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Donald Trump's promises

Number of promises by their status

StatusNumber with this status
Not started65
In progress112
Complete50
Abandoned55
Unknown0

List of promises

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StatusPromise
In progressCreate at least 25 million jobs and “be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.”edit
In progressBring back manufacturing jobs from China, Mexico, Japan and elsewhere.edit
In progressEncourage manufacturers to build or grow factories in the United States with tax incentives.edit
In progressRefuse to eat another Oreo until Nabisco fully moves production back to the United States from Mexico.edit
AbandonedTell Ford’s president that unless he cancels plans to build a massive plant in Mexico, the auto company will face a 35 percent tax on cars imported into the United States.edit
Not started“Get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.”edit
AbandonedCall the executives at the parent company of Carrier [an air-conditioning manufacturer that is closing a plant in Indiana and moving to Mexico], and threaten to impose a 35 percent tariff on air conditioners imported into the United States.edit
In progressBring back the steel industry to Pennsylvania and use American-made steel in all federal infrastructure projects.edit
Not startedMake the auto industry in Michigan “bigger and better and stronger than ever before.”edit
In progressBring the coal industry back to life in the Appalachian Mountain region.edit
AbandonedRequire employers to recruit “from the unemployment office — not the immigration office.”edit
In progressLeave the federal minimum wage at $7.25 per hour, which is already too high.edit
Not startedRaise the federal minimum wage to $10 per hour, as $7.25 is too low and “the minimum wage has to go up.”edit
Not startedAllow states to set their own minimum wage.edit
Abandoned“Under a Trump presidency, the American worker will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.”edit
Abandoned“I’m going to be so presidential, you’re going to be so bored.”edit
In progress“I refuse to be politically correct.”edit
Abandoned“My only special interest is you, the American people,” not major donors, the party or corporations.edit
Not started“Be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”edit
In progressPass on the president’s annual salary of $400,000.edit
Abandoned“I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”edit
In progress“I promise I will never be in a bicycle race. That I can tell you.”edit
In progress“In negotiation, you must be willing to walk; when the other side knows you’re not going to walk, it becomes absolutely impossible to win.”edit
Not started“If I draw a line in the sand, I will enforce it.”edit
Abandoned“I don’t settle cases. I don’t do it.”edit
AbandonedFully focus on the presidency and put his three oldest children in charge of running his company.edit
Not startedRelease his tax returns as soon as an Internal Revenue Service audit is complete.edit
CompletePass the Middle Class Tax Relief and Simplification Act, which will reduce the number of tax brackets from seven to four and lower income taxes for all. The highest earners would pay a 25 percent tax. Individuals earning less than $25,000 per year or couples earning less than $50,000 would not be charged income tax, although they would have to file a one-page form with the IRS that states: “I win.”edit
AbandonedLower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent and get rid of most corporate tax loopholes or incentives. Allow corporations a one-time window to transfer money being held overseas, charging a much-reduced 10 percent tax.edit
AbandonedEliminate the carried interest loophole for Wall Street, the federal estate tax, the alternative minimum tax and the so-called marriage penalty that affects some high-income earners. Continue to allow taxpayers to deduct mortgage interest and charitable donations from their taxes.edit
In progress“We are going to have the biggest tax cuts since Ronald Reagan.”edit
CompleteRenegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205.edit
CompleteOn the first day in office, pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.edit
In progressNegotiate trade deals with individual countries instead of regions.edit
In progressIdentify all foreign trading abuses that affect American workers and “use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately.” This would include cracking down on “sweatshops in Mexico that undercut U.S. workers.”edit
Not startedImpose new taxes on imports into the country from companies that used to be based in the United States.edit
In progressImpose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese products imported into the United States.edit
Not started“We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world.” Grow the nation’s economy by at least 4 percent per year.edit
Not startedEliminate the $19 trillion national debt within eight years by “vigorously eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government, ending redundant government programs and growing the economy to increase tax revenues.”edit
AbandonedNever default on this debt, as the United States can “print the money” or renegotiate the amount owed with creditors.edit
AbandonedCut the budget by 20 percent by simply negotiating better prices or renegotiating existing deals.edit
Not startedImplement the “Penny Plan,” which each year would reduce net spending by 1 percent of the previous year’s total. Over 10 years this would reduce spending by almost $1 trillion. Defense and public safety spending would be exempt.edit
CompleteImmediately institute a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the workforce through attrition. There would be exceptions for those in the military, public safety and public health.edit
CompleteOrder every federal government department head to “provide a list of wasteful spending projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days.” Review each agency and then decrease the size of the “bloated government,” making it “leaner and more responsive to the public.”edit
AbandonedStop spending money on space exploration until the United States can fix its potholes. Encourage private space-exploration companies to expand.edit
In progressStop so-called zombie spending, in which the government funds programs that have had their congressional authorization lapse.edit
In progressCollect unpaid taxes, which could be as much as $385 billion per year.edit
In progressCrack down on improper government payments, which could exceed $135 billion per year.edit
In progressDismantle the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.edit
CompleteIssue a moratorium on new federal regulations that are not compelled by Congress or public safety. For every new regulation that is added, two existing regulations must be eliminated. And those new regulations must pass this test: Is this regulation good for the American worker?edit
Not startedOrder agency and department heads to identify all “needless job-killing regulations” and then remove them.edit
Not started“Completely repeal” the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something “terrific” that is “so much better, so much better, so much better.” Americans will have “great health care at a fraction of the cost.”edit
CompleteEliminate the individual mandate, as “no person should be required to buy insurance unless he or she wants to.”edit
AbandonedAllow individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns.edit
In progressKnock down the regulatory walls between states for health insurance, making plans available nationally instead of regionally. “Insurance costs will go down and consumer satisfaction will go up.”edit
In progressExpand use of Health Savings Accounts, which allow workers to save money for medical expenses without having to pay federal income tax on those funds. These payments will be allowed to accumulate and can be passed on to heirs. These funds can be used by any member of a family.edit
Not startedEncourage states to establish high-risk pools to cover individuals who have not maintained continuous coverage.edit
In progressPreserve Medicare and Medicaid but encourage states to root out fraud, waste and abuse. Provide states with block grants of Medicaid funds to provide more freedom in designing programs to assist low-income citizens.edit
In progressReduce the number of individuals on Medicaid and/or using the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Cut health care offered to undocumented immigrants.edit
Not startedMake medical marijuana widely available to patients and allow states to decide if they want to fully legalize pot.edit
CompletePush the Food and Drug Administration to more quickly approve the thousands of drugs it is currently reviewing. “Advance research and development in health care.”edit
Not startedBring down drug prices by importing cheaper medications from overseas and allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices.edit
In progressRequire price transparency from health-care providers so patients can shop for the best prices.edit
Not started“You will be able to choose your own doctor again.”edit
In progressFully fund the construction of an “impenetrable physical wall” along the southern border with Mexico. The wall will be one foot taller than the Great Wall of China and “artistically beautiful,” constructed of hardened concrete, rebar and steel. The wall might cover only about 1,000 miles of the nearly 2,000-mile border because of natural barriers.edit
Not startedMake Mexico pay for the wall, “100 percent.” If Mexico refuses, then the United States will impound remittance payments taken from the wages of undocumented immigrants, cut foreign aid, institute tariffs, cancel visas for Mexican business leaders and diplomats, and increase fees for visas, border-crossing cards and port use.edit
Not started“Charge Mexico $100,000 for every illegal that crosses that border because it’s trouble.”edit
In progress“Find and dislocate tunnels” along the border.edit
Not startedSupplement the wall with “above-and below-ground sensors, towers, aerial surveillance and manpower.” Hire an additional 5,000 Border Patrol agents and expand the number of Border Patrol stations.edit
CompleteEnd “catch-and-release.” Anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed from the country.edit
AbandonedOn the first day in office, terminate President Obama’s executive orders related to immigration.edit
In progressTriple the number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.edit
In progressCancel federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that choose to not prosecute undocumented immigrants for being in the country illegally.edit
CompleteCreate a Deportation Task Force.edit
In progressImmediately deport undocumented immigrants who have committed a crime, are a member of a gang or pose a security threat.edit
In progressDeport the millions of undocumented immigrants who are in the United States on an expired visa.edit
In progressDeport undocumented immigrants who are benefiting from government assistance programs such as food stamps or housing assistance.edit
In progressIssue detainers for undocumented immigrants who are arrested for any crime and immediately begin removal proceedings.edit
In progressDo not grant amnesty to immigrants who are in the country illegally. “Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation,” and those wanting legal status will have to return to their home country and apply for reentry.edit
In progressRestore the Secure Communities deportation program.edit
Complete“Expand and revitalize” use of Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows the Department of Homeland Security to deputize state and local law enforcement officers to perform the functions of federal immigration agents.edit
AbandonedOn the first day in office, ask Congress to pass “Kate’s Law” [named for Kate Steinle, who was killed by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco], to “ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal reentry face receive strong mandatory minimum sentences.”edit
CompleteIntroduce legislation named for Michael Davis Jr. and Danny Oliver [law enforcement officers in California who were killed by an undocumented immigrant in 2014].edit
Not startedStop issuing visas to countries that refuse to take back citizens who immigrated illegally to the United States.edit
AbandonedAllow “tremendous numbers” of legal immigrants based on a “merit system,” selecting immigrants who will help grow the country’s economy.edit
In progressReduce the number of legal immigrants because it is “simply too large to perform adequate screening,” and these immigrants could be taking jobs away from American workers.edit
Not startedExpand the number of H-1B visas for highly skilled workers so that more of the “talented people” who graduate from Ivy League institutions can stay in the United States and work in Silicon Valley.edit
Not startedGet rid of the H-1B visa program because it’s “very, very bad” for American workers.edit
CompleteContinue to allow lowly paid foreign workers to come to the United States on temporary work visas to pick grapes and work in seasonal resorts.edit
In progressInstitute “extreme vetting” of all immigrants.edit
Not startedEnd birthright citizenship, only granting citizenship to babies whose parents are legally in the country.edit
In progressSunset visa laws, forcing Congress to periodically review and revise them.edit
In progressStrongly enforce visa expiration dates. Complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system, which has been authorized by Congress but has yet to be completed.edit
Not startedStrengthen and expand the use of E-Verify, which allows employers to check an employee’s eligibility to work.edit
AbandonedUrge assimilation because “our system of government, and our American culture, is the best in the world and will produce the best outcomes for all who adopt it.”edit
In progressAccomplish more immigration reforms in a few months than politicians have accomplished in the past 50 years.edit
In progressMake illegal immigration a “memory of the past.”edit
In progressBe unpredictable and keep all military strategy a secret. “No one is going to touch us, because I’m so unpredictable.”edit
AbandonedPut “different generals” in place because “under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, I think the generals have been reduced to rubble.” Trim military bureaucracy.edit
AbandonedFind great generals — like the next Gen. George Patton or Gen. Douglas MacArthur — and do not allow them to go on television news shows to explain their military strategy.edit
In progressAsk Congress to repeal the defense sequester that limited the military’s budget.edit
In progressStrengthen the military so that it’s “so big and so strong and so great” that “nobody’s going to mess with us.”edit
CompleteEquip troops with the “best equipment known to mankind.”edit
Not startedModernize and renew the nuclear weapons arsenal.edit
In progressGrow the Army from its current size of 470,000 active-duty soldiers to 540,000.edit
In progressModernize and grow the Navy fleet to 350 surface ships and submarines.edit
CompleteGrow the Air Force to 1,200 fighter aircraft.edit
AbandonedGrow the Marine Corps to 36 battalions, increasing the active-duty force from its current target of 182,000 to 200,000.edit
CompleteInvolve all 50 states in rebuilding the military and developing new technologies. Create thousands of jobs building these new ships in Philadelphia, Portsmouth, N.H., and Hampton Roads, Va. North Carolina’s Research Triangle will also play a key role.edit
Not startedDevelop a “state of the art” missile defense system and modernize naval cruisers to provide Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities. It will cost $220 million per modernization.edit
In progressLeave troops in Afghanistan because it’s such “a mess.”edit
CompleteIncrease the U.S. military presence in the East and South China Seas.edit
In progressKeep the military prison at Guantanamo Bay open.edit
In progressContinue use of drone strikes but put a renewed emphasis on human intelligence in information gathering and utilize technology such as “3-D printing, artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare.”edit
Not startedDrop that “dirty, rotten traitor” Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl out of an airplane into desolate Afghanistan without a parachute.edit
Not started“I will not hesitate to deploy military force when there is no alternative. But if America fights, it must fight to win.”edit
Not startedAssemble a “cyber review team” of the best military, civilian and private sector cybersecurity experts to comprehensively review all systems and technology, starting with the most sensitive ones. The team will also remain current on new methods of attack and set up protocols for each agency and government officials.edit
In progressEstablish a training program for government employees to make certain they understand what defenses are available and utilize them. Punish those who violate classification rules, holding them responsible to the fullest extent of the law.edit
In progressSolicit recommendations from the secretary of defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff for strengthening and augmenting the country’s Cyber Command.edit
CompleteOrder the Department of Justice to create joint task forces to coordinate responses to cyberthreats.edit
In progressDevelop better cyberweapons.edit
AbandonedAppoint a Department of Veterans Affairs secretary whose “sole purpose will be to serve veterans.”edit
Not startedDramatically reform the agency. Fire “the corrupt and incompetent” leaders and make it easier for the secretary to fire people. Protect and promote “honest employees” who highlight wrongdoing.edit
AbandonedCreate a commission to investigate “all the fraud, cover-ups and wrongdoing that has taken place in the VA.” Present these findings to Congress to spur legislative reform.edit
CompleteCreate a White House hotline that is active 24 hours a day and is answered by a real person who will handle veterans’ complaints of wrongdoing at the VA and “ensure no complaints fall through the cracks.”edit
Not startedAllow veterans to take their military identification card to any medical facility that accepts Medicaid patients to receive care. Veterans can also seek care “at a private service provider of their own choice.” “No veteran will die waiting for service.”edit
Not startedEmbed satellite VA clinics in rural hospitals and underserved areas, and ensure that every VA hospital is permanently staffed with obstetrics and gynecology doctors.edit
Not startedIncrease funding for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and mental health issues. Increase the number of mental health professionals.edit
In progressEnsure that undocumented immigrants do not receive better health services than veterans.edit
CompleteVeterans who apply for a job at a VA facility will have five points added to their qualifying scores. For all jobs across the country, employers should consider veterans ahead of immigrants.edit
AbandonedInvest more heavily in programs that help military veterans transition back to civilian life, including job training and placement services.edit
Complete“Ensure our veterans get the care they need wherever and whenever they need it. No more long drives. No more waiting backlogs. No more excessive red tape.”edit
In progress“Never ever put the interest of a foreign country before the interest of our country. From now on, it’s going to be America first.”edit
In progressForce other NATO countries to pay for more of their defense, and only come to the aid of other countries if those nations have “fulfilled their obligations to us.”edit
In progressCall a summit with NATO allies and a separate summit with Asian allies to discuss “a rebalancing of financial commitments” and adopting new strategies, such as upgrading “NATO’s outdated mission and structure.”edit
CompleteGet along with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I hope that we get along great with Putin because it would be great to have Russia with a good relationship.”edit
CompleteCommunicate with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un about his nuclear program. “I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him.”edit
In progressStay out of the Syrian civil war.edit
CompleteReverse Obama’s executive orders and “concessions towards Cuba until freedoms are restored.” “Demand political and religious freedom for the people of Cuba.”edit
In progress“Stand with the oppressed people of Venezuela yearning to be free.”edit
Not startedHelp Haiti and its “incredible people” rebuild their country.edit
In progressBe a “true friend to Israel.” “[Work] with Israel very closely, very, very closely.”edit
AbandonedDo not throw a lavish state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping, and instead buy Jinping a “double-size Big Mac” and tell him “we gotta get down to work.”edit
In progressIf not properly welcomed into a foreign country, turn around and leave.edit
In progress“It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It’s time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold.” “Establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations.”edit
CompleteTear up the Iran deal and then “totally” renegotiate the whole thing.edit
AbandonedNegotiate the release of all U.S. prisoners held in Iran before taking office.edit
CompleteRefuse to call Iran’s leader by his preferred title. “I’ll say, ‘Hey baby, how ya doing?’ I will never call him the supreme leader.”edit
Abandoned“Iran cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon and, under a Trump administration, will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.”edit
In progress“We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country, and that’s what they’re doing.”edit
CompleteDirect the secretary of the treasury to label China a currency manipulator.edit
CompleteInstruct the U.S. trade representative to bring trade cases against China, both here and at the World Trade Organization. If necessary, apply tariffs against China consistent with Section 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.edit
AbandonedAdopt a “zero tolerance policy” for Chinese hackers and those who steal American intellectual property and ideas.edit
CompleteCrack down on China’s “lax labor and environmental standards.”edit
CompleteImmediately ask the generals to present a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy the Islamic State.edit
In progressFrequently use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.”edit
Not startedCall an international conference focused on how to halt the spread of the “hateful ideology of Radical Islam.”edit
In progressAllow Russia to deal with the Islamic State in Syria and/or work with Putin to wipe out shared enemies.edit
AbandonedWork with allies to cut off funding to the Islamic State, expand intelligence sharing and use cyberwarfare to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting. Work closely with NATO and “our Arab allies and friends in the Middle East.” Partner with Israel, King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi and “all others who recognize this ideology of death that must be extinguished.”edit
Abandoned“Bomb the s--- out of ISIS” and “knock them out.” Also bomb oil fields controlled by the Islamic State, then seize the oil and give the profits to military veterans who were wounded while fighting.edit
In progressTarget and kill the relatives of suspected terrorists.edit
Not startedShut down parts of the Internet so that Islamic State terrorists cannot use it to recruit American children.edit
Not startedBring back waterboarding, and use interrogation techniques that are “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”edit
Not startedEstablish a Commission on Radical Islam that will include “reformist voices in the Muslim community” and will identify the warning signs of radicalization, educate the American public and develop protocol for police officers, federal investigators and immigration screeners.edit
In progressTemporarily ban most foreign Muslims from entering the United States “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Allow exceptions for dignitaries, business people, athletes and others who have “proven” themselves.edit
CompleteTemporarily suspend “immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism.” Order the Department of State, Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to develop a list of regions and countries to include.edit
Not startedCreate an ideological screening test for all immigration applicants with the goal of keeping “radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country.”edit
Not startedHeavily surveil mosques in the United States.edit
Not startedEncourage Muslim communities to “cooperate with law enforcement and turn in the people who they know are bad — and they do know where they are.”edit
AbandonedDeport those “who are guests in our country that are preaching hate.”edit
In progressAggressively investigate and charge anyone who lends material support to terrorism.edit
Not started“Our administration will be a friend to all moderate Muslim reformers in the Middle East, and will amplify their voices. This includes speaking out against the horrible practice of honor killings.”edit
In progress“If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’s ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened.”edit
In progressBar Syrian refugees from entering the country and kick out any who are already living here, as they might be “the ultimate Trojan horse.”edit
AbandonedCreate a database of Syrian refugees.edit
AbandonedSet up safe zones in Syria and then force wealthy Persian Gulf nations such as Saudi Arabia to pick up the bill. “They’re gonna put up all the money. We’re not gonna put up money. We’re gonna lead it and we’ll do a great a job. But we’re gonna get the Gulf states to put up the money.”edit
CompleteDo not admit any refugees without the support of the local community where they will be placed.edit
Not startedGut, if not eliminate, the Environmental Protection Agency.edit
In progressRescind all environmental executive actions signed by Obama.edit
In progressEliminate “intrusive” regulations, along with “any regulation that is outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers, or contrary to the national interest.” Eliminate duplication in regulations, deferring to local officials and residents. Remove the “draconian barriers” to allow energy infrastructure projects and development to proceed.edit
CompleteEliminate the Clean Water Rule that defines the ”waters of the United States” and gives added protection to tributaries that impact the health of downstream waters.edit
CompleteScrap the Clean Power Plan, which reduces the amount of carbon pollution from power plants, to save the country $7.2 billion per year.edit
CompleteOppose a carbon tax on fossil fuels use that could be used to reverse damage to the environment caused by the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.edit
In progressRevoke restrictions on new drilling technologies and support “safe hydraulic fracturing” to create “millions of jobs.” Lease more federal land for drilling, including “vast areas of our offshore energy resources.”edit
CompleteEase federal regulations on coal mining to revive the industry. Eliminate Obama’s moratorium on new leases for coal mined from federal lands.edit
In progressTreat climate change as a “hoax”.edit
In progressCancel all funding for domestic and international climate change programs, which he estimates would total $100 billion over two terms. Spend that money on domestic infrastructure projects.edit
In progressPull out of the Paris Agreement, which was recently signed by 196 countries pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.edit
Not startedBecome the world’s dominant leader in energy production. Attain “complete American energy independence” so that the United States is no longer dependent on foreign oil.edit
CompleteLower energy prices for consumers.edit
CompleteAsk TransCanada to renew its permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline so that it can be approved.edit
Not started“Unleash an energy revolution that will bring vast new wealth to our country.” Create at least a half million jobs a year, prompting a more than $30 billion increase in annual wages over seven years. Use the revenue from energy production to rebuild roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure.edit
Not startedRestore and protect the Florida Everglades, even though it’s a “rough-looking sight down there.”edit
AbandonedEnsure the country has “absolutely crystal clear and clean water” and “beautiful, immaculate air.”edit
In progressSpur the spending of $1 trillion in public and private dollars on infrastructure projects over 10 years. Invest in “transportation, clean water, a modern and reliable electricity grid, telecommunications, security infrastructure, and other pressing domestic infrastructure needs” without adding to the national debt.edit
Not startedNegotiate rates for these projects that are one-third of what the United States is currently paying. “Cut wasteful spending on boondoggles” by streamlining the permit and approval processes.edit
AbandonedProvide tax incentives to encourage public-private partnerships.edit
Not startedEmploy incentive-based contracting to ensure projects are on time and on budget.edit
CompleteTriple funding for revolving loan fund programs to help states and local governments upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.edit
In progressCreate “thousands of new jobs in construction, steel manufacturing, and other sectors” to carry out this work [upgrade water infrastructure].edit
In progressModernize airports and air traffic control systems. Reform the Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration to reduce wait times and hassle for travelers.edit
In progressLook to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who championed the interstate highway system, for inspiration.edit
Abandoned“Drain the swamp” in Washington and “cut our ties with the failed politicians of the past.”edit
CompletePropose a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress, limiting House members to three terms, or six years, and senators to two terms, or 12 years.edit
CompleteInstitute a five-year ban on White House and congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave office.edit
In progressInstitute a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.edit
AbandonedBan foreign lobbyists from raising money for American elections.edit
CompleteAppoint an attorney general who will reform the Department of Justice “like it was necessary after Watergate.”edit
Not started“Lock her up.” Instruct the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s “situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception.”edit
In progress“Ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally.”edit
CompleteLimit the influence of the Department of Education and give more control to local school districts. The department might also see a major budget cut.edit
Not startedGet rid of Common Core because it’s “a disaster” and a “very bad thing.”edit
In progress“Be the nation’s biggest cheerleader for school choice,” use the “pulpit of the presidency” to campaign for expanded school choice in all 50 states and support the election of local, state and federal officials who agree.edit
In progressAllow families to redirect their share of education spending to a private, charter, magnet, religious or homeschool. Provide $20 billion in federal funding to establish block grants that states could use to help children in low-income families enroll at private and charter schools.edit
In progressSupport merit pay for teachers.edit
In progressExpand vocational and technical training programs.edit
AbandonedTake away federal tax breaks and other perks from colleges and universities that do not make “a good faith effort” to reduce the cost of tuition and the amount of student debt.edit
In progress“Make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.”edit
In progressPush universities to spend their “multibillion-dollar endowments” on tuition, student life and student housing.edit
Not startedCap repayment of federal student loans at 12.5 percent of a person’s discretionary income and forgive any remaining balance after 15 years.edit
In progressReduce or end the government’s role in student loans.edit
In progressEnsure that jobs are waiting for high school and college graduates.edit
AbandonedRewrite the tax code to allow parents to fully deduct child-care expenses for up to four children and elderly dependents.edit
In progressCreate Dependent Care Savings Accounts and provide matching funds for low-income families.edit
CompleteAdd incentives for employers that offer on-site child care to employees.edit
Not startedGuarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave by amending the conditions of unemployment insurance employers are required to carry.edit
In progress“Every action I take, I will ask myself: Does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child in America?”edit
Not startedRebuild and fix inner cities, especially Detroit. “The inner cities are unbelievably dangerous. The education is no good, the safety is horrible, and there are no jobs. And I tell everybody: ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ I’m going to fix it.”edit
In progressQuickly end inner-city violence. “I’ll be able to make sure that when you walk down the street in your inner city, or wherever you are, you’re not gonna be shot. Your child isn’t gonna be shot.”edit
In progressCreate “jobs and opportunities for African Americans and Hispanic Americans.”edit
In progressReduce the number of people receiving welfare.edit
In progress“And at the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get over 95 percent of the African American vote. I promise you. Because I will produce.”edit
In progress“The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20, 2017, safety will be restored.” “Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced.”edit
In progressStop the surge of violent crime and homicides in Chicago within “one week.”edit
In progress“Dismantle every last criminal gang and cartel threatening our cities; they are not going to be here very long, folks. They’re gonna be out of here.”edit
Not startedImmediately stop the killing of police officers. “It’s going to stop, okay? It’s going to stop. We’re going to be law and order. It’s going to stop.”edit
Not startedSign an executive order calling for the death penalty for anyone found guilty of killing a police officer.edit
In progressProvide more funding for police training.edit
Not startedEnsure that firefighters are not shot at when they are responding to a fire.edit
Not startedExpand the use of “stop and frisk,” which worked “incredibly well” in New York.edit
AbandonedEncourage profiling and targeting “people that maybe look suspicious.”edit
Complete“The police and the law enforcement in this country — I will never ever let them down, just remember that.”edit
CompletePick Supreme Court justices who are “really great legal scholars,” opposed to abortion and fans of the Second Amendment. Select a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia from a list of more than 20 contenders that has already been released.edit
Abandoned“If I become president, we’re all going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”edit
AbandonedGet rid of the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits tax-exempt organizations like churches from formally endorsing or opposing political candidates.edit
In progressSign the First Amendment Defense Act if it passes Congress. [The legislation would prevent any federal agency from denying a tax exemption, grant, contract, license or certification to an individual, association or business that discriminates against gays.]edit
In progress“We will be one people under one God.”edit
Not startedDefund Planned Parenthood and reallocate its funding to community health centers.edit
In progressSign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which antiabortion activists say a fetus can feel pain.edit
In progressMake the Hyde Amendment permanent [which bans the use of federal dollars for abortion, except in the case of rape, incest or a threat to the mother’s life].edit
Not startedOn the first day in office, get rid of gun-free zones at military bases, recruiting centers and, in some cases, schools. These zones are like “target practice for the sickos and for the mentally ill.”edit
AbandonedUse “common sense” to fix the mental health system to prevent mass shootings. Expand treatment programs and reform laws to make it easier to take preventive action.edit
CompleteRescind Obama’s executive actions related to gun control.edit
In progressArm more of the “good guys” who can reduce the severity of mass shootings. Get rid of bans on certain types of guns and magazines so that “good, honest people” can own the guns of their choice.edit
AbandonedFix the background check system used when purchasing guns to ensure states are properly uploading criminal and health records.edit
In progressAllow concealed-carry permits to be recognized in all 50 states.edit
AbandonedImpose a minimum sentence of five years in federal prison for any violent felon who commits a crime using a gun, with no chance for parole or early release.edit
Not startedExpand programs like Project Exile [a federal program started in Virginia in 1997 that locked up criminals possessing illegal guns for years in federal prisons far from their homes.]edit
In progress“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.”edit
In progress“Open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.”edit
AbandonedOppose the killing of journalists. “I hate some of these people, but I would never kill them.”edit
AbandonedStop AT&T from buying Time Warner, the parent company of CNN. Federal antitrust regulators would have to review and approve that type of merger.edit
Complete“It’s time to reject the political and media elite that’s bled our country dry.”edit
In progressFix the rigged system.edit
AbandonedSue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct or assault. “All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”edit
AbandonedSue the New York Times for publishing accusations from women who say Trump groped them.edit
AbandonedReopen Trump University.edit
CompleteEnsure that Iowa continues to host the nation’s first presidential nominating contest.edit
In progressBoost American agriculture by lessening environmental regulations and ensuring family farms aren’t double taxed.edit
Not startedPush federal regulators to increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s gasoline supply.edit
Not started“I will take care of women, and I have great respect for women. I do cherish women, and I will take care of women.”edit
Not startedChange the new name of North America’s tallest mountain back to Mount McKinley.edit
AbandonedProvide more funding for drug treatment, especially for heroin addicts. “We are going to work very hard with medical professionals to take care of those people that are so badly addicted.”edit
Not startedFully protect Social Security benefits.edit
Complete“The whole psyche [of the United States] will change” on Election Day.edit
Abandoned“Whether you vote for me or not, I’m with you. I will never ever let you down.”edit
Abandoned“I will give you everything.”edit
Abandoned“I pledge to protect and defend all Americans who live inside of our borders. Wherever they come from, wherever they were born, all Americans living here and following our laws will be protected. America will be a tolerant and open society.”edit
In progressBe a cheerleader for America and bring the country’s spirit back. “Bring us all together as Americans. We’re living in a divided nation. We’re living in a very divided nation. We’re going to be brought together.”edit
In progressBring back the American Dream. “Take the brand of the United States and make it great again.”edit
In progress“We will start winning again and winning like you’ve never seen before.”edit
In progress“Together we will make American wealthy and prosperous again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again.”edit