Political Ideology of Donald Trump

By: Nathan Leed

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Background Information

July 14, 1946, Donald Trump was born in Queens, New York. At an early age, he became involved in many profitable building projects in Manhattan. He enrolled in Fordham University and then transferred to Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics. In 1980, Trump became the city's best known developer when he opened the Grand Hyatt. Donald Trump then became the star of a reality TV series, The Celebrity Apprentice, in 2004. In 2015, he announced his run for president, and has been engaged in the Republican party since.

Political Ideology

I believe Donald Trump is a Conservative, but also has some controversial views that may make him more Moderate. Based on most of his views and opinions, he seems Conservative. With specific ideas about illegal immigration, abortion, and cruel and unusual punishment.

Evidence #1

This is evidence why I think Donald Trump is a conservative, based on what he said about abortion.

"I've evolved on many issues over the years. And you know who else has? Is Ronald Reagan evolved on many issues. And I am pro-life... And what happened is friends of mine years ago were going to have a child, and it was going to be aborted. And it wasn't aborted. And that child today is a total superstar, a great, great child. And I saw that. And I saw other instances. And I am very, very proud to say that I am pro-life."

Evidence #2

This is another piece of evidence stating Trump is conservative, based on what he had to say about crime and punishments.

"I can’t believe that executing criminals doesn’t have a deterrent effect. To point out the extreme, 100% of the people who are executed never commit another crime. And it seems self-evident (we can’t put numbers to this) that a lot of people who might otherwise commit a capital crime are convinced not to because they know there’s a chance they could die for it."

Evidence #3

Below, Trump gives his views on illegal immigration, which shows he is a Conservative.
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