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A Profile: Donald Trump

IssueViews and Goals
EconomyOpposes free trade and supports protectionism - wants a 45 percent tariff on Chinese exports, though doing so would raise consumer prices by that amount and might lead to a trade war.
ImmigrationHe wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border - for which Mexico will pay, though Mexican leaders scoff at the idea - and hopes to end birthright citizenship, though doing so is likely unconstitutional.
HealthcareTrump would "save Medicare and Medicaid" and replace Obamacare with "something better" - again, though, he offered no ideas or policy plans.
Foreign PolicyCalls himself "the most militaristic guy ever," vehemently dislikes the Iran Deal, would bomb ISIS though he flip-flops on sending ground troops, and wants to pull out of NATO.
EducationNo education plan, but he swindled students out of thousands of dollars with Trump University.
TaxesIn 2000, he advocated for a one-time 14.25 percent tax on individuals worth more than $10 million; now, however, he makes no mention of such an idea and offered a tax plan that would increase the national debt by over 80% in 20 years.
EnergyHis campaign has not released any energy policies.
Gun ControlThough he used to support lengthening to waiting period before purchasing guns, he no longer endorses such a policy and claims to be very pro-Second Amendment.
EnvironmentCalled climate change - accepted as true by almost all of the scientific community - "bullshit."