The U.S. Republican party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump has unveiled his plan to fight ISIL. At the same time, the campaign of Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton’s accused Trump of being a little too close to the Russian government.
CCTV’s White House correspondent Jessica Stone reports.
Trump\'s terror policy calls for \"extreme vetting\"The U.S. Republican party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump has unveiled his plan to fight ISIL. At the same time, the campaign of Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton’s accused Trump of being a little too close to the Russian government. CCTV’s White House correspondent Jessica Stone reports.
U.S. Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump wants all immigrants and visitors to the United States to take an ideological test before entering this country.
“The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. I call it extreme vetting. I call it extreme, extreme vetting,” said Trump.
Citing the ISIL-linked shootings in Orlando, Florida and San Bernardino, California, Trump said the United States needed his new immigration policy to help defeat “Radical Islamic Terrorism.”
Having accused U.S. president Barack Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of “founding” the terror group, ISIL, Trump now says it was their policies that spawned it.
When he unveiled his road map for defeating the group, it sounded a lot like Obama’s existing plan.
Trump also reversed his position on NATO. He previously criticized the alliance as “obsolete” and “expensive.” Now he pledged to “work closely” with the organization. He also promised to look for “common ground” with Russia.
Trump may have found some common ground already. According to Monday’s disclosures by the Ukrainian government, Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, may have received more than $12 million in consulting fees from a Pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.
A Clinton spokesperson called on Trump to disclose any employee’s ties to pro-Kremlin entities and say whether those employees are still on any Kremlin-linked payroll.
Ahead of a visit to reassure NATO allies in the Balkans, U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden campaigned for Clinton, issuing this denunciation of Trump’s foreign policy.
“On every issue that matters most to our national security,” said Biden, “Donald Trump has no clue what it takes to lead this great country.”
France and Belgium are just two of the nations whose citizens have committed acts of terror. What’s unclear about Trump’s proposal is whether citizens from these countries would be allowed to enter the U.S – even with “extreme” vetting.