquiry work?

According to NPR: The measure will enable public hearings and a release of the witness interviews already taken by House committees and will allow the president and his attorneys to cross-examine ...
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Is the Trump-Zelensky phone call expected to erode support for Trump among his (hardcore) supporters? [closed]

Clearly one can give various high-minded reasons why what Trump did in relation to Ukraine/Zelensky is unforgivable, under the worst interpretation, i.e. assuming Trump pressured Zelensky by ...
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Did Vladimir Putin state that Trump is a puppet?

Weeks ago I read in an opinion news paper article whose author said that Vladimir Putin thought that all the USA presidents he had met were just "mere puppets". There is also a video interview in ...
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What's Trump's frustration with the WTO?

I read in a June 2018 news piece that: The White House's legislative director, Marc Short, said that Trump was frustrated with the WTO but that he was not aware of any plan to get the US out of the ...
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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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Has Trump detailed which lockdown measures he thought were “too tough”?

The BBC mentions that At his Friday briefing, [Trump] said some measures imposed by Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia had been "too tough". Earlier, he wrote in a series of tweets: "...
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Searching for an explanation of the following Trump tweet about phone taps

Does anybody understand what Trump was referring to in the following 3/4/17 tweet: How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/...
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What is the connection between quid pro-quo and the Trump investigation?

Another question on the site has the following title: Have their been any personal attacks on Sondoland after his change in testimony on the quid-pro-quo? This is not the only time I've seen this ...
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Are personal memos official accounts of events?

This came up after today's James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. On CNN, after the hearing was finished, they showed a screen that said Comey: Wrote memos after fearing ...
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What consequences could Trump face if convicted by the Senate in his second impeachment trial? [duplicate]

Removal from office (which will be irrelevant 2.5 hours from the time of writing this) and optionally being barred from holding public office in the future are the two biggest and most talked about ...
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Trump on Trans/Bathroom Issue: Libertarian or Conservative?

Obama took the liberal policy (trans choose which bathroom to go to, whether or not private businesses approve or not) regarding trans and bathrooms of private businesses. However, Trump recently ...
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Which policies has Trump enacted that has (possibly) influenced the GDP and economy positively?

I was talking to a Trump supporter who claimed that Trump is politically and economically competent, pointing to this article showing how Trump has caused the GDP to reach a record high level (or, at ...
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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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Can Trump use time zones to extend his Presidency?

Time zones in the US are regulated by the Department of Transport, and can thus be changed by the executive without new legislation. Could Trump order the DoT to put the continental US in time zones ...
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If at some point President Trump was impeached, what would it take to actually be removed? [closed]

First, I'm asking this question in general to address those calling for impeachment without any comment about whether an impeachment should/would happen etc. I just want to speak to how possible/...
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What was WHO's defence from US Republican attacks that the WHO “really blew” their response to the pandemic by being “slow” and “deceptive”?

As reported on the BBC today: The [US] president accused the WHO of being "very China-centric" and said they "really blew" their pandemic response. Dr Tedros has now dismissed the ...

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