In a hard-hitting, scripted speech on foreign policy in Youngstown, Ohio Tuesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laid out his strategy for defeating ISIS, which centered on the following points: The era of foreign nation-building is over. His administration would collaborate with any foreign partners who seek to extinguish radical Islam, “whether Jordan’s Abdullah, Egypt’s Sisi or our greatest ally, Israel” and be friend to moderate Muslim regimes.
He retracted on his criticism of NATO since it established an intelligence division against terror, adding his administration would be willing to cooperate with Russia in the war on radical terror.
Trump went on to say that the Internet cannot be allowed to be used “as a propaganda and recruiting tool by our enemy. We must shut down this form of communications immediately.”
After side swipes at Barack Obama for refusing to name the threat, Trump declared, “Just as we won the cold war by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of our society, we must take on the ideology of radical Islam.”
His announced a new immigration policy which he called “extreme vetting.” Only migrants from countries with reliable vetting procedures will be accepted provided they accept American values, he said. Until those procedures are in place, immigration will be halted. ” Guests in our country who preach hate will be sent home immediately.”
The Trump campaign hopes his detailed speech will boost his flagging mainstream media poll figures in relation to the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.