Just a year ago it probably would’ve seemed ridiculous to think of businessman Trump becoming the next president of the US, and yet twelve months on it has become a very real possibility. So if he does make it into office, how would the first 3 months of his term look?
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Ok, let’s get this one out of the way first… if Trump does become President, will it mean his infamous plan to build a huge wall on the Mexican border will spring into action? It’s unlikely — especially considering he’d have to convince Mexico to pay for it first as he claimed they would do. In terms of illegal immigration though he will probably increase border patrols and security, as well as coming down hard on illegal immigrants already in the country.
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When it comes to selecting members of his cabinet, many believe Trump will favour those from the business world as opposed to outright politicians. However, when it comes to choosing a vice president, he has surprised many people by stating in a recent interview with Fox Business – “I would think that because of the fact that while I’m very political, I’m not a politician, I would want to choose a politician”. Despite the fact that rival Ted Cruz has been critical of his campaign, saying that if Trump does get into office he (Trump) wouldn’t “know what the heck he would do”, Trump has often referred to him as a ‘smart guy’, leading some to speculate that he could be offered the job.
After the death of supreme court justice Antonin Scalia earlier this year, the Republicans in congress have promised to prevent a replacement until inauguration on January 20. Trump has already hinted at two possibilities; Bill Pryor Jr and Diane Sykes, both of whom are orthodox conservatives who oppose abortion.
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As is typical of most presidents, Trump would probably visit other countries during the first few months after his potential election, by way of showing support and negotiate trade and security deals. Of course, no one knows yet where he would heat first, but given the levels of uncertainty surrounding his whole campaign it is not farfetched to speculate that he could pass up more traditional allies like Britain or Australia in favour of Russia or China.
With Obama’s plans to get rid of the controversial detention camp being repeatedly delayed, Trump will in all likelihood reverse it, at least if his comments about ‘loading it up with bad dudes’ are anything to go by. And how will it be funded? Cuba will cough up for it according to Trump.
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If elected, Trump would probably use his first few months in office to put into place various executive actions that he has spoken of in his campaign, such as giving law enforcement greater freedoms when it comes to investigating those with connections to ISIS and reviewing current trade deals. His line about banning all Muslims from the US until further notice would most likely be much harder to bring about, even with more support in the supreme court.