Where Trump Stands on Key Issues

A rundown of where the president-elect stands on key policies.

ByMeghan Keneally, Veronica Stracqualursi and Lindsey Jacobson
November 09, 2016, 4:07 AM
PHOTO: President-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016 in New York City.
President-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016 in New York City.
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— -- The surprising upset victory by Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton will inevitably prompt further review of his policy proposals -- now that the real estate mogul is president-elect.

Trump did not provide many specific details on his proposals during the campaign, but he has touched on a number of key topics.

Here is a review of where he stands on some of the biggest issues.


VIDEO: Possible Abortion Policies Under a Trump Administration
Pence and Trump have pledged to appoint justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade and uphold the Hyde Amendment.

Trump was previously on the record as being pro-choice, but has maintained a pro-life position throughout his presidential campaign. The Republican nominee said during the primaries that there should be a punishment for women who have an abortion, but later said he meant that the doctor who performed the procedure should be penalized.


VIDEO: Cyber Security Under the Trump Administration
The president-elect intends to improve the Department of Defense's cyber capabilities.

Trump said he would request a full review of the cyber security policy of the U.S.


VIDEO: Trump's Approach to Education
The president-elect wants to eliminate Common Core standards and offer school choice.

Trump has said that he wants to give communities more options by supporting school choice programs and eliminating the Common Core standards.

Environment/Climate Change/Clean Energy

VIDEO: Trump's Approach to Energy Policy and the Environment
The president-elect intends to refocus the EPA, open federal lands for oil and gas production, and more.

Trump wants to work with “clean coal” and refocus the EPA on clean air and drinking water.

Family Leave and Child Care

VIDEO: Family Leave and Child Care During Trump's Presidency
The president-elect has developed a plan to provide six weeks of paid maternity leave with his daughter Ivanka.

At the urging of his daughter Ivanka, Trump announced plans for maternity leave nationwide. Trump’s plan will offer 6 weeks paid maternity leave and various savings and tax-exempt accounts to help pay for child care.

Gun Control

VIDEO: Gun Control Under Trump's Administration
The president has promised to protect the Second Amendment.

Trump received the endorsement of the NRA and said he intends to protect the Second Amendment. He was also considering enforcing a "no fly, no buy" policy where people on the terror watch list would be unable to buy guns.


VIDEO: Trump's Plans to Reform Health Care
The president-elect has said he'll ask Congress for a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on his first day in office.

Trump said that he plans to immediately repeal Obamacare and replace it with an alternative, but did not give specifics.

Immigration and the Refugee Crisis

VIDEO: Immigration Reform Under a Trump Administration
The president-elect has said he plans to build a wall on the Mexican border and stop the flow of Syrian refugees into the U.S.

Trump has said that he wants to halt the influx of Syrian refugees entering the U.S. and has proposed what he calls "extreme vetting" for people wishing to immigrate into the country.

Police Practices

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Stop-and-frisk is expected to be one of the initiatives in the new White House administration.

Trump repeatedly called himself “the law and order candidate” and stressed the importance of supporting police and law enforcement.

Syria and Defeating ISIS

VIDEO: Syria and Defeating ISIS: What Will Trump Do?
Trump has promised to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.

Trump placed the blame for the development of ISIS on the Obama administration, and while he claimed to have a plan to defeat ISIS, he repeatedly said that he would not detail it publicly for fear of tipping off the enemy.


VIDEO: Trade: What Will Trump Do?
If America doesn't get a "good deal," Trump has said the U.S. will leave NAFTA.

Trump opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal negotiated by the Obama administration, and opposes the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, which was negotiated in the 1990s under George H. W. Bush and ratified by Bill Clinton.

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