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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

Tracking President Donald Trump's campaign promises.

Promises we’ve rated recently

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 May 23rd, 2017: Trump's promise to move embassy to Jerusalem on backburner

Remove criminal undocumented immigrants

The Promise:

“A Trump administration will stop illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens, and save American lives.”


Update May 19th, 2017: ICE releases data on immigrants arrested so far in Trump’s presidency

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 May 19th, 2017: Trump’s trade rep. sends letter to Congress announcing intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Remove all undocumented immigrants

The Promise:

"We have at least 11 million people in this country that came in illegally. They will go out. They will come back — some will come back, the best, through a process. They have to come back legally. They have to come back through a process, and it may not be a very quick process, but I think that’s very fair, and very fine."


Update May 18th, 2017: Trump says young immigrants can ‘rest easy,’ exempted from deportation priorities

Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton

The Promise:

“I will ask, to appoint a special prosecutor. We have to investigate Hillary Clinton, and we have to investigate the investigation.” 

 


Update May 18th, 2017: Justice Department appoints special counsel — for Trump-Russia probe, not Clinton emails

Release his tax returns after an audit is completed

The Promise:

“I’m under a routine audit and it'll be released, and as soon as the audit is finished it will be released."


Update May 12th, 2017: Trump 'might' release returns 'when I'm out of office'

Impose death penalty for cop killers

The Promise:

“One of the first things I’d do in terms of executive order, if I win, will be to sign a strong, strong statement that would go out to the country, out to the world, that anybody killing a police man, a police woman, a police officer, anybody killing a police officer, the death penalty is going to happen,”


Update May 9th, 2017: No action or words on automatic death penalty for cop killers

Repeal Obamacare

The Promise:

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


Update May 4th, 2017: Passage of House bill revives effort to supplant Obamacare

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 April 27th, 2017: Trump reaffirms intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Release his tax returns after an audit is completed

The Promise:

“I’m under a routine audit and it'll be released, and as soon as the audit is finished it will be released."


Update April 26th, 2017: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns, Steve Mnuchin says

Reverse China's entry into the World Trade Organization

The Promise:

"That means reversing two of the worst legacies of the Clinton years...First, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Second, China's entry into the World Trade Organization."


Update April 26th, 2017: Trump threatens to ignore WTO in 'aggressive' America-first approach

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 April 26th, 2017: Trump's tax outline lowers business tax rate and kills AMT, but offers few details

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 April 26th, 2017: California judge halts Trump’s executive order

End birthright citizenship

The Promise:

"End birthright citizenship."


Update April 21st, 2017: House bill introduced to end birthright citizenship

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 April 20th, 2017: Mixed messages on Iran, but tangible moves toward reversal haven't happened yet