Policies US President-Elect Donald Trump has said he might execute

Mr Donald Trump, who will become the 45th President of the United States, has vowed while on the stump to unravel many of his predecessor's policies and implement several controversial ones of his own. A look at what he has said he would do when he gets to the White House:


- Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and withdraw the US from the "job-killing" Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pact signed by 12 countries, including Singapore.

- Impose trade tariffs of up to 45 per cent if China fails to drop its "predatory" practices.

- Impose a tax to deter US companies from shipping its operations - and jobs - abroad.


- Build a wall on the border with Mexico and make Mexico pay for it.

- Immediately begin the process of deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records.

- Introduce "extreme vetting" of people looking to immigrate to or visit the US, including a screening test to weed out those who do not "share our values and respect our people". The measure may involve a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country.

- Stop issuing visas to people coming from parts of the world where "adequate screening cannot occur". He named Syria and Libya as two such places.

- Resume the use of waterboarding and rely on other methods of "strong interrogation" in the US' fight against terrorist suspects.

Thousands of anti-Trump protests take to streets in US

  • Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump's surprise presidential election win, blasting his controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups.
  • In New York, thousands of protesters filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump's gilded home on Fifth Avenue.
  • Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted "Not my president".
  • A demonstration of about 6,000 people blocked traffic in Oakland, California, police said.
  • Protesters threw objects at police in riot gear, burned trash in the middle of an intersection, set off fireworks and smashed store front windows.
  • Police responded by throwing chemical irritants at the protesters, according to a Reuters witness.
  • In downtown Chicago, an estimated 1,800 people gathered outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower, chanting phrases like "No Trump! No KKK! No racist USA."
  • Chicago police closed roads in the area, impeding the demonstrators' path.
  • There were no immediate reports of arrests or violence there.
  • "I'm just really terrified about what is happening in this country," said 22-year-old Adriana Rizzo in Chicago, who was holding a sign that read: "Enjoy your rights while you can."
  • In Seattle, police responded to a shooting with multiple victims near the scene of anti-Trump protests. Police said it was unrelated to the demonstrations.
  • Protesters railed against Trump's campaign pledge to build a wall along the border with Mexico to keep immigrants from entering the United States illegally.
  • Hundreds also gathered in Philadelphia, Boston and Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday evening, and organisers planned rallies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oakland, California.
  • A representative of the Trump campaign did not respond immediately to requests for comment on the protests.
  • Demonstrators face off with police as they take over the Hollywood 101 Freeway in in Los Angeles.
  • Antoinette Gaggero holds a Trump figurine making a Hitler salute that she found during an anti-Trump protest in Oakland, California.
  • Demonstrators riot in Oakland.
  • Police arrest a demonstrator in Oakland.
  • An officer examines a vandalized police vehicle as demonstrators riot in Oakland.
  • A man tries to remove graffiti as demonstrators riot in Oakland.
  • Patrons hold a sign as people march by in downtown Los Angeles.
  • A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest in San Francisco.
  • Patrons cheer as people march by in downtown Los Angeles.
  • A Donald Trump pinata is burned by people protesting the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in downtown Los Angeles.
  • People march in downtown Los Angeles.
  • People protest outside Trump Tower in Manhattan.
  • Demonstrators protest outside the Chicago Theatre.
  • Demonstrators walk through Downtown San Diego.
  • A man gestures as he rides a hoverboard near a group of police officers on motorcycles during a demonstration in San Francisco.
  • People climb a pole outside Trump Tower during protests in Manhattan.


- Review obligations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Mr Trump said he may not guarantee protection to fellow members in Europe who come under attack, and would help only if that country had fulfilled its "obligations" within the alliance.

- Withdraw troops from Europe and Asia, including Japan and South Korea, if those allies fail to pay more for US protection.

- Strengthen the US military and deploy it in the East and South China Seas. "These actions will discourage Chinese adventurism that imperils American interests in Asia and show our strength as we begin renegotiating our trading relationship with China," Mr Trump has said.

- "Bomb the hell" out of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.


- During his first 100 days, Mr Trump said he would work with Congress to introduce measures to grow the economy by 4 per cent a year and create at least 25 million new jobs. One of the measures he has floated is deep tax cuts.

•Boost infrastructure spending by up to US$1 trillion (S$1.39 trillion) over 10 years through public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives.

Donald Trump wins US presidency in stunning upset

  • Donald Trump has stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States.
  • The Republican mogul defeated his Democratic rival, plunging global markets into turmoil and casting the long-standing global political order, which hinges on Washington's leadership, into doubt.
  • "Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division," Trump told a crowd of jubilant supporters in the early hours of Wednesday in New York.
  • "I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans." During a bitter two-year campaign that tugged at America's democratic fabric, the bombastic tycoon pledged to deport illegal immigrants, ban Muslims from the country and tear up free trade deals.
  • His message appears to have been embraced by much of America's white majority, disgruntled by the breath and scope of social change and economic change in the last eight years under their first black president, Barack Obama.
  • Trump openly courted Russian leader Vladimir Putin, called US support for NATO allies in Europe into question and suggested that South Korea and Japan should develop their own nuclear weapons.
  • The businessman turned TV star turned-politico - who has never before held elected office - will become commander-in-chief of the world's sole true superpower on January 20.
  • The results prompted a global market sell-off, with stocks plunging across Asia and Europe and billions being wiped off the value of investments.
  • Although he has no government experience and in recent years has spent as much time running beauty pageants and starring in reality television as he had building his property empire, Trump at 70 will be the oldest man to ever become president.
  • Yet, during his improbable rise, Trump has constantly proved the pundits and received political wisdom wrong.
  • Opposed by the entire senior hierarchy of his own Republican Party, he trounced more than a dozen better-funded and more experienced rivals in the party primary.
  • During the race, he was forced to ride out allegations of sexual assault and was embarrassed but apparently not shamed to have been caught on tape boasting about groping women.
  • And, unique in modern US political history, he refused to release his tax returns.
  • But the biggest upset came on Tuesday, as he swept to victory through a series of hard-fought wins in battleground states from Florida to Ohio.
  • Clinton had been widely assumed to be on course to enter the history books as the first woman to become president in America's 240-year existence.
  • Americans have repudiated her call for unity amid the United States' wide cultural and racial diversity, opting instead for a leader who insisted the country is broken and that "I alone can fix it."
  • If early results hold out, Trump's party will have full control of Congress and he will be able to appoint a ninth Supreme Court justice to a vacant seat on the bench, deciding the balance of the body.
  • So great was the shock that Clinton did not come out to her supporters' poll-watching party to concede defeat, but instead called Trump and sent her campaign chairman to insist in vain the result was too close to call.
  • "I want every person in this hall to know, and I want every person across the country who supported Hillary to know that your voices and your enthusiasm mean so much to her and to him and to all of us. We are so proud of you. And we are so proud of her," chairman John Podesta told shell-shocked supporters.
  • "She's done an amazing job, and she is not done yet," he insisted.
  • Musician Lagy Gaga stages a protest against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on a sanitation truck outside Trump Tower in New York City after midnight on election day November 9, 2016.
  • A street performer dressed as the Statue of Liberty hold photos of U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China November 9, 2016, after Trump won the presidency.
  • A "Naked Cowboy" performer supporting Donald Trump walks through Times Square in New York, November 9, 2016.
  • People react as they watch news on a screen to follow the results of the final day of the US presidential election at an event organised by the American consulate in Shanghai on November 9, 2016.
  • Protesters against president-elect Donald Trump march peacefully through Oakland, California.
  • A separate group earlier in the night set fire to garbage bins and smashed multiple windows.
  • Police officers chase a group of about 50 protesters.
  • University of California, Davis students protest on campus in Davis, California.
  • An invitee places a cookie depicting U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on a table at the US presidential election results watch party at the residence of US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, in Tokyo.


- Lift restrictions on production of US$50 trillion worth of US energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.

- Cancel billions in payments to United Nations climate change programmes and use the money to "fix America's water and environmental infrastructure".


- Repeal the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. President Barack Obama's signature policy has brought health insurance to about 12.7 million people who would have struggled to afford medical cover but it has also pushed up insurance premiums for Americans not on government assistance. Mr Trump said he would replace this with another system that would give more power to states over how to handle funds. But Republicans could be hard-pressed to muster the 60 votes needed to win passage for a repeal effort through the 100-seat Senate.


- Amend the Constitution to limit the term of all members of Congress.

- Impose a hiring freeze on all federal employees, and limits on lobbyists, including a total ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for US elections.


- Appoint a special prosecutor to reopen the investigation into Mrs Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state and put her in jail, although his Democratic rival has been absolved by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of wrongdoing.

This article was first published on November 10, 2016.
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