Tracking politicians' promises

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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

Promises we’ve rated recently

Make no cuts to Medicare

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: Democrats say latest Trump budget cuts Medicare, but it’s not that simple

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: Donald Trump stalls on promise to build a wall, have Mexico pay for it

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: Despite efforts, Donald Trump fails to cut funding from sanctuary cities

Get Congress to allow health insurance across state lines

The Promise:

“The insurance companies are getting rich off health care and health insurance and everything having to do with health. We’re going to end that. We’re going to take out the artificial boundaries, the artificial lines. We’re going to get a plan where people compete, free enterprise.”


Update: Some new rules, but the lines remain

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: DACA remains, but Trump administration eliminated DAPA

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: No signs of a commission

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: No new public push from Trump for mandatory minimum sentences for illegal re-entry

Remove criminal undocumented immigrants

The Promise:

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

Update: More criminals in the country illegally are deported

Ask countries we protect to pay more for joint defense

The Promise:

 "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."

Update: Trump furthers NATO's spending trend

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: Naval fleet expansion stays the course

End birthright citizenship

The Promise:

"End birthright citizenship."

Update: Donald Trump stalls on promise to end birthright citizenship

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: Trump partially rolls back Obama's Cuba policy

Defund Planned Parenthood

The Promise:

"I would defund it because of the abortion factor, which they say is 3 percent. I don't know what percentage it is. They say it's 3 percent. But I would defund it, because I'm pro-life."


Update: With efforts in Congress unsuccessful, attention turns to regulatory process

Repeal Obamacare

The Promise:

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

Update: Long odds against repeal with Democrats running the House

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: Political uncertainty envelops Trump’s vow to revamp U.S. infrastructure