Trump to take immigrant vetting to 'extreme' level
Got a minute? Order said to impose new immigration restrictions... second order to ‘rebuild’ US military... Trump meets with May... and everything else today in US politics. By Nicole Puglise and Tom McCarthy
The feathered look. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters
1. 'Extreme vetting'
In an executive action late Friday, Donald Trump said he had imposed new “extreme vetting” rules on immigrants. The details were not immediately available. Refugees to the United States already undergo a rigorous vetting process.
Vet this. Photograph: Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images
2. Order to 'rebuild' military
With a second executive action on Friday, the details of which were not in hand as of press time, Trump said he would “rebuild” the US military. Sounds expensive, but Trump said he would work with Congress to increase military appropriations.
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Support for sanctions in Congress
For the sake of America’s national security and that of our allies, I hope President Trump will put an end to this speculation and reject such a reckless course. If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to codify sanctions against Russia into law.
– Senator John McCain
6. Relationship status: still special
May’s visit to the White House was Trump’s first from a foreign leader. Afterward, Trump reaffirmed the “special relationship” with Britain, praised Brexit as a “wonderful thing” and indicated his support for the Nato military alliance.
Friends hold hands. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
7. Trump continues Mexico charm offensive
After talk Thursday of imposing a 20% import tax on Mexican goods, Trump chatted on the phone Friday morning with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. “Productive and constructive,” the White House called the call.
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