Donald Trump vowed a new era of "extreme vetting" of foreign immigrants Monday — ensuring they share American values — as he attempted to recast his ban on Muslims entering the country.
The speech in Youngstown, Ohio, was billed as a major national security address and it featured an unusually subdued Trump reading uneasily at times from a teleprompter and repeating several false claims he has made previously, including his assertion that he opposed the Iraq invasion. It followed days of new controversy over his claim that President Obama and Hillary Clinton founded Islamic State.
Trump did not explicitly reverse his previous proposal to temporarily halt all Muslim immigration. He did not mention it at all, instead calling on the departments of State and Homeland Security "to identify a list of regions where adequate screening cannot take place," which would then be referred to to temporarily halt visas.