How Trump’s positions on child care and birth control put him to the GOP’s left - The Washington Post
Over the past week, Donald Trump has staked out positions on women’s issues that tack far to the left of his party and his running mate, a marked shift from Republican orthodoxy and the presidential nominee’s past comments about mothers in the workplace.
Trump, who has made inflammatory statements about women in the past and is lagging far behind in polls of female voters, released a plan to guarantee new mothers six weeks of paid leave and offer tax credits for child care. Trump also said that women should be able to access birth control over the counter, a direct contradiction of the platform his party adopted at its July convention.
“He’s a salesman, what can he sell?” Kevin Madden, a Republican strategist, said of Trump. “I think he’s looking at these voters and making a pretty direct appeal to them on policy with that same instinct of selling.”