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Trump’s 33 promises, from the wall to smashing ISIS

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Donald Trump has promised to suspend immigration from "any nation that has been compromised by terrorism". Photo: Getty
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We all know about building the wall but what else has the next president of the United States promised to do?

Here’s just some of what Donald Trump has pledged throughout the campaign:


  • Ban all Muslims from entering the United States, although he said he would make an exception for London’s new Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan
  • Immediately suspend immigration from “any nation that has been compromised by terrorism” until proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place
  • Build a wall along the US-Mexico border and make Mexico pay for it
  • Stop illegal immigration
  • Triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers
  • Deport an estimated 11 million unauthorised Mexican immigrants and their children — even if they were born in the United States — starting with those who have committed serious crimes


  • Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and “walk away” from it if the US does not get what it wants
  • Increase tariffs on Chinese imports to 45 per cent

Law and order

  • End crime: “The crime and violence … will soon, and I mean very soon, will come to an end”
  • Appoint new supreme court judges who “will be pro-life, they will have a conservative bent, they will be protecting the second amendment”
  • Stop the government dictating what types of firearms “good, honest people” are allowed to own
  • Reduce gun violence by empowering law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves
  • Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails, also threatening to jail her


  • Scrap the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare
  • Allow the states to take back control of abortion laws. Says public funding of abortion providers is “an insult to people of conscience”
  • Punish doctors who carry out illegal abortions. At one point he also advocated punishing women who have illegal abortions, but he appeared to backtrack on that
  • Fix America’s mental health system, which he says will prevent many mass shootings

Economy and jobs

  • Implement “reforms to add millions of new jobs”
  • Reduce the top tax bracket from 39.6 per cent to 33 per cent
  • Cut the corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 15 per cent
  • Introduce “massive” tax cuts for working and middle-income Americans
  • Allow families to deduct the average cost of childcare from their taxes, including stay-at-home parents

Defence and national security

  • Try and improve the relationship with Russia: “If Russia and the United States got on well and went after ISIS, that would be good”
  • Submit a new budget to rebuild America’s “depleted military”
  • Make countries that benefit from America’s defence force cover some of the cost
  • Pursue “aggressive joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS”
  • Work with other countries to cut off funding to ISIS
  • Initiate cyber warfare to disrupt and disable ISIS propaganda and recruiting
  • Order an immediate review of all US cyber vulnerabilities

Nuclear weapons

  • Speak to North Korea to try and stop their nuclear program, which would be a major shift in US policy towards the isolated nation

Climate change

  • Renegotiate America’s role in the UN global climate accord struck in Paris last year


  • Scrap the Common Core program, which dictates what students should learn in each grade. He says curriculum decisions and standards should be made at a local level

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