aside List Of 76 Promises From The President-Elect To His Loyal Followers

It is going to important to make sure that the republican President-elect Donald Trump remains true to his two all-encompassing promises to his followers that he would always act to make America safer and that he would not do anything to harm the American average worker and family. This is the segment of the American population that helped him to be catapulted into the White House.cabinet-dt-at-rally-maxresdefaultFortunately, Jenna Johnson has compiled this list of pledges in her 1/22/16 Washington Post article, “Here are 76 of Donald Trump’s many campaign promises:”

1. Build a wall along the southern border that’s taller than the arenas where Trump holds his rallies, taller than any ladder and one foot taller than the Great Wall of China. This “artistically beautiful” wall will be constructed out of hardened concrete, rebar and steel, and it will be “the greatest wall that you’ve ever seen” — so great that the nation will likely one day name it “The Trump Wall.”

2. Make Mexico pay for the wall. If Mexico refuses, then the United States will impound all remittance payments taken from the wages of illegal immigrants, cut foreign aid, institute tariffs, cancel visas for Mexican business leaders and diplomats, and increase fees for visas, border-crossing cards and port use.cabinet-dt-at-xmas-tour-screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-8-37-02-pm-701x422

3. “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

4. Get rid of Common Core because it’s “a disaster” and a “very bad thing.” Trump says he wants to give local school districts more control and might even eliminate the Department of Education.

5. The Environmental Protection Agency might also disappear.

6. Get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something “terrific” that is “so much better, so much better, so much better.”Image result for photo of trump at recent rally

7. Knock down the regulatory walls between states for health insurance, making plans available nationally instead of regionally.

8. Rebuild the country’s aging infrastructure — especially bridges and airports that look like they belong in a third-world country — for one-third of what the United States is currently paying for such projects.

9. Save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cutting benefits.

10. Defund Planned Parenthood.

11. “I will take care of women, and I have great respect for women. I do cherish women, and I will take care of women.”Image result for photo of trump at recent rally

12. Frequently use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.”

13. Temporarily ban most foreign Muslims from entering the United States “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Trump would allow exceptions for dignitaries, business people, athletes and others who have “proven” themselves.

14. Bar Syrian refugees from entering the country and kick out any who are already living here. Trump says wealthy Persian Gulf nations like Saudi Arabia should pay to set up a heavily guarded “safe zone” in Syria.Image result for cartoons trump and his promises

15. Heavily surveil mosques in the United States. Trump has said he’s open to the idea of closing some mosques.

16. Create a database of Syrian refugees. Trump hasn’t ruled out creating a database of Muslims in the country.

17. Never take a vacation while serving as president.

18. Prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

19. Make medical marijuana widely available to patients, and allow states to decide if they want to fully legalize pot or not.

20. Stop spending money on space exploration until the United States can fix its potholes. Encourage private space-exploration companies to expand.Image result for cartoons trump and his promises

21. Pick Supreme Court justices who are “really great legal scholars.”

22. Ensure that Iowa continues to host the nation’s first presidential nominating contest.

23. Strengthen the military so that it’s “so big and so strong and so great” that “nobody’s going to mess with us.”

24. Be unpredictable. “No one is going to touch us, because I’m so unpredictable.”

25. Allow Russia to deal with the Islamic State in Syria and/or work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to wipe out shared enemies.

26. “Bomb the s— out of ISIS.” Also bomb oil fields controlled by the Islamic State, then seize the oil and give the profits to military veterans who were wounded while fighting.Related image

27. Target and kill the relatives of terrorists.

28. Shut down parts of the Internet so that Islamic State terrorists cannot use it to recruit American children.

29. Bring back waterboarding, which the Obama administration considers torture. Trump has said he’s willing to use interrogation techniques that go even further than waterboarding. Even if such tactics don’t work, “they deserve it anyway, for what they’re doing.”

30. Leave troops in Afghanistan because it’s such “a mess.” Protect Israel. And increase U.S. military presence in the East and South China Seas.

31. Find an “out” clause in the Iran deal and then “totally” renegotiate the whole thing

32. “I promise I will never be in a bicycle race. That I can tell you.” (This promise is connected to criticism of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who was injured while riding a bicycle amid the Iran negotiations.)

33. Refuse to call Iran’s leader by his preferred title. “I guarantee you I will be never calling him the Supreme Leader… I’ll say, ‘Hey baby, how ya doing?’ I will never call him the Supreme Leader.”US election cartoons 

34. Negotiate the release of all U.S. prisoners held in Iran before taking office. (Five hostages were recently released, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian; Trump has taken some credit for this.)

35. Oppose the killing of journalists: “I hate some of these people, but I would never kill them.”

36. Find great generals — like the next Gen. Patton or Gen. MacArthur — and do not allow them to go onto television news shows to explain their military strategy: “I don’t want my generals being interviewed, I want my generals kicking a–.” Trump likes generals who are rough, foul-mouthed and beloved by their troops.

37. Drop that “dirty, rotten traitor” Bowe Bergdahl out of an airplane into desolate Afghanistan without a parachute.

38. The Phoenix VA, it has been reported, is in worse shape than ever before. The wait is horrendous, and people are dying. I will fix it.Fire “the corrupt and incompetent” leaders of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and dramatically reform the agency. Allow veterans to take their military identification card to any medical facility that accepts Medicaid patients to receive care. Embed satellite VA clinics in rural hospitals and underserved areas, and ensure than every VA hospital is permanently staffed with OBGYN doctors.

39. Invest more heavily in programs that help military veterans transition back to civilian life, including job training and placement services. Also increase funding for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and mental health issues. Veterans who apply for a job at a VA facility will have five points added to their qualifying scores.

40. Bring back jobs from China — and Mexico, Japan and elsewhere.

41. “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” Trump says cities like Reno, Nevada, will “be a big fat beautiful beneficiary” of these new jobs.

42. Students at Wofford College in South Carolina, where Trump attended a town hall, will all have jobs at graduation.

43. Aggressively challenge China’s power in the world by declaring the country a currency manipulator, adopting a “zero tolerance policy on intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer” and cracking down on China’s “lax labor and environmental standards.”

44. Rather than throw the Chinese president a state dinner, buy him “a McDonald’s hamburger and say we’ve got to get down to work.”

45. Replace “free trade” with “fair trade.” Gather together the “smartest negotiators in the world,” assign them each a country and renegotiate all foreign trade deals.

46. Put billionaire hedge fund manager Carl Icahn in charge of trade negotiations with China and Japan, and pick an ambassador to Japan who is “a killer,” unlike the current ambassador, Caroline Kennedy.

47. Tell Ford Motor Co.’s president that unless he cancels plans to build a massive plant in Mexico, the company will face a 35 percent tax on cars imported back into the United States. Trump is confident he can get this done before taking office. (Last year he incorrectly said this had already happened.)

48. Force Nabisco to once again make Oreos in the United States. And bully Apple into making its “damn computers” and other products here.

49. Impose new taxes on many imports into the country. Numbers thrown around have included 32 percent, 34 percent and 35 percent.

50. Grow the nation’s economy by at least 6 percent.

51. Reduce the $18 trillion national debt by “vigorously eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government, ending redundant government programs and growing the economy to increase tax revenues.”

52. Cut the budget by 20 percent by simply renegotiating.

53. Get rid of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.54. Simplify the U.S. tax code and reduce the number of tax brackets from seven to four. The highest earners would pay a 25 percent tax. The corporate tax rate would fall to 15 percent. Eliminate the “marriage penalty” for taxpayers and get rid of the alternate minimum tax.

55. No longer charge income tax to single individuals earning less than $25,000 per year or couples earning less than $50,000. These people will, however, be required to file a one-page form with the Internal Revenue Service that states: “I win.”

56. Ensure that Americans can still afford to golf.

57. Allow corporations a one-time window to transfer money being held overseas, charging a much-reduced 10 percent tax.

58. Get rid of most corporate tax loopholes or incentives, but continue to allow taxpayers to deduct mortgage interest and charitable donations from their taxes.

59. On his first day in office, Trump would get rid of gun-free zones at military bases and in schools.

60. Use “common sense” to fix the mental health system and prevent mass shootings. Find ways to arm more of the “good guys” like him who can take out the “sickos.” Get rid of bans on certain types of guns and magazines so that “good, honest people” can own the guns of their choice.And yet no one holds him accountable for the things he says. He lies and because he won't back down when proven wrong , people believe he's right.:

61. Impose a minimum sentence of five years in federal prison for any violent felon who commits a crime using a gun, with no chance for parole or early release.

62. Fix the background check system used when purchasing guns to ensure states are properly uploading criminal and health records.

63. Allow concealed-carry permits to be recognized in all 50 states.

64. Sign an executive order calling for the death penalty for anyone found guilty of killing a police officer.

65. Provide more funding for police training.

66. And provide more funding for drug treatment, especially for heroin addicts.

67. On the first day in office, terminate President Obama’s executive orders related to immigration. This includes getting rid of “sanctuary cities” that Trump says have become refuges for criminals.

68. Deport the almost 11 million immigrants illegally living in the United States.

69. Triple the number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

70. Continue to allow lowly paid foreign workers to come to the United States on temporary works visas because Trump says they are the only ones who want to pick grapes.

71. End birthright citizenship.Image result for free to use cartoon of trump and drugs

72. Say things that are politically incorrect, because the country does not have time to waste with political correctness.

73. Make America great again — and strong again, as it has become too weak. United States looks more and more like a paper tiger. Won’t be that way if I win!

74. Be a cheerleader for America and bring the country’s spirit back. “Take the brand of the United States and make it great again.”

75. Bring back the American Dream.

76. Start winning again. “We’re going to win so much — win after win after win — that you’re going to be begging me: ‘Please, Mr. President, let us lose once or twice. We can’t stand it any more.’ And I’m going to say: ‘No way. We’re going to keep winning. We’re never going to lose.


    • Dear Horty,

      The conservative republicans would love to take advantage of this time period when they have the majority in both U.S. houses of congress, the White House and a checkmate in the U.S. supreme court to push through their agenda like repealing Obamacare without a well considered substitute that is better. This would be counter to DT’s pledge.

      Thanks a million for all your support and for this reblog.

      Feliz Navidad to you, Maryjane and your family! Hugs, Gronda

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  1. Gronda, it is interesting how a number of these things will be at cross purposes of some other things. Also, there is a notable absence of specifics with some pie in the sky comments. I am going to grow the economy by 6% – how, when several economic modeling firms think your plans will cause a malaise to a recession.

    One of my favorite useless strategies – we are going to arm the good guys. How do you know? We have over 1,000 white domestic terrorist groups in America who are heavily armed. Are they the good guys? Was Dylan Roof a good guy? To be frank, it will be harder for him to deal with terrorists with our open gun laws.

    One I was thinking of this morning, he doesn’t want to trade with Cuba because of what they have done to human rights, but he wants to trade with Russia. There seems to be large inconsistency here.

    If he can invest in infrastructure in a thoughtful way and not stand in the way of the ongoing progress on renewable energy development and refined the ACA, those would be three good outcomes. Unfortunately, he has said he will only do the former.

    Have a great 2017. It will be interesting. Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      As you noticed, there are many inconsistencies in his promises. Then there is the added tension of his believers not taking him literally. So, some of the promises that he decides to honor, could end up hurting the rural supporters that helped him get into the WH from WI, MI, and PA.

      Then there are those conservatives who would like to do an end run around some of his promises, like repealing Obamacare without a better substitute. Yes, this will get a lot more interesting.

      Merry Christmas to you and your family! Ciao, Gronda


      • Gronda, repealing the ACA will hurt many of his followers and if the subsidies are not continued could contribute to a recession. 70% of Americans want it to continue with improvements per Kaiser Health’s monthly survey. If we get into a tariff war with our biggest seller and debtor, we will likely cause a reduction in commerce, which means a reduction in customers and in jobs. Customers create jobs. HRC actually had a reasonable plan of infrastructure investment and even more renewable energy investment since those jobs are growing at a double digit rate.

        Many thanks for your diligence and research. You do a better job than most reporters and certainly more than the faux and fake news sites. Keith

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        • Dear Keith,

          Thank you for this added information which I agree with 100%.This reality is what has me thinking along with Michael Moore, that the best form of resistance to DT, is to keep him true to his 2 basic pledges which are to “make America safer” and his pledge that he would not take any actions to harm average American workers and their families.

          This is sort of like a company’s mission statement.

          Thanks for the compliments. Ciao, Gronda


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