Later today Donald Trump will address a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, and will layout his plans for dealing with the extremist Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.
According to CNN, Trump’s plan “includes banning individuals from countries with heavy terrorist footprints where the US government cannot adequately vet visa applicants and increasing cooperation with willing Middle Eastern allies, a senior Trump campaign official said. Trump is also set to make clear in his prepared remarks that the US will abandon any ambitions for nation-building or spreading democracy in the Middle East, expanding on his criticism of the Iraq War while on the campaign trail.”
The Associated Press adds “Trump is also expected to propose creating a new, ideological test for admission to the country that would assess a candidate’s stances on issues like religious freedom, gender equality and gay rights. Through questionnaires, searching social media, interviewing friends and family or other means, applicants would be vetted to see whether they support American values like tolerance and pluralism. The candidate is also expected to call in the speech for declaring in explicit terms that, like during the Cold War, the nation is in an ideological conflict with radical Islam.”
Trump’s speech is scheduled for 2 P.M. today.
The latest polls from RealClearPolitics:
|RCP Average||8/1 – 8/14||—||—||47.8||41.0||Clinton +6.8|
|LA Times/USC||8/8 – 8/14||2216 LV||—||46||42||Clinton +4|
|Reuters/Ipsos||8/6 – 8/10||974 LV||3.5||42||36||Clinton +6|
|Bloomberg||8/5 – 8/8||749 LV||3.6||50||44||Clinton +6|
|Economist/YouGov||8/6 – 8/9||911 RV||4.2||48||41||Clinton +7|
|NBC News/SM||8/1 – 8/7||11480 RV||1.2||51||41||Clinton +10|
|ABC News/Wash Post||8/1 – 8/4||815 RV||4.0||50||42||Clinton +8|