Promises

Subject – Promise (date added or updated)
China – Will be Labeled a Currency Manipulator (4/13/17) broken
Clinton – Hillary Clinton will be Prosecuted (2/27/17) broken
Everything – Give You Everything (2/27/17)
Health Insurance – Better and for Everyone (2/27/17)
Health Insurance – Immediately Repeal and Replace Obamacare (3/25/17) broken
Muslims – Complete Ban on Muslims Entering U.S. (2/27/17) broken
Tax Returns – Tax Returns will be Released (3/1/17) broken
Taxes – 35% Tax on Businesses that Leave US (2/27/17)
Wall on Mexican Border – Build Wall, Make Mexico Pay (2/27/17)



China – Will be Labeled a Currency Manipulator (4/13/17)  BROKEN PROMISE
Designate China a currencty manipulator. “On day one of a Trump administration, the U.S. Treasury Department will designate China a currency manipulator. This designation will trigger a series of actions that will start the process of imposing countervailing duties on cheap Chinese imports, defending American manufacturing and preserving American jobs.” (11/9/17, Wall Street Journal Op-Ed) link
Label China a currency manipulator. “What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter — and begins with restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington. On the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following: I will direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.” (Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter) link



Clinton – Hillary Clinton will be Prosecuted (2/27/17)  BROKEN PROMISE
Clinton is going to jail… “Hillary Clinton has to go to jail, ok? (Cheers) She has to go to jail, phony hit job. She’s guilty as hell.” (June 2016, campaign rally in San Jose) link
Get a special prosecutor… If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception.” Also says Clinton would “be in jail” if he wins. (10.08.16, Presidential Debate) link
Now We Don’t Care
Now we don’t care… “That plays great before the election — now we don’t care, right?” (12/9/16, Grand Rapids, MI) link video



Everything – Give You Everything, Make Every Dream Come True (2/27/17)
I will give you everything. “I will give you everything. I will give you what you’ve been looking for for 50 years. I’m the only one.” (Donald Trump, May 26, 2016, Bismarck, North Dakota) link
Make every dream…come true. “You have one day until the election to make every dream you’ve ever dreamed for your country and your family to come true. We are just one day away from the change you have been waiting for your entire life.” (Donald Trump, November 7, 2016, Raleigh, North Carolina) link



Health Insurance – Better and for Everyone (2/27/17)
Insurance for everybody. “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us. [People covered under the law] can expect to have great health care. It will be in a much simplified form. Much less expensive and much better.” (1/14/17, interview with Washington Post) link
Everybody’s got to be covered. “Everybody’s got to be covered…I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now…the government’s gonna pay for it. ((/27/15, CBS 60 Minutes) link



Health Insurance – Immediately Repeal and Replace Obamacare (3/31/17) BROKEN PROMISE
Immediately repeal and replace Obamacare… “We will immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare – and nobody can do that like me. We will save $’s and have much better healthcare!” (2/9/16, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
Trumpcare Fails and Obamacare Remains
Nobody knew healthcare could be so complicated. “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.” (2/28/17, National Governors Association Meeting) link
Trumpcare fails. Trump fails to get enough Republican votes in the House of Representatives to pass Trumpcare. (3/24/17) link



Muslims – Complete Ban on Muslims Entering U.S. (2/27/17) BROKEN PROMISE
Total and complete shutdown of Muslims… “Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. We have no choice. We have no choice.” (12/8/16, Charleston, SC) link
This is not a Muslim Ban
Not a Muslim ban… “To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion — this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order.” link



Tax Returns – Tax Returns will be Released (3/1/17) BROKEN PROMISE
Working on it right now. “We’re working on that now. I have very big returns, as you know, and I have everything all approved and very beautiful, and we’ll be working that over in the next period of time….We’re working on it right now, and at the appropriate time you’ll be very satisfied.” (1/24/16, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd) link
I will absolutely give my return. “I will absolutely give my return, but I’m being audited now for two or three years, so I can’t do it until the audit is finished, obviously.”(2/25/16, Dallas, TX Republican Candidates Debate) link
Hopefully before the election I’ll release. “I’ll release. Hopefully before the election I’ll release.” (5/10/16, Fox News with Greta Susteren) link
It will be released. “I don’t mind releasing—I’m under a routine audit. And it’ll be released….As soon as the audit’s finished, it will be released.” (9/26/16, Hempstead, NY, First Presidential Debate) link
I’ll release my returns. “As soon as my routine audit is finished, I’ll release my returns. I’ll be very proud to. They’re actually quite great.” (10/9/16, St. Louis, MO, Second Presidential Debate) link
Tax Returns will NOT be Released
Not going to release tax returns. “Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said Sunday that the president would not be releasing his tax returns, reversing months of repeated campaign-trail promises to do so after an audit is completed…’The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns.'” (1/22/17) link



Taxes – 35% Tax on Businesses that Leave US (2/27/17)
There will be a tax of 35%. “Any business that leaves our country for another country…fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S….without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies…wanting to sell their product, cars, A.C. units etc., back across the border.” (12/4/16, Trump on Twitter) link



Wall on Mexican Border – Build Wall, Make Mexico Pay (2/27/17)
Will build a great wall…make Mexico pay… “I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” (6/16/15, Manhattan, campaign announcement ) link
35 to 40 feet up…Mexico is going to pay… “Of the 2,000 [miles], we don’t need 2,000, we need 1,000 because we have natural barriers, et cetera, et cetera, and I’m taking it price per square foot and a price per square, you know, per mile, and it’s a very simple calculation. I’m talking about precasts going up probably 35 to 40 feet up in the air. That’s high; that’s a real wall. It will actually look good. It’ll look, you know, as good as a wall is going to look…I’ll tell you who’s going to pay for it, Mexico is going to pay for it.” (2/9/16, MSNBC interview) link