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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 August 9th, 2018: Trump administration launched its ‘White House’ veterans hotline, based in West Virginia

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 9th, 2018: In August ‘working vacation,’ Donald Trump golfing, hosting business dinner and calls with lawmakers

Grow the economy by 4 percent a year

The Promise:

“We're bringing it (the GDP) from 1 percent up to 4 percent. And I actually think we can go higher than 4 percent. I think you can go to 5 percent or 6 percent.”


Update August 7th, 2018: Donald Trump’s promise of 4 percent economic growth a year did not happen in 2017

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 August 6th, 2018: Federal appeals court says Donald Trump’s order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional

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 August 6th, 2018: Federal judge says Trump administration failed to justify DACA rescission

Stop the AT&T Time Warner Merger

The Promise:

"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."


Update July 13th, 2018: Justice Department challenges AT&T merger with appeal

Raise tariffs on goods imported into the U.S.

The Promise:

“Any country that devalues their currency to take unfair advantage of the United States and all of its companies that can’t compete will face tariffs and taxes to stop the cheating.”


Update July 11th, 2018: Trump makes good on promise to raise tariffs on imported goods

Stop the AT&T Time Warner Merger

The Promise:

"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."


Update July 10th, 2018: AT&T completes merger with Time Warner

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, 2018: U.S. Supreme Court upholds Donald Trump’s travel ban

Stop the AT&T Time Warner Merger

The Promise:

"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."


Update June 14th, 2018: Federal judge grants approval for AT&T merger with Time Warner

Rebuild the U.S. Navy toward the goal of 350 ships

The Promise:

"We will build a Navy of 350 surface ships and submarines as recommended by the bipartisan National Defense Panel."


Update May 25th, 2018: Trump touts 350-ship promise at Naval Academy graduation

Take no salary

The Promise:

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


Update May 18th, 2018: Trump donates first-quarter salary to VA

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 14th, 2018: Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem

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 May 8th, 2018: Trump announces U.S. exit from Iran nuclear deal

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 April 25th, 2018: Federal judge orders Trump admin. to accept new DACA requests, but stays order for 90 days