Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign

2016 United States presidential campaign of Donald Trump

The 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump was a successful presidential campaign of Donald Trump. He announced and launched his campaign on June 16, 2015, at Trump Tower in New York City.

Donald J. Trump
for President 2016
Campaign2016 Republican primaries
2016 U.S. presidential election
CandidateDonald Trump
Chairman of The Trump Organization
(1971–2017)
Mike Pence
50th Governor of Indiana
(2013–2017)[1]
AffiliationRepublican Party
Status
  • Announced: June 16, 2015
  • Presumptive nominee: May 4, 2016[a]
  • Official nominee: July 19, 2016
  • Won election: November 9, 2016
  • Inaugurated: January 20, 2017
HeadquartersTrump Tower,
Manhattan, New York[2]
Key peopleSteve Bannon (Chief executive)
Kellyanne Conway (Campaign manager)
David Bossie (Deputy campaign manager)
Michael Glassner (campaign manager)
Jason Miller (Communications director)
Katrina Pierson (National spokesperson)
Hope Hicks (Press secretary)
Dan Scavino (Director of social media)
Ben Carson (VP Selection Committee Leader)
Jeff Sessions (Chairman of National Security Committee)
Michael Flynn (Military Advisor)
Omarosa Manigault (Director of African American Outreach)
Tony Fabrizio (Pollster)[3]
Rudy Giuliani (Senior Advisor)
David Urban (Senior Advisor)[4]
Chris Christie (White House Transition Chairman)[5]
Bill Palatucci (White House Transition Coordinator)
Michael Cohen (Special Counsel)
Arthur Culvahouse (VP Vetter)
Sam Clovis (National Co-chair)[6]
Brad Parscale (Digital director) Steven Cheung (Rapid Response Director)[7]
Roger Ailes (Debate Advisor)[8]
Boris Epshteyn (Senior Advisor)[9]
Anthony Scaramucci (Finance Committee)[10]
George Papadopoulos (Foreign Policy Advisor)[11]
Patrick Caddell (adviser)[12][13][14]
Corey Lewandowski (Campaign manager; left campaign on June 20, 2016)
Roger Stone (Political adviser; left campaign on August 8, 2015)
Sam Nunberg (Political adviser; left campaign on August 3, 2015)[15]
Paul Manafort (Campaign chairman; left campaign on August 19, 2016)
Rick Gates (Deputy Campaign Chairman; left campaign in August 2016)[source?]
Michael Caputo (Head of Communications; left campaign on June 20, 2016)[16]
Carter Page (Foreign Policy Advisor; left campaign on September 24, 2016)[17]
ReceiptsUS$350,668,435.70[18] (December 31, 2016)
Slogan
Make America Great Again
Lock Her Up
Build the wall
Make America One Again
Make America Proud Again
Make America Safe Again
Make America Strong Again
Make America Work Again
Make Manufacturing Great Again
The Silent Majority Stands with Trump
Trump Digs Coal
Chant
Website
www.donaldjtrump.com
(archived 29 June 2015)

Trump was the Republican nominee for president of the United States. He became the presumptive nominee on May 4, 2016. He won the Republican nomination for president on July 19, 2016 at the 2016 Republican National Convention.[19] He chose Mike Pence, the 50th governor of Indiana, as his vice presidential running mate.

On November 8, 2016, Trump and Pence had defeated former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton and U.S. senator Tim Kaine in the Electoral College and was elected the president and vice president of the United States.

Campaign slogan

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Trump declared, "We are going to make our country great again" and he made a commitment to become the "greatest jobs president." Trump's official campaign slogan is "Make America Great Again." (which was Ronald Reagan's campaign slogan, but Trump trademarked it).[20]

Policies

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Trump is opposed to illegal immigration and has promised to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, and believes that illegal immigrants already in this country should be deported. He is against the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Trump also proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States, an idea that many Republicans criticized as unconstitutional. He also supports reforming the tax code.

Front runner status

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A survey conducted by The Economist / YouGov released July 9, 2015 became significant as the first major nationwide poll to show Trump as the 2016 Republican presidential front-runner.[21] A Suffolk/USA Today poll released on July 14, 2015, showed Trump with 17% support among Republican voters, with Jeb Bush at 14%.[22] A Washington Post/ABC News poll taken on July 16–19, showed Trump had 24% Republican support, over Scott Walker at 13%.[23] A CNN/ORC poll showed Trump in the lead at 18% support among Republican voters, over Jeb Bush at 15%,[24][25] and a CBS News poll from August 4 showed Trump with 24% support, Bush second at 13%, and Walker third at 10%.[26]

Nomination

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On May 4, 2016, Trump became the presumptive nominee after his only challengers Texas United States senator Ted Cruz and Governor of Ohio John Kasich dropped out.[27][28] Trump has been opposed by other Republicans. Several prominent Republican politicians have refused to endorse him, and his candidacy has been protested by many people.

Supporters

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  1. Trump received enough delegates to win the nomination on May 26, 2016.

References

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