Trump And Clinton Sketch Out Contrasting Global Visions

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Donald Trump lays out his foreign policy plans. We’ll compare how he and Hillary Clinton see the world.

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

Donald Trump turned to foreign policy yesterday. Said it’s time for the US to be tough - “even extreme,” he said – in fighting terrorism, the Islamic State. All actions, he said, should be oriented around this goal. All alliances measured by how they help halt radical Islam. Team up with Russia. “Extreme vetting” for immigrants. Hillary Clinton’s got her own way. This hour On Point, Trump’s view of the world and the American role in it. Clinton’s vision. America’s choice. — Tom Ashbrook


David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times. (@SangerNYT)

Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent for POLITICO. (@nahaltoosi)

Karin Assmann, Washington correspondent for the German newsmagazine, Spiegel TV. (@kbassmann)

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Washington Post: Trump proposes ideological test for Muslim immigrants and visitors to the U.S. -- "Beyond new twists on previously stated immigration policies, much of Trump’s planned remarks appear to be drawn from campaign appearances and a lengthy foreign policy speech he delivered in April. In the speech, he said that under a Trump administration, America would be 'getting out of the nation-building business' and would 'work together with any nation in the region that is threatened by the rise of radical Islam.'"

POLITICO: Can Clinton corner Condi, Kissinger? — "As Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign reaches out to Republicans alarmed by Donald Trump's national security blunders, there’s a group of high-profile GOP hold-outs whose endorsement would be a major coup if the Democrat could win them over."

New York Times: Debate Over Trump’s Fitness Raises Issue of Checks on Nuclear Power — "Washington keeps details of the nuclear chain of command and its workings secret. The spokesman for the National Security Council, Ned Price, refused to say whether any other member of the chain of command could stop a presidential order to use nuclear weapons."

This program aired on August 16, 2016.


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