Trumpism, Conservatism and Social Policy

  • Alex WaddanEmail author
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency book series (EAP)


The purpose of this chapter is to investigate how consistently and successfully Trump’s candidacy transferred into his presidency. First, did he stick with his campaign goals of a “terrific” health care replacement for the ACA and persuade Speaker Ryan to keep his hands off Social Security and Medicare? Second, did his actions amount to an identifiable Trumpism in social policy? And, if so, to what extent did it diverge from, or converge with, the party of Reagan?


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  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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