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

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


While he may face a primary challenge from Weld, President Trump has a significant advantage over any challenger, Democrat or Republican: a preexisting campaign infrastructure and a war chest larger than any other candidate.

Reporting Date: December 31, 2019


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

Should the government legalize marijuana at the federal level?
Should the federal government limit certain firearm purchases to residents over age twenty-one?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
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?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
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 raise the minimum wage?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?


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

Energy and Environment

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 continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
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?
Should the federal government pass a law guaranteeing the right to an abortion as decided in Roe v. Wade?
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 automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private insurance?

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 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?


This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.


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Neil Neilson
- Oxnard

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:50am

The wall needs to be built. Most of the material could come from the second largest open pit mine in the United States: The Rio Tinto Borax mine near Boron CA. The over-burden could be loaded on long trains and hauled down near the border.

It would not take too long and the cost could be low.

Michelle Zuniga
- Fort Worth

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

By you saying you want to make "American Great Again" you do not realize that what you plan on doing by sending all "illegals" where they came from that this is just gonna cause even more wars and arguments and if you do not see you are trying to do exactly what Hitler did and if I'm not mistaking that ended horribly you will put us in much dept I assure you Mexico will not pay anything and just because you have nothing else to offer to this county but money and nothing els what do you plan on doing deport your wife too because from what I know she isn't from the US just saying and well we are all even equall people and we do not take jobs we just work hard and were taught to never beg or ask but to work our way up and earn our money life and love we do not burden we live here and like I said us "illegals" where here way before If you may look back in history read about it but your idea of sending all people back I assure you will start a whole nother WWIII and it will then start a problem in money then we will soon starve and well with people like you this world is nothing we do not need a president like you.

Dottie Crosby
- Pavo

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 7:03am

Mexico will pay, in the long run, by what we withhold from them. Money is what this country needs thrown back into it to make it better, Not being drained out of it! His wife is an American, she did it the right way, unlike all the illegal's sneaking into our country. And with all due respect, we are not all equals, you are either an American or you are an illegal, period. Get legal, pay taxes and be equal. If illegals are taught not to beg, why are they on food stamps and welfare benefits? Draining the money tax paying citizens paid into the system so that it would be there for them if they needed it? And yes, the American Indian was here before we were, don't get me started on what the government did to them!! If I wanted to sound like a fanatic I would tell you that I think the government has also caused the racial problem in America, since Obama was in there. Ask yourself why a government would do that? Tear us apart bring us down , that's why. But, that was then and this is now, and we have to make this country work like it used to. United we stand divided we fall, that has been true throughout history. President Trump is so different from the common government person, and he is smart in business. I believe he will try to strengthen our country monetarily and that will strengthen our people.

Kenneth Anderson
- Omaha

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:53am

Considering that most of the unwelcome immigrants come from strife-torn regions, regions of the type where the US deploys our military, our policy should be no deploying unless the land is gifted permanently to us. Then we'll have places to deport mischievous immigrants to after we establish peace there.

Dottie Crosby
- Pavo

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 6:46am

I think President Trumps wife is a legal citizen, did all she needed to do to become one, enough said, well except that she is a very graceful LADY. I also think I need to fill you in on something. This is not hate or prejudice; I live in the rural south where we are full of illegal's working the fields. Now, I am going to be the first to say that I know most Americans do not like field work, but, they do it, if there is no other job, I have been in employment offices where American men were lining up to go to work that day in a field! But, more importantly, let me educate you to the facts down here. The Friday night line around the store that does western union, where our American dollars are going to Mexico, not back into our country. Where on Sundays the Wal-Mart has many migrant buses parked in the front, while those illegals are in the wal mart spending upwards of 15,000. in food stamps. That's right, they do not have to pay in to that system to receive monies out of it. Are you ok with that? Your hard in money that gets sent to the government can be spent on someone who does not have to pay? The illegal's that receive SS benefits? No money paid in? America used to be great, we are no longer for so many reasons. Where is our pride in self? I don't know about you but, I don't like to see illegals pee in public, or stare rudely and crudely at my daughters. And you better know that I am all for someone from another country coming over here and becoming legal and embracing our way of life, not bringing their negative way of life to us. And you should know that I know some do, so do not think I clump them all in one basket. I have had very rude illegal women tell me that as soon as they learn better English, they would have my job, and I would be without money then. If you are going to come to America, at least embrace the good in this country, learn English, and try to contribute to a better way of life. Not lowering our standards.

Dottie Crosby
- Pavo

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 7:04am

I looked at the wrong name on a comment, and this was meant for Michelle, not you.

Cathi Martin
- Otis Orchards

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 11:12am

First of all Michelle, if you are not a legal citizen of this country, this is not YOUR country and you have no right to an opinion or to vote. My grandmother immigrated to this country in 1912 with her parents. They had sponsors, jobs and a place to live and would have NEVER thought to come here to have the government pay their way. My grandmother had an eye infection and was sent back to her country of origin to have it taken care of. She was NOT put on state insurance to have it taken care of on the tax payer's dime. Once the infection was cured she came back, went to school (she was 6) learned to speak English, no one catered to her language, and she became a naturalized citizen. (after her children were born and she lost her husband in WWII.) THAT is how immigration should work. Immigrants today to not assimilate to this country's customs nor do immigrants today have the pride that immigrants of yester year had. Today's immigrants left their countries for a better life BUT they wish to remain a Mexican in America, or Somali in America etc. My grandmother was not a "Portuguese American" she was proudly "an American" with everything that entails. She said that if she wanted to be Portuguese she would have stayed in Portugal. So if you do not wish to become an American then yes, by all means go back to the country you love more than America. If I moved to another country, I would learn the language and customs of my "new" country, any other country would expect that and not cater to the immigrants as immigrants are catered to here. How much does it cost the tax payers of California to print their state DMV pamphlets in 75 other languages? ILLEGAL is the key word and if those crying about illegal immigration knew how to speak the language of this country they would know they have broken the law. Yes we welcome immigration. Immigration done the right and legal way. Yes it takes time, it takes money, it is a long process. You just don't plop yourself down and say I have a right to be here. If you aren't immigrating YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS under our Constitution. Stop thinking that you do. Also learn history before you start spouting about Hitler. He killed GERMAN citizens that were Jewish, citizens of the country he ruled. No one is saying anything about killing any illegals, just sending them back to come back and gain entry legally. "We do not need a president like you". YOU do not have a president if you are not here legally. Go home and cry to YOUR presidente' Fox. And to address your misinformed quotes, Mr Trump's wife is a naturalized CITIZEN of the United States. In other words she is an AMERICAN. America does not deport American citizens. And yes Mexico will build the wall in money the United States will NOT be giving to Mexico any more.

Lucille Campanale
- Seaford

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 4:02pm

We would not be in this mess if it weren' t for obama and now clinton. It seems that they are firstly the ones to blame, as they have welcomed people here unlawfully! They never came here as to become citizens as many people before them did. They have come here to get the benefit s of ssi, free food, free housing, free child care, free college, free medical, free 2 year working papers, drivers license, etc. Plus, they can work off the books and make more money, not paying taxes! Only an illegal alien would know why they would do such a thing! That is why we have immigration laws!! It does not matter what nationality anyone is! That is the reason why we have laws here! To keep things in orderand flowing along! Not only does Mr. Trump feel this way, but millions of people do. The north and the south borders need to be protected! The obamas have used all illegals for his own benefit s. Same as Clinton! She thinks all minorites are stupid! If you really knew what she has been doing in Columbia you would not be voting for her. Watch Clinton CASH on YouTube or the movies hillarys america. What an eye opener! Besides, Trump wants to get rid of all the murders, kidnappers and thieves! To send them back! Did you know that Bill Clinton sent back thousands of illegals when he was president! I didn't hear hillary making a big stink about it then!
Now she is because it is Trump! She is playing a game and you are her pawns !

Carol Montoni

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:45am

Michelle Zuniga, based on your comments you are an illegal, or you have family, and friends who are. If we are all supposed to be equal than why is it OK for you to live here illegally, and others can't? What does your country do with illegals? Unfortunately our government has not kept up with this mess, and now it is huge, and some will suffer for it. I agree that is horrible. But that is not the fault of American citizens, or Mr. Trump. It is the fault of Obama, and his constituents. Blame them for your troubles. Blame Hillary because she is going to make it even worse. In regard to war, we are already in a war, and we won't win because of our current corrupt government cares more for protecting everyone's feelings, than the protecting their lives. If you really care for America, and I believe you do, encourage borders, rightful citizenship, building and supporting our military, and working to reduce illegal immigration. Immigration is important, it is the foundation of America. But 11 million illegals is just a takeover.


Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:25am



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