Experts in 2024 have made some predictions about how the United States may change if Trump were to be reelected. The former U.S, President and his confidants have spoken publicly about what some of their plans will be for the southern border, energy issues, and foreign policy. Let’s take a look at 17 ways the U.S. may change if Trump wins the November election.

The Muslim Ban

Trump has big plans to reinstate his travel ban, the ban aims to focus on seven Muslim-majority countries. The Republican front runner wants to expand the ban in efforts to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the country.”

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In response to the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel, Trump pledges to enforce “ideological screening” for immigrants. According to an Associated Press report, Trump’s intentions are to prevent entry for individuals who are categorized as “dangerous lunatics, haters, bigots, and maniacs.”

Saying Goodbye To NATO

It is no secret that Trump has a long history of disdain for NATO. When he was serving in office as president, he would frequently make threats about removing us from the security alliance. He would then be talked down from doing so by National Security Advisor John Bolton and, allegedly, by his Vice President Mike Pence.

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It is possible that Trump may make good on his threats In his second term. Politico reported that NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg isn’t worried about the possibility of this occurring, stating, “I’m confident that the United States will remain a staunch ally” whether Trump wins or not.

U.S.-Mexico Border

Trump has vowed to the U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement that he will implement the most radical domestic deportation operation in United States History. He says these efforts will “immediately stop the invasion of our southern border” and end illegal immigration.

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He has also made promises that will move thousands of federal agents from the DEA, the FBI, and troops from overseas stations to immigration enforcement. He also has already made plans to continue the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Disassembling the ‘Deep State

According to The New York Times Trump’s strategy to disassemble the ‘deep state’ entails using executive order to convert civil servants to political appointees, the objective will instill fear that will ensure compliance across government agencies.

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Trump would then aim to “create a legal framework that would allow him to use government resources to protect himself, attack his political enemies and force through his policy goals without congressional approval.”

Transforming Transgender Rights

Trump has mentioned that he will attempt to nudge Congress into passing a bill that will establish that there are “only two genders” those being the genders that are assigned at birth.

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He would like to come-down on gender-affirming care; he says he will no longer allow federal funding to healthcare providers and hospitals that offer transitional hormones or surgery. Making the claim that they are not meeting federal health and safety standards. He would also like to make Congress ban hormonal and any surgical intervention surgeries to children who identify as transgender in all 50 states.

Tariffs on Foreign Goods

Trump has announced his plans to introduce a framework of 10 percent tariffs on most foreign goods. Stating that penalties could be heightened if partners involved in unfair trading practices, such as currency manipulation.

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Trump will strongly encourage Congress to pass a “Trump Reciprocal Trade Act,” this would give the president the authority to respond by imposing a tariff on any country that imposes on the U.S.

Energy Matters

Trump has the intention to ensure the United States will have the lowest energy and electricity cost in the world. He plans to increase oil drilling on public lands and offer tax incentives for coal, gas, and oil producers.

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Ultimately he would aim to reverse the proposed pollution limit, making a requirement that 54% of operating vehicles be electric by 2030.

Foreign Policy

Trump has made multiple claims that he will conclude the war between Russia and Ukraine in a mere “24 hours.”

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To accomplish this he will cease the “endless flow of American treasure to Ukraine” and request that European partners reimburse the U.S. for the rebuilding of stockpiles. He has also made claims that he will continue to endorse Israel’s efforts to “destroy” Hamas.

War On Homelessness

Trump has made statements that he will purchase large plots of land to build tent cities for the homeless, thus getting them out of sight and off city streets. He also has plans to work with each individual state to put laws in place that would ban urban camping, offering treatment or being arrested as options to those who violate the orders.

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He also would like to reintroduce large mental institutions to institutionalize people who are “severely mentally ill” or “dangerously deranged.”


AP reported that Trump is committed to “terminate the Department of Education” and exerted influence over colleges and local school districts.

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He would make federal funding preferences for states and school districts that terminate teacher tenure, and give parents the option to elect who they see fit for school principles, and adopt merit pay to reward effective teachers. He also stated that he will encourage prayer become a part of public schools again and make sure that they “teach students to love their country, not to hate their country like they’re taught right now.”

Removing Military Troops

During his first term as president Trump wanted to bring troops out of Germany, Somalia, and South Korea.

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It is possible that he will see these plans through with his second term if he is elected.

Public Safety Matters

Trump will encourage the deployment of the National Guard to cities bombarded with extreme violence, such as Chicago.

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He has made mention that drug smugglers and human traffickers should receive the highest of punishments, the death penalty and proposed a federal takeover of Washington, D.C., calling the capital a “dirty, crime-ridden death trap.”

Relationship  With China

A lot of Trump’s agenda with trading revolves around China. The former president has proposed a four-year blueprint to reduce essential goods that come from China, including but not limited to, electronic devices, pharmaceuticals, and steel.

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He also is looking to prohibit Chinese countries from owning American agriculture, energy, and tech infrastructure.

Loyalists in Office

Trump possesses a substantial bench of loyalists who he plans to appoint to different government agencies. According to New York Times reports, “The Heritage Foundation and dozens of other Trump-aligned organizations are screening candidates to create 20,000 potential MAGA appointees.”

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He also aims to take over presidential control with independent regulatory bodies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.


When Trump was in office he appointed three conservative justices to the federal Supreme Court, they were all a pivotal part of the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In his second term as president he would most likely bring pro-life federal judges onboard. According to Reuters, the former elected president finds the federal ban on abortion is excessive; he believes the issue should be addressed on a state-by-state basis.

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He has denouced the six-week ban that some of the members of the GOP have been in favor of, saying it is too harsh, making mention to the fact that any legislation “should include exceptions for rape, incest and the health of the mother.”

Climate Change

Scientific American states “Dozens of conservative organizations have banded together to provide Trump a road map-known as Project 2025-to boost fossil fuels and limit government climate science.”

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If he were to be reelected, Trump may use a “flawed National Climate Assessment, produced by partisan researchers loyal to Trump,” to decrease regulations in place for the fossil fuel industry.

Political Violence Issues

Besides the obvious risk in an uptick of violent racism increasing under a second Trump term.

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The author of a 2019 book How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, cautioned the Washington Post that The ideological collision, potentially violent collision, political collision would just be unlike anything we’ve seen since the Reconstruction era.”