67 Reasons for Americans to Vote for Donald Trump!


1) Trump can’t be bought! He’s the ONLY Candidate who is paying for his own Campaign! He’s refused millions of dollars in donations, so he can’t be manipulated. ALL other Politicians running for President are funded by Campaign Contributors, Lobbyists, Special Interest Groups who will manipulate them when they get to the White House. Trump is the only Candidate NOT FOR SALE!

2 a) 99.9% of US Politicians are corrupt! Their lives are spent running for office or being in office. They don’t care about Americans. They only care about their own pocket books! USA has been taken over by Oligarchs! b) Trump is a very successful businessman, not a Politician! Until now that is. He’s the “People’s Politician”! Trump loves Americans! He is a TRUTHFUL Patriot who loves our country and wants to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain! This video explains Donald’s love for America!

3) TRUMP WILL WORK FOR FREE: As President, Trump said he will notaccept a salary for the position!

4) Trump studied Real Estate in college and graduated from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He is brilliant with an IQ of 150-160: http://f-o-l.blogspot.com/2015/08/trump-prince-provided.html

5) Trump is a self-made Billionaire! His father was a self-made Millionaire from Queens, but Donald moved up to Manhattan when he made his own fortune! That small one million dollar loan turned into 10 billlion? Consider that the same as you getting a $100 loan and turning it into $1,000,000!
6) The problem with US politicians is they make BAD DEALS for America! (The bad Iran Deal is a perfect example!) Donald is a master Negotiator! He knows everything about how to make great deals! He is also an expert at turning BAD Contracts into good Contracts! Trump is the ONLY Candidate with this exceptional talent! That’s how he got rich. Trump will make America rich again by negotiating great deals, and RENEGOTIATING bad deals made by other Politicians!

7) NO JOBS in America: Unemployment is at a record-high due to companies leaving USA and setting up shop in foreign countries! Trump knows how to bring jobs back to America! Trump: “I will be the greatest Jobs President that God ever created!” Trump will make America rich again! Young people will have great job opportunities to pay off their Student Loans! There will be plenty of good jobs for everyone!

8) Trump has spent his life on the other side as a Political Donor. He donated to everybody ’cause he’s a successful businessman and he’s generous! Consequently, Trump knows the Political ropes! This knowledge and experience enables him to be a great president!

9) Trump does business with people around the globe, so he’s already used to working well with foreign leaders, politicians, and very important people. He is confident that he will be “great friends” with President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders in bringing peace between our nations!

10) President Putin praised Donald Trump, said he is “brilliant and talented” and would welcome him as President. Putin calls Trump the ‘absolute leader in the presidential race’. http://washex.am/1WovLi8

11) Trump says, Illegals are treated better than our Veterans! As President, he won’t let that happen any more. Our Veterans have been betrayed and discarded by the US gov’t! Many have died due to incompetent VA! Our military doesn’t have good equipment to protect our brave soldiers. Instead the good equipment is shipped to the Middle East and is now in the hands of ISIS! Trump will take GREAT care of Veterans! It’s a top priority on his To-do List! Trump will rebuild our military so strong that no country will even think of attacking us!

12) Obama said his biggest concern is “Climate Change”. I don’t agree! Trump’s biggest concern is “Nuclear Climate Change”, meaning NUCLEAR WAR! Trump wants to make sure Nuclear War never happens! (That’s my biggest concern too. We are headed there with current US warmongers presently in charge!) Trump will do everything he can to ensure Nuclear War never happens.

13) Trump really cares about women! He is going to make sure Women’s Health issues are taken care of. It’s another priority with him! Trump has many women in top Executive positions in his company. He’s hired women in Executive positions for 30+ years, even when it was unpopular, many of them getting higher salaries than men.

14) Trump will stop Illegal Immigration! He will build a wall on the Mexican Border. The 1st DAY IN OFFICE, Trump will start deporting illegal gang members who have saturated big inner cities with violent crimes! He will deport Illegals, and those of good character will be able to re-enter LEGALLY! Trump’s wall will have a big door for legal immigrants to come to America! Trump has thousands of Legal immigrants working for him now. As President, he will create jobs for millions of Americans! Visit this link to see Trump’s Immigration Reform Plan:https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform

15) Trump believes Vaccine overloads cause Autism! (So do I!) As president, he can work with the CDC to make vaccines safe for babies and children!
16) Trump will stop the corruption in the US Gov’t! There won’t be any more IRS targeting Conservatives! He will not turn his head from corruption and scandals, i.e., Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, etc, that has been happening for many years now! Trump has vowed to go after Hillary for crimes if he is President!

17) Taxes: Trump knows all about Taxes! He spends a fortune having his taxes done. Trump’s Tax Plan simplifies the Tax System, taxes Hedge funds, lowers taxes for Middle Class and much more! Single persons making under $25,000 will pay “0”; Couples making under $50,00 will pay “0”! See Trump’s Tax Plan here:https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/tax-reform

18) Trump supports 2nd Amendment: He fully supports the right to bear arms as detailed on his Website. Trump will rescind Obama’s Executive Orders that chip away at the 2nd Amendment when he becomes President. Visit this link for details: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/second-amendment-rights

19) Trump does not believe in “Gun-free” zones. They are targets for terrorists. Some of our finest US military were killed in Gun-Free zones. Trump has vowed to end Gun-Free Zones the 1st day in Office as President.

20) Trump believes the US military should not be in Ukraine, and US should not be bombing Syria (when it interferes with Russia’s efforts). Trump believes other countries located in those proximities should deal with problems in the Middle East. He believes US are not the world’s police! I agree! Trump supports Vladimir Putin’s plans to destroy ISIS in Syria! Trump has vowed to stop ISIS. He always keeps his word.

21) Trump opposes US’ plans to bring 200,000 so-called ‘Refugees’ into the USA! He sees the majority of Refugees are very fit young men, with almost no women/children. The men have no ID and cannot be vetted! Trump asks why aren’t they fighting for their country? Trump raises the question that these men might be an ISIS Trojan Horse for America! (I agree!) Trump will NOT allow any Refugees into USA, but he supports the idea of working with other nations to create “Safe Zones” in Syria for Refugees to be able to stay in their own country, and he would do so in a very “humanitarian” way. Trump says, if he is President, he will send Refugees that Obama brings into USA, back! That’s great news!

22) There is a strong hatred of Americans by Muslims. Many murders have been committed by Islamic terrorists in the name of Allah. Trump wants to temporarily Ban Muslims from entering America, until such a time as we can figure out why they hate us, and what can be done to solve this problem. A List of Islamic Terror on American Soil: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/american-attacks.aspx

23) Here’s what Donald did to stop a Mosque from being built at Ground Zero in NY after 9/11:

24) Trump has written over a dozen books. “Trump: The Art of the Deal” is his 2nd favorite book! It was on the Best-Seller List for 51 weeks and sold over 1 million copies! (I read his book “Trump: How to Get Rich”. It was great!) If you want to know more about Trump, read his books! List of Trump’s books: http://www.amazon.com/Donald-Trump/e/B001H6O8M2

25) Trump is a Christian. He attends a Presbyterian Church. The Bible is his all-time favorite book. Donald has a collection of Bibles. People send him Bibles often, and he stores them all in a very special place.

26) Trump has always been a clean and sober guy: He has never had one drop of alcohol, never smoked, or used drugs! When his children were growing up, he imprinted in their minds never to use those vices. When giving advice to young people, he emphasizes abstinence from these vices!

27) Trump is a great father and husband. His children (adults) are a reflection of their father. They are also very successful and talented, and will be running his company if/when he gets to the White House! Trump has said, as president, he will be totally focused on making America great again! He feels that his company is irrelevant now, restoring America is his only focus!

28) Trump is in this Presidential Race for the long haul! His greatest desire is to become President so he can fix the problems in America and bring it to greatness again!

29) Trump cares about the poor. He cares about helping others. He gives a LOT of money to charities, but he rarely talks about it.

Some other causes Trump has given to

 

30) Trump cares about minorities. He believes many ethnic problems in USA will be resolve themselves when jobs are brought back, taxes are lowered, life-styles improve!

31) Mainstream Media has misreported Trump’s views on Hispanics. Trump is not racist. He has employed thousands of Hispanics who are in America legally! Trump wants to deport all Illegals, no matter what country they come from, but he will also give them a chance to return legally if they qualify. Trump knows many illegals that cross the Mexican border are criminals. These criminals are from many countries. That’s his biggest reason for building a wall. Trump wants to protect ALL Americans by securing the border. Crossing the US border without going through proper channels is ILLEGAL. It’s against the Law, but it hasn’t been enforced for too long! Trump will fix that.

32) Trump signed a Pledge to only run as a Republican in this Presidential Race.

33) Trump is not Politically Correct! I like that! PC is a form of censorship and manipulation that has gotten totally out of control in America! MSM tries to use that against him. MSM lies about Trump often! His supporters are onto that. We don’t fall for MSM Propaganda Bullshit!

34) Trump is no wimp! He will fight for Americans! He never attacks first! But when he’s attacked, he defends himself! I want a President who’s not a wimp, who stands up for me!

35) Trump is a Master Builder! He builds all sorts of things! He wants to fix America’s broken down bridges and roads. He wants to fix and build great things in America! Trump is the ONLY Candidate who can build a great Wall on the Mexican Border, fast and at low-cost!

36) DID YOU KNOW? Trump funded and renovated Wollman Rink in 3 months that was taking New York 6 years to fix! The Mayor wouldn’t approve his offer, so Trump said he would PAY for the renovations! Trump was approved! Read about it here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wollman_Rink


37) Trump bought an old Historic Post Office in Washington DC! He bought it from Obama! He’s restoring it to it’s grandeur and turning it into a fine Hotel! Trump’s buildings are the finest in the world! Read about the Post Office here: https://www.trumphotelcollection.com/washington-dc/luxury-washington-dc-hotels.php

38) Obamacare is a disaster that will totally implode in 2017! It is a horrible and expensive Tax on Americans! Trump will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a much better Health Care System! He already has thousands of employees that he provides GREAT Health Care Plans for! He wants ALL Americans to have Health Care without being taxed and put into debt! Obamacare is plunging USA into more debt! Trump knows all about Health Care and how to fix it, because of his experience!

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reform

39) USA is $21 Trillion in debt and rising! Democrat and Republican Politicians are to blame! Trump is the ONLY Candidate with the experience and know-how to get USA out of debt! He will do it! Visit LIVE U.S. Debt Clock to see the current National Debt: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

40) Trump is already bringing jobs back to America!–>Ford Shifts Work from Mexico to Ohio, Thanks to Trump! http://nbcnews.to/1f7XYJt

41) 22 Veterans a Day Commit Suicide: Donald loves our Veterans, especially our Wounded Warriors. He can and will do everything to help them. Trump has established a HOTLINE for U.S. Military Veterans! Call: 855-VETS-352. At one of his Rallys, Trump Offered to personally help a wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15)

42) Trump wrote a check for $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine who was freed from a Mexican prison after 214 days in jail. (Obama did NOTHING to help free Tahmooressi!)http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/11/10/donald-trump-writes-25k-check-sgt-tahmooressi-marinefreed

43) Trump wrote a new book, “Crippled America”! Get the book to understand more about what’s gone wrong in America and US Politics, and Donald’s plans to fix it! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crippled-america-donald-j-trump/1122715073?ean=9781501137969

44) Trump donates ALL the proceeds from his books to Charity! Who does that? He does! Here are some other Charities that he gives to, but there are many more: https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/donald-trump

45) Donald Trump has a heart of gold! He sent his Jet to fly a very sick 3-year-old and his parents from California to New York where they were seeking the best medical care for their child, after Commercial Airlines refused to do so. http://exposingmodernmugwumps.com/tag/donald-trump-sends-his-plane-for-sick-child/

46) Trump wants to help alleviate College Loans & debt that is bogging down students. He believes College Tuition costs are too high, taking advantage of students. He will will bring quality jobs back to America so they kind find good work, and he will take action to help Students with their loans and lower College Tuition. “Trump: Why is federal government making money on student loans?” http://thehill.com/policy/finance/248913-trump-why-is-federal-government-making-money-on-student-loans

47) Trump is against Common Core! He’s against the Federal Government controlling education.

48) If Trump becomes President, his children will take over his company, and he will focus ONLY on making America great again! “I’m very proud of my company…but if I become President, I couldn’t care less about my company!” https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/689236506272264192

49) A REAL HERO! Brave Donald stopped a Mugger, a “big guy with a big bat”! Nov. 20, 1991http://articles.philly.com/1991-11-20/news/25769814_1_donald-trump-marla-maples-big-bat

 

50) Donald Trump is “militaristic” from his days in NY Military Academy! “Cadet Captain” 8th-12th grades!

https://twitter.com/Samstwitch/status/663244119293194240

51) The Generosity of Donald Trump: Liberty University President (Jerry Falwell Jr)

52) On his first day in Office, Trump will rescind many of Obama’s Executive Orders on amnesty for illegals, laws chipping away at 2nd Amendment, etc!

Amnesty:

 

53) Trump has a YUGE following and is leading in ALL Polls nationally! MSM tries to lie about this. It’s true, it’s fact, Trump has been winning in all Polls since he entered the Race for the Presidency! Don’t be fooled by MSM lies!

54) There’s a Movement in America! The Silent Majority is no longer silent! Americans are angry at the corrupt government in Washington and lying MSM! (Me too!) What’s happening now has never happened in our lifetime! Americans are shouting for Donald Trump, the ONLY Candidate with the experience, know-how, and will to#MakeAmericaGreatAgain!

55) John Wayne’s Daughter Aissa Endorses Donald Trump


56) When Donald Trump Fought the Racists http://spectator.org/articles/64643/when-trump-fought-racists

57) Fellow Cadet: Let me tell you about Donald Trump!https://m.facebook.com/Peter.Ticktin/posts/10205751789135961?pnref=story

58) Time when Trump saved a Georgia farm. A man with brains and heart.http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/12/26/that-time-when-donald-trump-saved-a-georgia-farm/

59) Callers say why they’ll vote Trump:

60) In 2012 Donald Trump gave and raised millions of dollars for Mitt Romney’s run against Obama and fully supported him. Here is Mitt praising Donald Trump in 2012. Video:

*61) Sarah Palin (“a true Conservative” said Ted Cruz) endorses Donald Trump! @SarahPalinUSAhttps://youtu.be/Mvlm3LKSlpU

*62) IF Trump doesn’t win the 2016 election, AMERICA IS DOOMED! I’m more serious than ever before about this! @hollyammon explains in this video. (I agree 100%!) “Trump, America’s Last Chance” 

*63) CORRUPT US POLITICIANS & MSM WILL SAY AND DO ANYTHING TO STOP TRUMP! Watch this video BY @WayneRoot to find out why!

*64) WARNING: How The Criminal Elite Plan To Steal The Election From Trump via @RogerJStone 

*65) The Untruth About Donald Trump by @StefanMolyneux

*66) Donald Trump Did Not Participate In A Fox News Debate | True News by @StefanMolyneux  

https://hallsofkarma.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/trump-takes-a-stand-against-fox-for-some-sinister-reasons-you-didnt-hear-about-must-read/comment-page-1/

*67) Lost Donald Trump Interview from over 25 years ago:

There are LOTS more reasons to vote for Donald Trump, but that’s enough for now. No other Candidate can or will do the great things that Trump will do as President! He will make Americans winners and flourish like never before! He will make America great again and our country will be respected as it was long ago.

ALERT! Trump Supporters please watch this: GOP Plot to steal Presidency from Donald Trump!

ALERT: The MainStream Media lies about Donald Trump! We supporters see this every day first hand! Trump told us to expect more lies and attacks against him by the MSM, especially as we get closer to Elections. Please do not believe their Propaganda lies!

DONALD’S SPEECHES

Nearly every day, Donald Trump speaks somewhere to the American people. Here are a few speeches about his goals for America if he’s elected President! Follow him on Twitter @realDonaldTrump and follow his Supporters to keep up with his Presidential Campaign!

1) Donald Trump Dubuque, Iowa August 25, 2015: https://youtu.be/GCzkoS8bfDQ
2) Trump Rally, Mobile AL August 21, 2015: https://youtu.be/vPWERFt-gf8
3) Donald Trump Presidential Announcement Full Speech 6/16/15: https://youtu.be/q_q61B-DyPk
4) Donald Trump’s First Town Hall Meeting- Derry, NH 8/19/15: https://youtu.be/Tk7n5RmTIdU
5) Trump Campaign Rally Dallas, Texas Monday 9/14/2015: https://youtu.be/_fdz-yUyjRU
6) Donald Trump New Hampshire Townhall Q&A 9/17/15: https://youtu.be/RCd95AZkBQ8
7) Trump speaking at High School Homecoming in Iowa: youtu.be/M64pJ813ojA and Announcement Reaction:youtu.be/VWG2CaIKJ2A
8) Trump Speaks to Veterans Aboard the USS Iowa http://bit.ly/1JaO3uh
9) Donald Trump Speaks to Fired Up Crowd in Waterloo, IA 10/7/15 https://youtu.be/NRhCzpQfhhg
10) Hispanic Woman loves Trump: Trump Amazingly Fires Up Las Vegas Crowd at Campaign Rally 10/8/2015 https://youtu.be/byqoCdfib4o
11) Trump’s AMAZING Rally in Norcross, GA 10/10/15 https://youtu.be/9RZniTtuNGI
12) Awesome! Donald Trump Speaks at Liberty University Convocation 1/18/16 https://youtu.be/E32ZPa4LGkM
13) Donald Trump Rally in Reno, NV 1/10/16 https://youtu.be/HceVjMEyRoY
14) Trump kicked ass in Macon, GA! 11/30/15 https://youtu.be/NUO8-x_eE7U
15) Donald Trump Rally in Beaumont, Texas! https://youtu.be/TOpugF5QgYA
16) Donald Trump Rally in Sarasota, FL 11/28/15 https://youtu.be/C9-mReBPVAA
17) Donald Trump Rally in Jacksonville, FL 10/24/15 https://youtu.be/n5gBYao3poo

 

TRUMP SUPPORTER VIDEOS

1) “Meet Donald Trump’s Mistress” Rated ‘G’ https://youtu.be/cGpumQ4a5Fk
2) “The Return to Greatness” https://youtu.be/cr_fiq8dXhU
3) “The Real Donald Trump Story” https://youtu.be/LmWOOrwDUug
4) “Trump – The Last Hope for America” https://youtu.be/wYKAmQvxG2g
5) ‘The Latino Trump Anthem’ by @RubenObed https://youtu.be/5mnaL5Adbao
6) “Why I’m Voting For Donald Trump…And Why You Should, Too” https://youtu.be/iOVQv156vq8
7) Follow @DiamondandSilk on Twitter: http://www.diamondandsilkinc.com/
8) Why Donald Trump is a gift to Democracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tji1g0WrPw
9) My Donald Trump https://youtu.be/xtzCC4LX5UI

 

REGISTER REPUBLICAN NOW, IF YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR TRUMP

If you want to elect Donald Trump as your next President, you must Register as REPUBLICAN and vote in the Primaries/Caucasus 1st! Primary Elections start in February 2016, but vary state-by-state! You must Register NOW to vote in the Primaries!

If you made it this far, thanks for taking the time to read my long tweet!

Take care and God Bless America!

~Sam~
@Samstwitch

TRUMP ON THE INTERNET

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Trump’s Policies: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions
Trump on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/DonaldTrump
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Trump on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

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Donald J Trump – No Details? I Don’t Think So, Read If You Dare!


 

I dedicate this op-ed to everyone out there that thinks that Donald J Trump is too vague on details, that he flip-flops on Issues.

I get so tired of people whining that “Trump doesn’t give details of his plans” or “he has flip-flopped” on this or that.

People grow, dammit! I used to be a flaming liberal in my college years and up, before I saw the light! There, now that’s out of the closet! 🙂

Point being, I can understand your near-sightedness and not being able to grasp the big picture.  Been there, done that!

Details? They’re irrelevant!  

Why, you ask?

Trump is the leader, with the visions, objectives and goals. A true leader that surrounds himself with the finest team possible, to get the job done. Period.

He will appoint the very best people on his cabinet, put them to work on the solutions and get together with them all to hash out the ideas. Just like a big corporation, which is how America should be run, not like a damn charity!

If you don’t understand this approach, then you must want the same old politicians playing games with each other, hopping in and out of bed with the next one, making deals to benefit the establishment, keep their power structure intact.

Business as usual…

Why do you think the RNC and DNC both hate him? Because they are in this together!

TRUMP IS HERE TO SMASH THAT CLIQUE!

His very detailed objectives are outlined in these pages, so take time to read and maybe see the light,

LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

 

U.S.-CHINA TRADE REFORM

The most important component of our China policy is leadership and strength at the negotiating table. We have been too afraid to protect and advance American interests and to challenge China to live up to its obligations. We need smart negotiators who will serve the interests of American workers – not Wall Street insiders that want to move U.S. manufacturing and investment offshore.

READ MORE

 

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REFORMS

The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is absolutely unacceptable. Over 300,000 veterans died waiting for care. Corruption and incompetence were excused. Politicians in Washington have done too little too slowly to fix it. This situation can never happen again, and when Donald J. Trump is president, it will be fixed – fast.

TAX REFORM

Too few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals.

SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear.  The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon.  Period.

IMMIGRATION REFORM

Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change.

 

 

HEALTHCARE REFORM

TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

Since March of 2010, the American people have had to suffer under the incredible economic burden of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. This legislation, passed by totally partisan votes in the House and Senate and signed into law by the most divisive and partisan President in American history, has tragically but predictably resulted in runaway costs, websites that don’t work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and fewer choices. Obamacare has raised the economic uncertainty of every single person residing in this country. As it appears Obamacare is certain to collapse of its own weight, the damage done by the Democrats and President Obama, and abetted by the Supreme Court, will be difficult to repair unless the next President and a Republican congress lead the effort to bring much-needed free market reforms to the healthcare industry.

But none of these positive reforms can be accomplished without Obamacare repeal. On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.

Since March of 2010, the American people have had to suffer under the incredible economic burden of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. This legislation, passed by totally partisan votes in the House and Senate and signed into law by the most divisive and partisan President in American history, has tragically but predictably resulted in runaway costs, websites that don’t work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and fewer choices. Obamacare has raised the economic uncertainty of every single person residing in this country. As it appears Obamacare is certain to collapse of its own weight, the damage done by the Democrats and President Obama, and abetted by the Supreme Court, will be difficult to repair unless the next President and a Republican congress lead the effort to bring much-needed free market reforms to the healthcare industry.

But none of these positive reforms can be accomplished without Obamacare repeal. On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.

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DONALD J TRUMP QUOTATIONS ON THE ISSUES

Donald Trump on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.

  • Defund Planned Parenthood. (Oct 2015)
  • Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop. (Aug 2015)
  • I have evolved on abortion issue, like Reagan evolved. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health. (Jun 2015)
  • I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice. (Apr 2011)
  • I changed my views to pro-life based on personal stories. (Apr 2011)
  • I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion. (Jul 2000)
  • Favors abortion rights but respects opposition. (Dec 1999)

 

Donald Trump on Budget & Economy
Click here for 15 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.

  • Keep mortgage interest deduction; knock out carried interest. (Nov 2015)
  • Make economy dynamic; bring back jobs from China & Mexico. (Oct 2015)
  • Use increasing debt ceiling as bargaining chip. (Oct 2015)
  • Strong on debt limit; ask for a pound of flesh. (Oct 2015)
  • Grow the economy at 6% annually by ending inversions. (Oct 2015)
  • Cut defense budget, & entire EPA & Dept. of Education. (Oct 2015)
  • We owe $19T and we need a businessman to bring us back. (Sep 2015)
  • If debt reaches $24T, that’s the point of no return. (Jun 2015)
  • We prospered after 9/11; we’ll prosper after Great Recession. (Apr 2010)
  • 2006: Warned about impending implosion of financial sector. (Apr 2010)
  • Prepare for upcoming crash, bigger than 1929. (Jul 2000)
  • Optimistic about future of Atlantic City. (Jul 1990)
  • Rent control only benefits a privileged minority. (Jul 1987)
  • One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt. (Nov 1999)
  • Predicts 35% boost to economy from eliminating national debt. (Nov 1999)

 

Donald Trump on Civil Rights
Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.

  • I’m “fine” with affirmative action, for now. (Oct 2015)
  • After Supreme Court vote, gay marriage is a reality. (Aug 2015)
  • I’m no misogynist; I put women in charge of construction. (Aug 2015)
  • Disinvited from RedState gathering for misogynistic comments. (Aug 2015)
  • Political correctness is country’s problem, not my problem. (Aug 2015)
  • Obama’s presidency has done nothing for African Americans. (Aug 2015)
  • Same-sex marriage is a state issue. (Jun 2015)
  • No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits. (Mar 2011)
  • Tolerate diversity; prosecute hate crimes against gays. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Corporations
Click here for 9 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.

  • Get U.S. money back into U.S.: address corporate inversion. (Nov 2015)
  • I’ve used bankruptcy laws to do a great job for my companies. (Aug 2015)
  • 2002: Participated in development boom of Jersey City. (Apr 2012)
  • 0% corporate tax would create millions of jobs. (Dec 2011)
  • Fight crony capitalism with a level playing field. (Dec 2011)
  • Wealthy move assets around globally based on tax incentives. (Apr 2011)
  • Business is an acquired skill based on discipline & focus. (Apr 2010)
  • Pragmatic positive: be positive, but be realistic. (Apr 2010)
  • Being a know-it-all shuts the door on new ideas. (Apr 2010)

 

Donald Trump on Crime
Click here for 6 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.

  • The police are the most mistreated people in America. (Jan 2016)
  • Black lives matter, but we need strong police presence. (Aug 2015)
  • Capital punishment isn’t uncivilized; murderers living is. (Jul 2000)
  • Death penalty deters like violent TV leads kids astray. (Jul 2000)
  • Hold judges accountable; don’t reduce sentences. (Jul 2000)
  • For tough anti-crime policies; not criminals’ rights. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Drugs
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  • Brother died of alcoholism; so Donald never touched alcohol. (Jan 2016)
  • Study legalization, but don’t legalize now. (Nov 2015)
  • Yes to medical marijuana; otherwise, decide state by state. (Oct 2015)
  • 1990: Drug enforcement is a joke; 2015: only medical pot. (Oct 2015)
  • Legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education. (Apr 2011)
  • Never drinks, smokes, nor does drugs. (Feb 2011)
  • Fired Miss USA crown winner due to drug over-indulgence. (Dec 2006)
  • Never touched drugs, nor alcohol, tobacco, or coffee. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Education
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  • Cut Department of Education and Common Core. (Oct 2015)
  • We spend more per student than any other nation. (Jun 2015)
  • Common Core is a disaster. (Jun 2015)
  • Cut the Department of Education way, way down. (Jun 2015)
  • Founded Trump University to teach the art of deal-making. (Jun 2015)
  • Opposes Common Core. (Feb 2015)
  • Americans don’t know their roots: study your ancestry. (Apr 2010)
  • Comprehensive education instead of limiting subjects. (Apr 2010)
  • Teach citizenship; stop “dumbing down”. (Jul 2000)
  • End “creative spelling,” “estimating,” & “empowerment”. (Jul 2000)
  • Bring on the competition; tear down the union walls. (Jul 2000)
  • School choice will improve public schools. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Energy & Oil
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  • Maybe some climate change is manmade, but not all. (Jun 2015)
  • Climate change is a hoax. (Jun 2015)
  • No Cap-and-Tax: oil is this country’s lifeblood. (Dec 2011)
  • Jobs will slump until our lifeblood–oil–is cheap again. (Dec 2011)
  • Enough natural gas in Marcellus Shale for 110 year supply. (Dec 2011)
  • Libya: No oil, no support; no exceptions. (Dec 2011)
  • It’s incredible how slowly we’re drilling for oil. (Mar 2011)
  • Oil is the lifeblood of all economies. (Apr 2010)

 

Donald Trump on Environment
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  • Cut the EPA; what they do is a disgrace. (Oct 2015)
  • Won’t go to circuses that cut elephants due to animal rights. (Mar 2015)
  • Partner with environmentalists when undertaking projects. (Apr 2010)
  • Good development enhances the environment. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, hybrid family vehicles are available in US. ()

 

Donald Trump on Families & Children
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  • Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life. (Jun 2015)

 

Donald Trump on Foreign Policy
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  • Diplomacy & respect crucial to our relationship with Russia. (Sep 2015)
  • Putin has no respect for America; I will get along with him. (Sep 2015)
  • We must deal with the maniac in North Korea with nukes. (Sep 2015)
  • China is our enemy; they’re bilking us for billions. (Dec 2011)
  • When you love America, you protect it with no apologies. (Dec 2011)
  • By 2027, tsunami as China overtakes US as largest economy. (Dec 2011)
  • Things change; empires come and go. (Apr 2010)
  • Criticized Buchanan’s view on Hitler as appeasement. (Jul 2000)
  • Post-Cold War: switch from chess player to dealmaker. (Jul 2000)
  • Support Russia, but with strings attached. (Jul 2000)
  • China: lack of human rights prevents consumer development. (Jul 2000)
  • Be tougher on China-we’re too eager to please. (Jul 2000)

    Mideast

  • Too risky to take in Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Let Russia bash ISIS; let Germany defend Ukraine. (Nov 2015)
  • Provide economic assistance to create a safe zone in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • US should not train rebels it does not know or control. (Oct 2015)
  • Better to have Mideast strongmen than Mideast chaos. (Oct 2015)
  • Good that Russia is involved in Syria. (Oct 2015)
  • More sanctions on Iran; more support of Israel. (Jun 2015)

 

Donald Trump on Free Trade
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  • TPP is a horrible deal; no one has read its 5,600 pages. (Nov 2015)
  • Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US. (Oct 2015)
  • We don’t beat China or Japan or Mexico in trade. (Aug 2015)
  • Disastrous deals because we don’t have smart negotiators. (Jun 2015)
  • China and Japan are beating us; I can beat China. (Jun 2015)
  • 35% import tax on Mexican border. (Jun 2015)
  • Stupid people negotiate our trade bills, & trade won’t work. (Jun 2015)
  • 20% tax on all imported goods. (Dec 2011)
  • Fair trade instead of embarrassing deal with South Korea. (Dec 2011)
  • Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing. (Dec 2011)
  • Embrace globalization and international markets. (Jan 2008)
  • Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements. (Jul 2000)
  • President should be nation’s trade representative. (Dec 1999)
  • World views US trade officials as ‘saps’. (Dec 1999)

 

Donald Trump on Government Reform
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  • SuperPACs are a disaster and cause dishonesty. (Oct 2015)
  • Candidates should disavow PACs. (Oct 2015)
  • I’m not accepting any money from anybody. (Sep 2015)
  • Get rid of the regulations that are just destroying us. (Sep 2015)
  • I give to politicians; and they give back: that’s broken!. (Aug 2015)
  • Two-term limit on NYC mayor is a terrible idea. (Sep 2010)
  • Government scrutiny is greatest threat to American Dream. (Jul 2000)
  • Ban soft money; but allow unlimited personal contributions. (Jul 2000)
  • Government should do public works & safety & little else. (Jul 2000)
  • Rebuilt Wollman Rink in 4 months; city failed for 6 years. (Jul 1987)

 

Donald Trump on Gun Control
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  • Mass shootings are due to a huge mental health problem. (Jan 2016)
  • No limits on guns; they save lives. (Jan 2016)
  • Keep enemies of the state away from guns. (Nov 2015)
  • Gun-free zones are target practice for sickos. (Oct 2015)
  • Gun ownership makes US safer, not more dangerous. (Oct 2015)
  • Mental health more important than gun control. (Oct 2015)
  • Laws are ineffective in preventing gun violence. (Oct 2015)
  • Gun violence is inevitable; regulations won’t help. (Oct 2015)
  • Protect the Second Amendment, but address mental health. (Sep 2015)
  • Take guns from good people & bad people have target practice. (Jul 2015)
  • A very strong person on the Second Amendment. (Jun 2015)
  • I am against gun control. (Feb 2011)
  • Dems and Reps are both wrong on guns. (Jul 2000)
  • For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Health Care
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  • Replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts. (Oct 2015)
  • I’m for vaccines, but in smaller quantities to avoid autism. (Sep 2015)
  • The insurance companies have total control over politicians. (Aug 2015)
  • We didn’t have a free market before ObamaCare. (Jun 2015)
  • ObamaCare is a catastrophe that must be repealed & replaced. (Jun 2015)
  • Don’t cut Medicare; grow the economy to keep benefits. (Jun 2015)
  • ObamaCare deductibles are so high that it’s useless. (Jun 2015)
  • Save Medicare & Medicaid without cutting them to the bone. (Jan 2015)
  • Kill ObamaCare before it becomes a trillion-ton weight. (Dec 2011)
  • Increase insurance competition across state lines. (Dec 2011)
  • 1988: Flew sick kids cross-country on his private jet. (Apr 2010)
  • We must have universal health care. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Homeland Security
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  • Benghazi was a disaster; Gadhafi couldn’t have been worse. (Dec 2015)
  • New Jersey Muslims celebrated after 9/11. (Nov 2015)
  • Bring back waterboarding and other interrogation methods. (Nov 2015)
  • Surveil mosques but don’t close mosques. (Nov 2015)
  • New Jersey Muslims cheered on 9/11. (Nov 2015)
  • We worry about Iranian nukes but why not North Korean nukes? (Nov 2015)
  • We have a problem with radical Muslims. (Sep 2015)
  • Fix veteran’s hospitals, and pay private doctors for them. (Sep 2015)
  • Enhanced interrogation a non-issue, compared to terrorism. (Aug 2015)
  • Our nuclear arsenal doesn’t work; it’s 30 years old. (Jun 2015)
  • Increased Veterans Day parade audience from 100 to 1 million. (Jun 2015)
  • Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists. (Jan 2015)
  • American interests come first; no apologies. (Dec 2011)
  • All freedoms flow from national security. (Dec 2011)
  • Business students should read Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”. (Apr 2010)
  • 3% of GNP for military is too low. (Jul 2000)
  • Missile defense is inappropriate; focus on terrorism. (Jul 2000)
  • Prepare for bio-terrorism attack. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Immigration
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  • No apology for banning Muslims from entering America. (Jan 2016)
  • Need to keep database of Muslim refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • We must stop illegal immigration; it hurts us economically. (Nov 2015)
  • I don’t care how they come in, if they come in legally. (Oct 2015)
  • Syrian refugees are a Trojan Horse. (Oct 2015)
  • Syrian refugee crisis partly our fault; but don’t take any. (Oct 2015)
  • We’re only country dumb enough for birthright citizenship. (Sep 2015)
  • Illegal immigrants populate many criminal gangs. (Sep 2015)
  • This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish. (Sep 2015)
  • Half of the undocumented residents in America are criminals. (Jun 2015)
  • We need strong borders; we need a wall. (Feb 2015)
  • Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission. (Mar 2013)
  • 351,000 illegal aliens are in our prisons; costing $1.1B. (Dec 2011)
  • Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
  • Invite foreigners graduating from college to stay in US. (Dec 2011)
  • Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult. (Jul 2000)
  • Limit new immigration; focus on people already here. (Dec 1999)

    Mexico

  • Ship millions back to Mexico, like Eisenhower did. (Nov 2015)
  • Walls on borders work; just ask Israel. (Nov 2015)
  • Mexico will pay for wall, but not through tariffs. (Nov 2015)
  • I can get Mexico to pay for border wall; politicians can’t. (Oct 2015)
  • The border wall will be well-managed and built correctly. (Aug 2015)
  • We need wall on Mexican border, but ok to have a door in it. (Aug 2015)
  • Mexican government is sending criminals across the border. (Aug 2015)
  • Building a wall will save money because it stops bad dudes. (Jul 2015)
  • OpEd: businesses & Republicans condemn anti-Mexico terms. (Jul 2015)
  • Make Mexico pay for wall with severe economics. (Jun 2015)
  • Mexico & Latin America send us drugs, crime, and rapists. (Jun 2015)
  • Build great wall on southern border; have Mexico pay for it. (Jun 2015)
  • Triple-layered fence & Predator drones on Mexican border. (Dec 2011)

 

Donald Trump on Jobs
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  • Don’t raise minimum wage; it makes us non-competitive. (Nov 2015)
  • I have relevant experience by creating jobs and assets. (Nov 2015)
  • Don’t raise minimum wage, but create more opportunities. (Aug 2015)
  • Take jobs back from foreign countries to lower unemployment. (Aug 2015)
  • Real unemployment rate is 20%; don’t believe 5.6%. (Jun 2015)
  • Raising business tax causes businesses to move jobs overseas. (Dec 2011)
  • Unions fight for pay; managers fight for less; consumers win. (Jul 2000)
  • Foreign companies are taking jobs from US. (Dec 1999)

 

Donald Trump on Principles & Values
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  • I will negotiate until American is great again. (Oct 2015)
  • My old liberal political views evolved like Reagan’s did. (Aug 2015)
  • I want to win as a Republican, but might run as Independent. (Aug 2015)
  • In NYC almost everyone is Democrat, but I’m Republican. (Aug 2015)
  • Stoked Tea Party suspicions about Obama’s legitimacy. (Jan 2012)
  • No more morning in America; we’ll be mourning FOR America. (Dec 2011)
  • 5-point plan to return America to her former greatness. (Dec 2011)
  • USA is the greatest force for freedom world has ever known. (Dec 2011)
  • Bad students (like Obama) shouldn’t go to Harvard. (Apr 2011)
  • If I run & win, our country will be great again. (Feb 2011)
  • Greatest fear? I don’t have any; I only have “concerns”. (Apr 2010)
  • I’m more humble than people might think. (Apr 2010)
  • 3 principles: One term, two-fisted policies, zero excuses. (Jul 2000)
  • Non-politicians are the wave of the future. (Jul 2000)
  • Burned by press too often to be available any more. (Jul 1990)
  • Toughness is equally strength, intelligence, & self-respect. (Jul 1990)

    Business Principles

  • I never forgive people who deceive me. (Oct 2015)
  • I believe in the toot-your-own-horn theory. (Apr 2010)
  • Build your reputation as “responsible, professional & loyal”. (Apr 2010)
  • Never give up; look at the solution, not the problem. (Jan 2008)
  • To negotiate well, prepare and know as much as possible. (Jan 2008)
  • In the best negotiations, everyone wins. (Jan 2008)
  • Failure is not permanent. (Jan 2008)
  • Tell people you’re successful or they won’t know it. (Mar 2004)
  • Good management requires hiring good people. (Mar 2004)
  • Lessons: stay focused on big picture. (Mar 2004)
  • Surround yourself with people you can trust. (Mar 2004)
  • In business & politics, stands for getting things done. (Jul 2000)
  • Appealing to middle Americans leery of political elite. (Nov 1999)
  • Rules for surviving the perils of success. (Jul 1990)

    Personal Background

  • Attended military academy & Wharton Business School. (Jun 2015)
  • One hour to produce my birth certificate; Obama should too. (Feb 2011)
  • Separated from Ivana after long less-than-perfect marriage. (Jul 1990)

 

Donald Trump on Social Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.

  • I’ll give up my Social Security; leave it to each person. (Sep 2015)
  • Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections. (Mar 2013)
  • Social Security isn’t an “entitlement”; it’s honoring a deal. (Dec 2011)
  • Disability Racket: $25B in fraudulent disability filings. (Dec 2011)
  • Pay off debt; put $3T interest savings into Trust Fund. (Jul 2000)
  • Let people invest their own retirement funds. (Jul 2000)
  • No government investment of retirement funds. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Tax Reform
Click here for 18 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.

  • Cut taxes by $10T but don’t increase deficit. (Oct 2015)
  • Repeal estate tax; it’s double taxation. (Oct 2015)
  • Estate tax is unfair double taxation. (Oct 2015)
  • Do away with carried interest; it’s unfair. (Oct 2015)
  • OpEd AdWatch: Trump more liberal on taxes than Democrats. (Sep 2015)
  • FactCheck: Proposed 14% tax on wealthy in 2000, but not now. (Sep 2015)
  • No net increase in taxes, but increases on wealthy. (Sep 2015)
  • Raise graduated taxes on hedge fund managers. (Sep 2015)
  • One-time 14% tax on wealthy to pay down national debt. (Jun 2015)
  • 4 brackets; 1-5-10-15%; kill death tax & corporate tax. (Dec 2011)
  • Cutting tax rates incentivizes a strong national work ethic. (Dec 2011)
  • Previously supported wealth tax; now supports Bush tax cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Repeal the inheritance tax to offset one-time wealth tax. (Jul 2000)
  • Simplify tax code; end marriage penalty & other hidden taxes. (Jul 2000)
  • Opposes flat tax; benefits wealthy too much. (Jul 2000)
  • Personally avoids sales tax, but knows many people like it. (Dec 1999)
  • One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt. (Nov 1999)
  • Tax assets over $10 million, paid over 10 years. (Nov 1999)

 

Donald Trump on Technology
Click here for 6 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.

  • Close our Internet up, to fight ISIS terrorist recruitment. (Dec 2015)
  • FactCheck: 24% of our bridges are in trouble, not 59%. (Aug 2015)
  • Rebuild our infrastructure on time & on budget. (Jun 2015)
  • Emmy award & Hollywood Walk of Fame for “The Apprentice”. (Jun 2015)
  • China threatens US with cyber warfare & industrial espionage. (Dec 2011)
  • Took chance by starting Clear Channel radio program. (Apr 2010)

 

Donald Trump on War & Peace
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  • Assad is a bad guy, but his replacement could be worse. (Nov 2015)
  • Let Russia make moves in Syria; it’s a quagmire. (Nov 2015)
  • Strengthen military, but act defensively. (Oct 2015)
  • Good that Russia has entered Syrian conflict. (Oct 2015)
  • Radical violent Islam that must be feared, not Islam itself. (Sep 2015)
  • I’m pro-military but I opposed invading Iraq in 2003. (Sep 2015)
  • If Obama had attacked Syria, we wouldn’t have refugees now. (Sep 2015)
  • Opposed Iraq war in 2004 & predicted Mideast destabilization. (Aug 2015)
  • Disgraceful deal gives Iran a lot & gets nothing for us. (Aug 2015)
  • Bomb the oil fields in Iraq to take on ISIS. (Jun 2015)
  • Boots on the ground to fight ISIS. (Jun 2015)
  • I said “don’t hit Iraq,” because it destabilized Middle East. (Jun 2015)
  • Hit ISIS hard and fast. (Feb 2015)
  • Take $1.5T in oil from Iraq to pay for US victims. (Mar 2013)
  • Iraq should pick up the tab for their own liberation. (Dec 2011)
  • Stop Iran’s nuclear programs by any & all means necessary. (Dec 2011)
  • John McCain’s actions in Vietnam were not “heroic”. (Sep 2000)
  • Use force to stop North Korean nuke development. (Jul 2000)
  • Support Israel, our unsinkable Mideast aircraft carrier. (Jul 2000)
  • No humanitarian intervention; only to direct threats. (Jul 2000)

 

Donald Trump on Welfare & Poverty
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  • I don’t like firing people; work makes people better. (Dec 2011)
  • Food stamps should be temporary; not a decade on the dole. (Dec 2011)
  • Apply welfare-to-work to 76 other welfare programs. (Dec 2011)
  • Let “saints” help teen moms; restrict public assistance. (Jul 2000)

 

VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman’s unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Defund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop: Opposes topic 1
Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life: Opposes topic 1
I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I changed my views to pro-life based on personal stories: Opposes topic 1
I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion: Favors topic 1
Favors abortion rights but respects opposition: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I’m “fine” with affirmative action, for now: Strongly Favors topic 2
I’m no misogynist; I put women in charge of construction: Favors topic 2
Political correctness is country’s problem, not my problem: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Obama’s presidency has done nothing for African Americans: Opposes topic 2
Bad students (like Obama) shouldn’t go to Harvard: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
After Supreme Court vote, gay marriage is a reality: Favors topic 3
Same-sex marriage is a state issue: Opposes topic 3
No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Tolerate diversity; prosecute hate crimes against gays: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Teach citizenship; stop “dumbing down”: Favors topic 4
End “creative spelling,” “estimating,” & “empowerment”: Favors topic 4
Let “saints” help teen moms; restrict public assistance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 5
We didn’t have a free market before ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is a catastrophe that must be repealed & replaced: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Don’t cut Medicare; grow the economy to keep benefits: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare deductibles are so high that it’s useless: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Save Medicare & Medicaid without cutting them to the bone: Favors topic 5
Kill ObamaCare before it becomes a trillion-ton weight: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Increase insurance competition across state lines: Strongly Opposes topic 5
We must have universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I’ll give up my Social Security; leave it to each person: Favors topic 6
Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections: Opposes topic 6
Social Security isn’t an “entitlement”; it’s honoring a deal: Opposes topic 6
Pay off debt; put $3T interest savings into Trust Fund: Opposes topic 6
Let people invest their own retirement funds: Strongly Favors topic 6
No government investment of retirement funds: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut Department of Education and Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
We spend more per student than any other nation: Favors topic 7
Common Core is a disaster: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core: Favors topic 7
Bring on the competition; tear down the union walls: Favors topic 7
School choice will improve public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
Cut the EPA; what they do is a disgrace: Strongly Favors topic 8
Cut defense budget, & entire EPA & Dept. of Education: Favors topic 8
Get rid of the regulations that are just destroying us: Favors topic 8
Won’t go to circuses that cut elephants due to animal rights: Strongly Favors topic 8
Good development enhances the environment: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
The police are the most mistreated people in America: Favors topic 9
Black lives matter, but we need strong police presence: Favors topic 9
Capital punishment isn’t uncivilized; murderers living is: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty deters like violent TV leads kids astray: Favors topic 9
Hold judges accountable; don’t reduce sentences: Favors topic 9
For tough anti-crime policies; not criminals’ rights: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No limits on guns; they save lives: Strongly Favors topic 10
Keep enemies of the state away from guns: Favors topic 10
Gun-free zones are target practice for sickos: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun ownership makes US safer, not more dangerous: Strongly Favors topic 10
Laws are ineffective in preventing gun violence: Favors topic 10
Gun violence is inevitable; regulations won’t help: Strongly Favors topic 10
Protect the Second Amendment, but address mental health: Favors topic 10
A very strong person on the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
I am against gun control: Strongly Favors topic 10
Dems and Reps are both wrong on guns: Neutral on topic 10
For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal estate tax; it’s double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Estate tax is unfair double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Do away with carried interest; it’s unfair: Favors topic 11
OpEd AdWatch: Trump more liberal on taxes than Democrats: Favors topic 11
FactCheck: Proposed 14% tax on wealthy in 2000, but not now: Neutral on topic 11
No net increase in taxes, but increases on wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise graduated taxes on hedge fund managers: Strongly Favors topic 11
One-time 14% tax on wealthy to pay down national debt: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raising business tax causes businesses to move jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 11
4 brackets; 1-5-10-15%; kill death tax & corporate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the inheritance tax to offset one-time wealth tax: Opposes topic 11
Simplify tax code; end marriage penalty & other hidden taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes flat tax; benefits wealthy too much: Strongly Favors topic 11
Personally avoids sales tax, but knows many people like it: Opposes topic 11
One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt: Strongly Favors topic 11
Predicts 35% boost to economy from eliminating national debt: Favors topic 11
Tax assets over $10 million, paid over 10 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
We must stop illegal immigration; it hurts us economically: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegal immigrants populate many criminal gangs: Opposes topic 12
This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish: Opposes topic 12
We need strong borders; we need a wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission: Strongly Opposes topic 12
351,000 illegal aliens are in our prisons; costing $1.1B: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Invite foreigners graduating from college to stay in US: Favors topic 12
Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Limit new immigration; focus on people already here: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Mexico will pay for wall, but not through tariffs: Opposes topic 12
I can get Mexico to pay for border wall; politicians can’t: Opposes topic 12
The border wall will be well-managed and built correctly: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Building a wall will save money because it stops bad dudes: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Make Mexico pay for wall with severe economics: Opposes topic 12
Mexico & Latin America send us drugs, crime, and rapists: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Triple-layered fence & Predator drones on Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
TPP is a horrible deal; no one has read its 5,600 pages: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
35% import tax on Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 13
20% tax on all imported goods: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing: Opposes topic 13
Embrace globalization and international markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
President should be nation’s trade representative: Favors topic 13
World views US trade officials as ‘saps’: Opposes topic 13
Foreign companies are taking jobs from US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No apology for banning Muslims from entering America: Strongly Favors topic 14
Syrian refugees are a Trojan Horse: Strongly Favors topic 14
Diplomacy & respect crucial to our relationship with Russia: Opposes topic 14
We have a problem with radical Muslims: Favors topic 14
Radical violent Islam that must be feared, not Islam itself: Neutral on topic 14
American interests come first; no apologies: Strongly Favors topic 14
Things change; empires come and go: Opposes topic 14
Use force to stop North Korean nuke development: Strongly Favors topic 14
Provide economic assistance to create a safe zone in Syria: Opposes topic 14
More sanctions on Iran; more support of Israel: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen military, but act defensively: Strongly Favors topic 15
Fix veteran’s hospitals, and pay private doctors for them: Favors topic 15
Our nuclear arsenal doesn’t work; it’s 30 years old: Strongly Favors topic 15
All freedoms flow from national security: Strongly Favors topic 15
3% of GNP for military is too low: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
SuperPACs are a disaster and cause dishonesty: Favors topic 16
Candidates should disavow PACs: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Assad is a bad guy, but his replacement could be worse: Strongly Favors topic 17
Let Russia make moves in Syria; it’s a quagmire: Strongly Favors topic 17
I’m pro-military but I opposed invading Iraq in 2003: Favors topic 17
Opposed Iraq war in 2004 & predicted Mideast destabilization: Strongly Favors topic 17
Bomb the oil fields in Iraq to take on ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
I said “don’t hit Iraq,” because it destabilized Middle East: Strongly Favors topic 17
Hit ISIS hard and fast: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists: Opposes topic 17
Take $1.5T in oil from Iraq to pay for US victims: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq should pick up the tab for their own liberation: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Criticized Buchanan’s view on Hitler as appeasement: Favors topic 17
Post-Cold War: switch from chess player to dealmaker: Strongly Favors topic 17
Support Russia, but with strings attached: Favors topic 17
Support Israel, our unsinkable Mideast aircraft carrier: Strongly Favors topic 17
No humanitarian intervention; only to direct threats: Opposes topic 17
Let Russia bash ISIS; let Germany defend Ukraine: Favors topic 17
Better to have Mideast strongmen than Mideast chaos: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Maybe some climate change is manmade, but not all: Opposes topic 18
Climate change is a hoax: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No Cap-and-Tax: oil is this country’s lifeblood: Strongly Opposes topic 18
It’s incredible how slowly we’re drilling for oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Study legalization, but don’t legalize now: Favors topic 19
Yes to medical marijuana; otherwise, decide state by state: Opposes topic 19
1990: Drug enforcement is a joke; 2015: only medical pot: Opposes topic 19
Legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Never drinks, smokes, nor does drugs: Favors topic 19
Fired Miss USA crown winner due to drug over-indulgence: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strong on debt limit; ask for a pound of flesh: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Grow the economy at 6% annually by ending inversions: Opposes topic 20
0% corporate tax would create millions of jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cutting tax rates incentivizes a strong national work ethic: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Previously supported wealth tax; now supports Bush tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 20
One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt: Favors topic 20

 

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Trump Raises Nearly 6 Million For Veterans At Benefit Rally During The GOP Debate


DES MOINES, Iowa  — If Donald Trump had any second thoughts about skipping the GOP debate, he certainly didn’t show it as he took the stage before a raucous crowd at Drake University on Thursday night to say that he had raised nearly $6 million for veterans in one day.

The entire event was put together in less than 24 hours. 

For several days now, the pundits have pontificated about the damage that Trump’s decision could inflict on his campaign. But, comparing his crowd and the number of cameras to the Academy Awards, Trump waved off the notion that Iowans would see him as a sore loser.

“We love our vets,” Trump said.

“When you’re treated badly you have to stick up for your rights,” Trump added, alluding to his relationship with Fox. “And that’s what our country has to do.”

“We have to stick up for our country when we’re being mistreated.”

He added that Fox had been “extremely nice,” but it was too late. In an interview with CNN just before the rally, Trump said Fox News “apologized” to him for a mocking statement the television network issued.

Also appearing with Trump were two men who didn’t make the prime-time debate, and the two most recent winners of the Iowa Caucuses: Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee.

‘Donald Trump isn’t scared of anything’

Trump supporters who waited hours in the cold to see him roundly disputed the notion that he would see any attrition in his support in Iowa, where he has led in recent polls.

In interviews, many voters here said the controversy was yet another example of Trump bucking the establishment — a trait that has endeared them to him from the beginning — and that they were proud of him standing up to Fox News.

Ernie Ratcliffe, an army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, drove in from Kansas City for the rally, scoffed when asked for his thoughts on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s contention that Trump skipped the debate because he was afraid of taunts or difficult questions from the Fox moderators or rival candidates.

“Donald Trump isn’t scared of anything. He’s not scared of absolutely anything,” said Ratcliffe, who has signed up with his wife to call New Hampshire voters on Trump’s behalf next week. “Donald J. Trump said he was going to do this and he’s done it. He’s a man of his word.”

Ratcliffe said he was convinced that Trump was the only candidate who could clean up the Department of Veterans Affairs and that it would be “one of the first things he does when he gets into office.”

“He’s going to get it squared away,” Ratlcliffe said. “It’s not going to take him very long to do it. He’s going to put the right people in. He knows how to manage things. He’s a very successful businessman. He’s going to get it done very quickly and very, very well.”

Randal Thom, a former Marine who was among the first admitted to Trump’s event, said he loved it that Trump refused to back down.

“When it came out yesterday that he was actually doing this (rally) in less than 24 hours, it was amazing,” Thom said. “It just shows he has the ability to rally and get things done.”

Thom, who raises Alaskan Malamute and Pomalute puppies in Minnesota, and plans to spend Monday in Iowa volunteering for Trump, dismissed Cruz as “a Canadian born citizen” and described the Texas senator, as well as the other GOP contenders as “weak.”

“Trump is a 100% strongman. He’s bullet proof,” Thom said. “People say, ‘Oh look at his background. Look at the number of wives he’s had.’ You know what? I don’t care about that. What I care about is his future.”

Inside the auditorium where Trump spoke, the campaign reserved special seating for veterans, many of them disabled, and Trump recognized them as he took the stage.

Source: fox8.com