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'Turn around and leave' If Not Properly Welcomed in a Foreign Country

"They have pictures of other leaders who are … coming down with a beautiful red carpet. And Obama is coming down a metal staircase... I’ve got to tell you, if that were me, I would say, ‘You know what, folks, I respect you a lot but close the doors, let's get out of here."
- Trump remarks in Brook Park, OH, September 2016

From the statements given, improper welcomes could include no red carpet, not being met by leaders at the airport, and nondescript or plain jet ramps.

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Agency Review to Decrease Size of Goverment

"Decrease the size of our already bloated government after a thorough agency review."

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Allow Communities to Reject Settlement of Refugees

"A Trump administration will not admit any refugees without the support of the local community." 
- Trump speech in Sterling Height, MI, November 2016

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Allow Legal Immigration Based on Merit

"I want people to come in. I want tremendous numbers of people to come in... And we’re going to have that big, beautiful door in the wall. But you know what? They have to come in through a process. They have to come in legally." 

"And we’ll have merit involved, too. Wouldn’t it be nice if we went a little bit on the merit system? We take people that are really going to help us to grow our country?" 

- Donald Trump speech, Florida, November 2016

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Bolster the U.S. Military Presence in the East and South China Seas

"Strengthen our negotiating position by lowering our corporate tax rate to keep American companies and jobs here at home, attacking our debt and deficit so China cannot use financial blackmail against us, and bolstering the U.S. military presence in the East and South China Seas to discourage Chinese adventurism."

- Trump's U.S. - China Trade Relationship Action Plan

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Build The Wall

As part of the End Illegal Immigration Act:

"Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one. Mexico will pay for the wall."

"Fully-[fund] 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."

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Cancel All Federal Funding to Sanctuary Cities

"on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:
... THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities"

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

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Cancel Executive Orders Issued by Obama

"[O]n the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:
FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama;"

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

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Create a Task Force On Violent Crime

As part of the 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."

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Create an Ideological Screening Test for Incoming Immigrants

As part of the Restoring National Security Act: "[Establish] new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values"

"In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test. The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today.

In addition to screening out all members or sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles – or who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law.

Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted for immigration into the country.

Only those who we expect to flourish in our country – and to embrace a tolerant American society – should be issued visas." 

- Donald Trump speech in Youngstown, OH, August, 2016

Current U.S. naturalization law requires adherence to “the principles of the Constitution of the United States” and rejects advocates of a variety of ideological positions, and those with proclivities, in the judgment of immigration officials, to commit various crimes.

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Deport All Illegal Immigrants

"[O]n the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:
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FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back;"

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

"Move criminal aliens out day one, in joint operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement. We will terminate the Obama administration’s deadly, non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets."

- Position Statement

"One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, all of the bad ones -- we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out. We're going to get them out; we're going to secure the border. And once the border is secured, at a later date, we'll make a determination as to the rest. "

- Donald Trump, Third Presidential Debate, Oct 2016

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Deport Syrian Refugees

"I hear we want to take in 200,000 Syrians. And they could be - listen, they could be ISIS... I'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if I win, if I win, they're going back." 
- Trump speech, October 2015

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Dismantle All Criminal Gangs

"We will stop illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens and dismantle every last criminal gang and cartel threatening our cities." 
- Trump speech in Sarasota, FL, November 2016

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Dismantle Dodd-Frank Financial Reforms

"Dodd-Frank is a very negative force, which has developed a very bad name."
- Donald Trump Reuters interview, May 2016

Dodd-Frank is a package of financial reforms put in place by Congress after the 2007-2009 financial crisis that Republicans in Congress wish to repeal.

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Eliminate Individual Insurance Mandate

"Our elected representatives must eliminate the individual mandate. No person should be required to buy insurance unless he or she wants to."

- Policy Position

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Eliminate the Waters of The U.S. Rule

"Eliminate our most intrusive regulations, like the Waters of The U.S. Rule."

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Eliminate Wasteful Regulations

"Ask all Department heads to submit a list of every wasteful and unnecessary regulation which kills jobs, and which does not improve public safety, and eliminate them."

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End Common Core

As part of the 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."

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Impose Tariffs on Chinese Imports

"The only power that we have with China, is massive trade... I would do a tariff, yes — and they do it to us.... I would do a tax. and the tax, let me tell you what the tax should be … the tax should be 45 percent" 
- Donald Trump interview with The New York Times, January 2016

"The 45 percent is a threat that if they don't behave, if they don't follow the rules and regulations so that we can have it equal on both sides, we will tax you. It doesn't have to be 45, it could be less. But it has to be something because our country and our trade and our deals and most importantly our jobs are going to hell." 
- Donald Trump at the Republican Debate, March 2016

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Increase the U.S. Navy to 350 Ships

"Rebuild the U.S. Navy toward a goal of 350 ships, as the bipartisan National Defense Panel has recommended."

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Increase Use of Nationwide E-verify System

"This simple measure will protect jobs for unemployed Americans." 
- Trump immigration plan, August 2015

"We will ensure that E-verify is used to the fullest extent possible under existing law, and will work with Congress to strengthen and expand its use across the country."
- Trump Speech, Phoenix, AZ, August 2016

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Initiate an Investigation Into Voter Fraud

On January 25th, 2017, Trump tweeted the following:

His calls for an investigation are based in the assertion that there was widespread voter fraud during the 2016 election, but he provided no evidence to support that assertion.

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Invest $20 Billion Towards School Choice

As part of the School Choice And Education Opportunity Act:

"Immediately add an additional federal investment of $20 billion towards school choice. This will be done by reprioritizing existing federal dollars.

Give states the option to allow these funds to follow the student to the public or private school they attend. Distribution of this grant will favor states that have private school choice, magnet schools and charter laws, encouraging them to participate.

Establish the national goal of providing school choice to every one of the 11 million school aged children living in poverty.

If the states collectively contribute another $110 billion of their own education budgets toward school choice, on top of the $20 billion in federal dollars, that could provide $12,000 in school choice funds to every K-12 student who today lives in poverty."

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Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

"Do I love anything about it? No. I think it's important, number one, that we keep a presence there and ideally a presence of pretty much what they're talking about -- 5,000 soldiers..."
- Donald Trump statement, October 2015

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Lift Restrictions on Production of Fossil Fuels

"I will begin taking the following seven actions to protect American workers:
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FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal."

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

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Modernize the Veterans Administration

"Make the VA great again by firing the corrupt and incompetent VA executives who let our veterans down, by modernizing the VA, and by empowering the doctors and nurses to ensure our veterans receive the best care available in a timely manner."

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Promote Death Penalty for Killing Police Personnel

"One of the first things I'd do in terms of executive orders, if I win, will be to sign a strong, strong statement that will go out to the country, out to the world, that anybody killing a policeman, a policewoman, a police officer, anybody killing a police officer: Death penalty is going to happen, okay?"
- Donald Trump speech, Portsmouth, NH, December 2015

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Reform the Department of Justice

"I will appoint an attorney general who will reform the Department of Justice like it was necessary after Watergate. My attorney general will restore the integrity of the Department of Justice, which has been severely questioned."
- Trump speech in Herndon, VA, October, 2016

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Refuse the Standard Presidential Salary

"No, I’m not gonna take the salary. I’m not taking it."
- Donald Trump interview on 60 Minutes, November 2016

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Renegotiate Iran Nuclear Disarmament Deal

"When I am elected president, I will renegotiate with Iran — right after I enable the immediate release of our American prisoners and ask Congress to impose new sanctions that stop Iran from having the ability to sponsor terrorism around the world.

In fact, if I am elected, I am sure the prisoners will be released before my taking office."

- Donald Trump, USA Today Article, September 2015

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Renegotiate or Withdraw from NAFTA

"I will begin taking the following seven actions to protect American workers:
FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205;"

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

"I am going to renegotiate NAFTA. And if I can't make a great deal -- then we're going to terminate NAFTA and we're going to create new deals. We're going to have trade, but we're going -- we're going to terminate it, we're going to make a great trade deal."

- Donald Trump, Third Presidential Debate, Oct 2016

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Repeal Johnson Amendment

"t this moment, I would like to thank the evangelical community who have been so good to me and so supportive. You have so much to contribute to our politics, yet our laws prevent you from speaking your minds from your own pulpits.

An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson, many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. I am going to work very hard to repeal that language and protect free speech for all Americans." 
- Trump RNC Acceptance Speech, July 2016

The "Johnson Amendment" bars tax-exempt charitable groups, which the Internal Revenue Service calls “section 501(c)(3) organizations,” from endorsing candidates and getting involved in political campaigns. Because churches fall under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code, the ban applies to them as well.

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Replace ACA with Health Savings Accounts

As part of the Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act:

"Repeal and replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)."

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Retain Guantánamo Bay Military Prison

"As far as Guantánamo is concerned, I want to make sure, 100 percent sure, that if we’re going to release people, No. 1 they are going to be people that can be released and it’s going to be safe to release them. We have plenty of bad ones out there, and I would use them for that.”
- Donald Trump interview with the Miami Herald, 

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Review All U.S. Cyber Defenses and Vulnerabilities

"Order an immediate review of all U.S. cyber defenses and vulnerabilities, including critical infrastructure, by a Cyber Review Team of individuals from the military, law enforcement, and the private sector.

  • The Cyber Review Team will provide specific recommendations for safeguarding different entities with the best defense technologies tailored to the likely threats, and will followed up regularly at various Federal agencies and departments.
  • The Cyber Review Team will establish detailed protocols and mandatory cyber awareness training for all government employees while remaining current on evolving methods of cyber-attack."

- Trump policy statement

"Whether it is our government, organizations, associations or businesses we need to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks. I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office."
- Donald Trump statement at the conclusion of the meeting with Intelligence Community leaders, January 2017

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Scrap the Clean Power Plan

"We will also scrap the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan which the government estimates will cost $7.2 billion a year."

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Strengthen and Expand Nuclear Capabilities

In late December, 2016, @realDonaldTrump posted the following Tweet:

Trump has made sweeping statements in the past about using nuclear weapons, but nothing until this Tweet about specific actions regarding maintaining the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

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Triple the Number of ICE Agents

"Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties. 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."

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