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THE FACTS

HOMETOWN:

Park Ridge, IL

EDUCATION:
  • Wellesley College
  • Yale Law School
EXPERIENCE:
  • US Secretary of State (2009-2013)
  • Senator from New York (2001-2009)
  • First Lady (1993-2001)
  • First Lady of Arkansas (1979-1992)
  • Practicing lawyer
OBJECTIVE:

Continue to build an economy that works for everyone. Work to identify and stop lone wolf terrorists, and be more aggressive about defeating ISIS and other terror groups abroad. Fight for equality for women and the LGBT community.

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THE FACTS

HOMETOWN:

New York, NY

EDUCATION:
  • Fordham University for two years, transferred to Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania undergraduate program
EXPERIENCE:
  • Real estate mogul
  • Trump Organization Chairman and President (1971-current)
  • Reality star, “The Apprentice,” and “The Celebrity Apprentice” (2004-2015)
  • Bestselling author
OBJECTIVE:

Build a wall along the US-Mexico border to stop undocumented immigration. Temporarily ban immigration from countries with a history of terrorism from coming into the US. Renegotiate more competitive trade deals with China and other US competitors. Cut taxes by $10 trillion to boost the economy.

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*Note: Donald Trump’s campaign has declined theSkimm’s invitation to Guest Skimm. Here are statements he has made in previous interviews.

THE ISSUES

IMMIGRATION:

We needed a path to citizenship yesterday. Comprehensive immigration reform is a win for everybody.

ECONOMY:

Cut taxes for the middle class. Create jobs by spending on infrastructure and clean energy.

ISIS:

Good with sending US special forces to help fight the fight. But US combat troops? Nope, nope, nope.

GUN CONTROL:

Time for universal background checks and closing loopholes that let the wrong people carry a gun.

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THE ISSUES

IMMIGRATION:

We need a big, beautiful wall along the US-Mexico border. We also need to temporarily ban all immigration from countries with a history of terrorism.

ECONOMY:

Get rid of the US’s $19T in debt in two terms. Cut new, more competitive trade deals. Sign major tax cuts without changing Medicare and Social Security.

ISIS:

Cut off the group’s access to the Internet so they can’t recruit. Pressure other countries to use their troops and provide US air support.

GUN CONTROL:

We don’t have a gun problem. We have a mental illness problem.

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THE VEEP

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)

JOB TITLE:

Senator of Virginia

RELATIONSHIP TO CANDIDATE:

Friend

WHAT HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE:

Kaine is a current senator and former gov. who's popular in his home state of Virginia...which is also a swing state. Not a coincidence. READ MORE...

THE VEEP

Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN)

JOB TITLE:

Governor of Indiana

RELATIONSHIP TO CANDIDATE:

None until now

WHAT HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE:

He's an establishment Republican who could help Trump win over the more traditional GOPers that've been giving him the side-eye. Pence knows the ins-and-outs of DC: before this he spent six terms as a House Rep in Congress. READ MORE...

THE REFERENCES

1. BARACK OBAMA

JOB TITLE:

President of the United States

RELATIONSHIP TO CANDIDATE:

Former Boss

WHAT HE HAS TO SAY:

“I have seen her judgment, I’ve seen her toughness, I’ve seen her commitment to our values up close….I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.” READ MORE...

2. BILL CLINTON

JOB TITLE:

Former president of the United States

RELATIONSHIP TO CANDIDATE:

Husband

WHAT HE HAS TO SAY:

“I believe that Hillary is the single best changemaker, not just in this race, but she's the best changemaker I've ever known.” READ MORE...

3. HUMA ABEDIN

JOB TITLE:

Vice-Chair of Hillary Clinton campaign

RELATIONSHIP TO CANDIDATE:

Longtime aide

WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY:

“Every time I’ve been in a meeting with her, on a plane with her, in a backstage sort of negotiation with her, I’ve always been blown away by not just how much she knows but how determined she is to get things done that help other people. And that she doesn’t stop until she gets there.” READ MORE...

THE REFERENCES

1. IVANKA TRUMP

JOB TITLE:

Trump Organization EVP of Development & Acquisitions

RELATIONSHIP TO CANDIDATE:

Daughter

WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY:

“He’s enjoyed success in a vast diversity of industries because the common denominator is him — his vision, his brilliance, his passion, his work ethic and his refusal to take no for an answer. I’ve enjoyed the good fortune of working alongside my father for 10 years now and I’ve seen these principles in action daily.” READ MORE...

2. CHRIS CHRISTIE

JOB TITLE:

New Jersey Governor

RELATIONSHIP TO CANDIDATE:

Chairman of Trump presidential transition team

WHAT HE HAS TO SAY:

“He'll provide strong, unequivocal leadership. He will do what needs to be done to protect the American people first and foremost, both in the homeland and in creating jobs for this country. And he will make sure that people around the world know that America keeps its word again. Donald Trump is someone who, when he makes a promise, he keeps it.” READ MORE...

3. CARL ICAHN

JOB TITLE:

Billionaire activist investor

RELATIONSHIP TO CANDIDATE:

High profile supporter

WHAT HE HAS TO SAY:

“30 years, no tax reform, 30 years, no immigration, as a result you have this movement to a guy like Donald Trump because you want somebody who’s not beholden to an establishment. So you need a president that could move Congress, and I think Donald Trump could do it.” READ MORE...

THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES

WHAT'S THAT?
LIBERTARIAN PARTY

GARY JOHNSON

ON THE BALLOT IN ALL 50 STATES
EXPERIENCE:

Ran for prez in 2012. Was a popular governor of New Mexico for two terms, even though he was economically very conservative and the state is pretty blue. Started his own construction company in college and grew it into one of the biggest in the state.

ISIS:

“Involve Congress in a debate and discussion over how we proceed. And then recognize that ISIS is really, regionally, it’s very contained….The fact that we bomb them, the fact that we have this rhetoric, and the fact that we do have boots on the ground, we fly drones and kill thousands of innocent people – these are recruiting tools for ISIS.” READ MORE...

IMMIGRATION:

“We should make it as easy as possible for anyone who wants to come into the country to work and to be able to get a work visa. A work visa should entail a background check and a Social Security card that taxes get paid. They are not murderers and rapists.” READ MORE...

ECONOMY:

Smaller government grows the economy, just the notion of less money spent on government and less taxes.”...“Count on me to sign anything that simplifies our tax system or lowers taxes.” READ MORE...

GREEN PARTY

JILL STEIN

ON THE BALLOT IN 44 STATES
EXPERIENCE

Ran for prez in 2012. Harvard-trained doctor who decided to get into politics after seeing the effects of things like toxic waste on public health. She was basically Erin Brockovich for years before this.

CLIMATE CHANGE:

“We’re calling for 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030”...“The economy will collapse in a second if there's not a stable climate. READ MORE...

EDUCATION:

”Abolish student debt to free a generation of Americans from debt servitude. Guarantee tuition-free, world-class public education from pre-school through university.” READ MORE...

CIVIL RIGHTS:

“We call for an end to police violence, but in order to address the racism of policing we must end the systemic racism in every area of our society.” READ MORE...

the Dropouts

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Bernie Sanders

Senator from Vermont

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Martin O'Malley

Former Maryland Governor

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Lincoln Chafee

Former Rhode Island Governor

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Jeb Bush

Former Florida Governor

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Ben Carson

Retired Pediatric Neurosurgeon

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Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor

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Ted Cruz

Senator from Texas

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Mike Huckabee

Fmr. Arkansas Governor

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John Kasich

Governor of Ohio

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Rand Paul

Kentucky Senator

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Marco Rubio

Florida Senator

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Rick Santorum

Former Pennsylvania Senator

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Lindsey Graham

Senator from South Carolina

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Bobby Jindal

Former Louisiana Governor

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George Pataki

Former New York Governor

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Rick Perry

Former Texas Governor

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Scott Walker

Governor of Wisconsin

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