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45th President of the United States
From: January 20, 2017 – January 20, 2021
Vice President Mike Pence
Predecessor Barack Obama
Successor Joe Biden (disputed)
Information
Party Republican (1987–1999, 2009–2011, 2012–present)
formerly Registered Democrat primary voter (until 1987, 2001–2009), Reform (1999–2001), and Independent (2011–2012)
Spouse(s) Ivana Trump
Marla Maples
Melania Trump (current)
Religion Presbyterian
For his achievements as U.S. President, see Donald Trump achievements.
Donald Trump was Conservative of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

Donald John Trump (b. Queens, New York, on June 14, 1946), nicknamed "The Donald," served the office as the 45th President of the United States of America, as a result of winning the 2016 presidential election as the Republican Party nominee. It is widely believed by a majority of registered voters that he was cheated out of a second consecutive term by Joe Biden and the Democrats.[1][2] Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. A strong social and fiscal conservative, Trump achieved much during his presidency and advanced many conservative priorities. He greatly benefited the US energy sector by reducing the energy dependence of the US in the Middle East, helping gasoline prices go down, and encouraging projects such as the Keystone Pipeline. Despite this, he received more criticism than any U.S. president in history, almost all of which is purely politically motivated.

Trump has openly admitted that he is "not conservative."[3][4]

In the 2020 presidential election, Trump received at least a record-smashing 74+ million lawful votes, many in the key swing states. This confirms him as the leader of the Republican Party, indeed the entire nation, for the foreseeable future. Many conservatives who no longer feel they identify with Trump are retiring. This is the most probable cause that at least 25% of Republican senators up in 2022 plan to retire, and many other transitions are occurring among the GOP nationwide.

Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for the Wuhan virus in early October 2020.[5] The mainstream media have started mocking him, some believing he deserved his positive COVID-19 test; Pence is also vulnerable, since many of his workers have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus. Leftists and the MSM attempted to downplay Trump's experiences with the virus, claiming that the average American would not have received similar medication. Trump's strong leadership against the coronavirus even after falling ill to it himself shocked many.

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Early life

He was born on June 14, 1946, in New York City to Fred and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump. He has several brothers and sisters: Elizabeth, Fred Jr., Maryanne, and Robert. After High School he attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Financial worth & education

Trump has engaged in many financial pursuits and estimated that his net worth was $10 billion, as of July 2015.[6] Forbes, however, estimates his net worth is $3.1 billion as of 2019.[7] He graduated from the New York Military Academy in 1964 and first attended college at Fordham University for two years before transferring to the more competitive University of Pennsylvania and completing his undergraduate studies at its Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. In September 2020, the New York Times reported on Donald Trump engaging in tax avoidance. It was claimed that his tax avoidance dates back to the 1990s. Trump doesn't like pilots who get captured, but the majority of Americans don't like executives who file bankruptcy.

Early media profiles of Trump claim he graduated "first in his class" from Wharton.[8] The evidence suggests otherwise and yet Trump has never sought to correct or clarify this potentially significant error.[9]

Candidacy

As Trump rode the escalator to announce his candidacy, polls showed Hillary Clinton's collusion with Russia over the Uranium One deal was her biggest vulnerability. Deputy Attn. Gen. Sally Yates was taking steps to ban the Inspector General from oversight of the DOJ-National Security Division and hide FISA abuse.[10]

On October 7, 1999, Trump declared his candidacy for the Reform Party nomination in the 2000 Presidential Election.[11] During his campaign, he declared America must have universal healthcare because having over 40 million uninsured Americans was unacceptable.[12] When asked about gays in the military, he said it would not disturb him.[13] Stated he was ‘very pro-choice but hates the concept of abortion.’[14] He favored a one-time tax on the rich to eliminate the national debt and declared North Korea the greatest threat to the US. He also followed the Reform party view that abortion rights should be kept out of politics.[15] Trump suspended his candidacy for the Reform Party on February 14, 2000.[16]

On June 16, 2015, he declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election.[17] Unlike most other U.S. presidential candidates, Trump sharply criticizes the media and talks about issues that no elected official dares touch. For example, Trump stands up against feminists, unlike most politicians. In another example, in 2011 Trump persistently doubted whether Barack Obama had been born in the United States, which caused Obama's approval ratings to drop below 40% until Obama finally caved in to Trump and produced what Obama claimed was his birth certificate. Trump then scoffed at Obama's conduct.

In February 2011, Trump announced that he is pro-life, and at the final presidential debate on Oct. 19, 2016, Trump gave the strongest endorsement of the pro-life position of any presidential nominee in history. Trump said he has never had to ask God for forgiveness; if he does something wrong, he makes it right, so his Christianity is questionale, as it is impossible to be a Christian without forgiveness.

Trump's central campaign theme has been to oppose illegal immigration and free trade, and nominated Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General to enforce standing legislation on the issue. As reported by Breitbart, "Sen. Sessions, Chairman of the Senate’s Immigration Subcommittee, is widely regarded as the gold standard on immigration. Sessions has also become the intellectual thought leader in the Republican Party on appealing to the blue collar voters who have been abandoned by their political leaders." [18] In the later campaign Trump focused more on ISIS and terrorism.

At the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Trump on October 19, 2016, Clinton chastised Trump for running a newspaper advertisement in 1987 critical of the Reagan Administration. But Trump persuasively explained that he has always disagreed with Reagan's support of free trade, as many other conservatives disagree with Reagan on this issue.

Religious beliefs

For more detailed treatments, see Donald Trump's religious views and Donald Trump and evangelicals.

Donald Trump attended the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens. He told the Christian Broadcasting Network that he still considers himself a Presbyterian and attends services for all major holidays and Sundays, and that "The Bible is certainly THE book." He receives Bibles from fans in the mail, and he either stores them or gives them away to others.[19]

In July 2015, Trump stated in an interview that "Why do I have to repent or ask for forgiveness, if I am not making mistakes?"[20] He also stated that "I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don't bring God into that picture. I don't."[21] January 2016, Trump stated that "I have a great relationship with God," but that "I don’t like to have to ask for forgiveness."[22] When confronted by Cal Thomas in an interview in mid 2016 about his not asking God for forgiveness, Trump stated that he would ask God for forgiveness.[23] In October 2016, Ben Carson stated that Trump did ask forgiveness from God with James Robison.[24]

According to exit polling in the 2016 election, Trump won 81 percent of evangelical Christians compared to 16 percent for Clinton, a record high and even more than George W. Bush won in 2004, showing strong support for Trump from evangelical Christians.[25][26] He was the first sitting American president to address the annual Values Voters Conference in Washington.[27]

Career

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Donald Trump began his career at Trump Organization. In his college years, he helped revitalize one of his father's failing real estate ventures. Trump began opening hotels and casinos, which provided him with the cash flow to engage in other ventures. He owns the world-famous Trump Tower and is the founder of the publicly traded Trump Hotel Casinos & Resorts. Trump also owns the Trump brand, which sells a variety of items, such as bottled water, steak, and even mortgages. Trump has authored a number of books and weathered changing business fortunes, but despite the challenges that he has encountered, he has continued to be a successful businessman and entrepreneur.

Trump ran unsuccessfully for the nomination of the Reform Party in 2000. Trump considered running for president in 2012 as a Republican. He, among others, questioned the citizenship of Barack Obama, citing his failure to produce his birth certificate. After Obama produced his birth certificate, Trump and the other birthers continue to doubt its authenticity. Obama's approval ratings were around 40% during the peak of the controversy. Trump later exited the race, and gave the customary endorsement to Mitt Romney as the other Republican contenders did.

Major properties

  • Trump World Tower: 845 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY.
  • Trump Tower: 725 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10022 Personal Residence
  • Bank of America Center (San Francisco)
  • The Trump Building at 40 Wall Street
  • Trump Park Avenue
  • AXA Financial Center, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
  • Trump International Hotel & Tower:
    • New York
    • Chicago
    • Washington D.C.
    • Las Vegas
  • Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida (used by Trump as his "Winter White House".)
  • Trump Winery - Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 14 golf courses (11 in the U.S., 3 in Europe - the course in Bedminster, New Jersey is used by Trump as his "Summer White House")

Media

Hollywood Walk of Fame

For his contributions to the gaming and entertainment industry, Trump was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in 1995.

In 2003 Trump began as the host and executive producer of the reality television show The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice, where contestants compete for a position in Trump's organization. On this show, Trump popularized his catchphrase "You're fired!" Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007 following the success of The Apprentice. However, since he became president, Trump's star as been periodically vandalized by liberal political critics.[28]

Trump is also a noted fan of WWE, and has been a part of some of their shows. Trump was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

In 2016, following winning the presidential election, Trump was named Person of the Year by Time Magazine.

Trump used to own the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. Controversy arose when Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner was caught breaking pageant rules by drinking and other activities. Trump gave her a second chance after personally speaking with her and allowed her to retain her crown as she attended rehabilitation. For several weeks after this, Rosie O'Donnell berated Trump for his decision on The View. A bitter media war ensued with the two exchanging insults.

Trump has made many guest appearances, usually as himself, on many TV shows and in several movies. Numerous mental health professionals have diagnosed Trump with malignant narcissistic personality disorder, which means he is good at the art of manipulation and has no conscience.

Political positions

Coronavirus Pandemic

President Trump deferred heavily to Hillary Clinton-supporter Anthony Fauci, a Deep State bureaucrat in the National Institutes of Health, in responding to the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. Trump rejected the advice of White House official Peter Navarro to take early action cutting off travel from China, and to make hydroxychloroquine widely available.

Trump's polls numbers plummeted largely because of his deference to Fauci and unwillingness to take the advice of Navarro. John Fleming, an adviser to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, also misled Trump by denying the benefits of widespread access to hydroxychloroquine, as other countries have done to defeat COVID-19.

Social Issues

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Religious liberty and LGBT, Donald Trump achievements: Abortion, and Donald Trump achievements: Healthcare, welfare, and other social issues
Donald Trump received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations in 1986 for improving the lives of African-American urban youths. From left to right: Anita Bryant, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, and Donald Trump.

At the 2011 CPAC conference, Trump announced he is pro-life.[29] Trump would not fund Planned Parenthood and the government should not give funds to any organizations that perform abortions[30] However, he supports abortion in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child.[31]

Trump says that the controversy regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage doesn't matter, because it's "settled law" now.[32] Furthermore, Trump believes that homosexual couples should have the same adoption rights as straight couples[33] and has voiced open support for the LGBTQ community, becoming the first Republican president to do so.[Citation Needed] He has stated that he will do everything he can do to protect the LGBTQ community, from Islamic extremists.

Trump says that a business should be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner's religious beliefs?[34] Trump would not require health insurance providers to offer free birth control.[35]

Trump doesn't think that universities should provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students.[36]

Trump believes that marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape.[37]

Trump would not add "Gender Identity" to anti-discrimination laws.[38]

Trump wouldn't support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments.[34]

Trump says that after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice, terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide.[39]

Trump supports the death penalty.[40]

Trump thinks that the military should allow women to serve as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men.[41] (Compare gender norming.)

Trump says that board members of a business should be the most qualified regardless of gender.[42]

Trump does not believe that the government can show a confederate flag on public property.[43]

Trump believes that women should be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies.[44]

Healthcare Issues

Trump does not support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and would open the markets so insurers can compete across state lines and reduce costs.[45][46] However, he has also said, "I like the mandate."[47]

Trump thinks that the government should regulate the prices of life-saving drugs.[48]

Trump supports the legalization of marijuana for medical use.[49]

Donald Trump has not yet answered if he supports the privatization of veteran's healthcare.

Trump believes that the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid).[50]

Controversy with Barack Obama

Trump speaking in Fountain Hills, Arizona in March 2016.

Trump has also questioned Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility to be president, in light of the ongoing questions surrounding his birth certificate.[51] Trump questioned whether the Obama Administration was successful in negotiating with foreign countries. Trump declared during the 2016 election that he no longer would question Obama's eligibility.

Economic Issues

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Economic policy and labor and MAGAnomics

Trump's economic plan is designed to make the country more competitive by implementing policies that apply to all companies: cutting taxes, including the corporate tax rate, repealing and rolling back stifling regulations, including the biggest of them all, Obamacare and those clobbering the energy sector, renegotiating trade deals such as NAFTA, and killing off the nascent Trans-Pacific Partnership.[52]

Trump would not require employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job as there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary.

Trump has not answered whether welfare recipients be tested for drugs.

Trump said he would require businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member.

Trump would raise the federal minimum wage.

Trump believes there should be more restrictions on current welfare benefits.

Trump would instate a 35% tariff on all imports from China even though he used Chinese steel to build all of his Trump Towers.[53]

Trump would also lower the corporate tax rate.[54]

Trump says that the U.S. shouldn't continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).[55]

Trump would cut public spending in order to reduce the public debt.[56]

Trump believes that the government is currently over-regulating private businesses and that it shouldn't require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours.[57]

Trump thinks that the government should prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry.[58]

Trump said that labor unions, in theory help the economy but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited.[59]

Trump would increase the tax on profits from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate.[60]

Trump believes economic stimulus will aid the country during times of recession.[61]

Trump thinks the Federal Reserve Bank should be audited by Congress.[62]

Trump doesn't support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as this will incentivize companies to move U.S. jobs overseas.[63]

Trump would eliminate the estate tax.[64]

Trump would end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course.[65]

Trump has not answered if pension payments be increased for retired government workers.

Trump favors an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes even though sales tax would not provide a steady stream of income.[66]

Trump supports pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts.[45]

Trump said that the U.S. government should not bailout Puerto Rico.[67]

Trump believes citizens should not be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts as too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes.[68]

Trump would not apply an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers.[69]

Trump thinks that the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency.[70]

Department of Education

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Education

At the 2011 CPAC conference, he stated that he wants to eliminate the Department of Education.[46]

Foreign policy

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Foreign policy

Donald Trump is a nationalist who promised to "put America first"[71] (See: Donald Trump and nationalism). At the same time, in April 2017, he stated that "I’m a nationalist and a globalist."[72]

In July 2015 Trump explained he wants to improve relationships with Russian president Vladimir Putin.[73] Many left-wingers accused Trump's presidential campaign of "colluding" with Russia. However the Trump Administration took several tough actions against Russia, including some that even the Obama Administration avoided.[74] In an interview with ABC he said that Putin won't make a military move into Ukraine. Furthermore, Trump argued in a tweet that the conflict over Crimea was the fault of the Obama administration.[75] Trump later accused Russia of taking Crimea by force and asked whether Obama was too soft on Russia.[76]

Trump said that the Iran nuclear deal is bad and as president, he kept his promise by withdrawing from it.

After his election as U.S. president, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump "a true friend of the State of Israel."[77] On February 2, 2017, Trump stated that building new settlements in the West Bank "may not be helpful" to achieving peace in the Middle East, and he appeared to shift his formerly strong stance on moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as he had previously stated.[78] But on December 6, 2017, Trump announced that the U.S. officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the U.S. would begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.[79] Trump in 2019 also gave official U.S. recognition to the Golan Heights as being part of Israel. In recognition for his support of Israel, a plaza in Jerusalem was named for Trump ("Donald Trump Square"), as well as a settlement in the Golan Heights ("Trump Heights")

Trump had criticized NATO for not fulfilling its financial obligations, going so far as declaring the organization "obsolete", but in April 2017 - after getting promises from NATO partners to make increased financial contributions - Trump retracted the obsolete declaration.[80][81]

Immediately after taking office, Trump had exchanged vitriolic rhetoric with and made threats to North Korea after the latter carried out numerous medium/long-range missile tests and a nuclear test in September 2017. However, in March 2018, Trump announced he would hold a summit with North Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un, making him the first U.S. president to have bilateral talks with a North Korean leader. The first summit was held in Singapore in June 2018, a second in Hanoi in February 2019, and a third informal summit in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in June 2019 - during which he became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot on North Korean soil. During the period of the summits, North Korea had halted testing of long/medium-range missiles, as well as nuclear testing (and outside of a few short-range missiles in early May 2019, North Korea hasn't tested any weapons since November 2017.)

On Monday, 7 October 2019, Trump ordered American military forces to withdraw from northern Syria in case Turkish forces and their allies would attack them, meaning the predominantly Syrian Kurdish SDF (Syrian Democratic Force) would not have direct U.S. military support. This decision came after a telephone conversation with Turkish ruler Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday,[82] and Turkish forces soon began advancing into northern Syria to create a buffer zone.[83][84] In the same week it was announced that it is planned by the U.S. administration to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East because of the tensions between Saudi-Arabia and Iran.[85] President Erdogan visited the White House on November 13, 2019.[86]

Global warming

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Energy and environmental policy

Trump does not believe in the Climate Change hysteria, once stating the "Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back from Al Gore."

Second Amendment rights

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Gun rights

Trump has a mixed record on the second amendment and against leftist gun control and gun free zones. As president, Trump has promised to re-arm military personnel on all American military bases as well as ROTC recruitment centers, which were disarmed by the Clinton Administration policy.[46] Trump was strongly endorsed by the National Rifle Association in one of its earliest endorsements in an election campaign.[87]

On August 5, 2019, Trump promoted extreme risk protection orders, AKA, red flag laws, to combat the risk of mass shootings. His announcement came after the deaths of 20 people in El Paso Texas. [88] [89] [90]

On December 18, 2018, the Department of Justice amended the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), clarifying that bump stocks fall within the definition of “machinegun” under federal law, as such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger. [91] The ATF also issued a statement saying: "We are faithfully following President Trump’s leadership by making clear that bump stocks, which turn semiautomatics into machine guns, are illegal, and we will continue to take illegal guns off of our streets." [92] In January 2023, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, by a 13-to-3 vote ruled that the classification was illegal and this ruling is currently under review by the United States Supreme Court. [93]

On February 28, 2018, Trump met with lawmakers in the aftermath of a February 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. He appeared to support red flag laws and stated: "I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida … to go to court would have taken a long time. Take the guns first, go through due process second.” [94]

Homosexual agenda

For all practical purposes, Trump seems to be on the side of the homosexual agenda. He supports the creation of new law by the U.S. Supreme Court, as in a new right to homosexual marriage, and declares it the "law of the land" even though Congress passed no such law.

Trump has attended multiple same-sex marriage ceremonies[Citation Needed], but has also said in the past that he opposes same-sex marriage. Trump's views are not yet known on other aspects of the homosexual agenda, such as whether Trump would ban conversion therapy for minors as Chris Christie did. The Fox News Channel debate in August avoided these issues.

Immigration

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Immigration and border security

See the discussion in the introduction above. This is Trump's main campaign issue.

A central part of his immigration plan is to build a giant wall on the border with Mexico. Trump estimates it will cost $8 billion, approximately 35 to 40 feet high and stretch 2000 miles.[95] During the campaign, Trump promised that Mexico will pay for the wall, but after taking office, he clarified that payment could be in the form of a tax on Mexican imports or other revenues measures after the Mexican government showed opposition towards Trump's plan.

Trump has also proposed to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States, until "our leaders figure out what the hell is going on," in order to protect Americans from the threats posed by Islamic refugees (and those pretending to be[96]) entering the country.[97]

Efforts have been made by hostile journalists to paint Trump as advocating a Muslim registry, but what he actually proposed was a database for Syrian refugees.

Political contributions

He has been criticized for his substantial contributions to Democrat lawmakers; the majority of those lawmakers are located in the states he resides in: New York and Florida. The amount he has donated since 2008 is $25,000, which is insignificant considering his wealth.[98]

Trump is not known to be beholden to any big-money donors.

Tariffs

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Trade policy
Trump accepting the GOP nomination in Cleveland on June 21, 2016.

At the 2011 CPAC conference, he stated that he supports a 25% tariff on Chinese goods.[46] The number floated around in 2016 is a 45% tariff. Trump was speaking in regards to China and the World Trade Organization,[99]


In a statement from his campaign, Mr. Trump charged that China was “in total violation of WTO regulations” and that the U.S. “has incompetently allowed them to get away with this” and has failed to impose “equal or greater taxes and tariffs” on China. If he is elected president, Mr. Trump said, China “will learn to deal fairly and justly or we will not deal at all” with Beijing.

Vaccines

Trump believes that vaccines cause autism[100] and has argued against requiring that so many vaccines be given to infants.

Eminent domain

Trump believes that the government has the right to take private property upon paying just compensation for both infrastructure and to promote economic development.

Supreme Court

See also: Donald Trump achievements: The courts

Trump opposed filling the Supreme Court seat held by Antonin Scalia before the next President takes office. When asked who he might select to the Supreme Court, he said that his sister, a sitting federal court judge, would make a great Supreme Court justice.[101]

Hillary Clinton

Trump had pledged, if elected president, to appoint a special prosecutor to further investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server whilst Secretary of State, but Hillary took her crushing defeat so hard that Trump charitably softened his stance after winning.[102] A few of Trump supporters, such as Ann Coulter and Breitbart, expressed disappointment but Trump rose in overall public approval.[103][104]

2016 presidential election

Donald Trump on August 31, 2016.
See also: 2016 U.S. presidential election and Donald Trump achievements: 2016 election and transition

Path to the Nomination

In the 2015 Value Voters poll, Trump performed poorly, coming in fifth, indicating many Christian conservatives had not yet warmed up to him.[105] Trump is a big supporter of gambling, which most Christians, other religious groups, and conservatives oppose. But by 2016 Trump was winning more support from evangelicals than any other Republican candidate.

Trump won the Republican primary, receiving more votes than any other Republican primary candidate in history.[106]

General election

Trump faced former liberal Democrat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the general election. Trump's campaign was vastly outspent, outraised, and out-staffed by Clinton's.[107] The mainstream media was extremely biased against and unfair towards Trump.[108][109] According to a study, 91% of the media coverage concerning Trump was negative and 96% of campaign contributions from the media went to Clinton.[110]

It was widely expected that Clinton would easily win the election, and the elite pollsters and "political insiders" all predicted a massive Clinton victory.[111][112] At least once, when a poll was released that actually showed Trump leading, Clinton's campaign dismissed it as "bad polling".[113] Instead, Trump won the election in a massive, historical upset, winning even states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, which a Republican had not won for 20–30 years.[114][115] The predictions were off the mark dramatically. The actual polls themselves were broadly correct showing Clinton leading over Trump by about 2%.[116] However Trump 'flipped' key districts and states smashing Clinton's so-called 'Blue firewall'.[117] Trump's election victory was described by Politico as "the most stunning upset in American history."[118]

While the GOP increased its vote share across the entire nation, Trump made the largest gains in the rural Midwest and Rust Belt.[119] Although Clinton won the popular vote 65,515,369 (48.05%) to 62,853,327 (46.09%), according to unofficial results, the large vote totals came from states which have resisted voter identification reforms.[120] Dr. Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology testified before Congress that Google bias and meddling had shifted "between 2.6 million and up to 10.4 million votes" to Hillary Clinton.[121] Trump won the electoral college vote, 306 to 232, with the incomplete vote count reported.[122] Trump won more votes in the general election than any Republican candidate in U.S. history, and he won the largest number of electoral votes since George H. W. Bush.[123] In addition, Trump won 2,623 counties—the largest number for both a Republican or Democrat since Ronald Reagan in 1984—while the Democrats won only 489, something even the liberal PolitiFact admitted to be true.[124] Geographically speaking, Trump accordingly won 85 percent of the nation[125] and 61 percent of the states (including Maine's 2nd district). With the historic flip of Elliott County, Kentucky, every rural, white-majority Southern county voted for the Republican nominee for the first time in history.[126]

According to exit polling, Trump won 81 percent of evangelical Christians compared to 16 percent for Clinton, a record high and even more than George W. Bush won in 2004,[25][26] even though some have disputed the accuracy of such exit polling methods.[127] This is largely due to Trump's conservative policies that align well with the Bible, including opposition to abortion.

While liberal, establishmentarian world leaders made generally nuanced statements in response to Trump's election upset, conservative, right-wing leaders, including the leaders of insurgent parties in European nations, reacted positively to Trump's election.[128]

In addition to Trump's defeat of Clinton, the Republican Party kept control of the House and Senate, outperforming expectations.[129][130] The Republican Party performed well—much better than expected—in state races, winning trifectas in Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri, and New Hampshire, and Democrats only had six trifectas and total control in five states, a record low.[131][132] The GOP won 25 trifectas, the largest since 1952.[133] The GOP now controlled the highest amount of governorships since 1922,[134] and it controlled the most state legislative chambers in history.[135]

Despite expectations that Trump's election victory would cause the markets to plunge, the Dow Jones Industrial Average actually performed very strongly, closing at the highest level it had ever reached in history after the second day.[136] It is rare for the stock market to rise immediately after a U.S. presidential election regardless of the winner.[136] The stock market had its best week in five years due to optimism of a Trump presidency.[137]

After the election, childish leftists and anarchists, who could not accept the results of the election, strongly protested Trump's victory and committed outrageous and extreme acts of vandalism and violence,[138] even brutally attacking and beating at least one alleged Trump supporter.[139] Many of these protests were likely organized and coordinated, as many protestors were bused in by Coach buses.[138] This occurred on the heels of Hillary Clinton, the Clinton campaign, and major mainstream media condemning in the harshest terms Trump and his supporters' complaints of a "rigged election," and failure to accept the results would damage democracy. Clinton, President Obama, and the media highlighted the protests and failed to condemn the leftist violence and protests as detrimental to democracy.

2020 presidential election

See also: 2016 U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump achievements, Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign, and United States presidential election, 2020

As an incumbent with a strong economy, Donald Trump was favored to win the 2020 U.S. presidential election. However, Democrats, through the use of voter fraud, stole the election from Donald Trump and gave it to Joe Biden illegally. (see Biden Putsch)

Donald Trump on Joe Biden's age and his aging

See also: Biden's age and Donald Trump's age

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight wrote about Bidens's age:

A lot of rank-and-file voters do have concerns about Biden’s age. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in February found that 62 percent of voters had reservations about voting for someone aged 75 or older. Other polls have also shown advanced age to be a concern among Democrats, Republicans and independents alike.[140]

Donald Trump has called Joe Biden "sleepy" and said that "he looks different than he used to, he acts different than he used to, he’s even slower than he used to be".[141] See also: Biden's age

The New York Times stated:

Meeting with a group of union officials in the West Wing this year, the president appealed for their support in part by tapping on his head and saying, “Biden is losing it,” according to a participant in the meeting who disclosed the president’s comment on condition of anonymity.[142]

President of the United States

President Trump sitting at his desk in the Oval Office, December 21, 2018
See also: Donald Trump achievements

Transition

See also: Trump transition

The day after being elected president, Trump released a solidly conservative agenda for his first 100 days in office, even though ending the legalized murder of the unborn was not on the agenda.[143]

On November 30, 2016, before Trump had finalized all his cabinet appointments, it was still described by Politico as "a conservative dream team that has Republicans cheering and liberals in despair" due to the many strong conservatives Trump had appointed, in contrast to moderates like George W. Bush.[144][145] Accordingly, Newsweek called Trump's incomplete cabinet the most conservative cabinet in U.S. history.[146] The Washington Times noted how Trump was defying Washington establishment norms in his cabinet picks.[147]

The Wall Street Journal stated that "it’s nearly impossible to identify a clear ideological bent" in Trump's appointments.[148] However, this can be easily explained by the fact that Trump has used some of his cabinet nominations to unite the GOP by appealing to most of its factions, even though Trump's appointments are still very conservative.

During the transition period, the Obama Administration engaged in surveillance and information-gathering of Trump, in order to investigate any alleged ties to Russia. This was confirmed by GOP U.S. Representative Devin Nunes on March 22, 2017,[149] and by Evelyn Farkas, the deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, on March 29, 2017.[150][151]

Inauguration

Trump being sworn in, January 20, 2017.

Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, giving one of the strongest inauguration addresses in American history.[152][153][154] His first bill signed as president was to allow retired general and Defense Secretary nominee James Mattis to be confirmed.[155] That same day, Trump instituted a national day of patriotism,[156] and a few days later Trump officially designated his inauguration day the National Day of Patriotic Devotion.[157][158]

Despite the fact that leftists knew for two months that Trump would be inaugurated president, hateful, anti-American, and immature leftists engaged in violent protests and did major acts of vandalism and even injuring the police who were sent in.[159][160] At least 217 protesters were arrested.[160][161][162]

Despite having no power to block Trump's cabinet nominees and having no reason to delay the process,[163] liberal Senate Democrats delayed confirmation of Trump's nominees, so that only two were confirmed on Trump's first day in office.[164] This was a large difference from other recent presidents,[165] who, with the exception of George H. W. Bush, had much larger numbers confirmed in the first week.[166]

Tenure

See also: Donald Trump's major achievements

Due to his promotion and support of conservative, America First policies, President Trump faced large opposition from the Left, including from within the government bureaucracy.[167][168] (The fact that members of the Deep State have grown visibly scared of reports stating such confirms this view;[169] in May 2017, it was reported that 60% of National Security Council employees were Obama-Administration holdovers[170]) Additionally, Senate Democrats continued to unduly delay Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions—by February 8, 2017, only George Washington had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.[171]

On January 23, 2017, Trump signed an order which withdrew the United States from the globalist Trans-Pacific Partnership.[172] That same day, Trump signed an order reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which defunded International Planned Parenthood and other organizations that promote foreign abortions.[173][174]

Trump was very busy and productive in his first week and showed he was serious about his campaign promises, undoing Obama's illegitimate legacy and instituting conservative executive orders.[175][176][177] This caused the stock market to increase, and the Dow Jones passed 20,000 points for the first time in history.[178][179] On March 1, 2017, the day after Trump made his first address to a joint-session of Congress, the stock market rose dramatically again, with the Dow Jones passing the 21,000 mark for the first time in history.[180][181][182]

As evidence of this intense mainstream media opposition to President Trump, a study published close to the 100th-day mark of Trump's presidency showed that 89% of media coverage regarding Trump was negative.[183] Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years.[184]

On April 26, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security, acting under an executive order established by President Trump, established the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE), created to help support victims of illegal immigrant crime, and it established the DHS-Victim Information and Notification Exchange, which was created to help those victims track the custody status of the illegal criminals.[185] However, leftists took to pranking the phone line created, showing disrespect to the victims of illegal immigration.[186]

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described President Trump as being very authentic – the way he acts in public is like how he does in private.[187]

Temporary immigration and refugee suspensions

See also: Donald Trump achievements: Immigration, illegal immigration, and border security

Trump received criticism from liberals and establishment Republicans[188] when he signed an executive order temporarily banning immigration from certain high-risk Islamic countries as well as refugee entry. Despite this criticism, 49 percent of the American public supported the decision compared to 41 percent opposed, according to the "mainstream" Reuters,[189] and 57% percent of likely American voters supported the ban according to Rasmussen.[190] Additionally, while the leftist establishment European leaders opposed the ban, a strong majority—55% average—of Europeans support the ban, according to a poll in 10 European Union nations.[191][192] On March 6, 2017, Trump signed a second executive order concerning the temporary suspension of refugees and others from certain high-risk countries after the first one was blocked by the courts. The second order made some clarifications and minor improvements over the first, such as exempting green card holders from the ban and excluding Iraq from it as it had developed an acceptable vetting process.[193][194]

Trump showed he would not tolerate incompetent leftist administration officials when he fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates (a left-wing Obama holdover) when she refused to defend his refugee and immigration ban executive order.[195][196] Trump emulated Ronald Reagan's firing of the striking PATCO workers in 1981 by doing so,[197] contrary to the mainstream media spin.[198] That same night, Trump replaced the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (another Obama holdover) with a more competent official who had a reputation for enforcing immigration laws.[199][200]

Reducing regulations and government

For more information, see Donald Trump achievements: Deregulation and government size

In the first six weeks of Trump's presidency, over 90 regulations were repealed, whether through executive orders, Acts of Congress, or other means.[201][202] Trump also signed numerous executive actions promoting a smaller government.

Supreme Court

See also: Donald Trump achievements: The courts and Trump Supreme Court

On January 31, 2017, Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.[203][204] The nomination was well received by many conservatives.[205][206] Others, most notably Andrew Schlafly, disagreed with the nomination due to concerns about Gorsuch's position on abortion.[207][208]

Upon the swing justice Anthony Kennedy's announcement on June 21, 2018, that he would retire from the Court at the end of the succeeding month, Trump nominated the conservative Brett Kavanaugh to replace him.[209]

Public trust

According to a poll conducted by Emerson College on February 5–6, 2017, more Americans trust the Trump Administration than the media.[210]

Economic progress

Real Personal Income gains under President Trump beginning from the flat base of President Obama's last year in office.
Source: Federal Reserve Board
See also: Donald Trump achievements: Economic policy and labor

In May 2017, the unemployment rate fell from 4.4% from 4.3%, the lowest since May 2001, as the number of unemployed persons was little changed at 6.9 million and the labor force participation rate fell to 62.7 percent.[211]

According to a Rasmussen survey, consumer confidence is the second-highest it's been in the index's history. The market cap of the U.S. stock market has risen more than $3 trillion since Mr. Trump was elected. Small-business confidence has surged to a 12-year high.

Books

  • Trump: The Art of the Deal with Tony Schwartz (1987)
  • Trump: Surviving at the Top with Charles Leerhsen (1990)
  • Trump: The Art of the Comeback with Kate Bohner (1997)
  • The America We Deserve with Dave Shiflett (2000)
  • Trump: How to Get Rich with Meredith McIver (2004)
  • Trump: Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know about Success, Real Estate and Life with Meredith McIver (2005)
  • Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message with Meredith McIver and Robert T. Kiyosaki (2006)
  • Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life with Bill Zanker (2007)
  • Trump: Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into Success with Meredith McIver (2008)
  • Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life with Meredith McIver (2009)
  • Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich—and Why Most Don't with Robert T. Kiyosaki (2011)
  • Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again (2011)
  • Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again (2015)

Quotes

Quotes as U.S. President

Inaugural address

  • "....today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people."[212]
  • "We assembled here today our issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power, from this day forward: a new vision will govern our land, from this day forward, it's going to be only America first. America first."[212]
  • "[We will] unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth."[212]
  • "When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice."[212]

2017

  • "In America we don’t worship government, we worship God."[213][214]
  • "I didn’t get elected to serve the Washington media—I got elected to serve the forgotten men and women and that’s exactly what I’m doing."[215][216]
  • "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented." (UN speech, September 2017)
  • "The most important truth our Founders understood was this: Freedom is not a gift from government; freedom is a gift from God."[217][218]

Quotes from the 2016 campaign for President

Trump and his running-mate, Mike Pence, at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Trump's tactics of naming and shaming candidates has been proven very effective. He called Jeb Bush 'low-energy Jeb' and it stuck. Then came Marco Rubio as 'Little Marco.' Next came 'Lyin' Ted' for Ted Cruz. For the Democrats, he calls Hillary Clinton 'Crooked Hillary' and Bernie Sanders "Crazy Bernie."

  • “We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism.”
  • "I think we have a president who, as a president, is totally incompetent, and he doesn’t know what he’s doing. I think he has no idea what he’s doing. And our country is going to hell."[219]
  • "I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."
  • "I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich."
  • "Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
  • "Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody. Within our military, I will find the General Patton, or I will find General MacArthur, I will find the right guy."
  • "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall."
  • "I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct."[220][221]
  • "Becoming the nominee of the party of Abraham Lincoln has been the greatest honor of my life.[222]

General election debate quotes

  • "Because you would be in jail." (Trump in response to Clinton saying that it would be a good thing that he "is not in charge of the law in our country")[223]
  • "Now she’s blaming the lie on the late great Abraham Lincoln. ...Honest Abe never lied. That’s the good thing. That's the big difference between Abraham Lincoln and you." (Trump in response to Clinton's excuse for having "'a public and private position on certain issues.'")[223]
  • "Hillary has experience, but it’s bad experience."[224]

Quotes from Twitter

Tweet from Billionaire Carl Icahn

Somebody said I’m the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters.

Trump's tweets are archived and fully searchable online.[225] Here are some choice examples:

  • "An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud."[226]
  • "It’s amazing how people can talk about me but I’m not allowed to talk about them."[227]
  • "This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bull**** has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice."[228]

2015

  • "So many 'politically correct' fools in our country. We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!" (August 8, 2015)
  • "Notice that illegal immigrants will be given ObamaCare and free college tuition but nothing has been mentioned about our VETERANS #DemDebate" (October 13, 2015)
  • "They laughed at me when I said to bomb the ISIS controlled oil fields. Now they are not laughing and doing what I said." (November 13, 2015)
  • "President Obama said 'ISIL continues to shrink' in an interview just hours before the horrible attack in Paris. He is just so bad! CHANGE." (November 14, 2015)
  • "Refugees from Syria are now pouring into our great country. Who knows who they are - some could be ISIS. Is our president insane?" (November 17, 2015)
  • "Eight Syrians were just caught on the southern border trying to get into the U.S. ISIS maybe? I told you so. WE NEED A BIG & BEAUTIFUL WALL!" (November 19, 2015)

2016

  • "Hillary said that guns don't keep you safe. If she really believes that she should demand that her heavily armed bodyguards quickly disarm!" (January 3, 2016)
  • "I wonder if President Obama would have attended the funeral of Justice Scalia if it were held in a Mosque? Very sad that he did not go!" (February 20, 2016)
  • "The organized group of people, many of them thugs, who shut down our First Amendment rights in Chicago, have totally energized America!" (March 12, 2016)
  • "Why is it that the horrendous protesters, who scream, curse punch, shut down roads/doors during my RALLIES, are never blamed by media? SAD!" (March 20, 2016)
  • "Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!" (March 22, 2016)
  • "For the 1st time in American history, America’s 16,500 border patrol agents have issue[d] a presidential primary endorsement—me! Thank you." (April 1, 2016)
  • "We are going to say Merry Christmas again." (December 2016 in Michigan).[229]

2017

  • "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!"[230]
  • "Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!" (March 31, 2017)
  • "Despite the constant negative press covfefe" (May 31, 2017)
  • "That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!" (June 5, 2017, while the Dept. of Justice was arguing in court that his Executive Order was not a "travel ban")
  • "Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???" (June 13, 2017)

Other quotes

  • "[T]he country is going to hell."[231]
  • "We have no leader in this country.”[232]
  • "Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people."[233]
  • "I can tell you I am [the 2012 Obama campaign's] worst nightmare."[234]
  • "Obama has no solutions."[235]
  • "Everything in life is luck."[236]
  • "[Barack Obama] is probably the least transparent president in the history of the country."[236]
  • "Not teaching your kids about money is like not caring whether they eat."[236]

Liberal denialism and Donald Trump

See also: Liberal denialism and Donald Trump and Liberal denial

Post the 2016 U.S. presidential election many liberals were in denial that Donald Trump was going to be president of the United States. Before the election, many liberal media outlets took the line that Donald Trump could not win the Republican primary and could not win the presidential election.[237]

Political scientists, denialism and Donald Trump

See also: Atheism and science

Few, if any, political scientists predicted early on that Donald Trump would win the Republican primary and then would subsequently be elected president of the United States. Furthermore, most pollsters indicated that Trump would lose the election.

27 percent of American political scientists believe in the existence of God while 76 percent of American doctors said they believe in God.[238] Most American atheists lean to the left politically (see: Atheism and politics). Compared to medical science, which has many effective medicines and surgical procedures, the social science of political science is often unreliable.

Trump and the mainstream media

See also: Mainstream media and Donald Trump

The leftist mainstream media despises Trump and, under the influence of Trump Derangement Syndrome, refuses to report objectively when covering him.

Angry secular leftists and Donald Trump

See also: Donald Trump and American atheists and Secular leftists and psychogenic illness

American secular leftists were extremely angry and upset in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election victory (see: Donald Trump and American atheists).

In certain cases, it became debilitating (see:: Secular leftists and psychogenic illness). The website Marketwatch reported concerning the aftermath of the 2016 presidential race: Trump’s win is causing a surge in demand for mental health services[239]

The Religion News Service reported:

For the last decade, atheists, humanists and others secularists have worked hard to organize a “secular vote” that would counter the political clout of the religious right.

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s victory dealt that movement a body blow when he garnered 81 percent of the white evangelical vote and 60 percent of the white Catholic vote. Mormons, too, voted overwhelmingly for Trump...

[Trump's] platform was seen as anti-secular in many atheist and humanist circles. He said he would appoint religiously conservative Supreme Court justices, ban Muslim immigrants, favor Christianity and repeal the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits certain tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates — issues antithetical to organized atheism and humanism.[240]

Trump's Social Media Ban

On January 8, 2021, Twitter and Facebook, in violation of the First Amendment and at risk of being put out of business by the Sherman Antitrust Act and Executive Order 13848 due to their antitrust violations and censorious actions, illegally censored and silenced President Trump on their platforms by permanently suspending his accounts with them.[241] This was part of co-ordinated collusion between Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google (and its YouTube subsidiary) and other liberal Big Tech companies to target Trump and his supporters for illegal censorship and silencing of viewpoints and opinions the Left does not like,[242] while simultaneously allowing violent leftist individuals and groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter to have free run of their sites and say and do as they please. Although not officially confirmed as yet, Fox News host Sean Hannity later reported that Trump has since moved over to conservative social media website Parler, prompting a wave of new accounts to subsequently open up there.[243]

Trump’s Website: 45 Office

For a more detailed treatment, see 45 Office.
On March 29, 2021, Trump launched 45 Office.

Trump's backed candidates

Ohio primaries tested power of Trump endorsement.[247]
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Breitbart News that Ohio voters "reject Biden's failed agenda of historic inflation, Biden's gas hike, and the crisis at our southern border, and will hold Democrats accountable and vote for Republicans up and down the ballot."

At Breitbart, Nick Gilbertson summed up the May/2022 elections: "Clean sweep: all 22 Trump-backed candidates win primaries in Ohio, Indiana."[248]

2024 presidential campaign

See also: 2024 Donald Trump presidential campaign

In a November 2023 CNN Poll: Trump was narrowly leading Biden in hypothetical rematch.[249]

In November 2023, the Minnesota Supreme Court blocked a bid to remove Trump from the primary ballot in a 14th Amendment challenge.[250]

A November 2023 poll showed: voters trust Trump over Biden on Ukraine, Israel and China.[251]

On the Israel "Palestinian" Gaza regime Hamas war Swords of Iron, Trump said in November 2023, "Sometimes you have to let things play out" - his stand against a ceasefire.[252]

File:Trump backs Israeli Operation in Gaza: "finish the problem." (Mar 5 2024)

On Mar 5, 2024, Super Tuesday, Trump expressed his full support for Israel's military campaign in Gaza: 'Finish the problem'.[253][254]

On March 25, 2024, Trump said: Only a fool would have not acted like Israel after Oct. 7.[255] And that "People that were in other administrations with Biden saw him as weak, ineffective, Hamas would have never done that attack if I were there."

Trump's November 2023 video focused on the October 7 massacre:

Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday released a new campaign video.

The video ad builds on the thousands of people, including 31 Americans, killed by Hamas in Israel since October 7, and slams US President Joe Biden's release of billions of dollars in funds to Iran.

The campaign video said, "Trump played hardball with Iran. Destroyed ISIS. Kept the Middle East at peace. Kept us out of endless wars with strength."[256]

On November 10, 2023, Elise Stefanik filed an ethics complaint against corrupt Trump fraud trial judge Arthur Engoron.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) filed a judicial ethics complaint Friday against the New York judge overseeing former President Trump’s civil fraud trial, claiming the judge has shown “inappropriate bias and judicial intemperance” toward the former president and calling on him to resign.

Judge Arthur Engoron has displayed a “clear judicial bias” against Trump and broken “several rules” in the state’s judicial conduct code, Stefanik wrote in a letter to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.[257]

In November 2023, Trump told Argentina's President-elect Javier Milei he plans to visit Buenos Aires.

Former President Donald Trump has told Argentina’s President-elect Javier Milei that he plans to travel to the South American country so the two can meet.[258]

In November 2023, a "representative of Black Lives Matter" (BLM), activist Mark Fisher, endorsed Donald Trump and drew loud applause from supporters.[259]

A December 2023 poll found that young voters prefer Trump to handle the Israel-Hamas war.[260]

In a December 9, 2023 published WSJ poll: Trump takes 2024 lead as Biden approval hits new low. "WSJ Poll Finds Unhappiness with Biden’s performance is pervasive, with economic pessimism weighing him down."[261] Trump's lead over Biden grows when independent candidates are included.[262]

Another poll showed: "Nikki Haley Absolutely Wrecks Biden By Whopping 17 points — And Trump Tops Biden By 4."[263]

On December 14, 2023, the Michigan Supreme Court rejected Democrat challenges to Trump’s spot on 2024 primary ballot. Saying "it won’t stop former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s 2024 Republican primary ballot, turning aside challenges from critics who argue that his role in the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol disqualifies him."[264]

On December 17, 2023, Fox News reported that: "Trump’s lead in GOP primary widens."[265] "Trump's support stands at 69% in the primary race. That's up 7 points since November and fully 26 points since February."

Meantime, Trump gained a Florida endorsement from Marco Rubio.

Donald Trump has a special interest in embarrassing Ron DeSantis in his home state of Florida, and on the eve of the Iowa caucuses he landed one more prize: the endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio, who ran against Trump in 2016 and lost badly to him in the state's GOP primary, follows Sen. Rick Scott, who backed Trump in early November. Trump had been annoyed that it took Rubio this long, people close to him say, but he'll take the win. The former president, whose legal residence is in Palm Beach, also has the bulk of Florida's U.S. House members on his side[266]

Jan 2024: Trump beating Biden in Georgia in early 2024 poll.

President Biden trails former President Trump by eight percentage points in a hypothetical rematch in Georgia, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll of registered voters out Tuesday.

Why it matters: The poll offers an early warning sign for Biden, who flipped Georgia blue in 2020 for the first time in nearly three decades.[267]

In his victory speech in Iowa caucuses, Jan 16, 2024, Trump pledged to solve ‘horrible’ situation in Israel quickly if elected. Claiming, Israel would not have been attacked on Oct. 7 if he was still president.[268]

WaPo claimed (19 Jan 2024), that "Trump-supportive Republicans have harder-line views on immigration."

Unlike non-Trump Republicans, most of his supporters favor deportation and less legal immigration, a poll finds.[269]

Just ahead of the NH primary, Trump leads by wide margin in Post-Monmouth poll finds.

Haley nearly doubles her support from November, but trails among the Republican Party’s base voters.

[270]

A Jan 29, 2024 poll in Michigan showed: 'Biden vs. Trump, Michigan. Trump has a 3.1% lead based on 21 polls.' Per The Hill titling its piece: 'Michigan GOP turmoil threatens effort to flip state for Trump.'[271]

A Feb 4 2024 published NBC Poll showed Trump ahead of Biden with 20 points on handling economy.[272]

A Feb 27, 2024, poll showed:[273] 'Wisconsin 2024 Poll: Trump 45%, Biden 42%'.

Mar 2024. MSNBC anchor dismissed own network's polling, suggesting enthusiasm for Biden may be 'bigger than we think. [274]

As of two days after his SOTU address, Biden is still behind Trumpn in battleground States, but Trump's playing catch-up on the Ground.[275] "Biden and Democrats have a big cash advantage over Republicans, and have funneled far more to state parties to build campaign infrastructure."

On Mar 11, 2024, "Biden suddenly leads Donald Trump in multiple polls."[276]

But according to CBS reported poll on Mar 12, "Trump leads Biden narrowly in Georgia."[277]

And reported on Fox News Mar 14 about Michigan. "Trump holds slight edge over Biden in crucial battleground state: poll."[278]

Colorado, Maine rulings

On December 20, 2023, Four --out of seven-- state Supreme Court judges in Colorado illegally banned Trump from the 2024 ballot "without due process."[279] Explained in the Wall Street Journal: "Even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the ruling, as it probably will, the Colorado decision will confirm for millions of Americans that Mr. Trump’s opponents will do everything possible to deny them their democratic choice."[279]

Even Chris Christie, a Trump foe, blasted the Colorado ballot decision.

Chris Christie said voters - not the courts - should decide if Donald Trump deserves to be reelected in 2024.[280]

Bill Barr, another harsh Trump critic said: it is "legally wrong," will "backfire."[281]

Alan Dershowitz called the ruling "Anti-Democratic, Unconstitutional, Absurd."[282] Saying: "In the 60 years I’ve been practicing and teaching law, I’ve never seen a decision that’s so anti-democratic and so unconstitutional."

Liberal media admitted that Democrat judges just bungled this: "Colorado hands Trump a political gift by barring him from the ballot." [283]

Days later, Maine Democrat secretary of state Shenna Bellows followed suit in unilaterally and illegally banning Trump from the 2024 election in that state.[284]

On January 2, 2024, Trump appealed the Maine 14th Amendment election disqualification to the state Superior Court.[285]

Supreme Court ruling

On Mar 4, 2024, the Supreme Court ruled, Trump stays on ballot.[286][287]

Assassination "joke"

In Jan 2024, a hot mic catches Journos joking about Trump being assassinated,[288] as Trump was in Washington for federal court appearance.[289]

Running mates?

In January 2024, Trump supporters suggested DeSantis, Ramaswamy, Haley as running mates.[290]

Iowa Caucuses

Trump won, easily.[291] DeSantis edged out Haley. Ramaswamy dropped out.

Jonathan Diller

Trump visits slain cop Jonathan Diller's family

NY: As Biden propaganda team organized an Obama/Clinton recruitment for his campign, Donald Trump’s visit to the family of slain New York City police officer Jonathan Diller was an important moment for the suffering family the officer left behind, one local official said.[292]


Mr. Trump called the officer’s death a horrible tragedy and, as he often does on the trail, broadly called for a crackdown on violent crime...[293]

Misc.

In Apr 2024, Republicans moved to rename major airport after Trump.[294]

In Apr 2024, Trump was forced to reveal his finances to save his properties.[295]


In an Apr 6, 2024, "Trump campaign says it raised more than $50 million" at a fundraising event. [296]

2024 campaign ad

On December 27, 2023, the Trump team released an ad titled "Burning down", addressing the dangerous border issue by Biden, including drug smuggling and the potential for Hamas-like Islamic terrorist attacks on American soil.[297]

See also

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  237. BREAKING: Twitter Bans President Donald Trump — PERMANENTLY at the Gateway Pundit
  238. Big Tech Launches Massive Coordinated Cyber Attack on 74,000,000 Trump Voters — GOP SILENT at the Gateway Pundit
  239. UPDATE – NOT CONFIRMED: Sean Hannity Says President Trump Has Joined Parler at the Gateway Pundit
  240. Mark Lungariello, Trump-backed author J.D. Vance wins GOP primary for Ohio Senate seat, NY Post, May 3, 2022.
  241. Ohio primary results: Trump-backed J.D. Vance wins Republican Senate race, CBS, May 3, 2023.
  242. Annie Linskey and David Weigel, J.D. Vance, with a Trump boost, clinches Senate GOP primary in Ohio, Washington Post, May 3, 2022.
  243. Art Moore, GOP doubles Democrat turnout in Ohio despite Roe leak, WND, May 5, 2022.
  244. Clean Sweep: All 22 Trump-Backed Candidates Win Primaries in Ohio, Indiana, Breitbart, May 3, 2022.
  245. Poll: Trump narrowly leads Biden in hypothetical rematch, CNN, Nov 8, 2023
  246. Marshall Cohen, Minnesota Supreme Court blocks bid to remove Trump from primary ballot in 14th Amendment challenge, CNN, November 8, 2023
  247. Lauren Irwin, Voters trust Trump over Biden on Ukraine, Israel and China: poll, The Hill, Nov 9, 2023
  248. Brett Samuels, Trump on Israel-Hamas war: ‘Sometimes you have to let things play out’ The Hill, 11/10/23
  249. Chris Williams, State of the Union: Biden expected to talk immigration, economy, ceasefire, Fox News, March 7, 2024.
    What do Republicans say? Trump has not said much on Gaza. However, he said Israel needs to "finish the problem" in its war against Hamas in Gaza when he recently called into "FOX and Friends."
  250. Trump breaks silence on Israel's military campaign in Gaza: 'Finish the problem', NBC News, Mar 5, 2024
  251. Omer Lachmanovitch And Ariel Kahana, Trump: Only a fool would have not acted like Israel on Oct. 7, JNS, Mar 25, 2024
  252. Trump's new video focuses on the october 7th massacre, INN , 11 Nov 2023
  253. Ella Lee, Elise Stefanik files ethics complaint against Trump fraud trial judge, The Hill, 11/10/23.
  254. Trump tells Argentina's President-elect Javier Milei he plans to visit Buenos Aires, ABC News, Nov 24, 2023.
  255. Thomas Kika, Donald Trump's Black Lives Matter Endorsement Draws Loud Applause From Supporters, Dec 2, 2023
  256. Young Voters Sour on Biden, Prefer Trump to Handle Israel-Hamas War in Latest Harvard IOP Youth Poll. By Thomas J. Mete, Crimson Staff Writer. Dec 6, 2023
  257. Trump Takes 2024 Lead as Biden Approval Hits New Low, WSJ Poll Finds, WSJ, Dec 9, 2023
  258. Poll shows Biden hitting record low approvals, falling behind against Trump in 2024 matchup. By Michael Lee , Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, Dec 9, 2023
  259. SHOCK POLL: Nikki Haley Absolutely Wrecks Biden By Whopping 17 POINTS — And Trump Tops Biden By 4. Mediaite, Dec 10, 2023
  260. Michigan court rejects challenges to Trump’s spot on 2024 primary ballot, Wilx.com, Dec 14, 2023
  261. Dana Blanton, Fox News Poll: Trump’s lead in GOP primary widens, Fox News, Dec 17, 2023
  262. https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/iowa-caucus-republican-primary-2024/card/trump-s-florida-push-gets-another-boost-IsM310GjI9wRELUYzbaJ
  263. Erin Doherty, Trump beating Biden in Georgia in early 2024 poll
  264. Trump pledges to solve ‘horrible’ situation in Israel quickly if elected, JNS, January 16, 2024.

    The Republican frontrunner for the White House says that the Jewish state would not have been attacked on Oct. 7 if he was still president.

    Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that Israel would not have been attacked on Oct. 7 if he had still been president, and pledged to “solve” the “horrible” situation in the Jewish state if he is reelected in November.
  265. Philip Bump, Trump-supportive Republicans have harder-line views on immigration, Washington Post, January 19, 2024
  266. Dan Balz, Scott Clement and Emily Guskin, Trump leads by wide margin in N.H. primary, Post-Monmouth poll finds, WaPo, Jan 22, 2024.
  267. Michigan GOP turmoil threatens effort to flip state for Trump, The Hill, Jan 29, 2024
  268. Poll: 20-point deficit on handling economy highlights Biden’s struggles against Trump, NBC News, Feb 4, 2024
  269. Wisconsin 2024 Poll: Trump 45%, Biden 42% - February 27th, 2024
  270. Kendall Tietz , Andrea Mitchell dismisses own network's polling, suggests enthusiasm for Biden may be 'bigger than we think', "Fox News, March 6, 2024
    The MSNBC host said Super Tuesday results made her think polling 'is not quite accurate'
  271. Ken Thomas and Alex Leary, In Battleground States, Trump Is Ahead in Polls but Playing Catch-Up on the Ground, WSJ, Mar 9, 2024
  272. Joe Biden Suddenly Leads Donald Trump in Multiple Polls, Newsweek, Mar 11, 2024
  273. Trump leads Biden narrowly in Georgia as general election comes into focus — CBS News Battleground poll, CBS News, Mar 12, 2024
  274. Paul Steinhauser, Trump holds slight edge over Biden in crucial battleground state: poll, Fox News, 14 Mar 2024
  275. 279.0 279.1 The Editorial Board, The Folly of Colorado’s Trump Disqualification, WSJ, Dec. 20, 2023.
  276. Sudiksha Kochi, Chris Christie, a Trump foe, blasts Colorado ballot decision, USA Today, Dec 20, 2023
  277. Nick Robertson, Barr says Colorado court’s Trump ruling ‘legally wrong,’ will ‘backfire’, The Hill, Dec 20, 2023
  278. Jeff Poor, Dershowitz on Colorado Ruling: Anti-Democratic, Unconstitutional, Absurd, Breitbart, Dec 20, 2023
  279. Colorado hands Trump a political gift by barring him from the ballot, NBC Universal, December 20, 2023
  280. Maine Becomes Second State to Bar Trump From 2024 Primary Ballot. WSJ, December 28, 2023
  281. Isabella Murray, Trump appeals Maine 14th Amendment election disqualification to state Superior Court, ABC News, Jan 2, 2024
  282. Trump stays on Colorado ballot: What to know from Supreme Court ruling, USA Today, Mar 4, 2024.
  283. Brianna Herlihy , Anders Hagstrom, Supreme Court rules unanimously for Trump in Colorado ballot disqualification dispute, Fox News, Mar 4, 2024
  284. Tommy Christopher, Hot Mic Catches Journos Laughing and Joking About Trump Being Assassinated At Appeals Court, Mediatie, Jan 9th, 2024
  285. Brian Flood, Hot mic picks up media members seemingly referencing JFK assassination while setting up Trump live shot, Fox News, January 10, 2024
  286. Trump supporters suggest DeSantis, Ramaswamy, Haley as running mates, USA Today, Jan 3, 2024.
  287. Trump’s Historic Win in Iowa Came So Quickly There Was Little Time to Prepare the Celebration at Trump HQ.
  288. Trump Was 'Tremendous Comfort to the Family' at Wake of Slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller, Official Says, Western Journal, Mar 29, 2024
  289. Trump, Attending Wake of Slain N.Y.P.D. Officer, Pushes Campaign Message on Crime, NY Times, Mar 28, 2024.
  290. George C. Upper III, Republicans Move to Rename Major Airport After Trump. Western Journal, Apr 2, 2024
  291. Jon Jackson, Donald Trump Forced to Reveal His Finances to Save His Properties, Newsweek, via MSN, 04/03/2024
  292. Trump campaign says it raised more than $50 million at Saturday fundraiser, Politico, Apr 6, 2024
  293. Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) @TeamTrump:

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