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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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Promises Kept / Promises Broken
Comparison of Trump campaign vs. Trump Administration

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    from Trump: Promises Kept / Promises Broken (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (1) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Donald Trump (36) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • James Mattis (1) Defense Secretary 2017-2018
  • Larry Kudlow (1) Connecticut Former Council of Economic Advisers
  • Republican Party (1)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    Source citations:
  • WFMZ-TV 69-News, "Trump's endorsement of vaccines aligns with most Republicans' views -- but it may be an uphill battle to convince the holdouts," by Ariel Edwards-Levy, Dec 24, 2021
  • CNBC, "Kudlow says US will pay for China tariffs, contradicting Trump," 5/12/2019
  • Politico.com, "Trump punts health care until after 2020," by Quint Forgey and John Bresnahan, 4/01/2019
  • NBC Fact Check, "10 falsehoods" Dec 20, 2018
  • Toronto Star, "Border Wall," Dec 29, 2017
  • New York Magazine, "Trump Tries to Make Tax Cuts for Rich People Sound Populist," by Eric Levitz, Aug 30, 2017
  • (More source citations to come)
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Economy turned around before Trump took office.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, steel & auto investments aren't skyrocketing.
    Donald Trump: More penalties for violence against police.
Energy & Oil
    Donald Trump: Represent Pittsburgh, not Paris: Coal over climate agreement.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: I said it was obsolete, but NATO is no longer obsolete.
    Donald Trump: NATO: apply new solutions to face new circumstances.
    Donald Trump: Other countries should follow UK in leaving EU.
    Donald Trump: NATO is obsolete; it doesn't fight terrorism.
    James Mattis: NATO alliance is essential for America's security.
    Donald Trump: Supports construction of Israeli settlements in West Bank.
Free Trade
    Donald Trump: Says China is paying BIG TARIFFS, but U.S. consumers pay.
    Larry Kudlow: With tariffs, US consumers suffer but China suffers more.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, tariffs won't "make America rich again".
    Donald Trump: Trade wars are good; tariffs on steel and aluminum.
    Donald Trump: Put American firms first in federal contracts.
    Donald Trump: Review WTO exceptions to federal contract purchases.
Health Care
    Donald Trump: Coronavirus vaccine works but some people aren't taking it.
    Donald Trump: Republicans will always support Pre-Existing Conditions.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Opposed ObamaCare's pre-existing condition law.
    Donald Trump: We have gutted ObamaCare by ending individual mandate.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Ordered healthcare associations, but no follow-up.
Homeland Security
    Donald Trump: Ensure U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the top of the pack.
    Barack Obama: Don't pursue nuclear warheads with new military capabilities.
    Donald Trump: Expand US nuclear capability; we're falling behind.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, Obama didn't separate families at the border.
    Donald Trump: One year in: only 200 feet of prototype order wall built.
    Donald Trump: Revamp H-1B from just a cheap labor program.
    Donald Trump: Revamp guest-worker program, even those used in Trump hotels.
    Donald Trump: Protect America by banning refugees from terrorist countries.
    Donald Trump: Strip federal grant money to sanctuary cities.
    Donald Trump: Hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents on Mexican border.
Tax Reform
    Donald Trump: 1991: Reagan tax cut a catastrophe; 2017: Reagan led economy.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: 1986 tax reform was revenue-neutral; 2017 reform isn't.
    Republican Party: OpEd: 1986 tax reform was bipartisan; 2017 reform isn't.
    Donald Trump: Assign high-priority infrastructure projects.
War & Peace
    Donald Trump: 2012: No war with Iran; 2020: assassinates Iranian general.
    Donald Trump: One-time missile strike in response to Syria chemical attack.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: now believes that US has national interest in Syria.
    Donald Trump: Stay out of Syria, and keep Syrians out of America.
    Donald Trump: 2013: warned Obama against bombing Syria; 2017: bombed Syria.

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Comparison of Trump campaign vs. Trump Administration.

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