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"We're going to have extreme vetting. It's going to be very hard to come in. Right now, it's very easy to come in."
Trump is referring to the process of allowing refugees into the United States. He hasn’t specified what "extreme vetting" will look like.
While there are concerns about information gaps, it’s not necessarily "easy" to come in as a refugee. It involves multiple federal intelligence and security agencies as well as the United Nations. Refugee vetting typically takes one to two years and includes numerous rounds of security checks.
Ultimately, about half are approved, according to the State Department, and there’s no precedent of a terrorist slipping in through the refugee vetting system in the United States.
Trump also mentioned the case of the Dec. 2, 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, carried out by a husband and wife pair, that killed 14 people. The husband was born and raised in the United States, while the wife was born in Pakistan and got into America on a K-1 visa, which allows someone to enter the country in order to marry a United States citizen.
anything that they can spin into him being Hitler, Satan and Charlie Sheen all rolled into one. Problem is it still isn't working. Everything that they used to totally shut down Ron Paul a few years back has done nothing but embolden Trump because he isn't playing by their rules and they can't stand it.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Profusion
What's your opinion of Trump's first prime-time interview? From what I've read, it's been panned by Trump's critics and praised by his supporters. That seems to be par for the course for just about everything concerning Trump so far.
Unfortunately, it was the same incomprehensible, superlative laden, self-aggrandizing word salad bloviation he's known for. Lots of talking gibberish in circles to evade giving direct answers. And let's not forget the whining!
originally posted by: kosmicjack
One day, in the future, when there is more of a disconnect/distance to this era, psychologists will have a field day with this interview and the past 6 days/past 18 months.
They will think we were all insane, not just Trump. It's already fascinating but we're all so primed by the times that we can't see it for what it truly is.
Spin him? He answers the questions for himself. Did you not watch it?
If it 'isn't working', it's because he's not bright enough to be them