Trump vs. the GOP on the issues

By Greg Krieg, Will Mullery, Tal Yellin

Updated June 9, 2016

Even as they work to maintain an uneasy public détente, Donald Trump and the Republican Party remain divided on a number of key policy questions. From abortion to international diplomacy, the presumptive nominee has taken a number of positions that run counter to the GOP orthodoxy.

So how much negotiation is in order? We compared the 2012 Republican platform — the most recent formal declaration of the party's principles — with Trump's comments from the campaign trail. On some points, the two sides were in lock-step, while others found them poles apart. But mostly we found open questions — which could make for still more internal drama as this wild election season hits the home stretch.

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