"We will also engage in the ideological fight, speaking with clarity about the threat of Radical Islam, which openly advocates for the oppression of women, gays, Christians, Jews and nonbelievers, etc", an outline of his campaign's plan says.
Donald Trump will declare an end to nation building if elected president, replacing it with what aides described as "foreign policy realism" focused on destroying ISIS and other terrorist organizations. He vowed to join any country that shares his goal of defeating the extremist group, regardless of other strategic disagreements, and named Russian Federation as a nation he would like to improve relations with.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called on Donald Trump to take a USA citizenship test, ahead of the Republican presidential nominee's speech Monday where he is expected to lay out new immigration policies.
The campaign did not make clear what the new screening test would entail. "I said don't go in, OK, to Iraq", Trump said, citing his frequent and false claim that he always opposed the Iraq War.
Among the traits that Trump would screen for are those who have "hostile attitudes" toward the US, those who believe "Sharia law should supplant American law", people who "don't believe in our Constitution or who support bigotry and hatred".
It is unclear how USA officials would assess the veracity of responses to the questionnaires or how much manpower it would require to complete such arduous vetting.
Trump then bashed Clinton and Obama for, once getting into the war, withdrawing too suddenly.
The Republican nominee continues to propose banning immigration of all foreign Muslims and asks authorities to "temporarily suspend immigration from some of the most risky and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism". Trump also attacked Clinton for other interventions in the Middle East.
Recent polls show he is significantly trailing behind Hillary Clinton in key battleground states. Nor did the campaign say whether additional screenings would apply to the millions of tourists who spend billions of dollars visiting the United States each year.
Trump said one of his first acts as president would be to establish a "commission on radical Islam", which would include "reformist" Muslims.
Trump did not name any countries that would be included in the regional ban, but said that should he be elected, his administration will ask the Department of State to "identify a list of regions where adequate screening can not take place".
Trump is also expected to spend significant time going after President Barack Obama and Clinton, the former secretary of state, blaming them for enacting policies he argues allowed the Islamic State group to spread.
Trump took aim at Clinton and Obama for not calling the threat "radical Islamic terrorism", saying, "Anyone who can not name our enemy is not fit to lead this country". "I'm looking now at territory", he said in a July interview with NBC News, suggesting the change was more about language.