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THE CAMPAIGN ISSUES – WHERE EACH CANDIDATE STANDS (PART THREE)

This will conclude the series where I’m outlining where Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump stand on the issues affecting this nation. Taken from the website, diffen.com.

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Donald Trump: Trump has lambasted all trade deals, including the TPP, saying they weren’t negotiated well and the terms should have been made more favorable to the United States.

Hillary Clinton: Clinton was more measured in her public response to the TPP. When she was Secretary of State, Clinton and her staff worked to finalize and pass the TPP trade agreement.

The Death Penalty

Donald Trump: Supports the death penalty, and advocates mandatory death sentences for those who kill police officers.

Hillary Clinton: Clinton supports the death penalty, but believes it has a place in a very limited number of federal cases.

Syria and ISIS

Donald Trump: Would prefer not to have boots on the ground, and would rather eliminate ISIS main funding by destroying their oil wells, refineries, etc.

Hillary Clinton: Clinton supports a no-fly zone, as well as training Syrian rebels. She is for strong U.S. involvement in fighting ISIS, short of deploying boots on the ground.

Position on Iran

Donald Trump: Trump has said he would reject the Iran nuclear deal and renegotiate it.

Hillary Clinton: In favor of Iran agreement. As Secretary of State, laid the groundwork for sanctions on Iran and negotiations on the agreement.

Position on Afghanistan

Donald Trump: The Afghanistan War was necessary. Maintaining a presence there is necessary because of proximity to nuclear-armed Pakistan. Maintain troop strength to about 5,000 soldiers.

Hillary Clinton: Clinton has said she’d be open to maintaining some troops in Afghanistan as necessary.

Position on TARP

Donald Trump: Trump supported the Wall Street bailout. “Nobody really knows what impact it’s going to have. Maybe it works, and maybe it doesn’t. But certainly it is worth a shot.”

Hillary Clinton: Clinton supported the TARP bailout of financial institutions on Wall Street.

This concludes my three part series on where the Democrat and Republican candidates for President of the United States stand on various issues. I hope you will read and decide which candidate falls within your boundaries. And I hope you have boundaries.

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