Clinton vs. Trump: Where Each Candidate Stands on Important Issues

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With the election only a few weeks away, it is crucial to know exactly where each candidate stand on critical issues before heading to the voting booth. Regardless of whether you are for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, your vote will contribute to the selection of our next leader of this country for the following four years. With so much being at stake, we took the liberty of providing you with each of the candidate’s stance on important issues.

National Security

Trump: The GOP nominee has mentioned that he would rebuild the military, which consists of presenting a plan in 30 days to destroy ISIS and develop defensive and offensive cyber-capabilities.

Clinton: The former first lady urges to make America stronger at home by being firm with rivals in Russia and China, sticking with allies, and lastly implementing a plan to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Immigration

Trump: Time and time again, Trump has mentioned “building a wall.” In fact, during the final presidential debate, he stated, “We have some bad hombres that we need to get out.” He also talks about enforcing immigration laws both at the border and in the workplace.

Clinton: She has prided herself throughout her career as an individual committed to the equality of immigrants. If elected, she would like to enforce immigration laws humanely, which aims to deport individuals who pose a threat to public safety, while also providing refugees a safe place within the U.S.

Criminal Justice Reform

Trump: As an advocate for “law and order,” Trump believes that the police are the most mistreated people in the country. If elected, he wants to reinforce  stop and frisk laws to lower the country's crime rate.

Clinton: The Democratic nominee believes that there is an imbalance within the criminal justice system. She wishes to focus on restoring trust between communities and the police, which she hopes would end the epidemic of racial profiling and mass incarceration.

Abortion

Trump: He believes that one of the responsibilities of the federal government is to protect the rights of citizens. Therefore, he also believes that life is the most fundamental right and is opposed to abortion. 

Clinton:  Senator Clinton believes that politicians have no business in interfering with women's personal health decisions.  If elected, she will oppose any effort to roll back women's access to reproductive health care and efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. 

Regardless of who you choose to vote for, please make sure you head out to the voting booths to make your vote count! What other issues are important to you? Let us know in the comments below?

 

TEEN REPORTER | Ajea Nicole is a junior at Lasell College located in her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. As a Communications major with a concentration in journalism, the 20 year-old loves every aspect of the journalistic world including topics related to fitness, fashion, style, social media and more. In her spare time she appreciates travel, blogging, discovering new food and reading great books.