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Trump Takes Any Position He Needs To

July 1, 2016
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 Donald J Trump gives campaign speech on June 22, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Steve Sands/FilmMagic

Donald Trump gives campaign speech on June 22, 2016, in New York City. Photo by Steve Sands/FilmMagic

Donald Trump is running for president. He is new to politics. He thinks this allows him to make up his statements and opinions up he goes along. There are many examples of his changing views.

Muslims

He “sort of” does not want Muslims coming to America. First, he said some Syrian Muslims should be able to come in. He said they have a “humanitarian problem.” He changed his mind After the San Bernardino shootings.  He said there should be a complete shutdown of Muslims coming here. Then he said, “It is just a temporary ban.” He continued, “This is just a suggestion.”

He has changed his mind again. He recently said the ban would be against people coming from certain parts of the world. Mostly Muslim countries where there is terrorism. A Muslim from Great Britain could come to the U.S.

Abortion

He once supported abortion rights. He changed his mind. It happened during the campaign. He said if abortion was illegal, women who got one should face some sort of “punishment.” That did not go over well. He then said the doctor, not the woman, should face punishment.

Minimum Wage

At first, he said, “Wages are too high. We have to leave it [the minimum wage] where it is.” Then he said he was “open” to raising it.

Gay Rights

 Mr. Trump is comfortable with gays. He is against same-sex marriage. He wants the ruling that allows same-sex marriages overturned. He spoke after the Orlando massacre in a gay bar. He said people should “love who they want and express their identity.” These are the words of the movement favoring gay marriage.

He said the North Carolina bathroom law is wrong. He said people should be able to use the restroom they feel comfortable in. Then he said the states should make their own decisions.

Torture

 Mr. Trump said, “I would bring back waterboarding. I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.” He also called for the killing of families of terrorists. This violates laws. He then said he would not “order our military or other officials to violate those laws.”

A day later he said, “We are like a bunch of babies — but we are going to stay within the laws. But you know what we are going to do? We’re going to have those laws broadened. Because we are playing with two sets of rules — their rules and our rules.”

Source: The New York Times June 29, 2016

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