Announcement[ edit ] Trump at an early campaign event in New Hampshire on July 16, Trump formally announced his candidacy on June 16, , with a campaign rally and speech at Trump Tower in New York City. In his speech, Trump drew attention to domestic issues such as illegal immigration , offshoring of American jobs, the U.
The campaign slogan was announced as " Make America Great Again ". They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with [them]. And some, I assume, are good people. Trump said that he intended his comments to be aimed solely at the government of Mexico , specifically for using the insecure border as a means of transferring criminals into the United States and said he did not intend his comments to refer to immigrants themselves.
Following his June announcement, Trump traveled to several early primary states including Iowa and New Hampshire to campaign ahead of the Republican primaries. The meeting did not take place due to the intervention of the labor union of the U. Customs and Border Protection guards. During the debate, Trump refused to rule out a third-party candidacy. Balance of trade , Peter Navarro , and Carrier Air Conditioner move to Mexico Opposition to international trade agreements on the grounds that they hurt American workers by moving jobs abroad was one of the central themes of Trump's campaign.
He warned that trade deficits could jeopardize U. One of his main missions is to focus on behaviors by other countries that considers abusive, cheating, illegal, and unfair against the U. Immigration policy of Donald Trump and Mexico—United States barrier In his announcement speech, Trump promised that he would build "a great, great wall" on the United States—Mexico border , and emphasized that proposal throughout his campaign, further stating that the construction of the wall would be paid for by Mexico.
At a July rally in Phoenix, Arizona , Trump was welcomed by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio , turning over the lectern for part of his speech to a supporter whose child was killed in Los Angeles in by a Mexican-born gang member. The complaint asserted that Univision was attempting to suppress Trump's First Amendment rights by putting pressure on his business ventures.
He issued a written statement saying, "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," which he repeated at subsequent political rallies.
The total number of signatures exceeded the required half-million threshold to trigger a parliamentary debate. In May he stated that his proposed ban was "just a suggestion".
In June he stated that the temporary ban would apply to people originating from countries with a proven history of terrorism against the United States or its allies. Pershing shot Muslim rebels with pig's blood-dipped bullets in order to deter them during the Moro Rebellion.