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Can President Trump Now Deliver on His Election Promises?

23 November 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London


Stan Greenberg, Chairman & CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Jason Reifler, Professor of Political Science, University of Exeter
Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, University of Oxford
Chair: Rossalyn Warren, Senior Reporter, BuzzFeed News



Following the results of the US presidential election on November 8, president-elect Donald Trump will be faced with the task of delivering on the campaign promises that brought him to power.

Our panel will look at exit polling to assess which campaign promises proved to be decisive vote winners for the new president: repeal and replace Obamacare, invest heavily in new infrastructure, appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, build a southern border wall that Mexico will pay for, institute extreme vetting on immigration, lower federal income taxes, appoint only pro-life Justices, cancel payments to UN climate change programmes, deport illegal immigrants with criminal records, renegotiate NAFTA and the Iran nuclear deal, withdraw from TTIP negotiations, and label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office.

The panel will then discuss how he might look to deliver on these in collaboration - or conflict - with a Republican House and Senate and a Democratic Party fiercely opposed to his election.