Halting ‘radical Islam’ must be US priority – Donald Trump

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Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said halting the spread of Islamic extremism would be a priority of his administration if he is elected president.

“Containing the spread of radical Islam must be a major foreign policy goal of the United States and indeed, the world,” Trump said in a foreign policy speech in Washington on Wednesday.

The 69-year-old said that if elected president, he would put American security “above all else”.

“‘America first’ will be the major and overriding theme of my administration,” Trump said.

Trump spoke the day after victories in five Northeastern states that moved him closer to capturing the Republican Party presidential nomination for the November 8 election.

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