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Background

Experience

U.S. President (2016 - present); Businessman; Television personality; Author; CEO, The Trump Organization; Chairman,Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Inc.

Family
Married; Children: 5
Education
BS Economics/Real Estate, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, PA.
Home Address
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
How should the U.S. approach Iran?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?
Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government repeal the Dodd-Frank financial regulations?
Should the U.S. join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should the U.S. Constitution have a Balanced Budget Amendment?

Education

Should NH continue the business tax credit for scholarships to private, parochial, and home schools?
Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?

Energy and Environment

Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?
Should the government pursue more opportunities to produce fossil fuels?

Health Care

Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

Campaign Finances

Indivi​dual Contributions: 40% ($132,233,015)
PAC Contributions: 0% ($144,534)
Candid​ate self-financing: 20% ($66,141,714)
Other:​ 40% ($134,607,901)

Campaign Finances

Candidate Raised: $333,127,164    
Indivi​dual Contributions: 40% ($132,233,015)
PAC Contributions: 0% ($144,534)
Candid​ate self-financing: 20% ($66,141,714)
Other:​ 40% ($134,607,901)
Candidate Spent: $325,334,388    
     
Outside Spent FOR: $100,454,525    
Outside Spent AGAINST: $249,805,624    

COMMENTS

Ellie Florence
- Tewksbury

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 2:28pm

Dear Mr Trump, Please disregard all the negative people that only want to deviate from the issues at hand and create hatred and violence. You are above this and so are WE the people that stand behind you. I have however basically come to not watching TV anymore as because as my husband says "you are going to blow a gasket" I have never in 50 years seen such biased and outright loathing by the media. This tells me how much they are owned by lobbyists/special interest and the likes. YOU Mr Trump may be a very wealthy man but as for Riches. YOURS are in your business sense and down to earth personality. You have very articulate conversations but not so much as to make anyone feel uncomfortable. I truly believe you will make a GREAT President/Commander & Chief. One that all the citizen's of America will be proud of. Can not wait until the November election and I pray that the RNC and government does NOT try to intervene with your nomination as I believe there will be a revolution and many not nice things happening. We the people are DONE with politicians and political good old boys society, where they make the rules and we get them shoved down our throats. I personally want less Government in my life telling me how to live, what to buy and when,where and how. I work 50+ hours and pay my bills and do not ask for help. I do not wish to be told I MUST purchase anything. Thank you and good luck...we are all rooting for you!!! TRUMP 2016

Noreen Smith
- Niagara Falls

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 3:24am

Be strong Mr Trump! Do not back down now in anyway! Keep doing what you were doing, and being forceful and forthright at all times. I believe that you will come out on top! Do not let the others beat you down, just keep at it in what you have been doing right along. The ones that try to beat you down are afraid of you and know that you can do the job and get it done! So PLEASE do not back down now! May God Bless!

Brent Mathieu
- Albuquerque

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:16am

Mr. Trump, You have my full attention and based on the poles you have a lot of other people’s attention as well. This country has not seen a candidate that we could get behind in a very long time. I have been following you since the beginning and I agree with all your positions. I have not voted but one time in my life because none of the candidates have offered the potential for change that you have expressed and their all bought and paid for in my opinion. 

This country needs you in the White House! I would be willing to contribute my spare time to helping you get there. I bet there are over 100,000 people like myself out there. I believe If you were to ask for our help and give us was way to contact your people on national television then have some organizers ready with a plan / instructions as to what they could do to help, based on their strengths you would have an instant army of not just supporters but action type people that would sacrifice what extra time they have for such an important cause. It cant hurt to try and it may give you the lanslide you deserve.

Thank you

Brent Mathieu

Albuquerque

 

 

John Solakov
- phildelphia

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 1:10am

Finally, the courage this country needs! Do it! Go Trump!

Misty Smith
- Centre

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 8:48am

Mr. Trump:

First I want to explain and introduce myself. I am educated but I was in an accident in 2010 and suffered a Tramatic Brain Injury; therefore, it's very difficult for me to express my thoughts in a grammatically correct manner, very often. Please excuse any errors because I have a few points I feel are extremely important for your campaign.

RE: Recent Statements on stopping Muslims entry into US. 

First, I totally agree. Thank you for taking steps toward actual action to keep us safe. Second, the White House and Hillary Clinton are making public statements in response to your statements (probably all other candidates too) -using these two as examples- saying you are making grave mistakes by targeting an entire group of a religion....Could you please point out in response.....Obama and H. Clinton, my examples...have been doing the exact same thing for years!!! Why hasn't the White House made statements that they are in direct violation of the Constitution???? They have been on band-wagon attacks and leaders against all Gun Owners!! Isn't that the same thing??? It's an entire group!!! Innocent and guilty combined into one....isn't that a violation against our constitutional right to bare arms??? Also, what about all of the changes they've supported and allowed to make our country "politically correct" they said regarding Christianity....they removed prayer and religious freedoms for the group of Christians in this country to not offend other religious groups....isn't this an entire group on both sides of that coin. Wasn't this country founded on Christian views, ideas and policies? What about those religious freedoms they've infringed upon? Isn't that direct violations of our Constitution?

I'm making these points so that maybe people with tunnel vision that will buy their rhetoric and/or improve their own election support will look at the big picture...the correct picture. 

So far, our officials "political correctness" on terrorism in our country has done nothing but allow more innocent murders. It is time to take action and make changes! I'm proud to support your statements and your campaign. I want terroristic murders in our country stopped. I don't want to to be afraid to leave my home or go to the mall or grocery store because of a possible attack. All our officials want to talk about everything and make us sound perfect but no one has the spine to take action. Mr. Trump, they need to be reminded that no one on this Earth is perfect! Nor or anyone's actions but it's time to do something....a year from now, it might not have been the perfect solution but it would have been the best option to do at that time! I could ramble on but I hope I've made my points I strongly feel or important to the everyday citizen in this country. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my thoughts.

Nicholas Vetter
- Kansas City

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 3:20pm

  I,m amazed that there is someone in the running for president who has a sensable attitude. It seems that our current leaders are living in an air tight bubble and are out of touch with the country. I,m not sure if it,s too late to steer clear of total disaster regardless who we get to lead us and hopefully serve this country rather than condemn it to further ruin. I do know one thing. We can,t have any more anti - Christian, anti - American leadership from now on if there is any chance for national salvation. To put things very bluntly. Hilary Clinton scares the bejesus out of me with her ineptness, lofty ideology which is awfully vague and her deliberate cover up of the Bengazi attack. In referrence to last scary part, does anyone really see that the attack at  Bengazi happened on the 11th anniversary of the 911 attacks that brought us in the war on terror? Hmm, how can anyone with a brain believe the Bengazi attack was inspired by an anti Mohammud film production and not a REAL ACT OF TERROR?      As for the liberally controlled media, I don,t believe squat about what they are saying about you Mr Trump. It,s funny that they make every effort to avoid explaining away how our current administration misuses it,s power along with our tax dollars and how just about every desision made has been wrong.

  In closing, I want to congladulate you on your firm stance for our once great but now foundering republic. I hope and pray you win the Republican nimination and that you win this upcoming 2016 presidential election. 

  Thank You.

Donald Hughes
- Williamsburg

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 11:15am

                                                                 Please forward this message to MR. Trump personally.

     I beleive Sir that you really want to fix America. That makes You and Your family very important and in danger. I am 71 yrs. old and have saw this country go to ruin. You see, Sir our good leaders or potential good leaders get assinated or tricked into scandels and thus are illiminated . The good people don't hurt the bad one's. Be careful, look behind You and around the next corner. Don't assume our country will protect You at " all times" . Please take speacial care to protect all your family and warn them against set ups for scandle, "espeacially "the oppsoite sex. Our big leaders have displayed amazing weakness and volnerability to the opposit SEX. It may not be too late to fix America, I pray not. I think "maybe" You can correct the economy without hurting my Social Security. It is the biggest part of my income.

    I remember, Presadent Jhonson robbed the Social Security System to add to his "War" bank roll. Then He placed SS into the General fund.  Few complained. Now it is a mess. I know You know how to get attention. But be Just " a little more "  careful with statements. The enemy is listening closely.  God speed Donald Trump. My prayers are with You.

                                                                                     Donald L. Hughes

                                                                                    Williamsburg Ohio  

 

 

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