Donald Trump

Current President




Racial Wealth Gap

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address the racial wealth gap, but his “Economy And Jobs” issue page discusses his job creation progress. It highlights:

  • An executive order he signed that “expanded federally funded apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training”, stating The Workforce Development Advisory Council has already created on-the-job training opportunities for 6.5 million Americans. 

  • “Hispanic, Asian and African American unemployment rates have all reached record lows due to his pro growth policies.”

Affordable Housing

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address affordable housing. In the “Timeline of Accomplishments” section, the following is highlighted:

  • “The USDA Announced That They Formalized An Agreement With A Nonprofit Organization To Purchase Homes From The USDA And Convert Them Into Transitional Housing For People Recovering From Opioid Misuse.”

Access to High Quality Education

Donald Trump addresses access to education on his “Education“ issue page. It highlights:

  • His “proposed budgets have made school choice a priority.”

    • “The President’s FY2018 Budget Request included $1 billion in funding to Furthering Options of Children to Unlock Success Grants for public school choice and $250 million to promote private school choice through the Education Innovation and Research Program.”

    • “In his FY2019 budget President Trump proposed a $5 billion federal tax credit on donations that fund scholarships to private and vocational schools, apprenticeships programs and other educational opportunities.”

  • “The Trump Administration implemented the year-round distribution of Pell grants, instead of limiting these grants to the spring and fall semesters.”

  • “Low-income students will now have access to these funds over summer and winter breaks, so they can earn their degrees faster with fewer loans.”

  • “The Trump Administration has reformed The Free Application for Federal Student Aid to make the program more accessible to students.”

Environmental Equity

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address environmental equity, but in his “Energy And Environment” issue page. It states that he:

  • “Signed an Executive Order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling and open more leases to develop offshore drilling.”

  • “Acted aggressively to increase exports of energy resources to the global market.”

  • “Approved the infrastructure and provided the resources needed to unleash oil and gas production in the U.S.”

  • “Rescinded President Obama’s costly Clean Power Plan and instead has proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule.”

  • “Announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the unfair Paris Climate Agreement.”

Health Equity

Donald Trump addresses health equity on his “Healthcare” issue page. He states he increased access by:

  • “The Department of Agriculture provided more than $1 billion in FY2017 to be used to improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities.”

  • “The Trump administration expanded access to Association Health Plans (AHPs) allowing small business to pool risk across states.”

  • “The Trump Administration allows for Short-Term Limited Duration plans to be extended up to 12 months.”

  • “Approving the largest number of generic drugs in history.”

Transportation Access

Donald Trump addresses transportation access on his “Infrastructure” issue page. It states:

  • He “allocated $50 billion to empower rural America to address the infrastructure needs of their communities.”

  • That it “funds provided under the president’s proposal will go directly to the governor’s office of the state receiving funds allowing governors to make investments based on the individual infrastructure needs of their communities.”


Bail/Prison Reform 

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address bail/prison reform. However, he did pass the First Step Act, or Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act, which limits juvenile solitary confinement and reduced minimum sentences for some repeat non-violent drug crimes.

Re-Entry Services

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not include a plan for establishing re-entry services. But, he did sign the the First Step Act, which aims to reduce federal recidivism and crime, prepare inmates to successfully re-enter society, and enhance prison security and officer safety.

Ending Capital Punishment

Donald Trump is in favor of reinstituting capital punishment. His administration has resumed executing prisoners on federal death row after a 16-year hiatus.

Expanding Gun Safety Measures

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not include plans for expanding gun safety measures. However, he has commented on gun safety via Twitter:

  • “I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue – I hope!”7:13 AM · Feb 22, 2018

Additionally, Trump banned bump stocks on December 18, 2018.

Improving Police-Community Relations 

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address improving police-community relations.


Voting Rights

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address voting rights.

Access to Voter Registration

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address access to voter registration. However, he has addressed it on Twitter:

  • “We should immediately pass Voter ID @Voteridplease to insure the safety and sanctity of our voting system. Also, Paper Ballots as backup (old fashioned but true!). Thank you!” — 11:41 AM · Jul 30, 2019


Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address gerrymandering. 

Census 2020

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address the 2020 U.S Census. However, he has addressed the issue on Twitter

  • “Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this case for 2020. I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter. Can anyone really believe that as a great Country, we are not able the ask whether or not someone is a Citizen. Only in America!” — 12:37 PM · Jun 27, 2019