WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the “extreme vetting” he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the United States.
When asked if his proposal might keep a lot of people from being allowed into the U.S., Trump said: “Maybe we get to that point.”
In an interview to air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Trump also defended Fox News founder Roger Ailes, who left the network amid accusations of sexual harassment.
The billionaire businessman criticized rival Hillary Clinton’s newly named running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, for accepting gifts while Virginia’s governor. And he dismissed descriptions of his nomination acceptance speech as “dark,” saying instead it was optimistic.