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Background

Experience

U.S. President (2016 - present); Businessman; Television personality; Author; CEO, The Trump Organization; Chairman,Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Inc.

Family
Married; Children: 5
Education
BS Economics/Real Estate, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, PA.
Home Address
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?
Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government limit certain firearm purchases to residents over age twenty-one?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the U.S. join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should the federal government increase subsidies for nuclear energy to bring them into line with subsidies for other energy sources with low greenhouse emissions, such as wind and solar?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?

Health Care

Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

VOTING RECORD

2018

Crime and Public Safety

S 139 (2018) - Extends so-called "section 702" surveillance by the NSA under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. - Signed
S 756 (2018) - Makes various reforms to the criminal justice system, such as mandating de-escalation training for correctional officers, improving feminine hygiene for prisoners, and adding more leniency to sentences for non-violent offenders. - Signed

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HR 195 (2018) - Stopped a federal government shutdown by funding the government through February 8, 2018. This bill also extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. This bill does not include an extension of the immigration program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or any other immigration-related policy. - Signed
S 2155 (2018) - Eases some of the financial regulations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. - Signed

Social Issues

HR 2 (2018) - "Farm bill" that authorizes a variety of agriculutral programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  The final version of this bill did not include stricter work requirements for SNAP, as originally proposed.  The bill also legalizes industrial hemp. - Signed
2017

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HR 1 (2017) - Reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, reduces the individual income tax rate for high earners from 39.6% to 37%, increases the income threshold to qualify for the alternative minimum tax, and repeals the mandate to purchase health insurance. - Signed
HR 1370 (2017) - Stopped a federal government shutdown by funding the government through January 19, 2018. - Signed
S J Res 34 (2017) - Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information. - Signed
S J Res 34 (2017) - Overtuns a rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requires all internet browsing and app usage data be subject to the same privacy requirements as private personal information.  The FCC rule is stricter than previous regulations, which had various privacy requirements depending on the sensitivity of the online information. - Signed

Health Care

S 114 (2017) - Continues the Veterans Choice Program, which pays for veterans to use private health care providers instead of the VA. - Signed
H J Res 43 (2017) - Allows states to withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood. - Signed

Social Issues

H J Res 42 (2017) - Effectively allows states to drug test anybody claiming unemployment benefits or food stamps. - Signed

Campaign Finances

Raised: $97,852,465
Individual Contributions: 36% ($35,035,891)
Party Contributions: 0% ($0)
PAC Contributions: 0% ($12,605)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 64% ($62,803,969)
Spent: $64,701,975

Reporting Date: March 31, 2019

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COMMENTS

Diana Scribner
- Peoria

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:48pm

A staunch Trump supporter, I am disappointed that Pres. Trump has not used his pen to take the congress off their made-up health care and put them all on Obama Care. I don't think they have any idea of what this health care mess is doing to our middle class.

William Edwards
- Plainville

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:19pm

I have voted in Indiana all my life (70 yrs old now) and NEVER have I seen a candidate so vulnerable as is Joe Donnely. All the President has to do is have one HUGE rally in Ind...just like he did the shrewd thing in the Primary by inviting Bobby Knight) which I fought hard for your people to do.
THAT IS ALL!

John Smith
- Somerville

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 8:18am

I would like to let the you know that there are many supporters that have not voiced their support. Most are in rural communities like the one I grew up in. They are not the type of people that grandstand for publicity. Please keep these folks in mind as you serve our great country. I personally would like to thank you for all you have already done and support you to the fullest. Stay strong on your beliefs and true to your destiny because I believe what ever happens it was meant to be. Our lives are guided by strength that man will never understand and you are a guiding light for America.

Margret Allen
- Ottawa

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:57am

I am commenting from far away. If I understand this correctly, you have a White Supremacist Group and for the sake of clarification, a Non-White Supremacist Group. The Non-White Supremacists are tearing down the White Supremacists' historic statues and symbols, like the statue of the world-famous General Lee that has been in Charlottesville for over 100 years. The White Supremacists have not destroyed statues of the Non-White Supremacists so far. I understand further that the White Supremacists applied and got a permit to march in protest against the removal of their beloved statue, and the Non-White Supremacists confronted them without a permit from the City to do so with weapons. If my premise is right, then what strikes me most grievously in this are two things:

1. The total lack of democracy in a decision that seems to be so important to people. A couple of city Councillors decided to remove a statue of the people without consulting the people? Why did the mayor of Charlottesville (if the statue was a municipal statue), or whoever had jurisdiction over the statue, not simply have a vote when he saw that this decision would be highly controversial? Then the majority vote would have decided the issue and the minority would simply have had to go along with it. Remember that democracy is defined as the greatest possible good for the greatest possible number of people. The greatest possible good for the fewest possible people is the definition of tyranny.

2. Secondly, WHY did the police allow the illegal Non-White Supremacists march to go ahead with weapons to confront a legal protest? Why could the City of Charlottesville not have granted them a permit to march the day before or after the White Supremacists were allowed to march? From my vantage point far away from America, the blame for the death of the beautiful young girl and all those who were injured lies squarely on the shoulders of the mayor of the city and his Council.

In that sense, I believe your President is quite right---and very brave to say to the people: The Emperor wears no clothes, when those taken in want him to say that the Emperor does wear the most beautiful clothes. Are we, who are dispassionate observers from afar wrong in this? Is there something we overlook? History has catapulted young America, unfortunately perhaps, into the leadership of the Free World. You have elected a President to lead the USA and the Free World. Support him! Do not give in to hatred by tearing down your statues. That is what the Taliban did because monuments left to us thousands of years ago were not Islamic. Honour your ancestors and your history, even if by today's standards they appear to have been wrong. Everything else seems treason to us. God bless you all over there in America!

John Snow
- iron river

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 5:28pm

Mr Trump, Why not threaten China that if they don't eliminate North Korea's Nukes and missile sites, then USA will arm South Korea with Nukes..............China won't stand for that...........thus it should push the issue with N. Korea.

RALPH OMEANY SR.
- HOFFMAN ESTATES

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 6:54am

Judicial Watch Item:

Judicial Watch: 'Special Counsel Mueller's Investigation is Out of Control,' DOJ 'Should Shut It Down'

By Annabel Scott | July 6, 2017 | 12:02 PM EDT

Judicial Watch President Tom

Fitton. (Screenshot: FNC)

(CNSNews.com) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump 2016 campaign and the firing of FBI Director James Comey is “out of control” and should be “shut down” by the Department of Justice, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

On Twitter, July 2, Fitton said, “Special Counsel Muller’s investigation is out of control” and “DOJ should shut it down.”

On July 5, Fitton tweeted, “At least seven of the 15 lawyers Mueller has brought on to the special counsel team have donated to Dem candidates.”

Also, during a July 3 interview on Fox’s Happening Now, Fitton said, “This is the twelfth -- my count is 14 or 15 -- lawyers they have working on this one investigation to investigate what? An employment dispute between [former FBI Director] Comey and the president? Paul Manafort’s filing of a document or General Flynn’s filing of a document?”

“I don’t understand what this investigation is about,” said Fitton.

Mueller, appointed to lead an investigation into the possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, has put together a team of 15 lawyers to take on the case.

Robert Mueller, a former FBI director and a friend of fired FBI Director James Comey. (PoliticsUSA)

“In terms of government corruption and constitutionality, there are real concerns with how the office is operating,” Fitton continued. “Too many lawyers searching for a crime that there is no predicate for.”

Fitton also pointed out that in addition to the special counsel’s lack of accountability, Mueller has appointed an alarming number of Democratic donors to his team.

“You have all these Democrat donors,” said Fitton. “Are there any Trump donors on the team that Mr. Mueller has hired?”

“You have this appointment of a special counsel who has no day-to-day supervision from a constitutional officer,” he said. “There is no accountability.”

Fitton also made it clear that he is not against a special counsel, but he believes it must be done constitutionally.

“You might be able to have a special counsel or someone designated to do the work but they have to be answerable in a more direct way to the appointee of the Justice Department, which is subject to Senate confirmation,” Fitton explained.

“I want a constitutional special counsel, and if that means going back and reworking the regulations and getting rid of Mueller, so be it,” said Fitton.

PAUL REDDY
- SAN ANTONIO

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:16am

Enough is enough. STOP THE TWEETS. I voted for you, and I am for you, but the tweets have got to stop.

Robert Bordelon
- mansura

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:53am

First off, HappyBirthday President Trump. After seeing the shooting of the 14th, I do think its time to shoot back andmake life miserable for these Dumb Dems. So tired of hearing about Russia on FAKE NEWS, I do not watch any longer, Clinton News network, Cbs, Msnbc,etc "FAKE news" Instead of putting up with these dumbasses,investigation on top of investigation, Its time to Make life hard for these people, CLEAN out Washington and get rid of the trash! Time to put MacCain, Peloski,Shumer ,Waters etc in their place!!!!! Thanks, A FIRM SUPORTER!!!

Michael Van Horn
- The Woodlands

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:43am

Dear President Trump,
The Republican leadership is once again betraying those who elected them with a CR Budget that doesn't fund the wall or increase military spending but does fund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood and everything else Democrats demand. We were told in 2009..."If we had control of the House we can stop Democrat legislation" and they didn't. In 2011 we were told..."If we had control the House and Senate we can stop Democrat legislation" and when it came to using the power of the purse the Republican leadership once again kowtowed to the Democrats. In 2015 we were told "If we had control of the House, Senate and Presidency we will repeal and replace Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood, increase military spending and build the wall" and again we see the Republican leadership falling in lockstep with the Democrats desires. Mr President, how much betrayal do we need to see before realizing that the Republican leadership are just Democrats in action but not words. I encourage you to do everything in your power to change out the Republican leadership with true conservatives and patriots who have the good of our country at priority one. I supported you and all the Republican Senators and Representatives who were up for election in 2016. Starting in 2018, I will do everything I can to ensure the RINO's who are undermining your plans and continue to betray the American people who put them in office are weeded out and the RNC machine that continues to support their ilk doesn't see another penny for yours truly. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

Mimi Sands
- carsonville

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:30am

If we dont do something about the round up ready foods that are being fed to our nation and the chemicals being sprayed on the people then we will not have to worry about the terrorists because we are being terrorized from within

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