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Trump Campaign Promises

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump made dozens of promises. As he kicks off his first 100 days in office, we will focus on the goals he laid out in his "Contract with the American voter" after his election -- and continue to expand other promises and vows he has and will make, to highlight his accomplishments and see his progress.

00Promise Kept

Trump achieved his goal and delivered on the promise he originally made.

00In Progress

The president has taken steps toward achieving the goal or promised objective, but has not yet completed it.

00Promise Broken

The president was unable to achieve his original goal in any significant way.


The president accomplished part of his original goal, but was forced to compromise on certain details in order to achieve part of it.

00Not Yet Rated

This goal either cannot be or has not been rated yet.


Increase military investment

The White House has sent federal departments a budget proposal containing the defense spending increase President Donald Trump promised. Read More About This Promise >

Foreign policy

Defeat ISIS

As many as 36 suspected ISIS militants were killed in Afghanistan when the United States dropped "the mother of all bombs," its largest non-nuclear device ever unleashed in combat. Read More About This Promise >

Trade Policy

Direct the secretary of commerce and U.S. trade representative to end foreign trading abuses immediately

Trade Policy

Announce the U.S. withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership

President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on January 23, 2017 , distancing America from its Asian allies as China's influence in the region rises. >

Government Procedure

Ban foreign lobbyists from raising money for American elections

Energy Policy

Lift restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of American energy reserves

The Trump administration updated a White House website shortly after he took office reiterating their plan to "eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule." >

Government Procedure

Propose a constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits


Cancel payments to UN climate change programs and put the money toward infrastructure


Repeal and replace Obamacare

Republicans admitted on Friday that Obamacare would be the 'law of the land' for the 'foreseeable future' after failing to pass the legislation to repeal it. >


Make Mexico pay the United States for the full cost of the wall

President Trump has said repeatedly that he intends to make Mexico fund the border wall between the two nations, but Mexican President Pena Nieto has rejected that claim. Trump has floated a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for wall, however a budget proposal released in March revealed money will, at least initially, come from U.S. taxpayers and not Mexico. While Trump maintains that Mexico will reimburse the United States, so far the wall is looking to be built via taxpayer dollars. >


Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur

Trump put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks. READ MORE >

Government Procedure

Implement hiring freeze on federal employees to reduce the federal workforce

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that put a freeze on federal hiring, except for national security employees, specifically those working with the "military, public safety, and public health." However, the hiring ban is scheduled to end after 90 days. >