Real estate magnate Donald J. Trump has been named the next president of the United States. His proposed policies and stances on several contentious issues inspired voters across the nation eager for more jobs and better international trade deals that support American workers.
Now, it’s up to him and his future administration to put his proposed agenda into effect. As Trump prepares to announce cabinet members, advisors and those who will help him transition from the private to public sector, voters will be looking to the business billionaire to ensure he fulfills the promises he made along the campaign trail. His views on several key issues, from immigration reform to combatting terrorism domestically and abroad, greatly contradicted his rival, Democratic nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as the current White House administration under President Barack Obama.
Below are 50 of the campaign promises Trump and his surrogates made along the 2016 presidential campaign trail, via various interviews with the media, campaign rallies and his campaign website:
Trump will work to fully repeal the defense sequester and submit a new budget to rebuild the military.
The next White House administration will increase the size of the U.S. Army to 540,000 active duty soldiers.
Trump vowed to rebuild the U.S. Navy toward a goal of 350 ships, as the bipartisan National Defense Panel has recommended.
Trump will ensure the Mexican government pays for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, including a "big, beautiful door" to allow entry for legal immigrants.
The United States Marine Corps will grow to 36 battalions.
Trump will modernize the Navy's cruisers and procure additional, modern destroyers to counter the ballistic missile threat from Iran and North Korea.
Trump’s White House will uncover all cyber vulnerabilities, protect all vital infrastructure and create a state-of-the-art cyber defense and offense system.
Trump’s administration will conduct a full audit of the Pentagon.
Trump will end all unnecessary and “unwanted” federal programs.
The next administration will work to keep college tuition costs low in order for universities to receive crucial tax breaks.
Trump will add an additional federal investment of $20 billion toward school choice.
The Trump administration will “advance America’s core national interests, promote regional stability and produce an easing of tensions in the world.”
Trump will end the current administration’s alleged efforts for international regime change.
Trump will work with Arab allies and friends in the Middle East in the fight against ISIS.
The next administration will create joint and coalition military operations to defeat ISIS and expand intelligence sharing to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting.
Trump will create new screening procedures and vetting processes to defend against domestic terror.
Trump will ban Muslims from entering the United States.
Trump will ban immigration from regions of the world experiencing high-volumes of terrorism.
Trump will create a Commission on Radical Islam to identify signs of extremism and educate Americans on radical Islamic beliefs.
Trump has vowed to defeat the ideology of “radical Islamic terrorism” entirely.
The Trump administration will repeal Obama’s milestone health care legislation, the Affordable Care Act.
Trump will replace Obama’s healthcare initiative with Health Savings Accounts.
The Trump administration will work with Congress to create a patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality and affordability.
Trump will allow citizens to purchase health care options across state lines.
Trump will ensure new jobs are first offered to American citizens instead of immigrants.
The jobs, wages and work security of the American people will be of Trump’s highest priorities.
Trump will curb all uncontrolled foreign worker admissions.
Trump has vowed to make the U.S. entirely energy independent.
Trump will employ America’s alleged $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil and natural gas reserves.
America will be completely removed from any involvement with OPEC.
The Trump administration will open onshore and offshore leasing on federal lands, eliminate moratorium on coal leasing and open shale energy deposits.
Trump has vowed to create 500,000 jobs a year through energy initiatives alone.
Trump has also vowed to increase American economic output through the use of American natural gas reserves.
The Trump administration 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.
Trump will allow parents to enroll in tax-free dependent care savings accounts for their children or elderly relatives.
The Trump administration will provide 6 weeks of paid leave to new mothers before returning to work.
Trump has vowed to create 25 million jobs over the next ten years.
The GDP under Trump will grow by 3.5 percent on average each year.
Trump will defend the Second Amendment and will not support further gun purchase reform legislations.
Trump will immediately review all U.S. cyber defenses and make adjustments where needed.
The Trump administration will demand the Department of Justice create Joint Task Forces throughout the U.S. to coordinate federal, state and local law enforcement responses to cyber threats.
Trump will order the secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff to provide recommendations for enhancing U.S. Cyber Command, with a focus on both offense and defense in the cyber domain.
The Trump administration will ensure expanded access to health care for veterans, as well as fire corrupt executives working for the Veterans Administration.
Trump will deport immigrants living illegally in the United States.
The Trump administration will rewrite the entire regulatory code to ensure that we keep jobs and wealth in America.
Trump will immediately repeal all illegal and overreaching executive orders.
Trump will repeal the Waters of The U.S. Rule.
The Trump administration will remove the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
Trump will decrease the “bloated government” after an agency review.
The Trump administration will invest in a “serious missile defense system” to protect from terror.