Written by Steven Spear, Jr.
Donald Trump was born New York, New York, in 1946. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, he became Chairman of The Trump Organization, his construction and real estate development firm. Having been in the public eye for several decades, Trump is a recognized brand and the wealthiest presidential candidate in U.S. history. He is known for his lack of political correctness and polarizing speeches.
Editor’s Note: The lack of detail in many of Trump’s policies in no way reflects the amount of research done by the writer
Budget/Government Spending—Balancing the budget is crucial to lowering the national debt
Crime—Show more appreciation for law enforcement officers; Democratic policies have created more crime
Economy/Jobs—Increase domestic production of goods
Education—End Common Core; allow education to be handled locally
Foreign Policy/National Security—Build up the military; get rid of ISIS (high priority)
Gun Control—Legislate a federal “Project Exile” (if a violent felon uses a gun to commit a crime, you will be prosecuted in federal court and go to prison for five years – no parole or early release); legislate a national right to concealed carry; the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families
Healthcare—Repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare); modify existing law that inhibits the sale of health insurance across state lines; promote the use of Health Savings Accounts
Immigration—Secure our borders; any reform must keep the interests of hard-working American first; force Mexico to pay for the wall by threatening to withhold remittances; end birthright citizenship; reduce tax credits available to undocumented immigrants
Racial and LGBT Justice—he still favors traditional marriage, but his views are evolving
Social Security—Leave as is
Taxes—Lower the income tax for everyone; exclude childcare expenses from taxation; end the estate tax (a tax on your right to transfer property at your death)
Wall—Mexico has taken advantage of us: gangs, drug traffickers and cartels have freely exploited our open borders and committed vast numbers of crimes inside the United States. The United States has borne the extraordinary daily cost of this criminal activity, including the cost of trials and incarcerations. Not to mention the even greater human cost. We have the moral high ground here, and all the leverage. It is time we use it in order to Make America Great Again.
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All information is quoted or paraphrased from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign website
Trump, D. (2016). Issues. Retrieved from https://www.donaldjtrump.com/issues/
Trump, D. (2016). Positions. Retrieved from https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/