Trump stood his ground against globalization, again promising to shut U.S. borders to some Middle East migrants, Reuters reports.
He repeatedly attacked the “extremely dishonest” media and invoked the populist message that resonated with millions of voters.
“There is no global anthem, no global currency, no certificate of global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one flag and that flag is the American flag,” Trump said.
“From now on it’s going to be America first, okay?” Trump said.
He emphasised commitment to job creation revealing that he will renegotiate some trade deals including the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The New York real estate magnate also announced that he would nominate Marine General James Mattis – calling him “Mad Dog Mattis” – to be his secretary of defense.
Speaking on the recent attack on Ohio State University campus in Columbus by a Somali immigrant, Trump said such threats against Americans were “created by our very, very stupid politicians’ refugee programs.”
In a Twitter message earlier on Thursday, Trump said: “ISIS is taking credit for the terrible stabbing attack at Ohio State University by a Somali refugee who should not have been in our country.”
He stressed that he will suspend immigration from countries where Visa could not be safely processed including some countries in the Middle East.
“People are pouring in from regions of the Middle East. We have no idea who they are, where they come from, what they’re thinking and we’re going to stop that dead, cold flat,” Trump said.
Recall that Trump during and after his campaign had said that he would stop all Muslims from entering the United States of America.