Seeds: Donald Trump’s stances on foreign policy have been a topic of great controversy throughout his campaign. From his famous call for a “total and complete shutdown on Muslims entering the United States” to the wall he plans to build on the Mexican border, Trump’s policies have incited both excitement and outrage, depending who you are.
Core: Today, Trump gave a speech wherein he had two major points.
He calls for “extreme vetting” of immigrants coming into the United States, instead of his aforementioned ban on Muslims.
Look here for more information on the current vetting process. Trump’s claims that "We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people." He cited the Cold-War screening tests as examples of when America had more strict vetting methods for immigrants to enter the United States.To read about the Cold-War era screening tests, here.
He wants to form a revived partnership with Egypt, Jordan, Russia and Israel.
He says that in order to keep terrorist groups such as ISIS, Hamas, and Hezbollah from spreading in these countries, we should join forces with these nations. He says we should work with Russia to fight ISIS specifically. Click here for more in-depth fact checking.
Skin: There hasn’t been much talk of his most recent plan, though his previous foreign policy statements have created quite a stir. To read some reactions, head on over to our opinions page.
Food For Thought: What do you think about Trump’s views on foreign policy? What do you think about his previous and more recent speeches?
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