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"Readjust" Involvement in NATO

"What I'm saying is NATO is obsolete. NATO is -- is obsolete and it's extremely expensive for the United States, disproportionately so. And we should readjust NATO." 
- Donald Trump, ABC News interview, June 2016

SANGER: "My point here is, Can the members of NATO, including the new members in the Baltics, count on the United States to come to their military aid if they were attacked by Russia? And count on us fulfilling our obligations ——"

TRUMP: "Have they fulfilled their obligations to us? If they fulfill their obligations to us, the answer is yes."

- Trump New York Times interview, July 2016

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Allow States to Legalize Marijuana

"In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state-by-state."

- Trump speech in Reno, NV, October 2016

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Conditionally Withdraw Troops from Asia

"South Korea is a money machine but they pay us peanuts ... South Korea should pay us very substantially for protecting them."
-Donald Trump, Interview with Wolf Blitzer, 2016

"We are better off frankly if South Korea is going to start protecting itself ... they have to protect themselves or they have to pay us."
- Donald Trump, Interview with Anderson Cooper, March 2016

 

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Direct the Creation of Joint Task Forces for Cyber Threat Response

"Instruct the U.S. Department of Justice to create Joint Task Forces throughout the U.S. to coordinate Federal, State, and local law enforcement responses to cyber threats."

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Dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation

"The Foundation has done enormous good works over the years in contributing millions of dollars to countless worthy groups, including supporting veterans, law enforcement officers and children... However, to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as President I have decided to continue to pursue my strong interest in philanthropy in other ways." 
- Trump statement, December 2016

In October 2016, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman directed the Donald J. Trump Foundation to stop taking donations, saying the foundation violated state law requiring charitable organizations that solicit outside donations to register with a state office. A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office said in December 2016 that Trump cannot shutter the foundation while the investigation is ongoing.

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Eliminate Most Corporate Tax Expenditures

"The Trump Plan... eliminates most corporate tax expenditures except for the Research and Development credit."

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Eliminate National Debt in 8 Years

"We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt....  I would say over a period of eight years.... The power is trade. Our deals are so bad."

- Donald Trump interview with Bob Woodward, April 2016

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Increase Treatment for Drug Addicts

"It’s very hard to get out of the addiction of heroin. We’re going to work with them, we’re going to spend the money, we’re going to get that habit broken." - Donald Trump, Columbus, OH town hall, August 2016

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Introduce Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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6. Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act. Allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivizes employers to provide on-site childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Introduce American Energy & Infrastructure Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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3. American Energy & Infrastructure Act. Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years. It is revenue neutral."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Introduce Clean up Corruption in Washington Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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10. Clean up Corruption in Washington Act. Enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Introduce End Illegal Immigration Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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7. End Illegal Immigration Act Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Introduce End The Offshoring Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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2. End The Offshoring Act Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Introduce Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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5. Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act. Fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Introduce Restoring Community Safety Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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8. Restoring Community Safety Act. Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Introduce Restoring National Security Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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9. Restoring National Security Act. Rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Introduce School Choice And Education Opportunity Act

"I will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of my Administration:
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4. School Choice And Education Opportunity Act. Redirects education dollars to gives parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable."

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Label China a Currency Manipulator

"I will begin taking the following seven actions to protect American workers:
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THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator;"

- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016

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Maintain an Average 3.5% GDP Growth

"Boost growth to 3.5 percent per year on average, with the potential to reach a 4 percent growth rate."

- Position Statement

" And we're bringing GDP from, really, 1 percent, which is what it is now, and if she got in, it will be less than zero. But we're bringing it from 1 percent up to 4 percent. And I actually think we can go higher than 4 percent. I think you can go to 5 percent or 6 percent."

- Donald Trump, Third Presidential Debate, Oct 2016

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Make Clean Water a High Priority

"Make clean water a high priority. Develop a long-term water infrastructure plan with city, state and federal leaders to upgrade aging water systems. Triple funding for state revolving loan fund programs to help states and local governments upgrade critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure."

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Move U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Interview with David Brody, January 18th 2016:

David Brody: "Israel, I know you’ve been talking to the Republican Jewish Coalition about this, it’s a tier-A issue for Evangelicals as it relates to support for Israel. What about this whole embassy question? This idea that the embassy is in Tel Aviv… Cruz and Rubio…"

Donald Trump: "And they want it in Jerusalem. Well I am for that one hundred percent. We are for that one- hundred percent."

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Preserve Medicaid

"Save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts. Have to do it. Get rid of the fraud. Get rid of the waste and abuse, but save it. People have been paying it for years. And now many of these candidates want to cut it. You save it by making the United States, by making us rich again, by taking back all of the money that's being lost." 
- Donald Trump Presidential Announcement Speech, June 2015

When asked in a January 2017 interview whether he intends to cut benefits for Medicare as part of his plan, Trump said “no.”

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Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

"The minimum wage has to go up. People are — at least $10, but it has to go up. But I think that states — federal — I think that states should really call the shot." 
- Trump press conference, July 2016

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Repeal ACA Tax on Investment Income and AMT

As part of the Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act:

"The 3.8 percent Obamacare tax on investment income will be repealed, as will the alternative minimum tax."

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Repeal Most Estate Taxes

"The Trump Plan will repeal the death tax, but capital gains held until death and valued over $10 million will be subject to tax to exempt small businesses and family farms. To prevent abuse, contributions of appreciated assets into a private charity established by the decedent or the decedent’s relatives will be disallowed."

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Represent All Americans

"I will be a president for all of our people... I would be a president for all of the people. African-Americans, the inner cities...." 
- Donald Trump, Second Presidential Debate, Oct 2016

"My message tonight is for all Americans, from all parties, all beliefs, all walks of life. No matter your age, your income, your background, I am asking you to join this incredible movement. I am asking you to dream big and bold and daring things for your country. I am asking you to believe in yourself, and I am asking you to believe again in America." 
- Donald Trump Victory Rally in Des Moines, Iowa, December 2016

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Restructure Tax Brackets

As part of the Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act:

"The Trump Plan will collapse the current seven tax brackets to three brackets. The rates and breakpoints are as shown below. Low-income Americans will have an effective income tax rate of 0. The tax brackets are similar to those in the House GOP tax blueprint.

  • Brackets & Rates for Married-Joint filers:
  • Less than $75,000: 12%
  • More than $75,000 but less than $225,000: 25%
  • More than $225,000: 33%

*Brackets for single filers are ½ of these amounts"

Individuals who are single and earn less than $25,000 per year will not owe any federal income taxes, along with married couples who jointly earn less than $50,000 per year. Trump estimates that this will help 75 million households. But there is one catch: These workers will still need to send a one-page form to the IRS stating: "I win."

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Simplify Tax Forms

As part of the Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act:

"The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified."

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Use U.S. Steel in New and Repaired Pipelines

"The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with all relevant executive departments and agencies, shall develop a plan under which all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired, or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States, including portions of pipelines, use materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law."
- Presidential Memorandum, January 24th, 2017

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