Urging the need to “tell the truth about radical Islam,” likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told an audience in Manchester, New Hampshire, of the need to suspend immigration from regions of the world where there exists a “a proven history of terrorism.”
In his national security address, Trump stated:
“If we want to protect the quality of life for all Americans — women and children, gay and straight, Jews and Christians and all people — then we need to tell the truth about radical Islam and we need to do it now.”
“When I’m elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats.”
Trump said his proposed suspension of immigration from areas known for terrorism would persist until an effective vetting program was fashioned to screen those seeking entry into the United States.
Democrat Hillary Clinton, however, focused on stricter gun control measures.
Trump’s comments and recommendations come in contrast to Democrat Hillary Clinton, who cautioned against the “demonizing” of Muslims in one speech, and underlined the need to stop terrorists from obtaining weapons used to commit terror attacks in another address when proposing tighter gun control laws.
Trump assailed Clinton for alleged ties to Saudi Arabia and told his audience his proposals offer more security for Americans than Clinton’s.
Trailing badly in the polls among women and homosexuals, Trump has dismissed allegations his political positions are sexist or bigoted.
“Radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American,” Trump said.
Watch Trump’s full speech on national security below: