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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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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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How does the timeline of Donald Trump's appointments compare to that of previous President-elects?

There is a lot of news these days about Trump's picks for various high-level government positions (including Cabinet appointments) and Democrats' reactions to them. However, the last time a new ...
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When was the investigation into Donald Trump and Russian collaboration first made public and by who?

When was the first public claim about Trump being investigated by the Obama administration for collaborating with Russia in the 2016 election made, and who announced or reported it? It would be great ...
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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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Which investigations against Trump are getting delayed due to the government shutdown? (if any)

There are currently several investigations on-going that involve Trump. Many of them are listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_investigations_into_Trump_and_Russia_(2017) So my ...
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Do either the Feinstein bill or the Cruz bill repeal Trump's zero tolerance policy on immigration?

A few months ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented a "zero tolerance policy", requiring the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute every single person caught crossing the border ...
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Why is the current state of the economy used to judge a president over their impact on growth?

I've noticed that Donald Trump will often cite the current value of stock market indices, the current unemployment rate, the current number of people working in the US, and even the current GDP value, ...
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Are there more examples of self-contradictory messages from Trump when he (allegedly) asks for something iffy?

With respect to Trump telling Sondland "I want nothing" (which was used/repeated as a defense by other Trump allies), an opinion piece in the Washington Post claims that this might be a ...
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Does Donald Trump's reelection filing create a different legal atmosphere for him and for nonprofit organizations?

A Daily Kos article chronicles a series of tweets about the fact that Donald Trump has already filed paperwork relating to his reelection campaign and the repercussions of that filing. I'm not ...
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What is the relationship between Ukraine and Crowdstrike?

The recently release Trump-Zelenskyy phone call transcript has the following snippet (emphasis mine): The President: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through ...
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Was the enacting of DACA unconstitutional?

I had seen one of the arguments towards Trump's efforts to end/reform DACA was that Obama had exceeded his Presidential power when executing such an order. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ...
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Has there been any EU reaction to Trump's threat to put a 25% tariff on all EU cars?

The threat of (more) US tariffs on EU cars has been making the news again today: President Donald Trump said Tuesday night that the U.S. would slap a 25 percent tariff on cars coming from the ...
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Have Congressional Democrats asked the DOJ to justify not investigating Trump over Ukraine?

In June 2016, when then-FBI Director James Comey announced his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server, Congressional Republicans criticized ...
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Border Wall GoFundMe - Is It Possible to Donate Money to the Government for a Specific Purpose? [duplicate]

A recent gofundme page is seeking to crowd fund Trump's proposed border wall. Assuming that this is a genuine attempt to raise the money rather than a scam or political stunt, is it even possible for ...
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Why would invoking the 25th amendment cause a constitutional crisis?

The recent opinion piece in the New York Times has two claims that I can't reconcile: Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States The constitutional crisis caused by invoking the 25th ...
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Why can't president Trump just ask the NSA for the emails that Hillary deleted?

Since we know that the NSA collects internet traffic and email, why can't president Trump just ask the NSA for a copy of Hillary's deleted emails? They weren't on an encrypted government system so ...
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Can the POTUS take away licenses from news networks?

Donald Trump has recently indicated a willingness to challenge the licenses of "NBC and the Networks". Does he actually have any power to do so himself? If not, can he reasonably influence others who ...
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Why did many voters support a border wall instead of other border control methods?

According to then candidate Donald J Trump's proposal, the US should build a wall on its southern border with Mexico. Seems every time he mentioned the wall in his rallies, his crowd cheered and were ...
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How might Trump still win the electoral college?

For a couple of weeks now, the betting market site PredictIt has pretty consistently shown Trump as having a low-double-digit chance of winning the election. However, I was under the impression that: ...
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Counties where Trump or Clinton got >85% of the vote?

I am curious about counties in America where either major candidate in 2016 (Clinton and Trump) got over 85% of the vote. I am interested in this because I want to find attributes that most or all of ...
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Who drafts the executive order Trump signs?

Juan Cole says that executive orders signed this past week by Trump appear in the main to have been drafted by Steve Bannon. Does Bannon draft the executive orders? If not him, then who?
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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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How did Mexico react publicly to the suggestion it would pay for Trump's border wall?

It has been suggested that Mexico pay for the wall in one lump-sum payment, for example by this memo by the Trump campaign (relevant quote below): It's an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time ...
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How does Trump's new national security plan differ from Obama's?

President Trump just recently released a new national security plan (full report). How does it differ from Obama's?
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Is there any new evidence that mail-in balloting is “fraudulent in many cases”?

Donald Trump (4/7/2020):"Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country, because they're cheaters. They're fraudulent in many cases."NPR and others I'm looking for actual numbers, How many ...
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How long will a state of emergency need to be declared for Trump to build the wall

Would the state of emergency need to be in place for the entire construction? There is no actual hard definition of what the wall will be so it's more of an administrative question Assuming the wall ...
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Did Schumer offer Trump a deal that included the wall?

The United States is currently in a government shutdown, because Democrats won't vote for an appropriations bill without a deal on DACA, and President Trump won't agree to a deal on DACA without ...
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How did states react to the DEA?

The Trump White House intends to step up the war on drugs including certain substances that individual states have made legal for recreational use (marijuana). Bearing in mind that Nixon, who signed ...
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Difference between Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda

As seen on Wikipedia, Donald Trump seems to have signed only 1 executive order and 5 presidential memoranda, as opposed to all being executive orders. What's the difference between an executive order ...
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Has Trump's position on the existence of Russian meddling been consistent (in the past few months)?

The latest news is that: [Journalist:] Just now, President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016. Every U.S. intelligence agency has concluded that Russia did. ...
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Can the Trump adminstration undo the Flores consent decree?

In 1997, the U.S. Department of Justice agreed to a settlement in a case called Flores vs. Reno. Among other things, this settlement prohibits unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from ...
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What are the current tariffs against American goods?

Given that Trump is implementing tariffs on metal from foreign countries, tariffs are in the news. I understand that they have been extremely low in the United States throughout its Cold War economic ...
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Why was there so much talking about meeting with the Russian ambassador in the Oval Office?

I am aware of the controversy between the Trump Administration's potential ties with Russia, but people seem to be concerned specifically over the fact that the meeting occurred in the Oval Office. ...
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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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Does Trump's hush-money problem make him vulnerable to impeachment and removal?

A recent long article in the Wall St. Journal painstakingly recounts a sequence of events regarding President Trump and some controversial payments. The article does not go into detail as to how this ...
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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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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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If the office of POTUS was obtained illegally, what happens?

There is a lot of media currently about activities relating to the election of the current US President (Trump). While things like colluding with Russia may not be illegal some other activities may ...
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Can translators be subpoenaed?

For instance, could the translator who was in the room with Putin and Trump be subpoenaed to testify as to what Trump said to Putin? Let's say the U.S. determines it to be a matter of national ...
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Can the POTUS block federal funding to a particular research university?

A small group at U.C. Berkeley protested violently in response to the arrival of a controversial editor, and in response, Donald Trump communicated the following: If U.C. Berkeley does not allow ...
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How much interaction does a US president have with the legislative branch of his party?

I honestly don’t know. Does he meet with them on a daily or weekly basis, or is he more isolated, concerning himself with making policy and leaving them to implement it? If the former, how does ...
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How would the travel ban pressure Iran

I think that Trump wants to Pressure Iran by using the travel ban. What kind of pressure is the Travel ban expected to put on Iran?
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What has been the response in the US to threats of foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election?

Claims of potential foreign interference into the 2020 presidential election have been made as far back as October 2018, when the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) warned of interference from ...
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What are the consequences of Trump lying on a financial disclosure form?

The media are currently full of articles, like this one saying that D.J. Trump could be in trouble for not disclosing payments to Stormy Daniels. Without getting into details of who did or did not do ...
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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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Can Florida ban Trump from visiting?

Trump's consistent weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago in Florida are apparently wreaking havoc on the economy of the city it's in, Palm Beach. This is of course due to the fact that his visit, due to his ...
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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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What connects successful enterpreneurs and populism?

Many of the representatives of the 21st century populism turn out to be business leaders (like Trump, O'Leary, Babiš). What is the most accepted theory on why is it so among political science scholars?...
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Has the Trump administration so far responded to any of the “We the people” petitions?

I am curious on if the Trump administration has responded to any of the petitions that received over 100K signatures on petitions.whitehouse.gov. On this FAQ page the White House says... The White ...
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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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