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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 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? [closed]

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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Why did Pat Buchanan fail to get the Republican nomination but Trump succeeded? [closed]

I remember Pat Buchanan running for the Republican nomination in 1992. His campaign was very similar to Trump's candidacy: populist, nativist, suspicious of minorities. Buchanan eventually lost, ...
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Why do attack ads focus so much on Joe Biden's mental state but not Donald Trump's?

Now the USA has a longstanding tradition of negative campaigning, so it is not surprising when the competence of a political opponent is questioned. What is surprising however, is that while Democrats ...
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Has the Trump Administration explained why it has been withholding money from the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program?

Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that the Trump administration has been secretly withholding money from the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program: The Trump administration has secretly ...
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When Trump declined to visit Belleau Wood cemetery - were other American dignitaries present?

The story in The Atlantic about Trump's refusal to visit the WW1 Belleau Wood cemetery mentions that the weather was so bad that his helicopter could not fly. Were other American dignitaries expected ...
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Are there any specific reasons why President Trump has suggested that his supporters illegally vote twice in North Carolina?

Recently, the current United States President suggested that people in North Carolina vote twice in the upcoming election: once by postal vote and once in person. Apparently there are measures in ...
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What was attributed to Trump's narrower margin of victory in Texas compared to Romney?

Romney won Texas by 16 points in 2012. Trump won Texas by 9 points in 2016. Both candidates got more votes though Clinton got more of an increase. Did Clinton come closer to winning it because of ...
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Is Donald Trump experiencing a rally 'round the flag event? [closed]

According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump's approval is up from 40% to 43%, or 3 percentage points. (His disapproval of course, is down by a similar margin.) I believe that the president could be ...
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May partisan events be held in the White House?

I noticed US President Trump held a Republican National Convention (RNC) event at the White House the other day. Is it not illegal, and unprecedented, for the President to use the White House — a ...
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Which U.S. presidential candidate is helped most by the riots? [closed]

The U.S. has experienced many riots in several cities over the past several weeks and months. Which presidential candidate's electoral prospects are most assisted by these events? To clarify: I'm not ...
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What happens if states or companies just ignore the recent executive orders?

US president Donald Trump has issued a number of executive orders that are being challenged in the courts recently, including to ban TikTok and WeChat as well as one or more related to COVID-19 relief....
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Has Biden discussed whether Trump should be prosecuted?

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden has made clear that he believes that President Trump has committed impeachable offenses and has broken the law. So my question is, has Biden ever discussed ...
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Did two dissenting Supreme Court justices agree that Trump was “absolutely immune” to the Manhattan DA's subpoena?

In the CNN News clip Analyst: Trump doesn't have legal power to do what he's threatening former federal and state prosecutor and current CNN legal analyst Elie Honig said: Last month by a 7 to 2 vote ...
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Does the President have the legal authority to provide Coronavirus relief by an Executive Order?

After negotiations between Democrats and Republicans broke down, President Trump signed an executive order that provides $400 in weekly unemployment aid and defers payroll tax for those earning under $...
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Can the US Government demand money in exchange for CFIUS approval?

President Trump said this to reporters today, regarding his phone call with the CEO of Microsoft about Microsoft’s interest in buying Chinese social media company TikTok: I did say that if you buy it,...
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What are the details of the Republican healthcare plan described by Trump in mid-July 2020?

Appearing on the 'Fox News Sunday' show on July 19th, giving an interview (transcript) with Chris Wallace, President Trump gave the following response to a question about his administration's actions ...
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What powers does POTUS currently have to ban a web service in the USA by presidential order?

It was reported on the 31st July 2020 that Donald Trump wants to ban TikTok in the USA. President Trump on Friday said he plans to ban the social media platform TikTok from operating in the United ...
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Can Trump force Congress to delay the Nov. 3, 2020 general US elections?

This is related to today's news that Trump mentioned the idea of delaying the election in one of his tweets. I understand that the president cannot legally change the election date, but according to ...
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Why is Donald Trump trying to sway the Indian-American voters in his favour for the upcoming Presidential Election? [closed]

Donald Trump has been for months, continuously advocating for India and speaking in favor of Indians. Why is this so as the Indian diaspora constitutes merely 1% percent of the US population and they ...
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How can grand jury secrecy rules block release of Trump financial records?

This NY Times article discussing the Supreme Court ruling that Trump cannot block release of financial records clarifies that this "probably means the records will be shielded from public ...
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Is there mass unemployment in the USA or is there not?

When reading statements of Donald Trump, e.g. this Tweet, there is a better employment rate than ever in the USA right now. But many news sources in Europe report, that there is mass unemployment. ...
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Can Trump stay in offices if he loses the election? [duplicate]

A Newsweek article: “How Trump Could Lose the Election– and Still Remain President.” Is it possible for Trump, if he loses the election, to claim election fraud and have the results thrown out so ...
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Why do the family members of the President involve in politics [closed]

The President is elected not his family then why the family members of the president take part in politics and take part and make speeches in not all but many political meetings.I'm not talking ...
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How does the Trump administrations “rate of attrition” compare to past administrations? [duplicate]

There have been a number of high-profile firings / forced resignations / etc in recent years originating from the Trump administration. Some of these, such as John Bolton, have ended up as media ...
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Assuming Trump wins only the states with Republican governors, what will be the outcome of the 2020 election?

Assuming Trump wins only the states with Republican governors, and the states that divide their electoral votes follow their 2016 patterns, what will be the outcome of the 2020 election?
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Is there a “double-standard” in the SCOTUS June 2020 ruling on DACA?

On June 18, 2020, SCOTUS ruled Trump's ending of DACA was invalid. The reason -- as I understand it -- was that Trump acted by written memorandum instead of following the formal Administrative ...
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What has trump accomplished in his first term? [duplicate]

Source In a statement, a White House spokeswoman, Alyssa Farah, said, “The president is fully committed to serving a second term and building on and adding to his first-term accomplishments for the ...
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What did Trump mean when he called Lincoln's legacy 'questionable'? [closed]

So yesterday Trump said this: I think I’ve done more for the black community than any other president. And let’s take a pass on Abraham Lincoln, because he did good, although it’s always ...
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Why is Trump's approval dropping in mid-year 2020? [closed]

I remember that you said that I should not write about this a while back because it was a statistically insignificant event at the time. But, it continued. I asked about why the rally 'round the flag ...
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Why does Trump's response to Floyd George protests highlight second amendment rights? [closed]

In the linked video at around 35 seconds, we have a segment from Trump's speech at the White House before his walk to St John's Church announcing the presidential response to the Floyd George protests....
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What is Trump's social networks executive order about?

I've seen a titles which tell that it's a nightmare for those companies (Google, Facebook, Twitter). But they're pretty vague on it. What exactly does it do to them?
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What benefit does the USA gain when it withdraws from WHO?

Donald Trump threatens to quit WHO. Yet I don't see any benefit it could gain by doing so.
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What retaliatory actions could Trump take against Twitter?

Today, for the first time, Twitter attached a warning label in a tweet from president Trump. As a reaction, he tweeted: ....Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not ...
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On what countries in the Americas the US has (or hasn't) imposed travel restrictions related to Covid-19?

Interesting news that the US is (only now) considering a travel ban on Brazil. I think the borders with Canada and Mexico were closed sooner. So, on what countries in the Americas did the US impose ...
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Under what domestic legal framework did Trump withdraw the US from UNESCO?

I've read that in Jan last year (2019): The United States and Israel officially quit the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process ...
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Where does Trump's authority to cut funding to WHO come from, if Congress controls spending?

I always thought that Congress controlled US government spending; the so called "power of the purse". However, on April 14th, Trump gave a press conference during which he signalled that he would ...
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Why is Trump promoting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19?

As of this writing (2020-05-18) Trump has publicly recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure for COVID-19. In addition, he has publicly announced that he is taking it himself ...
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Where does Operation Warp Speed fit in the US government (or GSEs) structure?

Recently announced: "That means big and it means fast," [Trump] said of Operation Warp Speed. "A massive scientific, industrial and logistical endeavour unlike anything our country has ...
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Pentagon and UFO confirmation? [closed]

This Monday, the Pentagon released videos of UFO’s claiming that the footage was real. President Trump said of the video, “I just wonder if it's real”. What does this mean for anyone? Why isn’t ...
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Who was responsible for the decision to play “Live and Let Die” at Trump's visit to a mask factory? [closed]

Some of the media has been pointing out the irony in that when Trump was visiting a mask factory, the Guns and Roses song "Live and Let Die" was being played on loudspeakers. Some coverage of the ...
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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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Why did Trump's “rally 'round the flag” effect evaporate so quickly?

When the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, alarm bells went off in the public and Trump's approval started rising. On 538's polling average, his approval rating rose from 42.5% to 45.8%. But, as of ...
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Precincts where Trump got <1% of the vote in 2016?

I read an article about Trump's historically bad performance in the capitol city of the US. I saw that there were at least two precincts where he did EXTREMELY badly. There were two precincts that I ...
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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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What is the difference between the CDC and the WHO as it pertains to the USA?

With regards to President Trump's defunding of the WHO, here's my question to get a bit more context: With respect to the stated objectives with regards to US national interests, what is the ...
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What rate of decline in COVID cases is suggested by presidential guidelines?

So I was able to get the Guidelines for Opening America this afternoon, but was unable to watch the press briefing where they were discussed. One of the key criteria for a state or region to met ...
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Which powers allow the President to adjourn Congress and unilaterally approve nominees to federal positions?

This article describes Trump's Covid-19 press conference on April 15th, in which he stated that: "I have a very strong power. I'd rather not use that power, but we have way over a hundred people ...

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