Trump Shifts Positions on Key Issues Since Being Elected


President-Elect Trump Shifting Positions

Donald Trump, President-elect of the United States, excited crowds during his campaign as he said he would do this and he would do that. No one will know, until he steps into office on January 20, just what he will, or will not do. During his campaign he won the backing from many people who supported his ideas. Even during his campaign he changed some of his positions, on different issues, and it is most likely that his position will change in the future.

“Lock her up,” the crowds often chanted during his campaign rallies. He told his supporters that his administration would prosecute the Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, over her use of a private mail server. He went so far as to say he would appoint a special prosecutor and seek jail time for his opponent if he was elected. Clinton recently said, “I want to move forward, I don’t want to move back. And I don’t want to hurt the Clintons. I really don’t.” However, he has not said he will definitely take the idea of investigating Clinton off his agenda.

U.S. President elect Donald Trump walks up a staircase to depart the lobby of the New York Times building after a meeting in New York, U.S., November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

During his campaign Trump called global warming a hoax. When the Times asked him this week if he was going to take America out of the world’s lead of confronting climate change, he said, “I have an open mind to it. We’re going to look very carefully.” When the newspaper asked if he believed human activity causes climate change, Trump said, “I think there is some connectivity. There is some, something. It depends on how much.”

During his rallies Trump said he would repeal Obamacare. He called the insurance a “disaster.” Two weeks ago he told the Wall Street Journal he is considering keeping parts of the law. He said, “Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced.”

The president-elect said he would build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The goal of the fence will be to curb illegal immigration. He said that Mexico will pay for the wall. Less than two weeks ago, on the CBS program, 60 Minutes he said that part of the wall might be a fence. He said, “For certain areas I would (have a fence) but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this – it’s called construction.”





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