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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

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

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: March 31, 2019

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

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?
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?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

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?
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?

Education

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

Energy and Environment

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?
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?

Health Care

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?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?

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

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COMMENTS

Noreen Smith
- Niagara Falls

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 3:24am

Be strong Mr Trump! Do not back down now in anyway! Keep doing what you were doing, and being forceful and forthright at all times. I believe that you will come out on top! Do not let the others beat you down, just keep at it in what you have been doing right along. The ones that try to beat you down are afraid of you and know that you can do the job and get it done! So PLEASE do not back down now! May God Bless!

Brent Mathieu
- Albuquerque

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:16am

Mr. Trump, You have my full attention and based on the poles you have a lot of other people’s attention as well. This country has not seen a candidate that we could get behind in a very long time. I have been following you since the beginning and I agree with all your positions. I have not voted but one time in my life because none of the candidates have offered the potential for change that you have expressed and their all bought and paid for in my opinion. 

This country needs you in the White House! I would be willing to contribute my spare time to helping you get there. I bet there are over 100,000 people like myself out there. I believe If you were to ask for our help and give us was way to contact your people on national television then have some organizers ready with a plan / instructions as to what they could do to help, based on their strengths you would have an instant army of not just supporters but action type people that would sacrifice what extra time they have for such an important cause. It cant hurt to try and it may give you the lanslide you deserve.

Thank you

Brent Mathieu

Albuquerque

 

 

John Solakov
- phildelphia

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 1:10am

Finally, the courage this country needs! Do it! Go Trump!

Misty Smith
- Centre

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 8:48am

Mr. Trump:

First I want to explain and introduce myself. I am educated but I was in an accident in 2010 and suffered a Tramatic Brain Injury; therefore, it's very difficult for me to express my thoughts in a grammatically correct manner, very often. Please excuse any errors because I have a few points I feel are extremely important for your campaign.

RE: Recent Statements on stopping Muslims entry into US. 

First, I totally agree. Thank you for taking steps toward actual action to keep us safe. Second, the White House and Hillary Clinton are making public statements in response to your statements (probably all other candidates too) -using these two as examples- saying you are making grave mistakes by targeting an entire group of a religion....Could you please point out in response.....Obama and H. Clinton, my examples...have been doing the exact same thing for years!!! Why hasn't the White House made statements that they are in direct violation of the Constitution???? They have been on band-wagon attacks and leaders against all Gun Owners!! Isn't that the same thing??? It's an entire group!!! Innocent and guilty combined into one....isn't that a violation against our constitutional right to bare arms??? Also, what about all of the changes they've supported and allowed to make our country "politically correct" they said regarding Christianity....they removed prayer and religious freedoms for the group of Christians in this country to not offend other religious groups....isn't this an entire group on both sides of that coin. Wasn't this country founded on Christian views, ideas and policies? What about those religious freedoms they've infringed upon? Isn't that direct violations of our Constitution?

I'm making these points so that maybe people with tunnel vision that will buy their rhetoric and/or improve their own election support will look at the big picture...the correct picture. 

So far, our officials "political correctness" on terrorism in our country has done nothing but allow more innocent murders. It is time to take action and make changes! I'm proud to support your statements and your campaign. I want terroristic murders in our country stopped. I don't want to to be afraid to leave my home or go to the mall or grocery store because of a possible attack. All our officials want to talk about everything and make us sound perfect but no one has the spine to take action. Mr. Trump, they need to be reminded that no one on this Earth is perfect! Nor or anyone's actions but it's time to do something....a year from now, it might not have been the perfect solution but it would have been the best option to do at that time! I could ramble on but I hope I've made my points I strongly feel or important to the everyday citizen in this country. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my thoughts.

Nicholas Vetter
- Kansas City

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 3:20pm

  I,m amazed that there is someone in the running for president who has a sensable attitude. It seems that our current leaders are living in an air tight bubble and are out of touch with the country. I,m not sure if it,s too late to steer clear of total disaster regardless who we get to lead us and hopefully serve this country rather than condemn it to further ruin. I do know one thing. We can,t have any more anti - Christian, anti - American leadership from now on if there is any chance for national salvation. To put things very bluntly. Hilary Clinton scares the bejesus out of me with her ineptness, lofty ideology which is awfully vague and her deliberate cover up of the Bengazi attack. In referrence to last scary part, does anyone really see that the attack at  Bengazi happened on the 11th anniversary of the 911 attacks that brought us in the war on terror? Hmm, how can anyone with a brain believe the Bengazi attack was inspired by an anti Mohammud film production and not a REAL ACT OF TERROR?      As for the liberally controlled media, I don,t believe squat about what they are saying about you Mr Trump. It,s funny that they make every effort to avoid explaining away how our current administration misuses it,s power along with our tax dollars and how just about every desision made has been wrong.

  In closing, I want to congladulate you on your firm stance for our once great but now foundering republic. I hope and pray you win the Republican nimination and that you win this upcoming 2016 presidential election. 

  Thank You.

Donald Hughes
- Williamsburg

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 11:15am

                                                                 Please forward this message to MR. Trump personally.

     I beleive Sir that you really want to fix America. That makes You and Your family very important and in danger. I am 71 yrs. old and have saw this country go to ruin. You see, Sir our good leaders or potential good leaders get assinated or tricked into scandels and thus are illiminated . The good people don't hurt the bad one's. Be careful, look behind You and around the next corner. Don't assume our country will protect You at " all times" . Please take speacial care to protect all your family and warn them against set ups for scandle, "espeacially "the oppsoite sex. Our big leaders have displayed amazing weakness and volnerability to the opposit SEX. It may not be too late to fix America, I pray not. I think "maybe" You can correct the economy without hurting my Social Security. It is the biggest part of my income.

    I remember, Presadent Jhonson robbed the Social Security System to add to his "War" bank roll. Then He placed SS into the General fund.  Few complained. Now it is a mess. I know You know how to get attention. But be Just " a little more "  careful with statements. The enemy is listening closely.  God speed Donald Trump. My prayers are with You.

                                                                                     Donald L. Hughes

                                                                                    Williamsburg Ohio  

 

 

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