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What Will Donald Trump Do if Elected President?

Monday, October 3, 2016 15:58
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Armed with a finding that U.S. presidents fulfill more than 70
percent of their campaign promises, New Yorker contributor Evan
Osnos ""
title="spoke with" target="_blank">spoke with
advisers, associates, economists, war gamers, historians, legal
scholars and political figures to ascertain what Donald Trump would
do if elected President.

Beginning with the Supreme Court:

William Antholis, a political scientist who directs the Miller
Center, at the University of Virginia, pointed out that President
Trump would have, at his disposal, “the world’s largest company,
staffed with 2.8 million civilians and 1.5 million military
employees.” Trump would have the opportunity to alter the Supreme
Court, with one vacancy to fill immediately and others likely to
follow. Three sitting Justices are in their late seventies or early
eighties. …

… Trump could achieve many objectives on his own. A President
has the unilateral authority to renegotiate a nuclear deal with
Iran, to order a ban on Muslims, and to direct the Justice
Department to give priority to certain offenses, with an eye to
specific targets. During the campaign, he has accused Amazon of
“getting away with murder tax-wise,” and vowed, if he wins, “Oh, do
they have problems.” …

… Trump’s advisers are weighing several options for the First
Day Project: He can renounce the Paris Agreement on greenhouse-gas
emissions, much as George W. Bush, in 2002, “unsigned” American
support for the International Criminal Court. He can re-start
exploration of the Keystone pipeline, suspend the Syrian refugee
program, and direct the Commerce Department to bring trade cases
against China. Or, to loosen restrictions on gun purchases, he can
relax background checks.

On immigration:

Julie Myers Wood, who headed Immigration and Customs Enforcement
during the Bush Administration, told me that she is appalled by
parts of Trump’s immigration plan and cautioned critics not to
assume that it is impossible. “It’s not as binary as some people
suggest,” she said. “You could think of some very outside-the-box
options.” A President Trump could permit ice officers to get access
to I.R.S. files that contain home addresses. (Undocumented
immigrants who pay taxes often list real addresses, in order to
receive tax-refund checks.) He could invoke provision 287(g) of the
Immigration and Nationality Act, in order to detail thousands of
local and state agents and police officers to the deportation
effort. “You’d put people on a train,” she said. “Again, I’m not
recommending this. You could have a cruise ship.”

And as captain of the economy:

The other half of Trump’s economic thinking is his view that “we
are killing ourselves with trade pacts that are no good for us.” As
President, he would have the legal authority to withdraw from the
Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and the North American Free
Trade Agreement, to impose tariffs on categories of goods from
China, and—if the World Trade Organization objects to his
actions—to withdraw from the W.T.O., just as President Bush
withdrew from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty, in 2002.

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  • Danika

    He will keep his promise to Putin to:

    1. Tell the world the truth about 9/11

    2. D.I.S.C.L.O.S.U.R.E., yep…extraterrestrials.

    Then he’ll have his 1st breakfast as POTUS. :lol:

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