Speaking Monday in Youngstown, Ohio,
Donald Trump delivered a major foreign policy speech.
The Republican nominee for president
proposed a values test to keep radical Muslims out of the United
“In the Cold War, we had an
ideological screening test,” Trump told an energized crowd. “The
time is long overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats
we face today. I call it extreme vetting. I call it extreme,
extreme vetting. Our country has enough problems. We don't need
“[We must] screen out any who have
hostile attitudes toward our country or its principles or who believe
that Sharia law should supplant American law,” he said. “Those
who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and
hatred, will not be admitted for immigration to our country.”
According to Trump, terrorism is driven
by radical Islam, which supports “honor killings” for women
accused of shaming their families and the death penalty for gay men.
“My administration will speak out against the oppression of women,
gays, and people of different beliefs,” the GOP candidate vowed.
A policy adviser for Hillary Clinton's
campaign called Trump's proposal smoke and mirrors.
“How can Trump put this forward with
a straight face when he opposes marriage equality and selected as his
running mate the man who signed an anti-LGBT law in Indiana?” Jake
Sullivan said in a statement. “It's a cynical ploy to escape
[the] scrutiny of his outrageous proposal to ban an entire religion
from our country and no one should fall for it.”