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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

Tracking President Donald Trump's campaign promises.

Promises we’ve rated recently

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

Save the Carrier plant in Indiana

The Promise:

"So here's what's going to happen: Within 24 hours, I'll get a call — the head of Carrier — and he'll say, 'Mr. President, we've decided to stay in the United States. That's what's going to happen. 100 percent."


Update June 27th, 2017: Carrier plant moves forward with planned job cuts

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 26th, 2017: U.S. Supreme Court accepts travel ban case, allows Trump’s order to partly take effect

Reverse Barack Obama's Cuba policy

The Promise:

“The president’s one-sided deal for Cuba and with Cuba benefits only the Castro regime but all the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro Regime was done through executive order, which means they can be undone and that is what I intend to do unless the Castro Regime meets our demands.”


Update June 16th, 2017: Trump scales back Obama-era Cuba policies

Terminate Barack Obama's immigration executive orders 'immediately'

The Promise:

"Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). All immigration laws will be enforced -- we will triple the number of ICE agents. Anyone who enters the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have laws and to have a country."


Update June 16th, 2017: Trump administration rescinds memo for DAPA, keeps DACA

Create private White House veterans hotline

The Promise:

"I will create a private White House hotline – that is answered by a real person 24 hours a day – to make sure that no valid complaint about the VA ever falls through the cracks. I will instruct my staff that if a valid complaint is not acted upon, then the issue be brought directly to me, and I will pick up the phone and fix it myself, if need be."


Update June 15th, 2017: Vets' hotline had its 'soft launch' on June 1

Remove existing Syrian refugees

The Promise:

“I'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria, as part of this mass migration, that if I win, if I win, they're going back.” 


Update June 15th, 2017: No efforts yet from Trump administration for mass deportation of Syrian refugees

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 12th, 2017: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Trump’s travel ban

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 June 2nd, 2017: Trump delays moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

Cancel the Paris climate agreement

The Promise:

"We’re going to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.”


Update June 1st, 2017: Trump says U.S. pulling out of Paris climate agreement

Make no cuts to Social Security

The Promise:

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.”


Update May 26th, 2017: White House budget cuts Social Security disability benefits

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 May 26th, 2017: 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds block on Trump’s travel ban

Invest $550 billion in infrastructure and create an infrastructure fund

The Promise:

 "The Trump Administration seeks to invest $550 billion to ensure we can export our goods and move our people faster and safer."


Update May 26th, 2017: White House budget gives rough outline of Trump infrastructure plan

Guarantee 6-week paid leave

The Promise:

“We can provide six weeks of paid maternity leave to any mother with a newborn child whose employer does not provide the benefit.” 


Update May 25th, 2017: Trump budget calls for paid family leave

Make no cuts to Medicaid

The Promise:

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” 


Update May 24th, 2017: White House budget reduces Medicaid spending