Monday, November 14, 2016

Trump faces pressure to fulfill his campaign promises

President-elect Donald Trump won over millions of Americans with promises of change and even some controversial proposals.
Now, Trump will be under pressure over the next four years to follow through on many of the promises he's made since his June 2015 entry into the race -- especially in the first 100 days of his administration.
From building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to repealing and replacing ObamaCare, here's a list of campaign promises:
Guns
Trump vowed to protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights. At a January rally, he called for the elimination of gun-free zones and said he would sign that on his first day in office.
In May, he appeared to soften that position and clarified that he doesn’t want firearms in every classroom, with the exception of some trained teachers.
The businessman has vowed to undo all of President Obama’s “illegal and overreaching” executive orders and that includes his executive action from January to reduce gun violence.
Immigration
One of the strongest pillars in Trump’s platform was building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico  border. Every rally was filled with chants of “Build that wall!” and Trump reassured Americans that Mexico would fund its construction despite the Mexican president’s opposition to that.
Trump once called for a deportation force to remove the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., but helater shifted to prioritize kicking out those who have committed crimes.
The businessman has vowed to ax the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which permits children who came with undocumented immigrants after 2007 at the age of 16 or younger could remain in the country and receive two-year work permits.
Trump has repeatedly called for a special prosecutor to further investigate Clinton’s private email server during her time at the State Department. “Lock her up” chants erupted at every rally in the final months of the campaign.
But Trump already sounds like he’s starting to soften on that pledge and said in a Friday interview with the Wall Street Journal that he hasn’t considered jailing Clinton since winning the election. 
Supreme Court
Trump wants to appoint someone in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court. He released an initial list of 11 Supreme Court picks with the help of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation. And in late September, he added 10 more names.

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