Candidate Profile
Donald Trump

Republican

Biography

Name
Donald Trump
Party
Republican
Race
President of the U.S.
Incumbent
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Panel Rating*

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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

28
Black Conservative Federation, BlakPac, California ProLife Council PAC, California Republican Assembly, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Conservative Arkansas PAC and 22 more

Liberals

3
Log Cabin Republicans PAC, National Fraternal Order of Police, New York City Police Benevolent Association

Others

7
Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) FARMPAC, Arizona Police Association, Cook County GOP, Greene County Republican Party, Lake County Republican Party, National Association of Police Organization (NAPO), Rob Portman

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
163
Alex Mooney (2014), Allen West (2013), American Crossroads (2010), Andrew Harris (2018), Ann Wagner (2014), Anthony Gonzalez (2018) and 157 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
341
21st Century Majority Fund (2016), A. Benton Chafin (2016), Al Hoang (2019), Alan Seabaugh (2019), Alberta Darling (2018), America Fighting Back (2019) and 335 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
14
Arlen Specter (2008), Bill Nelson (2010), Charles Rangel (2006), Charlie Crist (2010), Daniel Maffei (2008), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (2008) and 8 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Gail Parker (2019), Guy Palumbo (2016), Harry Readshaw III (2016), Jeffrey A. Legum (2019), John McCoy (2016), Michelle Vasilinda (2020) and 4 more

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Mr. Trump was the first sitting president to speak in person at the annual March for Life." 'I am fighting for you,' President Trump told a crowd at the National Mall as he became the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life in person." Dias, Karni,Tavernise, et al.,"Trump Tells Anti-Abortion Marchers, ‘Unborn Children Have Never Had a Stronger Defender in the White House’". New York Times, 24 Jan. 2020 § “All of us here today understand an eternal truth: every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. Together we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and sanctity of every human life. When we see the image of a baby in the womb we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation.” § “From the first day in office I've taken historic action to support America’s families and protect the unborn. During my first week in office, I reinstated and expanded the Mexico City policy, and we issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title 10 taxpayer funding.” § "I notified Congress that I would veto any legislation that weakens pro-life policies or that encourages the destruction of human life." § "At the United Nations, I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life. Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.” Remarks by President Donald Trump at 47th March for Life, Washington, D.C. January 24, 2020 § "The Trump administration’s new advisory board on the ethics of using fetal tissue in research met for the first time on July 31 under the shadow of the pandemic and with an urgent need to sort out ethical research practices. Two-thirds of those on the 15-member panel are pro-life and against funding research that uses tissue obtained from the victims of elective abortions." Borg,Julie. "Science doesn’t need abortion." World Magazine, 13 Aug. 2020 § "Donald Trump promised during his presidential campaign that he would appoint anti-abortion judges to the Supreme Court and that Roe v. Wade would be overturned 'automatically.'" § "And regardless of what happens on the Supreme Court, Trump’s presidency has already begun shaping abortion law around the country." North, Anna, "How Trump helped inspire a wave of strict new abortion laws." Vox, 21 Nov. 2018  Source  Source  Source  Source  Source

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

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iVoterGuide Note:  President Trump"...touted his administration’s pro-life policies such as withholding Title X family planning funding from abortion centers and protecting conscience rights for pro-life doctors and nurses." Prude, Harvest. "Trump attends 47th March for Life." World Magazine, 24 Jan. 2020 § "To some observers, Planned Parenthood’s decision to leave the program is yet more evidence that the organization values a pro-abortion agenda more than it does the essential health-care services it provides to so many women and girls. A new Trump administration rule bars Title X providers from referring women to get abortions unless there is a medical emergency." "Trump just won a battle with Planned Parenthood. Thousands of women will pay." Editorial. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2019 § "The Trump administration is asking local Planned Parenthood affiliates around the U.S. to return millions of dollars in loans received through the federal government's coronavirus relief package." McCammon, Sarah."Trump Administration To Planned Parenthood: Return Coronavirus Relief Funds." NPR.org 21 May 2020  Source  Source  Source

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions - Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother - the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new...Federal Judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court Justices, the Mexico City Policy, and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life. The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. We must stick together and Win..for Life in 2020. If we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one, all of our hard fought gains for Life can, and will, rapidly disappear!" § @realDonaldTrump, May 18, 2019  Source  Source

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth...." @realDonaldTrump 7:50 PM · Feb 25, 2019  Source


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Long-term government dependency has never been part of the American dream. USDA’s goal is to help individuals and families move from SNAP back to the workforce as the best long-term solution to poverty...Everyone who receives SNAP deserves an opportunity to attain self-sufficiency. Some may be unable to work due to disability or other legitimate reasons. As designed, the SNAP safety net will be there for them when needed most." Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture appointed by President Donald Trump,"Trump Is Reducing Poverty and Promoting Opportunity." WhiteHouse.gov, 20 April 2018  Source

What changes should be made to the tax code?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Cut Taxes to Boost Take-Home Pay and Keep Jobs in America" § "'Made in America' Tax Credits" President Donald Trump, Second Term Agenda, 23 Aug. 2020 § "To support working families, we've reduced the cost of child care, expanded paid leave, and given 40 million American families an average of $2,200.00 more in their pocket thanks to the Republican child tax credit." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source  Source

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I’m going to completely and totally forgive all deferred payroll taxes without in any way, shape, or form hurting Social Security. That money is going to come from the General Fund. We’re not going to touch Social Security. I said from day one that we’re going to protect Social Security, and we’re going to protect our people. And Social Security is one of the things that will be protected. Pre-existing conditions will be protected. Medicare will be protected." § But Social Security will be totally protected under me." Remarks by President Donald Trump, White House Press Briefing, 13 Aug. 2020  Source

What is your position on the minimum wage?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Since my election, the net worth of the bottom half of wage earners has increased by 47 percent — three times faster than the increase for the top 1 percent. After decades of flat and falling incomes, wages are rising fast — and, wonderfully, they are rising fastest for low-income workers, who have seen a 16 percent pay increase since my election. This is a blue-collar boom. Real median household income is now at the highest level ever recorded." President Donald Trump, State of the Union Address to Congress, 4 Feb. 2020 § "The White House also warned this week that Trump would veto the measure if it came to his desk. The Trump administration argued its policies are 'driving economic growth and increasing workers’ take-home pay far more effectively and efficiently...' and, '...contended it would “eliminate jobs and reduce total wages for American workers.” Pramuk, Jacob. "House passes bill to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour." CNBC.com, 18 July 2019 § "President Donald Trump Signs Bill Raising Federal Wages 2.6%: The pay raise is the largest federal increase in a decade." Lardieri,Alexa, U.S. News & World Report, 27 Dec. 2019  Source  Source  Source

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We have cut more job-killing regulations than any other administration in the history of our country...We've ended the war on American energy." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020 § "In three short years, Mr. President, you kept your promise to the American people. We cut taxes across the board. You fought for free and fair trade, you unleashed American energy, and you rolled back regulations to help all Americans. And after 40 years of over-regulation, Mr. President, you delivered four years of regulatory freedom. And in our first three years, the results were extraordinary. Businesses large and small created 7 million new jobs, wages rose at their fastest pace in more than 10 years, 2 million Americans were lifted out of poverty, 7 million Americans lifted off of food stamps, and the highest median income in the history of our country. And, Mr. President, as you just reflected, a centerpiece of that was lifting red tape off the American people and American free enterprise. I remember those days in the campaign four years ago when you promised that for every new regulation, we’d eliminate two rules off the Federal Register. But, as you just said, Mr. President, for every new regulation put on the books, you actually repealed nearly eight regulations off of the American people and the American economy. And this President has already signed more bills rolling back federal red tape than any President in American history. They tell us that we’ve saved $220 billion in our economy and, as you said, more than $3,100 for every American household. And beyond all of that, the regulatory reform now has America as the largest supplier of oil and natural gas in the world, and a net-exporter of energy for the first time in 75 years. That’s what your deregulation agenda delivered." § Response by Vice President Mike Pence on Rolling Back Regulations to Help All Americans, The White House South Lawn, 16 July 2020  Source  Source


Religious Liberty

Government should not discriminate against individuals, organizations, or business owners who affirm marriage as between one man and one woman.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I wish that it was done by the state. I don’t like the way they ruled. I disagree with the Supreme Court from the standpoint they should have given the state — it should be a states’ rights issue. … This is a very surprising ruling. And I — I can see changes coming down the line, frankly. But I would have much preferred that they ruled at a state level and allowed the states to make those rulings themselves. … If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change thing, but they have a long way to go." § 2016 Presidential Candidate Donald Trump in interview with Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday in response to Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges  Source

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We live by the words of our national motto, 'In God we trust'." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, Feb 10, 2020 §§ "Last year, I was proud to become the first United States President to host a meeting at the United Nations on protecting religious freedom around the world. In my speech, I reminded the world’s leaders that our rights do not come from government, they come from God—and I explicitly called upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution. I followed that event with an Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom that solidified America’s own commitment to this critical issue, by naming it as a foreign policy priority of the United States and promising that we will respect and vigorously promote this freedom. My Administration has protected religious freedom worldwide by increasing funding for programs that aid persecuted religious communities. As I said at the United Nations, America stands with believers in every country who ask only for the freedom to live according to the faith that is within their own hearts. And we will continue to do so for as long as I am President." President Trump’s Q&A with Religion News Service. October 26, 2020. https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/president-trumps-qa-religion-news-service/  Source  Source

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Under my leadership, the United States of America will always stand for freedom of religion. I brought Pastor Andrew Brunson home from a prison in Turkey. I sanctioned the communists and socialists in Cuba and Venezuela because they don’t respect religious freedom. My State Department held the largest human rights event in history several years in a row during which I hosted multiple survivors of religious persecution in the Oval Office. Last month, we highlighted the importance of religious freedom in the very first paragraph of the historic Abraham Accords." President Trump’s Q&A with Religion News Service. October 26, 2020.https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/president-trumps-qa-religion-news-service/ §§ "We will defend privacy, free speech, religious liberty…" President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, Feb 10, 2020 § §"- The Trump DOJ has also filed religious liberty briefs at lower, trial court levels faster than both of the two previous administrations...In its first two years, the Trump administration filed 12 amicus briefs and statements of interest in religious liberties cases — a pace of one filing every two months." Kaplan,A., Mora,D., Miller,M., Calderon,A., "Trump admin files more briefs in religious liberty cases than Obama, Bush." NBC News, 24 Feb. 2019 § "Each of us has the right to follow the dictates of our conscience and the demands of our religious conviction." President Donald J. Trump, "President Trump is Committed to Protecting Religious Freedom in the United States and Around the World." White House Briefing, 23 Sept. 2019 § "SAFEGUARDING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT HOME: President Trump has made it a priority to support every American’s fundamental right to religious freedom enshrined in the Bill of Rights. § In 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to advance religious freedom, restoring the ideals that have undergirded our Nation since its founding. § The President took action to ensure Americans and organizations are not forced to violate their religious or moral beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate. § The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established a new Conscience and Religious Freedom division to help direct the agency’s efforts to protect religious freedom. § HHS took action to protect the right of healthcare entities to act according to their conscience. § This year, the Administration finalized a rule providing more flexibility for Federal employees whose religious beliefs require them to abstain from work on certain days. § The Administration has unequivocally stood for religious freedom in the courts." "President Trump is Committed to Protecting Religious Freedom in the United States and Around the World." White House Briefing, 23 Sept. 2019  Source  Source  Source  Source  Source


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We are protecting people with pre-existing conditions." "We got rid of the most unpopular thing in the healthcare world: the individual mandate." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source  Source

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Cut Prescription Drug Prices; Put Patients and Doctors Back in Charge of our Healthcare System; Lower Healthcare Insurance Premiums; End Surprise Billing; Cover All Pre-Existing Conditions; Protect Social Security and Medicare; Protect Our Veterans and Provide World-Class Healthcare and Services" President Donald Trump, 2nd Term Agenda §§ "...we're stopping surprise medical bills, and making everything transparent." "Because when providers are required to show you what the prices are, those prices are going to come tumbling down. Blood tests, as an example, one hospital has them for $53. Another hospital, the same test, $2,415, same exact test." "We're approving more generic drugs than ever before...that's bringing prices down." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020 §§ August 3, 2020: President Trump signed executive orders with the goal of improving healthcare in rural America, for seniors, and for all Americans, by expanding telehealth, modernizing regulations, and reforming payments. Specifically, the executive orders call on HHS to:§ Propose a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule to extend parts of Medicare’s broader coverage of telehealth beyond the end of the current public health emergency. § Propose a payment model to improve rural healthcare through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. § Launch a rural health action plan with a range of actions that different components of HHS will take to 1) build sustainable models for rural communities, 2) focus on preventing disease and mortality, 3) leverage innovation and technology, and 4) increase access to care. § Reach a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Agriculture to promote rural access to telehealth via broadband." Trump's Second Term Agenda, 23 August 2020  Source  Source  Source  Source

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We are defending your right to keep the doctor and keep your plan..." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source


National Security

What is the best way to maintain peace and protect national security?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Our trade agreement with China will defend our workers, protect our intellectual property, and substantially boost exports of American made goods…" "After years of building up other countries we are finally rebuilding our county." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Stop Endless Wars and Bring Our Troops Home; Get Allies to Pay their Fair Share; Maintain and Expand America’s Unrivaled Military Strength; Wipe Out Global Terrorists Who Threaten to Harm Americans; Build a Great Cybersecurity Defense System and Missile Defense System" President Donald Trump, 2nd Term Agenda, 23 Aug. 2020 § “According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism related offenses since 911, came here from outside of our country.We have seen the attacks at home, from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon, and, yes, even the World Trade Center. We have seen the attacks in France in Belgium in Germany and all over the world. It is not compassionate but reckless to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur.” President Donald Trump, Address to Joint Session of Congress, 28 Feb. 2017.  Source  Source


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "The wall is being built…drones don't keep people out…we have now built over 100 miles of wall. We will close to 500 miles of wall in the very near future…when that wall goes up, the numbers [illegal crossers] change like magic." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, Feb 10, 2020  Source

Children covered by DACA should be granted legal citizenship.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We’re going to work with a lot of people on DACA, and we’re also working on an immigration bill, a merit-based system, which is what I’ve wanted for a long time." President Donal Trump, White House Press Briefing, 28 July 2020 § "The Trump administration said Tuesday it will reject any new applications for the Obama-era program that shields immigrants unlawfully brought to the U.S. as children as it conducts a 'comprehensive review" of the program and how to end it." DeChalus, Camila. "White House halts new DACA applications amid ‘review’." Roll Call, 28 July 2020  Source  Source

How would you re-write immigration laws?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Block Illegal Immigrants from Becoming Eligible for Taxpayer-Funded Welfare, Healthcare, and Free College Tuition; Mandatory Deportation for Non-Citizen Gang Members; Dismantle Human Trafficking Networks; End Sanctuary Cities to Restore our Neighborhoods and Protect our Families; Prohibit American Companies from Replacing United States Citizens with Lower-Cost Foreign Workers; Require New Immigrants to Be Able to Support Themselves Financially" President Donald Trump, 2nd Term Agenda, 23 Aug. 2020 § "We don't want open borders. We want very strong closed borders. We want people to come into our country...through merit and legally. President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source  Source  Source


Education

How would you improve the quality of education in the United States?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "The next step forward in building an inclusive society is making sure that every young American gets a great education and the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Yet, for too long, countless American children have been trapped in failing government schools. To rescue these students, 18 states have created school choice in the form of Opportunity Scholarships. The programs are so popular that tens of thousands of students remain on a waiting list." § "Now I call on Congress to give one million American children the same opportunity Janiyah has just received. Pass the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunities Act — because no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing government school." § "My budget also contains an exciting vision for our nation’s high schools. Tonight, I ask Congress to support our students and back my plan to offer vocational and technical education in every single high school in America." § Remarks by President Donald Trump, State of the Union Address, Issued 4 Feb. 2020  Source

I support charter schools.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Favors school choice, "…because no parent should ever be forced to send their child to a failing government school." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source


Values

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "The Trump administration Friday finalized a regulation that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care." Alonso-Zaldivar,Ricardo. "Transgender sex discrimination protection in health care revoked by Trump." Associated Press, 12 June 2020 § "Mr. Chief Justice, and may it please the Court. The issue is not whether Congress can or should prohibit employment discrimination because of sexual orientation. The issue, rather, is whether it did so when it prohibited discrimination because of sex. It did not, for two reasons. First, sex means whether you are male or female, not whether you are gay or straight. So if you treat all gay men and women exactly the same regardless of their sex, you are not discriminating against them because of their sex. Second, any doubt is removed by the history of Title VII related statutes, since in the face of unanimous interpretation by the Courts the Executive Branch that persisted for decades, Congress has repeatedly extended other statues to specifically cover sexual orientation, it has refused to do so with respect to Title VII. The employees position would nullify that conscious choice." Noel Francisco, U.S. Solicitor General for President Donald Trump."Oral Argument in Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination Consolidated Cases", United States Supreme Court, 8 Oct. 2019 § "HHS will enforce Section 1557 by returning to the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination according to the plain meaning of the word 'sex' as male or female and as determined by biology. The 2016 Rule declined to recognize sexual orientation as a protected category under the ACA, and HHS will leave that judgment undisturbed." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Press Release, June 12, 2020  Source  Source  Source  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I grew up going to church with my family in New York City. My parents taught me the importance of faith and prayer from a young age. Though I was confirmed at a Presbyterian church as a child, I now consider myself to be a non-denominational Christian. Melania and I have gotten to visit some amazing churches and meet with great faith leaders from around the world. During the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, I tuned into several virtual church services and know that millions of Americans did the same." President Trump’s Q&A with Religion News Service. October 26, 2020. https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/president-trumps-qa-religion-news-service/ §§ "...the fact that I'm a strong Christian and I feel strongly about it and maybe there's a bias..." Donald Trump, Interview with Chris Cuomo, CNN. Presidential candidate debate, Houston, Texas. February 25, 2016.  Source  Source  Source  Source  Source


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Court sides with Trump effort to resume federal executions; more litigation ahead" "In their challenge, the prisoners said the Federal Death Penalty Act requires that federal executions employ procedures used by the states in which they are carried out. The judges who heard the appeal of the case at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit disagreed. The judges who sided with the federal government were Gregory Katsas, appointed by Trump in 2017, and Neomi Rao, who was appointed by Trump in 2019. Judge David Tatel, a Bill Clinton appointee, dissented." Jessica Gresko and Colleen Long. "Court sides with Trump effort to resume federal executions; more litigation ahead." USA Today, 7 April 2020  Source

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Fully Fund and Hire More Police and Law Enforcement Officers; § Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers; § Prosecute Drive-By Shootings as Acts of Domestic Terrorism § Bring Violent Extremist Groups Like ANTIFA to Justice § End Cashless Bail and Keep Dangerous Criminals Locked Up until Trial" § President Donald Trump, 2nd Term Agenda, 23 Aug. 2020  Source

How would you address the overcrowding of jails?

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iVoterGuide Note:  Believes providing economic opportunity and reforming criminal justice system reduces recidivism. "We passed criminal justice reform to give former prisoners a second chance at life." § "Because our economy is so good and because of what we have done with criminal justice reform, and other things, like Opportunity Zones, etc., they're getting jobs. And employers are loving them....and they're not going back." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them. Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus. Shootings will not happen again - a big & very inexpensive deterrent. Up to States." Twitter post 12:54 PM · 24 Feb. 2018  Source  Source

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We will defend…the right to keep and bear arms. We're going to protect your 2nd Amendment. We support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source


Other Important Issues

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I think it’s a very unusual thing..." "...I don’t see it happening, no." President Donald Trump in Exclusive interview; Fabian, J. & Enjeti, S. "Trump on reparations: 'I don't see it happening'." The Hill, 24 June 2019  Source

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Black Lives Matter leader states, 'If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it'. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!" @realDonaldTrump 12:29 PM · Jun 25, 2020 §§ "NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue. This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the...horrible BLM chant, “Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”. Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!" @realDonaldTrump, 8:48 AM · Jul 1, 2020 §§ "The chant, 'pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon,' was heard at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2015 and has been a source of controversy ever since." Itkowitz, Colby. "Trump lashes out at Black Lives Matter, accuses one member of ‘treason’". Washington Post, 25 June 2020  Source  Source  Source  Source

The United States should not have withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "President Donald Trump has fulfilled a key campaign pledge, announcing that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement." Loris, N. & Tubb, K., "4 Reasons Trump Was Right to Pull Out of the Paris Agreement." The Heritage Foundation, 1 June 2017  Source  Source

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I recognized Israel's true capitol and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. We recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights". President Donald Trump, Manchester, New Hampshire, 10 Feb. 2020  Source

The Electoral College should be abolished.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Donald Trump was easily affirmed the winner of the 2016 election after the Electoral College met in state capitals across the country Monday, ending last-ditch attempts by activists in both parties to deny him the presidency." Tau, Bryon. "Donald Trump Wins Enough Electoral Votes to Become President." Wall Street Journal, 19 Dec. 2016  Source

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting. I think people should vote with ID... voter ID. I think voter ID is very important. And the reason they don't want voter ID is because they intend to cheat. When you get something, when you buy something, you look at your cards and credit cards, and different cards, you have your picture on many of them…not all of them…but on many of them. You should have a picture on your… for voting. It should be called voter ID. they should have that and it shouldn't be mail-in voting. It should be...you go to a booth and you proudly display yourself. You don't send it in the mail where people pick up…all sorts of bad things can happen by the time they signed that, if they signed that, if they signed that by the time it gets in and it's tabulated. No, it shouldn’t be mailed in. You should vote at the booth and you should have voter ID. Because when you have voter ID, that's the real deal.” Remarks by President Donald Trump, White House Coronavirus News Conference, 3 April 2020  Source


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