Trump says Ohio State attacker should not have been in the country – Washington Post

President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Ohio State student who plowed his car into a crowd and then slashed at people with a butcher knife was “a Somali refugee who should not have been in our country.” Trump took to Twitter to respond to news that the Islamic State claimed a role in Monday’s campus attack, claiming that the perpetrator, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a “soldier” of the militant group. It’s unclear from Trump’s tweet which of his proposals would have kept the Somali student, a refugee with permanent status, out of the country. In fall 2015, Trump pledged to kick all Syrian refugees out of the country and to bar others from entering. Days before the election, Trump said that he would not push out refugees without the consent of the community where they would be resettled. [Trump proposes ideological test for Muslim immigrants and visitors to the U.S.] In December 2015, he called for a ban on allowing most foreign Muslims into the country. His running mate and top aides now say that he has abandoned that proposal, even though it is still posted on his campaign website. This spring, Trump shifted his rhetoric toward targeting countries instead of religion, saying that he would temporarily suspend “immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism.” In...

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