Monday, August 15, 2016

Trump Buckles Down - Demands Political Tests for Immigrants

After taking a beating from the media following his public feud with Pakistani immigrant Khizr Khan, Donald Trump is now fighting back, attacking the media for attacking him, and now unveiling his global strategy against Islamic extremism by proposing new tests on immigrants to the United States, to ensure those with extremist ideologies are not allowed in:




http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dab801a6d01341ee8f0a52a2b41ed989/trump-looking-institute-political-tests-immigrants


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-to-propose-ideological-test-for-muslim-immigrants-and-visitors-to-the-us/2016/08/15/3192fdba-62fc-11e6-be4e-23fc4d4d12b4_story.html


http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-fault-clinton-isis-gains-security-speech-n631006


http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/trump-ideological-test/495902/


The question is - will it work? Trump himself has previously noted how he has been able to draw in many new voters who previously never bothered to vote, because of his willingness to take bolder stands on issues that others have shied away from. Is this further right-ward turn going to pay the dividends he needs in order to win the US electoral race?

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