Climate change

President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change began with his withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords in 2017. Trump also focused on expanding gas and oil development in the U.S. from the outset of his term. In addition, Trump signed an executive order in September banning oil drilling off the coast of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.  –


Trump’s 2016 campaign was largely centered around his plan to build a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, of which around 100 miles have been built. In his efforts to increase border control, Trump authorized the hiring of 10,000 ICE agents. In addition, Trump “declared a national emergency allowing him to access specialized powers to enforce security on the border.” Trump has also targeted gang activity, specifically MS-13, and in 2018 the Department of Homeland Security arrested over 10,000 gang members. –

Gun control

Over his term, the Trump administration has alleviated gun restrictions through small, sub-radar regulatory changes. He limited the number of names in the national database which is used to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Many of his policy changes have been backed by the NRA. In addition, the NRA endorsed Trump and gave his campaign $30 million in 2016. –


Trump cut $1.3 trillion of taxes for Americans in a 2017 bill, and he lowered the corporate tax to 20%. He also passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for both small businesses and large corporations. He passed a large trade deal with neighboring countries Canada and Mexico, which updated the already existing North American Free Trade agreement. –