tv Donald Trump Delivers Foreign Policy Address CSPAN August 16, 2016 6:17am-7:01am EDT
the loose. isis has spread across the middle east and into the west. in 2014, isis was operating in seven nations. they were in seven patients. terrible but that's what it was. today they are fully operational in 18 countries with aspiring branches in six more for a total of 20 more, and many believe that number is actually 28-30 countries. they don't even know. a situation is likely worse than the public has any idea. a new congressional report reveals that the administration has downplayed the growth of isis with 40% of analysts saying that experienced efforts to manipulate their findings. they are trying to make it look much better than india's. it's a bad. at the same time, isis is trying to infiltrate refugee flows into
europe and to the united states. iran, the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, is now flush with $150 billion in cash released by the united states, plus, if you remember from two weeks ago, another 400 million in actual cash that was obviously used for ransom. worst of all, the nuclear deal puts iran that no one state sponsor of radical islamic terrorism on a path to nuclear weapons. in short, the obama-clinton foreign policy has unleashed a isis, destabilize the middle east and put a nation of iran which chants death to america endowment position of regional power and, in fact, aspiring to be a dominant world power. it all began in 2009 with what has become known as president obama's global apology to work. we all remember. we all remember.
in a series of speeches president obama described america as arrogant, dismissive, derisive, and a colonial power your kid was describing us. be informed of the countries that he would be speaking up about america's past errors. he pledged that we would no longer be a senior partner that sought to date date our terms. he lectured cia officers of the need to acknowledge their mistakes and described guantanamo bay as a rallying cry for our enemies. perhaps no speech was more misguided than president obama's speech to the muslim world delivered in cairo, egypt, 2009. i remember it well. in winning the cold war, president ronald reagan repeatedly touted the
superiority of freedom over communism. and called the u.s. as our the evil empire -- ussr. yet when president obama delivered his address in cairo, no such moral courage could be found or would be found. instead of condemning the oppression of women and gays and many muslim nations, and the systematic violations of human rights or the financing of global terrorism, president obama tried to draw an equivalency between our human rights record, and remember this, our human rights and theirs. the records are unbelievable and unmistakable. his naive words were followed by even more naive actions. that failure to establish a new status of forces agreement in iraq and the election driven timetable for withdrawal
surrendered our gains in the country and led directly to the rise of isis, without question. [applause] >> the failures in iraq were compounded by hillary clinton's disaster, total disaster, in libya. president obama has since said that he regrets and really regrets libya and the mistake he made. he considers it his worst mistake. mistake. according to then secretary of defense robert gates, the invasion of libya was merely a split decision. but hillary clinton's forceful
advocacy for the intervention was the deciding factor. that's why we went in your with one episode of bad judgment after another, hillary clinton's policies launched isis onto the world stage. yet as she threw the middle east into violent turmoil, things turned out really to be not so hot for our world and our country, the middle east in particular. the clintons and made almost $60 million engrossing while she was secretary of state. it is unbelievable. incident after incident proves again and again, hillary clinton lacks the judgment, as said by bernie sanders, stability and temperament and the moral
character to lead our nation. [applause]
>> importantly, she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis, and all of the many adversaries we face. not only in terrorism but in trade, and every other challenge we must
confront to turn our great country around. [applause] >> it is now time for a new approach. our current strategy of nationbuilding and regime change is a proven absolute failure. we have created a vacuum that allow terrorism to grow and thrive there i was an opponent of the iraq war from the beginning. a major difference between me and my opponent.
although i was a private citizen whose personal opinions on such matters were really not sought, i nonetheless publicly expressed my private doubts about the invasion. i was against, believe me. three months before the invasion i said in an interview with neil thibodeau, to whom i offer my best wishes for a speedy recovery, that quote, perhaps we shouldn't be doing it yet, at that the economy is a much bigger problem. in august of 2004, the early right after the conflict i made
a detailed statement to esquire magazine in an interview. here's the quote in full. look at the war in iraq and the mess we are in. i would never have handled it that way. this was right after the invasion. does anybody really believe that iraq is going to be a wonderful democracy where people are going to run down to the voting box and gently put in their ballot and the winner is happily going to go and step up and lead the country? come on. [applause] i then continued, two minutes after we leave, there's going to be a revolution and the need is, toughest, smartest, most vicious guy, in this case, guy, will take over. and he will have weapons of mass destruction which saddam hussein did not have. what was the purpose of this whole thing? hundreds and hundreds of young people killed, and what about the people coming back with no arms and no legs?
not to mention, in all fairness, the other side, the tremendous damage done. all those iraqis kids who have been blown to pieces. and it turns out that all of the reasons for the war were blatantly wrong. all of this, death and destruction, for nothing. so i've been clear for a long time that we should not have gone in, but i've been just as clear in saying what a catastrophic mistake hillary clinton and president obama made with the reckless way in which they pulled out. [applause] after we had made those
hard-fought sacrifices and games, we should have never made such a sudden withdrawal on a timetable advertised to our enemies. they said we are moving out your here's our time, here's our date. who would do this but an incompetent president? [applause] al-qaeda in iraq had been decimated, and obama and clinton gave it new life and allow it to spread all across the world. by that same token, president obama and hillary clinton should have never attempted to build a democracy in libya, to push for immediate regime change in syria come or to support the overthrow of mubarak in egypt. one more point on this. i have long said that we should have kept the oil in iraq. [applause] i said it over and over and over again. another area where my judgment has been proven correct. i just set it so many times, virtually every time i was
interviewed. keep the oil, keep the oil. according to cnn, isis me as much as 500 million in oil sales in 2014 alone. that's before they really got started. fueling and funding its reign of terror. if we had controlled the oil, like i said we should, we could have prevented the rise of isis and iraq. both by cutting off a major source of funding and through the presence of u.s. forces necessary to safeguard the oil, and vital infrastructure products necessary for us to have the oil. i was saying this constantly and consistently to whoever would listen. i said, keep the oil, keep the oil, keep the oil. don't let somebody else did it.
if they had listened to me then, we would've had the economic benefits of the oil which i wanted to use to help take care of the wounded soldiers, and families of those who died in the war. [applause] in addition to which thousands of lives would have been saved. this proposal by its very nature would have left soldiers in place of our assets. we would've had soldiers there guarding this a valuable supply of oil. in the old days when we won a war, to the victor belong the spoils. [applause]
instead, all we got from iraq and our adventures in the middle east was death, destruction, and tremendous, financial loss. but it's time to put the mistakes of the past behind us and chart a new course. [applause] if i become president, the era of nation-building will be rought to a very swift and decisive end. [applause] thank you. a new approach, which must be shared by both parties in america, by our allies overseas and by our friends in the middle east must be to halt the
spread of radical islam. [applause] all actions should be oriented around this goal, and any country which shares this goal will be our ally. very important. some don't share this goal. we cannot all the choose our friends but we can never fail to recognize our enemies. [applause] as president, i will call for an international conference focused on this goal. we will work side-by-side with our friends in the middle east, includeling our greatest ally, israel. [applause] we will partner with king abdul of jordan and the president of egypt, president c.c. and all
others who recognize this ideology of death that must be extinguished. [applause] we will also work very closely with nato on this new mission. i had previously said that nato was obsolete, because it failed to deal adequately with terrorism. since my comments, they have changed their policy and now have a new division focused on terror threats. very good. very, very good. i also believe that we can find common ground with russia in the fight against iciss. wouldn't that be a good thing? wouldn't that be a good thing? [applause] they too have much at stake in the identical of syria and have had their own battles with
islamic terrorism as bad as ours. they have a big, big problem in russia with iciss. my administration would aggressively pursue joint military operations to crush and destroy iciss, international corporation -- coorms and cyberwarfare to disable their propaganda and their recruiting. their recruiting is taking place right now, and they are setting records. it's got to be stopped. [applause] we cannot allow is internet to be used as a recruiting tool. and for other purposes by our enemy we must shut down their access to this form of communication, and we must do it immediately. immediately. [applause]
like hillary clinton who has put has care leslie with lives ur administration will not tuel our military plans. and by the way, what's happened is an 33,000 emails absolute disgrace. for the united states of america. [applause] [crowd chanting] [applause] i've often said that the great general douglas mcarthur and
the great general gorge patten would be in a state of shock if they were alive today to see the way president obama and hillary clinton tried recklessly announce their every move before it happens like they did in iraq so that the enemy can prepare and adapt. their enemy says, thank you. the fight will not be limited to's sis. to isis. we will decimate al qaeda and eek to stop funding. for iran-backed hamas and hezbollah, so important. we can use existing u.n. security county critical resolutions to apply new and even stronger sanctions. military, cyberand financial
warfare will all be necessary to dismantle islamic terrorism. but we must use ideological warfare as well. very important. and they use it on us better than we have ever even thought of using it on them, but that will change. just as we won. thank you. just as we won the cold war in part by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free market, so, too, must we take on the ideology of radical islam. while my opponent accepted millions of dollars in foundation donations from countries where being gay is nishable by jail and death mine accepts only from those
who believe in different beliefs. our administration will be a friend to all moderate muslim reformers in the middle east and will amp phi their voices. this includes speaking out against the horrible practice of honor killings where women are murdered by their relatives for acting, dressing or ways that violate fundamentalist teachings. over 1,000 estimated girls are said to be the victims of honor killings. recently a prominent social media star was strangeled to death by her brother on the charge of dishonoring the family. in his confession, the brother took pride in the murder and said girls are born to stay home and follow traditions. shockingly, this is a practice that has reached our own shores. on such cases and many, many
cases have happened. one involved an iraqi immigrant who was sentenced to 34 years in jail for running over his own daughter, claimling she had been too westernized. to defeat islamic terrorism, we must also speak out forcefully against a hateful ideology that provides the breeding ground for violence and terrorism to grow. it's a breeding ground. it's a terrible, terrible breeding ground. a new immigration policy is needed immediately and as well. [applause] the common lead the linking the major islamic terrorist attacks that have recently occurred on our soil. 9/11, the forlt hood shooting. the boston bombing.
the san bern dena attack, the orlando attack, is that they have involved immigrants or the children of immigrants. clearly new screening procedures are needed. [applause] a review by the u.s. immigration subcommittee has identified 380 foreign born individuals charged with terrorism or terrorism-related offenses between 9/11 and 2014, and many more since then, and this year is a record for identification. it's gotten errors. it's gone worse. far worse and we also know that isis crutes after they get inside the united states. as we have seen beyond terrorism and in france, foreign populations have
brought their anti-smetic attitudes with them. in colon germany on new year's eve, we have seen the reports of sexual violence and assault far greater than anybody knows. polling shows in many of the countries from which we draw large numbers of immigrants, the e views of those death penalty is very, very common. if you don't have the faith that they demand you have. a trump administration will establish a clear principle that will govern all decisions pertaining to immigration. and we will be tough. and we will be even extreme. [applause] we should only admit into this country those who share our
values and respect our people. in the cold war we had an ideological screening test. the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. our country has enough problems. we don't need more. and these are problems like we've never had before. [applause] in addition to screening out all members of the sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any with hostile attitudes toward our country or its principles or who believe that sharya law should supplant american law.
[applause] those who do not believe in our constitution or who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted for immigration into our country. [applause] only those who we expect to flourish in our country and to embrace a tolerant american society should be issued visas. [applause] to put these new procedures in place, we will have to temporarily suspend immigration from some of the most dangerous and vol tile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism. not for us. ot for us.
[crowd chanting] thank you. as soon as i take office, i will ask the state department and the department of homeland security to identify a list of rangens where adequate screening cannot take place. 24rr many such ranges. we will stop processing from those regions until it is safe based on new circumstances or procedures. the size of current immigration flows are simply too large to perform adequate screening. [applause] we admit about 100,000 permanent immigrants from the middle east every year. beyond that, we admit hundreds of thousands of temporary workers and visitors from the same regions. hundreds of thousands.
if we don't control the numbers, we can perform adequate screening. there is no way it can take place. [applause] by contrast, my opponent wants to increase, which is unbelievable. new matter who you are or where you come from, once to increase the flow of syrian refugees by 550% from what they are now. [boos] the united states subcommittee on immigration estimates hillary clinton's plan would meet 526,000 refugees from all refugee sending nations. in her first term, assuming no cuts to other refugee rograms. so it could get worse. this would be additional to all
other non-refugee immigration. nbelievable numbers. unbelievable numbers. the subcommittee plan would impose a lifetime cost of $400 billion. when you include the cost of health care, welfare, housing and schooling and all other entitlement benefits excluded from the state department's placement figures. think of this. $400 million. n short, hillary clinton wants to the america's angela merkel. and you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to germany and the people of germany. rime has risen to levels people thought they would never
see. it is a catastrophe. we have enough problems in our country. e don't need more. lastly, we will need to restore commonsense to our security procedures. another common feature of the past attacks that have occurred on our soil is that warning signs were totally ignored. the 9/11 hijackers had fraud all over their visa applications. almost everyone of them. it said practically invisible letters, "fraud." [laughter] and nobody saw it. the russians warned us about the boston bombers. and the attackers were even twice interviewed by the fbi. very sad. the female san bernardino shooter in her statements, she
was here on a fiancé visa. which most people have never even heard of. from saudi arabia. and she wanted to support very openly jihad online. these are the people we are taking in. a neighbor saw suspicious behavior, bombs on the floor. and other things. [laughter] but did not warn authorities, because they said they did not want to be accused of racial profiling. now many are dead and many more are gravely wounded. the shooter in orlando purportedly celebrated in his lassroom after 9/11.
he too was interviewed by the fbi. his father, a native of afghanistan, supported the oppressive taliban regime and expressed anti-american views very strongly. and by the way, was just seen the behind hillary clinton with a big fat smile on his face all he way through her speech. he obviously liked what she had to say. it's called weakness. it's called stupidity. then we had it. [applause] the shooter delivered a presentation to a remote mental health works in which he threw out one red flag after another.
he even proclaimed that we love death more than you love life. not good. these warning signs were ignored because political correctness has replaced common sense in our society. [applause] [chanting "trump"] mr. trump: thank you. that is why one of my first acts as president will be to establish a commission on radical islam. which will include reformist voices in the muslim community, who will hopefully work with s. we want to build bridges and erase divisions.
the goal of the commission will be to identify and explain to the american public the core convictions and beliefs of radical islam, to identify the warning signs of radicalization, and to expose the networks in our society that support radicalization. this commission will be used to develop new protocols for local police officers, federal investigators, and immigration screeners. and while i'm at it, we should give a hand to our great police officers. [applause] [chanting "trump"] mr. trump: thank you. we will also keep open
guantanamo bay and place a renewed emphasis-- [applause] -- we will also use drone strikes to seek high intelligence targets to dismantle their organizations. [applause] foreign combatants will be tried in military commissions. [applause] finally, we will pursue aggressive criminal or immigration charges against anyone who lends material support to terrorism. there will be consequences for those people. there will be very serious consequences. similar to the effort to take down the mafia, this will be the understood mission of every
federal investigator and prosecutor in the country. [applause] to accomplish a goal, you must state a mission. the support networks for radical islam will be removed one by one, viciously if necessary. viciously if necessary. [applause] immigration officers will also have their power is restored. [applause] they have been taken away. those that are guests in our countries that are preaching hate will be asked to return home immediately. and if they don't do it, we will return them home. [applause] to make america safe again, we must work together again. our victory in the cold war
relied on a bipartisan and international consensus. that is what we must have to defeat radical islamic terrorism. [applause] but just like we couldn't defeat communism without acknowledging that communism exists, or explaining its horrible evils, we can't defeat radical islamic terrorism unless we do the exact same thing. we have to explain that it exists and explain the difficulties. we have to have a leader that can do that, and we don't have that now. [applause] but this also means that we have to promote the exceptional virtues of her own way of life. we have an exceptional country, n exceptional way of life, but
being read on by sick people. as newcomers come into our society, they will likewise have respect and do the same thing. pride in our institutions, our history, and our values should be taught by parents and teachers and impressed upon all of those who come into our society and want to join it. [applause] assimilation is not an act of hostility, but an expression of compassion. our system of government and american culture is the best in the world and will produce the best outcomes for all who adopt t.
[applause] chanting "u.s.a."] mr. trump: thank you. this approach will not only make us safer, but bring us closer together as a country. renewing the spirit of americanism will help heal the divisions in our country, of which there are so many. we had a divider as president. we call him the great divider. it's the thing he does best. [applause] it will do so by emphasizing what we have in common, not what pulls us apart. this is my pledge to the american people. as your president, i will be your single greatest champion. [applause] i will fight to ensure that
every american is treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally. [applause] we will reject bigotry and hatred and depression in all of its many ugly forms -- and oppression in many of its ugly forms. s one american people. only this way will we make america great again and safe again for everyone. thanks very much. god bless you. thank you. [applause] thank you. thank you, very much. [applause]
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