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Donald Trump

Republican

• Age at inauguration: 74
• Experience: U.S. President (2017-present); American businessman
• Education: University of Pennsylvania (BS)
•  Interesting Fact: Trump does not drink alcohol

Key Platform Points

• Restricting immigration through the construction of a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border
• Renegotiating international deals regarding arms, trade, and climate change

Economy and Taxes

• The U.S. economy has seen consistent growth under the Trump administration
• The Trump tax cuts significantly lowered taxes on corporate profits, investment income, and the estate tax
• Pulled the U.S. out of Trans-Pacific Partnership
• Signed updated NAFTA accord with leaders of Mexico and Canada, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
• Imposed a 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of imports from China and threatened to raise rate to 25%

Corporations

• Wants to prevent companies from leaving the U.S.
• Cut corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%
• Supports breaking up and fining big tech companies
• Will accept PAC donations for his campaign

Criminal Justice and Drugs

• Signed bipartisan criminal justice legislation giving judges greater discretion over sentencing, protecting first-time offenders from harsh minimum sentences, and improving criminal rehabilitation efforts
• Believes in closing off Mexican border to stop flow of drugs
• Previously stated support for death penalty for drug traffickers
• Created task force alongside Homeland Security aimed at reducing crime and increasing public safety
• Supports allowing states to decide whether they want to legalize marijuana

Education

• Has cut funding to Department of Education by 13%, eliminating 29 programs and $8.5 billion from the budget
• Believes federal government should not be making profit off student debt
• Opposes loan forgiveness or free college
• Supports eliminating Common Core
• Supports charter schools

Environment

• Pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement
• Under Trump, the EPA has loosened restrictions on pollution, logging, and oil drilling
• Lowered fuel economy standards for cars
• Previously accused climate change of being a "hoax" created by the Chinese
• Calls the Green New Deal a hoax
• Pushed to open up oil and gas drilling on federally protected lands and in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans

Foreign Policy

• Reject idea of globalism, embrace patriotism and implement protectionist trade policies
• Offer aid only to allied countries
• Vowed to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and end the war
• Views Iran as a terrorist regime and pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal
• Sought a diplomatic approach in attempting to address North Korea's nuclear ambitions
• Has spoken out against military intervention
• Authorized military strikes against Syria in 2017

Government Reform

• Ran for first term on platform of "draining the swamp"
• Signed executive order requiring that for every new regulation, two old ones must be eliminated
• Voter ID should be required
• Keep the Electoral College
• Opposes increasing the number of Supreme Court Justices
• Opposes filibusters in Senate
• Signed a bipartisan bill to make Senate campaign donations more transparent

Gun Control

• Opposes gun control
• Believes we should respect the 2nd Amendment and choose Supreme Court Justices who will uphold it
• Supports arming school employees
• Opposes gun free zones in schools

Health Care

• Supports repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with a free-market system
• Opposes Medicare for All
• Unveiled American Patients First plan to lower drug prices through increasing competition and better negotiation
• Outlined significant cuts to Medicare in his 2020 budget

Immigration

• Wants to build a wall along U.S.-Mexico border
• Has threatened tariffs against Mexico to ensure stricter immigration control on their end
• Reinforce border security by hiring 5,000 more border patrol agents
• Supports deporting current illegal immigrants
• Believes illegal immigration hurts the U.S. economically and increases crimes and drugs
• Supports offering three years of DACA protection in exchange for wall funding
• Has curbed the number of legal-asylum seekers

LGBTQ+ Rights

• Banned transgender people from serving in the military
• Weakened laws that prohibit businesses and other entities from discriminating based on sexual orientation
• Would've preferred it if same-sex marriage was determined by states, but thinks that the issue has been settled by the Supreme Court

National Security & Veterans Affairs

• Banned transgender people from serving in the military
• Weakened laws that prohibit businesses and other entities from discriminating based on sexual orientation
• Would've preferred it if same-sex marriage was determined by states, but thinks that the issue has been settled by the Supreme Court

Social Security & Welfare

• Outlined significant cuts to Social Security and Medicaid in his 2020 budget

Women's Rights

• Pro-life stance
• Opposes late stage abortions
• Opposes abortions except in the cases of rape, incest, and when the health of the mother is at risk
• Prohibited clinics that provide abortion services from receiving government funding
• Supports equal pay in theory but believes in reality it's difficult

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