In the Works rulings on Trump-O-Meter

Ask countries we protect to pay more for joint defense

 "I think NATO's great. But it's got to be modernized. And countries that we're protecting have to pay what they're supposed to be paying."

Guarantee 6-week paid leave

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

Repeal Obamacare

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

Build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it

"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."

Remove criminal undocumented immigrants

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

Cancel all funding of sanctuary cities

"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.”

Limit legal immigration

“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.”

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

"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."

End birthright citizenship

"End birthright citizenship."

Renegotiate NAFTA

“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."

Hire American workers first

"Establish new immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first."

Create targeted child care tax credits

"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."

Lower the business tax rate

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

Cut the number of tax brackets

"The Trump Plan will collapse the current seven tax brackets to three brackets."

Eliminate the marriage penalty

"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."

Repeal the alternative minimum tax

"The 3.8 percent Obamacare tax on investment income will be repealed, as will the alternative minimum tax."

Create a 10-percent repatriation tax

"It (The Donald J. Trump tax plan) will provide a deemed repatriation of corporate profits held offshore at a one-time tax rate of 10 percent."

Save the coal industry

"We're going to put our miners back to work." 

Stop the AT&T Time Warner Merger

"As an example of the power structure I'm fighting, AT&T is buying Time Warner and thus CNN, a deal we will not approve in my administration because it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few."

Dramatically scale back the EPA

"Department of Environmental Protection. We are going to get rid of it in almost every form. We’re going to have little tidbits left, but we’re going to take a tremendous amount out."