Social policy of Donald Trump

This is an article about the social policy of Donald Trump during his presidency.


President Donald Trump describes himself as pro-life and generally opposes abortion with some exceptions: rape, incest, and circumstances endangering the life of the mother.[1] He has said that he is committed to appointing justices who may overturn the ruling in Roe v. Wade.[2] Trump personally supports "traditional marriage" but said after the election that he considers the nationwide legality of same-sex marriage a "settled" issue with the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling.[2][3] This appeared to contradict some of his campaign statements, where he said he would "strongly consider" appointing justices who may overturn this decision.[4][5] Whereas candidate Donald Trump largely avoided commenting on LGBT issues, the Trump administration rolled back a number of LGBT protections during the president's first six months in office.[6][7]

Trump supports a broad interpretation of the Second Amendment and says he is opposed to gun control in general,[8][9] although his views have shifted over time.[10] Trump supports legalizing recreational marijuana & supports states that have legalized medical marijuana.[11] [12] He favors capital punishment,[13][14] as well as the use of waterboarding.[15][16]

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