YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Donald Trump on Monday laid out his foreign and immigration policies, including the creation of an ideological test that would assess an immigrant's stances on issues like religious freedom before they're granted admission to the U.S.
"In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test. 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," Trump told a rally in Ohio. "Our country has enough problems. We don't need more."
Trump said he will replace nation building with what aides are calling "foreign policy realism" focused on destroying the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations.
The GOP presidential candidate argued the country needs to work with anyone that shares that mission, regardless of other disagreements.
Trump's call to work with Muslim allies comes against a backdrop of fierce criticism and condemnation of the Republican candidate from Muslims in the U.S. and abroad since December, when he proposed "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
Trump also proposed a new immigration policy under which the U.S. would stop issuing visas in cases where adequate screenings can't be performed.