NewsElections Donald Trump on the issues: Immigration, gun control, taxes, more By Nicole Brown email@example.com Updated August 9, 2016 10:46 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Donald Trump, who was named the Republican presidential nominee in July, has not always been consistent about his stands on the issues. He has been criticized for changing his position on policies and at one point being much more liberal than the GOP in general. Here is where he stands on some of the issues, based on his speeches and interviews throughout his campaign, as well as plans he and his campaign have outlined on his website. Immigration Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kena Betancur Trump's immigration plan includes calls for building a wall along the border between Mexico and the United States (which he says Mexico will pay for), returning immigrants who have committed crimes, enhancing consequences of overstaying a visa, ending birthright citizenship and requiring companies to hire Americans first. He also called for a ban on Muslims entering the country, following a terror attack in Paris that the jihadist militant group ISIS claimed responsibility for. "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," Trump said in a news release posted to his website on Dec. 7. Health insurance Photo Credit: Getty Images / Tasos Katopodis Trump called the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, terrible legislation, and said he plans to repeal it if elected. His health care plan posits following "free market principles," allowing health care providers to sell across state borders and letting people deduct premium payments from their tax returns. The environment Photo Credit: Getty Images / John Gurzinski Donald Trump has called global warming a hoax multiple times, often on Twitter. He says he would renew plans for the Keystone XL Pipeline, retract the U.S. agreement with the U.N. Paris Climate Agreement and remove restrictions on domestic production of oil, natural gas and coal. Gun control Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson Trump is pro-Second Amendment. He does not believe bans on certain types of guns or background checks are effective. He often makes the argument that if more citizens had guns, there would be fewer mass shooting victims. In an interview after the Orlando nightclub shooting, he said, "If you had some guns in that club the night that this took place, if you had guns on the other side, you wouldn't have had the tragedy that you had." Taxes Photo Credit: Getty Images / John Sommers II The Republican candidate says he wants to give tax relief to the middle class. "I know people that are making a tremendous amount of money and paying virtually no taxes, and I think it's unfair," he said during the CNN Republican primary debate in September. Trump had said that he wanted to lower federal income rates to 10, 20 and 25 percent and said if you singly earn less than $25,000 a year, you would not have to pay an income tax. In a speech in Detroit on Aug. 8, 2016, Trump changed those numbers, saying the income rates would be 12, 25 and 33 percent. He repeated that low-income taxpayers would not have to pay an income tax, but was not specific about what income bracket that would be. Foreign policy Photo Credit: Getty Images / John Sommers II Trump says his foreign policy will always put American security "above all else." He has criticized President Barack Obama for lacking the respect of allies and enemies. Trump said he would make America "strong again" by rebuilding the military and focusing on "containing the spread of radical Islam," which includes putting more restrictions on who can come into the United States. Trade Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jeff Swensen Trump says he strongly opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal among 12 nations from North America and South America to Asia and the South Pacific. He has also criticized the NAFTA trade deal and trade relations between the United States and China. His trade plan includes lowing the corporate tax rate to keep companies in the United States, lowering the deficit and increasing a military presence in the East China and the South China seas "to discourage Chinese adventurism." Abortion Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jeff J Mitchell The GOP nominee says he is pro-life and that he would not fund Planned Parenthood if it continues to provide abortions. Trump made headlines when he said he thought women should be punished for getting an abortion if it is outlawed. He later retracted that statement, saying a doctor who performs an illegal abortion should be punished, not the woman. LGBT community Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ralph Freso Trump's position on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is not the same as many other Republicans. While he has said he believes marriage is between a man and a woman, he has supported giving the LGBT community more rights. Additionally, Trump said he opposed legislation that restricts use of public bathrooms for members of the transgender community, which is favored by many Republicans. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Trump's memorable, controversial quotesHis presidential run was filled with moments we may never forget. Trump's family tree: Who's whoFrom his five children to his five siblings, get to know Team Trump. Where Hillary Clinton stands on the issuesClinton and President Obama share some policy positions. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.