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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

Tracking President Donald Trump's campaign promises.

Promises we’ve rated recently

Not take vacations

The Promise:

"I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”


Update August 4th, 2017: Is a 'working vacation' still a vacation?

Limit legal immigration

The Promise:

“We will reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers, the forgotten people. Workers. We’re going to take care of our workers.”


Update August 2nd, 2017: Trump, Republican senators present bill to reform legal immigration

Repeal Obamacare

The Promise:

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


Update July 31st, 2017: Senate delivers blow to Trump's promise to repeal Obamacare

Take no salary

The Promise:

"If I'm elected president, I'm accepting no salary."


Update July 26th, 2017: Trump donates salary for second consecutive quarter

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 July 20th, 2017: U.S. Supreme Court exempts grandparents from travel ban, restricts refugee admissions

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 July 20th, 2017: House Appropriations Committee approves funding for border security

Repeal Obamacare

The Promise:

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


Update July 18th, 2017: Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare is now in limbo

Eliminate Common Core

The Promise:

“We're cutting Common Core. We're getting rid of Common Core. We're bringing education locally."


Update July 16th, 2017: No progress on Trump's promise to kill Common Core

Build a safe zone for Syrian refugees

The Promise:

“They should build a safe zone. Take a big piece of land in Syria and they have plenty of land, believe me. Build a safe zone for all these people, because I have a heart, I mean these people, it’s horrible to watch, But, they shouldn’t come over here. We should build a safe zone.”

 


Update July 14th, 2017: No clear progress on Syria safe zones

Bring back waterboarding

The Promise:

“I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” 


Update July 13th, 2017: Trump's team mostly against waterboarding

Keep Guantanamo Bay Detention Center open

The Promise:

“We’re going to keep, as you know, Gitmo, we’re keeping that open."


Update July 7th, 2017: Trump committed to keeping Gitmo open

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 June 30th, 2017: Trump’s travel ban to take partial effect, administration defines 'bona fide relationship'

Have mandatory minimum sentences for criminals caught trying to enter the United States illegally

The Promise:

"On my first day in office, I am also going to ask Congress to pass 'Kate’s Law' – named for Kate Steinle – to ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal re-entry receive strong mandatory minimum sentences."


Update June 29th, 2017: House passes bill for stricter penalties for criminal immigrants who re-enter country

Cancel all funding of sanctuary cities

The Promise:

"We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.”


Update June 29th, 2017: House passes bill to withhold certain federal grants from 'sanctuary cities'

Establish a commission on radical Islam

The Promise:

“One of my first acts as president will be to establish a commission on radical Islam which will include reformist voices in the Muslim community who will hopefully work with us."


Update June 28th, 2017: Trump's promised 'commission on radical Islam' doesn't exist yet