Trump later tweeted: "We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere".
President Donald Trump late Tuesday night claims he has ordered the Dept. of Homeland Security to "step up" his "Extreme Vetting Program", hours after a 29-year old man allegedly drove a rented truck down a Manhattan bike path in an act of terror, killing eight people and injuring 11 others. Or changes to the U.S. refugee policy?
The president was briefed on the incident by White House chief of staff John Kelly. No matter, it had us asking.
The tweet came roughly 30 minutes after first lady Melania Trump responded to the attack on Twitter by saying: "My heart breaks for #NYC today".
Lame duck Republican Sen. "If we can't verify, I don't think we should let them into the country".
"I am asking Congress to start working on it immediately", he said.
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey Launch 'Silk Road' Rail Link
President Erdogan and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev reviewed the guard of honor and saluted the Azerbaijani soldiers. The rail link between Azerbaijan and Georgia was modernized under the project, which was launched in 2007.
The pattern proved itself out once again in October, a month that began with the mass shooting in Las Vegas and ended with the terrorist attack in NY.
That's why Nowrasteh believes little can be done to identify foreigners who may go on to become radicalized in the US years after they arrive. Instead, he delivered something out of his campaign speech. And we go forward stronger than ever.
An Uzbek immigrant in the United States who said he knows Saipov, Mirrakhmat Muminov, told RFE/RL that Saipov lived in Akron, Ohio, before moving to Florida in 2013 and worked for many years as a truck driver.
Then, as a reporter pressed for more information on rumors the administration would seek to send the suspect to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Trump, as if it to insist to the world that the decision was his alone, left the room hanging.
The report was released this afternoon: "President Trump's commission on the opioid crisis called Wednesday for a nationwide system of drug courts and easier access to alternatives to opioids for people in pain, part of a wide-ranging menu of improvements it said are needed to curb the opioid epidemic".
Surprising? Not in the least.
The White House also did not offer any explanations regarding the announcement.