As he begins to build his White House, President Donald Trump has not been shy about pointing to his predecessor.
Trump has repeatedly cited his predecessor as the reason he will be successful in the Oval Office.
But some Republicans are now concerned that Trump will be far more effective if he is seen as a progressive president than the man who won his first election.
Trump, a former reality television star who ran a successful real estate and entertainment empire, is known to be an outspoken advocate of social justice and equality.
His presidency has been marked by criticism of police brutality, the use of executive orders to push back against international trade deals, and his decision to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to go forward.
Trump’s agenda has included some of the most extreme policies in modern U.S. history, including his promise to end birthright citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, a ban on Muslims entering the country and his opposition to immigration and refugees from the seven Muslim-majority nations named by Trump in the proclamation issued on his first day in office.
The executive order that gave Trump the power to make those changes has been met with fierce opposition from some members of his own party.
The Supreme Court has also struck down portions of the ban on refugees and migrants from Muslim countries, and several states have rejected their own efforts to do the same.
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