How Have Trump’s Policies Changed Since the Election?

President-elect Donald Trump’s policy platform continues to evolve and change dramatically as he prepares to be sworn into office early next year, making a complete and detailed understanding of his governing agenda difficult to discern.

Eleven days after being elected, Trump has taken eight new policy stances on seven different issues.

Call it the post-platform era: Trump ran and won a campaign in which he took 141 distinct policy position on 23 issues over the course of 511 days. Trump defended this as being “flexible” and unpredictable, something he argued the country needs more of to better represent itself on the world stage. His supporters championed him as a refreshing break from politicians with carefully-calculated agendas and voting records to back him up, while his detractors argued this was a sign of wildly unprepared and unserious candidate.

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Craig Erlam
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the BBC and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, FOX Business and BNN. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.