Questions tagged [donald-trump]

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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Could Hillary Clinton become Donald Trump's Vice President?

Coming from this post: It is not unheard of that individual "faithless electors" vote different than mandated by the result in their state for whatever reason. [...] In 1836, 23 faithless ...
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Who is this young person beside Trump at his victory speech?

The Secret Service agent on Trump's left (our right) looks very young. Who is this person?
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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. While I understand their disgust and definitely do not agree with Trump'...
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What are some of the impediments to the dismantlement of Obamacare

Seemingly President Trump and a GOP Congress could dismantle Obamacare and replace it with a different solution in a matter of days. What are some of the nuances that would prevent a rapid ...
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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 Trump undo the UN climate change agreement (Paris Agreement)?

Trump has just won the elections. Can he somehow stop the US from participating in the UN COP21 climate change agreement (which was already signed formally by the US)? Also I've read here that To ...
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How would Donald Trump go about bringing back industry to the US without making all the TNCs go bankrupt?

Yes it's what everyone is talking about but bear with me. In the following question I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm not even from the US. This is a question and not a kick-starter to a debate....
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Did Trump ever state his opinion of Theodore Roosevelt?

An earlier answer pointed to the fact that Trump, seemingly, thinks America was great under Theodore Roosevelt. Did Trump ever state his opinion of Theodore Roosevelt? Both as a personality, as well ...
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Has Trump publicly stated during what period he believed the USA to be great?

Perhaps the most known slogan by the Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016 is Make America great again. Has he made any public statement exactly what period in history he considered that the ...
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Where do Secret Service names come from?

"Secret Service name". For Clinton it is "Evergreen" and for Trump it is "Mogul". Questions: Who gives these names? For me the phrase "Evergreen" has more positive sense than "Mogul". But I ...
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Was Trump's focus on Clinton's emails beneficial to his 2016 presidential campaign?

As most know, Trump has been making a significant deal out of the Clinton email issue, with a resurgence on the topic occurring recently due to certain comments from the FBI investigator. Is there ...
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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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Why is Trump spending less than Hillary Clinton?

I've read various reports about Trump not spending much money in the presidential election. In hindsight, him not spending much money in the primaries made sense, as he got so much "earned coverage" ...
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Why can a candidate be on the ballot for 2 parties?

Donald Trump will be on the ballot in California as the nominee of the Republican Party and the American Independent Party. Why is this possible? Aren't there laws regarding this? So, is Trump ...
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Why is Trump not firm on accepting the results of the 2016 Presidential election?

Donald Trump occasionally claims that the election in November is rigged and stated during the 3rd presidential debate that he "will keep you in suspense". Election Day hasn't even arrived and he is ...
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What would happen if Donald Trump lost and refused to concede the election? [closed]

Can the candidate keep going on, or will there be a lot of bad blood between the 2 candidates? Trump seems to be toying with this idea, but does he have the guts to do it? I don't think so, but this ...
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Why is there a 15% set threshold for pres. debates in the US, instead of 10 or 5%?

"When the Commission on Presidential Debates this year finalized its rules for determining which candidates get invited to this fall’s headline debates, it suddenly made Libertarian dark-horse ...
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Why would the Russian government use hackers and email leaks to try to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election? [closed]

Assuming the Joint Statement from the Department Of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security is correct that: only Russia’s senior-most officials ...
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What are the drawbacks of the US making tactical first use of nuclear weapons against terrorist sites?

The US presidential Republican nominee Donald Trump stated that he did not rule out using nuclear weapons in the fight against the terrorist organization ISIS. I would like to gain more information ...
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Why has Trump completed erased Clinton's lead in Ohio?

Recently, after Clinton's debate bounce, she has overtaken or increased her lead in various swing states, such as Florida, Nevada and North Carolina. However, it seems like Trump continues to lead in ...
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Did Donald Trump support the War in Iraq?

The truth of this was disputed in the first debate.
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If Donald Trump is so unpopular with black voters, why is he leading in states where there are the highest percentage of black people?

According to some articles, Trump is very unpopular with black voters. Why is it then that states such as Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi which have some of the highest percentage of blacks are ...
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What's the position of Donald Trump regarding recreational use of marijuana?

Some states have recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana. But according to federal law, it is still a controlled substance, which means possession and trade is illegal. However, FBI and ...
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Does Donald trump personally own trump tower in New York [closed]

Is he the owner of the building and is he free to sell it at any time if he wishes? And if he does, does that mean he did not have to pay for his penthouse in the building ?
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Why did Donald Trump say that? [closed]

In an interview to CNN being held in 2007 related to the Iraq War, Trump said "Saddam Hussein has nothing to do with World Trade Centre and also there's no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq for ...
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What domestic benefits might Putin expect from endorsing Trump?

This is a follow up from my other question. The answers in the linked question agreed that Putin's incentives for endorsing Trump were primarily domestic, such as pushing anti-U.S. government ...
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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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How did a businessman end up becoming a presidential candidate?

I am somewhat ignorant of the US political system but have been following the election recently. As an outsider, I don't understand how it is possible for a businessman to become a presidential ...
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What was Trump's reaction to Khan in full context?

I've been trying to piece together how this Khan Trump controversy started and I'm having trouble finding anything that isn't behind someone's media filter. I watched Khan at the DNC but I didn't ...
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What is Donald Trump's plan surrounding the US-Mexico border wall?

Has Donald Trump laid out a plan for the Mexico border wall or ever talked about it with more detail to clarify what his ultimate plan and goal may be to build a wall? Can anyone think of any reason ...
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Can Trump really implement his tax reform?

Tax reform has been one of the positions of the Trump campaign since the beginning. His website claims that he will reduce tax rates, but also suggests that he will eliminate many deductions and loop ...
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Is it possible to deny a whole community the entry into the USA? [duplicate]

Trump said more than once that he want to deny Muslims the entry into the USA. But can he actually do that? Would it be consistent with the U.S constitution? I especially refer to this statement of ...
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Attitude of Bernie and Clinton supporters towards Trump

Is there a comparison of what attitude self-identified Bernie supporters have towards Donald Trump compared to what attitude self-identified Hillary Clinton supporters have towards Donald Trump? Are ...
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What is the Trump's Foreign Policy position regarding professional immigrants from Latin America?

Disclaimer: My question is not regarding the actual facts, since they don't happen yet. My question is regarding Trump's rethorics regarding immigration. My step-bro is moving to USA with his wife ...
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Is there a legal way for people to elect other person as a president

Assume that in a few days to US residential election day, US people informed that Trump and Clinton are liars, And assume that this confirmed and the popularity of both reach to 10%. Is there a legal ...
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Is there a process to prevent a non-natural-born vice-president from serving?

If Donald Trump were to announce Arnold Schwarzenegger as his running mate, what would happen? Is there some sort of process that would rule Schwarzenegger ineligible to become Vice President due to ...
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Is NATO actually obsolete? [closed]

Recently Donald Trump said he thinks NATO is obsolete and needs to be remodeled. He claims that because the Soviet Union no longer exists there is no need to still have NATO. Is Donald Trump correct ...
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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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Is Donald Trump officially the Republican nominee [as of May 7th]?

Googling the phrase 2016 primaries indicates that Donald Trump is the "likely Republican presidential nominee" (emphasis mine). While Donald Trump needs 1237 delegates to secure the nomination, he ...
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What exactly did Donald Trump say about abortion?

Many news reports say that in an interview with Chris Matthews in March 2016, Donald Trump said that women who have abortions should be punished. What exactly did he say?
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How to defeat politicians like Donald Trump or Pauline Hanson [closed]

What tactics work and do not work against populist politicians who are anti-immigration, anti-establishment, and generally regarded (at least by left-wingers) as right-wing? It sometimes seems like ...
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Can candidates give delegates?

For example, can Marco Rubio and Kasich give delegates to Ted Cruz in order to defeat Donald Trump?
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Why is “I love the poorly educated” so frequently mocked?

One statement that Trump made was “We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.” The sentence "...
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Is Donald Trump the main reason behind the dramatic increase in Republican primary turnout?

One of the most interesting features of the 2016 primaries are the turnout numbers for each party. For Super Tuesday, for instance, turnout numbers in each party have changed by around 3 million ...
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Why did Trump win all 50 delegates in South Carolina?

Why did Trump win all 50 delegates in South Carolina? I understood that none of the primaries so far were winner takes all, and yet Trump took all 50 delegates with around 35% of the vote. How? ...
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Why is Trump winning, 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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Is it true that Donald Trump owns strip clubs?

One of the primary things people consider in their vote is someone's character. Donald Trump is asking for a vote this season, and people commonly cite(1)(2) his ownership of strip clubs as indicative ...
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Why is Donald Trump so popular?

In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump is (as of the 20th of Jan 2016) leading the Republican opinion polls, with almost twice the number of points as Ted Cruz. What makes him so popular?
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Has Donald Trump indicated his opinion on non-Muslim, non-Christian refugees?

Has Donald Trump indicated how he want refugees who are neither Muslim or Christian to be treated? For example, has he mentioned how Yazidis should be treated? Failing that, has any prominent ...
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What language in the Constitution makes banning an ethnic group from entering the U.S unconstitutional? [duplicate]

As most people know Donald Trump proposed a temporary banned on Muslim travelers to the U.S. Question I have is what makes this policy legal or illegal.

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