Instead, the US president said citizens of these countries will face “extreme vetting.”
He said this in his first televised interview as US president on Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2017). He was interviewed by ABC News correspondent David Muir for “World News Tonight”.
The correspondent asked “Let me ask you about some of the countries that won’t be on the list, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia. Why are we going to allow people to come into this country.”
Trump replied “You’re going to see — you’re going to see. We’re going to have extreme vetting in all cases. And I mean extreme. 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’re gonna have extreme vetting. It’s going to be very hard to come in. Right now it’s very easy to come in. It’s gonna 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. Okay, I mean, take that as an example,” Trump further said. – Samaa