US Election 2016: Late to the party? 10 of Donald Trump’s pledges

Brent Peterson of Las Vegas, watches results during an election night watch party hosted by the Neva

Brent Peterson of Las Vegas, watches results during an election night watch party hosted by the Nevada GOP, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill) - Credit: AP

While many say Donald Trump's march to the White House was built on outlandish claims, tens of millions of American voters liked what they heard from the Republican candidate.

President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist during an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016,

President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist during an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) - Credit: AP

So what exactly are his pledges?

• Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the US after the San Bernadino terrorist attack in December last year. He later said the proposal was 'just a suggestion' and outlined plans for 'extreme vetting' of would-be immigrants.

• Perhaps best known is his desire to build a wall separating Mexico and the US to keep out illegal immigrants, which he said the Mexicans would pay for.

• He promised to put punitive tariffs on goods from China, which he accused of destroying US jobs.


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• He has pledged to reduce taxes across the board, especially for working and middle-income Americans, and to revise and update individual and corporate tax codes.

• Thousands of new jobs in construction, steel manufacturing and other sectors are on the agenda, as well as investments in infrastructure.

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• Under President Trump, the US Army would be increased to 540,000 active duty soldiers.

• He has promised to crack down on cyber security, with an immediate review of all US cyber defences.

• Obamacare would be repealed and replaced with Health Savings Accounts.

• There was a lot of talk during campaigning on defeating ISIS through Trump's foreign policy. He plans to do this by working with allies in the Middle East and pursuing aggressive military operations.

• Trump has a pro-life stance, and though he has not given any formal plans, he came under fire earlier this year for suggesting he would ban abortions and give 'some form of punishment' to those who had them.

See how the night unfolded here and see more reaction and details on what happens next here.

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