For the first 67 days of Donald Trump's campaign, his campaign website listed no actual policy positions. He'd loosely articulated some at his announcement: More winning, fewer immigrants. But the campaign mostly dealt in abstractions and broad themes.
"A lot of voters are saying that they really want to see your policies now," a reporter said to Trump in the middle of August.
"Well, I think the press is more eager to see it than the voters, to be honest," Trump replied. He added that he didn't particularly like stating firm policy positions because it limited his ability to negotiate. "But I know the press wants it," he said. "I don't think the people care. I think they trust me. I think they know I'm going to make good deals for them."
Regardless, he pledged to introduce his first policy proposal shortly afterward -- and he did: His policy on immigration was added to his website in late August.
In mid-September, another addition: Second Amendment rights. Trump was of course then battling for the Republican nomination, so it's not surprising that the two positions he'd taken by the 100th day of his campaign focused on things of concern to his party.
By the time voting began, he'd only delineated five policy positions: the two above, tax reform, veterans administration reforms and U.S.-China trade reform. Those were all introduced by Veteran's Day.
In March, in the heat of the primary contest, the site added healthcare reform. In April, pay for the wall -- a separate part of his immigration policy that was broken out in part thanks to skepticism that his proposal to make Mexico pay for a wall on America's southern border was feasible.
For more than four months, that was it for policy proposals. In early August, after falling behind Hillary Clinton substantially in the polls, Trump replaced tax reform with economic vision -- a swap that occurred in part because he overhauled his original tax proposals. But just recently, tax reform was returned to the mix. (You can compare the before and after, if you'd like.)
The ninth addition was made last week, when child care reforms that will make America great again was added, apparently at the impetus of Trump's daughter Ivanka. By this point in 2012, Mitt Romney's site listed three major issue areas and 25 specific policy positions.
Hillary Clinton's website didn't list any issues when her campaign launched in April 2015, either. By June, she listed "four fights," broad policy focus areas. By September, the site listed 22 issue areas. As of writing, the list is at 39.
During a rally in Colorado Springs on Saturday night, Trump offered some insight into why his strategy for combating terrorism isn't articulated on his website.
"I will give you good results," he told the audience according to CBS' Sopan Deb. "Don't worry how I get there, OK? Please."