NORML has given President Trump a D grade for his vague stance on legalization. According to the group’s review, he has stated support for medical marijuana and allowing states the right to decide. In 2018 he stated that he would “probably” sign the STATES Act, an ongoing bill in Congress that works toward ending cannabis prohibition at the federal level.
In December, during a White House summit, the president stated, “As a candidate for president, I pledged to advance paid family leave.” He adds that his administration continues to focus on the issue and in 2018 he signed into law the largest-ever increase in Child Care Development Block Grants to states. The program provides federal funding to subsidize childcare costs for low-income and working families and serves as a resource to improve the quality of childcare services. Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, worked to increase funding to over $2 billion to the Child Care and Development Block Grants. She was also a voice in the 2017 tax overhaul that increased the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000 per family (first applied to the 2018 tax year). She remains an advocate for these issues on behalf of the president.
The president has taken both sides on this issue. Long before considering a run for president he was pro-choice, but he now stands among pro-life supporters. Most recently he addressed the pro-life March For Life rally in Washington D.C. (the only president to ever do so in person). There he said, “I am fighting for you.”