We stand at the beginning of a Trump presidency. To say this was unexpected would be quite the understatement. Shocked as most of us are, it is important to understand which policy proposals Trump will adopt and which he will change. As most campaigning politicians do, Trump made a lot of promises. Mayor Giuliani has even gone at length to say that Trump will not break a single campaign promise. So, will this really happen? Will Trump not break a single campaign promise?
Our current knowledge on the subject is limited, yet we do have at least some form of forecast. As stated in the article, the “60 Minutes” interview revealed some substantial change from the promises Trump had made just days before on election night. First, Trump has been loud and proud about his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. In the interview, Trump is now explaining that he will not repeal a large portion of it. Specifically, he endorsed one provision which requires coverage of people with pre-existing medical conditions and another that allows young people to remain on their parents plans until the age of 26.
Second, in a reply to Jeb Bush, Trump exclaimed, “It will not be a fence, it will be a wall”. Yet, Trump has now explained that there are substantial parts that will include a fence. He also promised on this position that he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants. But, now he says his priority is to deport two million to three million immigrants characterized as dangerous or as having criminal records. Major changes or not, these are obvious plans to break campaign promises. Of course this is not complete promise-destruction, but Trump has made it obvious that the plans are subject to change.