Jun 14, 2016 2:53 PM
Donald Trump said a lot of things at his 'Security Speech' - but are they true?
Donald Trump responded to the terror in Orlando in a speech in Manchester on Monday, blaming the attack as a result of the U.S. immigration policy.
But is what the presumptive Republican nominee said true?
Let’s take a look at just a few of his statements.
"When I am elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States."
That’s true. If Trump becomes president he can restrict immigration.
“Even our own FBI director has admitted that we cannot effectively check the backgrounds of the people we are letting into America."
That’s false. Even though the FBI director has raised concerns about immigrant screening difficulty, what Trump said is an exaggeration. The FBI director did not suggest the United States "cannot effectively check the backgrounds of the people we are letting into America as a general or routine matter.”
Hillary Clinton’s “plan is to disarm law-abiding Americans, abolishing the Second Amendment, and leaving only the bad guys and terrorists with guns.”
That's also false. In the past, Hillary Clinton has been on record saying she does not want to abolish the Second Amendment. According to FactCheck.org, she has supported Americans right to bear arms but she does want to ban assault weapons.