Tracking politicians' promises

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Tracking Obama's promises

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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

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Suspend immigration from terror-prone places

The Promise:

“And if people don't like it, we've got to have a country folks. Got to have a country. Countries in which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya. And we are going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria.”


Update October 17th, 2017: Federal judge blocks Donald Trump’s third travel ban

Repeal Obamacare

The Promise:

“Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as Obamacare."

Update October 13th, 2017: Directive ending key subsidy threatens Obamacare's viability

Renegotiate the Iran deal

The Promise:

“This deal if I win will be a totally different deal. This will be a totally different deal.”

Update October 13th, 2017: Trump decertifies deal, urges Congress to bolster Iran restraints

Call for an international conference to defeat ISIS

The Promise:

"As president, I will call for an international conference focused on this goal. We will work side-by-side with our friends in the Middle East, including our greatest ally, Israel."

Update October 13th, 2017: No international conference on ISIS in sight

Repeal Obamacare

The Promise:

“Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as Obamacare."

Update October 12th, 2017: Trump’s executive action could erode marketplace built under Obamacare

Increase visa fees

The Promise:

"Increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays)."

Update October 11th, 2017: President Donald Trump stalls on visa fee increases for Mexican nationals

Lower the business tax rate

The Promise:

"The Trump Plan will lower the business tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, and eliminate the corporate alternative minimum tax."

Update October 11th, 2017: Proposed corporate, small business tax rates don’t fall to 15 percent

Move U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The Promise:

"We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem."

Update October 9th, 2017: Trump signals step back from Israeli embassy plan

Renegotiate NAFTA

The Promise:

“A Trump administration will renegotiate NAFTA and if we don't get the deal we want, we will terminate NAFTA and get a much better deal for our workers and our companies. 100 percent."

Update October 9th, 2017: Fourth round of NAFTA negotiations set for mid-October

Replace J-1 Visa with Inner City Resume Bank

The Promise:

"The J-1 visa jobs program for foreign youth will be terminated and replaced with a resume bank for inner city youth provided to all corporate subscribers to the J-1 visa program."

Update October 9th, 2017: President Donald Trump stalls on promise to eliminate J-1 visa program

Cut taxes for everyone

The Promise:

"Everybody is getting a tax cut, especially the middle class."

Update October 5th, 2017: Tax plan appears to favor wealthiest, no guarantee of cuts for all

Eliminate the carried interest loophole

The Promise:

"As part of this reform, we will eliminate the carried interest deduction and other special interest loopholes that have been so good for Wall Street investors, and for people like me, but unfair to American workers."

Update October 5th, 2017: Tax framework silent on carried interest

Eliminate the marriage penalty

The Promise:

"This new tax code eliminates the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II."

Update October 5th, 2017: Tax plan calls for end to marriage penalty, but lacks specifics

Create targeted child care tax credits

The Promise:

"The Trump plan will rewrite the tax code to allow working parents to deduct from their income taxes child care expenses for up to four children and elderly dependents."

Update October 5th, 2017: Trump’s child care promise takes new approach in tax framework

Build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it

The Promise:

"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall."

Update October 2nd, 2017: Prototypes under construction for U.S.-Mexico border wall