4. Solving ISIS
The negative outlook so many people seem to have these days against Muslims stems from tensions with ISIS, an Islamic terrorist organization who is a threat to not only the United States but the entire world. During an anti-terrorism speech the President-elect gave in August, he said “We cannot let this evil continue. Nor can we let the hateful ideology of radical Islam… We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism, just as we have defeated every threat we have faced in every age before.” Before winning the election, and still up on the official website, Donald J. Trump’s bullet pointed vision for foreign policy and defeating ISIS is, to say the least, a little vague.
Former New York City Mayor and potential odds on favorite for landing Secretary of State, Rudy Giuliani, sat down with Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief, Gerry Baker. He discussed factors of Trump’s foreign policy plans, including Russia, the Middle East, and ISIS, though again no specifics of a game plan were mentioned. Giuliani said of the terror group, “ISIS, short-term I believe, is the greatest danger and not because ISIS is in Iraq and in Syria, but because ISIS did something al Qaeda never did—ISIS was able to spread itself around the world.” While there is hopefully a plan is in place for what the administration plans to do about ISIS, specifics out of the Trump camp have been more or less kept close to the vest.