Trump promises 'extreme vetting' of visa applicants
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Donald Trump added a new wrinkle to his foreign policy platform. Trump promised that as president he would implement "extreme vetting" of people coming to the United States.
In a largely scripted and on-message foreign policy speech in Ohio Monday, the Republican nominee outlined his plan for an ideological test. He vowed to ban visas to countries with suspect security practices and deny access to anyone that does not embrace what trump described as tolerant American society.
Already facing backlash from his proposed Muslim ban that was decried across party lines as unconstitutional and un-American, Trump's advisers are now saying this new ideological test is an updated version of it and an example of how their boss can change.
In 2015, the United States issued 10.9 million visas and denied about 3 million, according to government statistics. Of those denials, less than 1,000 were because of terrorism-related activities.
Some experts said trump's proposal leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
Trump was out of the public eye Tuesday and did not hold any public events. Instead, he did a series of fundraisers in Wisconsin.