Donald Trump: The facts

Samantha Cupolo, Staff Writer

National Security: Donald Trump wants to rebuild the US military. He plans to repeal the defense sequester and create a new budget to allow for more readily available resources for our military. Trump also wants to invest part of this redistributed budget towards a missile defense system to counterbalance interpreted threats from Iran and North Korea.  

Foreign Relations: Donald Trump wishes to take down radical Islamic terrorism. He wishes to close the borders to all immigrants and refugees from areas that are categorized as producing terrorists. His primary action will be to reverse the executive amnesties President Obama put in place.  He would like for the US and Russia to get along—so the two nations may cooperate in defeating ISIS.  As an outspoken critic of the Iran nuclear deal, Mr. Trump denounced the deal as “the stupidest deal of all time.” Finally, Mr. Trump has shared that the thinks that the North Atlantic Alliance should consider making allies pay for belonging to the organization.  

Healthcare: Donald Trump wants to get rid of the Affordable Care Act altogether by instating Health Savings Accounts which will attempt to provide health care access to all Americans making it more affordable and allowing for a more patient-oriented system. Trump wants to create a “dynamic market” by giving citizens the ability to purchase insurance across state lines.

Environment: Mr. Trump does not see the environment in dire danger and plans to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency.  He focuses on the area of energy and wants to instate a safe form of fracking for use within the US.

Economy: Mr. Trump wants to increase jobs for Americans by making it easier to manufacture goods in the US and plans to do so by eliminating loopholes and lowering corporate tax rates in order to entice business to remain here.  Trump also wants to revise the Individual Income Tax by dissolving the current 7 tax brackets and instead having 3 brackets. He believes that NAFTA needs to be renegotiated to decrease regulations and increase business in America.

Social Issues:  Trump believes that, individual states should have the right to make their own decisions  on same-sex marriage. He is completely against abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is threatened.

Government Reform: Trump wants to rid the government of “waste, fraud, and abuse” in all agencies. He wishes to modify the Department of Education by getting rid of Common Core and the Department of Environmental Protection.

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