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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

Tracking President Donald Trump's campaign promises.

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Suspend immigration from terror-prone places

The Promise:

“And if people don't like it, we've got to have a country folks. Got to have a country. Countries in which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya. And we are going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria.”

 


Update March 15th, 2017: Federal judge blocks Trump’s revised travel ban

Require price transparency from health care providers

The Promise:

"Require price transparency from all health care providers, especially doctors and health care organizations like clinics and hospitals."


Update March 15th, 2017: Additional pricing transparency not included in House GOP bill

Administer Medicaid through block grants

The Promise:

"Our elected representatives in the House and Senate must ... block-grant Medicaid to the states. Nearly every state already offers benefits beyond what is required in the current Medicaid structure."


Update March 15th, 2017: Trump endorses GOP bill that caps Medicaid spending, but not through block grants

Allow individuals to deduct health care insurance premiums from taxes

The Promise:

"Allow individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns under the current tax system."


Update March 15th, 2017: GOP plan includes limited tax credits not full tax deduction

Get Congress to allow health insurance across state lines

The Promise:

“The insurance companies are getting rich off health care and health insurance and everything having to do with health. We’re going to end that. We’re going to take out the artificial boundaries, the artificial lines. We’re going to get a plan where people compete, free enterprise.”


Update March 15th, 2017: Selling across state lines not part of GOP proposal

Make no cuts to Medicaid

The Promise:

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” 


Update March 15th, 2017: Despite promise, Trump supports Obamacare replacement that would cut Medicaid

Limit legal immigration

The Promise:

“We will reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers, the forgotten people. Workers. We’re going to take care of our workers.”


Update March 7th, 2017: Trump meets with lawmakers to discuss changes to legal immigration

Suspend immigration from terror-prone places

The Promise:

“And if people don't like it, we've got to have a country folks. Got to have a country. Countries in which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya. And we are going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria.”

 


Update March 7th, 2017: Trump signs new executive order replacing directive challenged by courts

Terminate Barack Obama's immigration executive orders 'immediately'

The Promise:

"Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). All immigration laws will be enforced -- we will triple the number of ICE agents. Anyone who enters the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have laws and to have a country."


Update March 3rd, 2017: DHS memo spares 'Dreamers' granted protection from deportation, Trump presents flexible tone

Develop a plan to defeat ISIS in 30 days

The Promise:

“We are going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction. They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating ISIS. We have no choice.”


Update February 28th, 2017: Trump touts plan he ordered on ISIS

Take no salary

The Promise:

"If I'm elected president, I'm accepting no salary."


Update February 24th, 2017: Trump's staff is trying to figure out logistics of presidential pay

Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton

The Promise:

“I will ask, to appoint a special prosecutor. We have to investigate Hillary Clinton, and we have to investigate the investigation.” 

 


Update February 22nd, 2017: Trump shows no interest, for now

Have mandatory minimum sentences for criminals caught trying to enter the United States illegally

The Promise:

"On my first day in office, I am also going to ask Congress to pass 'Kate’s Law' – named for Kate Steinle – to ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal re-entry receive strong mandatory minimum sentences."


Update February 22nd, 2017: Bills have been introduced in House, Senate

Suspend immigration from terror-prone places

The Promise:

“And if people don't like it, we've got to have a country folks. Got to have a country. Countries in which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya. And we are going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria.”

 


Update February 22nd, 2017: Courts currently blocking Trump’s executive order

Build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it

The Promise:

"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall."


Update February 21st, 2017: DHS Secretary directs planning, design, construction of border wall