Trump Says He Will Deliver On ‘Extreme Vetting’ For Immigrants And Refugees

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Donald Trump said he will deliver on his campaign promise to enact “extreme vetting” for immigrants and refugees entering the United States.

(Photo: ABC News)

(Photo: ABC News)

In his first television interview since being sworn in as president, Trump said “our country has enough problems without allowing people to come in who, in many cases or in some cases, are looking to do tremendous destruction.”

“We’re going to have extreme vetting in all cases, and I mean extreme,” Trump told ABC’s David Muir Wednesday night, “And we’re not letting people in if we think there’s even a little chance of some problem.”

“We are excluding certain countries, but for other countries we are going to have extreme vetting. It’s going to be very hard to come in. Right now it’s very easy to come in. It’s going to be very, very hard. I don’t want terror in this country. You look at what happened in San Bernardino, you look at what happened all over. You look at what happened in the World Trade Center, OK?”

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When asked by Muir if he thought his vetting would “cause more anger among Muslims,” Trump said there’s “plenty of anger right now.”

“How can you get any more? The world is a mess. The world is as angry as it gets. The world is an angry place.”

Trump said it’s not strictly “a Muslim ban.”

“We’re talking about — no it’s not the Muslim ban,” he said. “But it’s countries that have tremendous terror, it’s countries that people are going to come in and cause us tremendous problems. Our country has enough problems without allowing people to come in who, in many cases or in some cases, are looking to do tremendous destruction.”

(Photo: ABC News)

(Photo: ABC News)

Reuters has reported that Trump is expected to sign an executive order that will block visas from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen soon. (RELATED: Will Trump Enact The Muslim Immigration Ban He Promised During His Campaign? Sean Spicer Answers)

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