Social policy of Donald Trump: Where he stands on key issues

Social policy of Donald Trump: Where he stands on key issues

As the people of the United States of America prepare to elect Donald Trump or Joe Biden as their president for the next four years, in this article takes a look at the social policy of Trump during his presidency.

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Below are some social policies of the US president.

Capital punishment

President Trump is a known advocate of capital punishment. He once took a full page advert in a prominent newspaper (which is very expensive) to ask the government to bring back the death penalty.

Voter fraud

Trump is known for his distrust of the election machinery of the United States. Even as the president of the greatest country on earth, he still laments that some people are planning to rig the coming presidential election against him.


The United States president has discovered a way to use religion to his own advantage. He has made many believers believe that he is on the throne only by divine mandate.

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Travel ban

Trump is known for his dislike of illegal immigrants. No wonder, the American president initiated the much-criticised travel ban which many people are against.

Medical marijuana

The American president is a known advocate of medical marijuana. He said he is "a hundred per cent in favour" because, "I know people that have serious problems... and... it really, really does help them."

Social policy of Donald Trump and what it means for immigrants in this article takes a look at the social policy of Trump during his presidency. Credit: CNN
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Same-sex marriage

President Trump believes that marriage is for a man and a woman. However, he congratulated singer Elton John on his civil partnership to his same-sex partner.

He, however, continued to oppose same-sex marriage and insisted that he would nominate a conservative judge that would help overturn the legalisation in America. However, he later went back on his words, saying he has no issue with it.

Race relations

When it comes to race, Donald Trump has always backed law enforcement when it clashes with racial minorities. In fact, in April 2017, Trump was accused of being Islamophobic. The allegation was levelled against him when he blocked people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

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The president has also criticised the Black Lives Matter movement.

In other Trump news, recently reported that the . The top United States (US) media house outlined a lot of reasons for throwing its weight behind President Trump as the presidential election approaches, New York Post reports.

It claimed that the president championed a lot of economic reforms that opened windows for job creation and thus dropped the rate of unemployment in many American states, especially before the advent of the coronavirus pandemic.

The outfit went on to assert that with Trump handling the mantle of leadership, America would be great again, and as such, called on citizens to make the right choice in their own best interest.

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