Donald Trump pledged to do the following plan to Make America Great Again.
I plan to use this page to keep him accountable and to track his progress in his contract with the American voter.
He says it begins with restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington. The following pledge was copied from his website:
Six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:
- Propose a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.
In April 2018, Trump cheered on a bipartisan group of lawmakers who met with him and discussed their support term limits for members of Congress. The following month, some of the lawmakers released a proposal to limit senators to two terms and House members to six terms. Several pieces of legislation were introduced in the Congress that just ended, but those would have to be reintroduced in the new Congress to be pursued further.
- A hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health).
On his first full work day in the Oval Office, President Donald J. Trump made good on his campaign pledge by signing a score of executive actions, one of which places a hiring freeze on virtually all federal positions. It did not apply to the military or the intelligence community.
- A requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.
President Trump signed an executive order in his second week of office requiring that for every new federal regulation implemented, two must be rescinded.
President Trump signed into law S.J.Res.34 in 2017 that will nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s final rule titled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services,” 81 Fed. Reg. 87274, thus allowing internet providers to sell customers’ sensitive search histories, including medical and financial searches, to marketers. The rule, passed by the FCC at the tail end of President Obama’s second term, heavily regulated how internet providers and telecom companies could use their customers’ data, requiring them to get permission before sharing them with marketers. Apparently now, they are free to sell that information without getting your permission. “This resolution is a vote for big corporate profits over the rights and civil liberties of average people,” Nathan White, Senior Legislative Manager at the internet advocacy group Access Now, said in a statement.
In 2020, President Trump announced his administration not only met that projection but exceeded it. For every new federal regulation, eight existing regulations were eliminated.
- A five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service.
The president ended his first week in office signing an executive order banning administration officials who leave government from lobbying those federal agencies for five years.
- A lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
Trump’s order also includes a lifetime ban on administration officials working on behalf of a foreign government or political party.
- A complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.
He did issue an executive order on Jan. 28, a few days into his presidency, prohibiting executive branch appointees from lobbying for five years after their service, partially addressing a separate campaign promise. But that had no effect on foreign lobbyists raising money for U.S. elections.
Seven actions to protect American workers:
- I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205.
NAFTA is now USMCA. On September 30, 2018, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada had come to an agreement to replace NAFTA with the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA).
- I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Donald J. Trump’s pledge to get the U.S. out of “bad trade deals” took a major step forward on the president’s first full work day, when he signed scores of executive actions including one that essentially kills any American involvement in the much-maligned and extremely controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
- I will direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.
Trump applied the label to China in a tweet on Aug. 5, 2019. In January 2020, at a sensitive point in trade negotiations with China, the Trump administration rescinded that label.
- I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately.
– The president ordered the Commerce Secretary to begin a 60-day review of regulations for American manufacturers, with the aim of finding ways to speed up permitting and all federal processes for them.
– President Trump directed the Commerce Secretary to come up with a plan to ensure that all pipelines built or repaired in the United States be constructed with American-made materials “to the maximum extent possible.”
- 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.
In a memorandum issued on January 24, 2017 — four days after taking the oath of office — Trump put his seal of approval on the Keystone XL Pipeline that the Obama administration held up for years based on protests from climate change activists and some Native American tribes. Also on January 24, Trump issued a memorandum on the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. In February, Trump signed an executive order calling for the review of the Waters of the United States’ rule, part of the Clean Water Plan, which put restrictions on waters on private land, harming farming and ranching operations across the country. On March 28, Trump signed the “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” executive order.“My administration is putting an end to the war on coal,” Trump said in a speech prior to signing the executive order.
- Lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward.
President Donald Trump on his second full day in office signed executive orders advancing the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
- Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.
President Trump said on June 1, 2017, “I am fighting everyday for the people of this country: therefore, in order to fulfill my duty to protect America and its citizens the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.” Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) also means ending the implementation of contributions to the Green Climate Fund, saving America $$Billions.
While all positive things, notice he said nothing about eliminating the fundamental problems affecting American workers. Things like getting rid of the Federal Reserve or IRS. In fact, he sounds like a pretty strong proponent of the Federal Reserve that has been responsible for the booms and busts in America, printing money like crazy, doing quantitative easing for years, they’ve been at zero percent interest for years.
Five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:
- Cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.
- Begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution.
President Trump nominated 49-year-old federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a judge on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and was appointed to that post by Republican President George W. Bush in 2006.
- Cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities.
President Trump signed an executive order in his first week in office cutting off federal funding for sanctuary cities that willingly become havens for migrants in the country illegally, as well as expansion of detention space for migrants who have been caught and being shipped back to their home countries.
- Begin removing the more than two million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.
Trump began this process by calling for the hiring of 5,000 additional border patrol officers and tripling the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. “We are going to get the bad ones out,” he said of illegal immigrants who commit crime. “The day is over when they can stay in our country and wreak havoc.”
- Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered “extreme vetting.”
President Trump signed an executive order in his first week in office that calls for so-called “extreme vetting” of visa seekers from terror-plagued countries. “We are not admitting into the country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas,” Trump said. “We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people.” The president’s order suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Conspicuously absent from the list of barred Muslim nations are the nations that provided the 9/11 attackers, 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia, and the others were from the United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt and Lebanon.Remember these guys when the Radical Islamic Terrorists they want admitted to the U.S. next kill American citizens. The blood of innocent Americans will be on their hands. U.S. District Judge James Robart issued a ruling that temporarily halts President Trump’s executive order barring travelers and immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries. Washington Attorney General said the travel ban significantly harms residents and effectively mandates discrimination.
President Trump was clearly within his Constitutional responsibilities under 8 U.S. Code § 1182 to ban these immigrants until they could be properly vetted and considered safe.
He says he will work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days of his Administration:
- Middle Class Tax Relief and Simplification Act
An economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with two children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from seven to three, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business rate will be lowered from 35% to 15%, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10% rate.
Trump did sign into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017.
- 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.
Any tariff that Trump imposes will in effect be an additional cost for the American people who will be paying higher prices for everything they buy impacted by the tariff.
Although not passed. Trump has acted unilaterally to impose tariffs on foreign countries but generally in an effort to affect trade negotiations. For a while, congressional Republicans flirted with a border-adjustment tax that would target some of Trump’s goals, but it was eventually dropped.
- American Energy and Infrastructure Act
Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over ten years. It is revenue neutral.
- School Choice and Education Opportunity Act
Redirects education dollars to give parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends Common Core and brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and makes two- and four-
year college more affordable.
- 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.
President Trump has begun the process of repealing Obamacare signing an executive order allowing all agency heads to waive requirements of the Affordable Care Act to the “maximum extent permitted by law.”
- Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act
Allows Americans to deduct childcare and eldercare 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.
- End Illegal Immigration Act
Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country of Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a two-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a five-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence 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.
On his 1st week in office, President Trump signed executive orders enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. taxpayer dollars would be used to start the construction but Trump said reimbursement would follow.
- 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.
Trump has proposed some pretty scary stuff from a personal liberty point of view and would likely expand the police state. He sounds like he would support increasing the spying on everyone domestically and increasing the drug war. He said he wants the unconstitutional stop and frisk like in New York, maybe shutting down the Internet. He said he wants whistle-blower Edward Snowden dead.
- 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.
Trump signed an executive order in his first week in office calling for a “great rebuilding” of the nation’s military. “New planes, new ships, new resources, new tools for our men and women in uniform.” In August 2018, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act became law, increasing military funding. (The sequester overall ended with a spending bill passed in July.)
While Trump regularly touts the passage of a VA Choice bill, it was initially passed under President Barack Obama – although set to expire. Trump made it permanent.
- 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.
While the Donald may be putting some pretty smart people around him, he’s not really draining the swamp, but many of his appointees are crony capitalists, Wall Street insiders and the same old neocons who regularly inhabit the swamp.
Secretary of the Treasury – Steven Mnuchin
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency – Mike Pompeo (Opposed GMO labeling and lied to public about GMO’s. Pompeo supports torture, wants to expand unwarranted mass surveillance, approves of the prison at Guantanamo, and has said Snowden deserves the death penalty.)
Secretary of Education – Betsy DeVos
Transportation Secretary – Elaine Chao (former labor secretary and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell)
Commerce Secretary – Wilbur Ross (former employee of N.M Rothschild & Sons)
President’s Strategic and Policy Forum includes Wall Street insider names like:
Stephen A. Schwarzman (Forum Chairman), Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock
Although not a promise made as part of his contract with America, Donald Trump has proven himself to be a pro-life president in his defense of the unborn.