Step away from the the Trump's lewd video, Clinton's emails, the conspiracies, and wrap your head around foreign policy viewpoints as of the 2nd presidential debate. Scandal has hurt both sides of the campaign, but that should not leave us to blankly wonder how our current presidential candidates will handle United States foreign affairs in due time.
Trump: Muslim ban
Trump was questioned if his "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" would still occur if he were elected president. This is because according to his running mate Mike Pence as of earlier this week, the Muslim ban is no longer a position of Trump's.
What Trump believes, as of now, is that Syrians are "coming in by the tens of thousands because of Barack Obama." This is true. So far, the United States have taken in approximately 12,000 Syrian refugees.
Trump claims that Hillary wants to allow a 550% increase over Obama. This is also true. Hillary is on record declaring that the United States should take in as many as 65,000 Syrian refugees, a 550% increase from 10,000 Syrians this year.
However, Trump fails by declaring that the government has absolutely no idea where these people are from or what their intentions are. It is not true that the government is blindly accepting refugees. According to the White House, "refugees undergo more rigorous screening than anyone else will allow into the United States."
Clinton: We need to do our part.
Clinton, as part of her immigration plans, defends and wishes to expand Obama's executive action to protect approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants and parents from deportation. "I will not let anyone into our country that I believe poses a threat to us."
Clinton on Syria: We need to do our part
"If you were president what would you do about Syria and the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo?
Clinton clearly states she is an advocate of:
- No fly/safe zones
- Leverage with Russia
- Working with partners and allies on the ground
- Targeting Bahgdadi
- Investigating Syria and Russia for war crimes and holding them accountable
- No US forces on Syrian ground
- Arming the Kurds
Trump on Syria: Confusion
Trump disagrees with running mate, Pence. Pence claims US will be prepared to use military force against the Assad regime if Russia continues to be involved. Trump's answer? "we have to knock out ISIS."
He continues... "I think we would be great if we got along with Russia because we could fight ISIS together." The United States intelligence community has recently confirmed that Russia was indeed behind this year's campaign of hacks and the release of information related to the 2016 campaign. The danger continues to lie in Trump's continuance to defend Russia's power against the United States. The hacks are occurring in order to influence the outcome of the election for Donald Trump. #2016 Presidential Debates #HillaryClinton #DonaldTrump