Donald Trump is trying to make inroads among Catholic voters by appearing on the largest global Catholic news network, The Catholic Herald reports.
Talking to EWTN's Raymond Arroyo, Trump reiterated his pro-life stance and his belief that Hillary Clinton should "do more than apologize" for the remarks made about Catholics in leaked emails from senior Democrats.
The GOP candidate insisted that his recorded comments about groping women were "all made up," saying, "That was locker-room talk. And just one of those things. I have it had, I've said it, I've made my apologies."
When asked if he regretted his campaign's tone, Trump said, "well, you know, I started with 17 people. And it was a very very nasty primary. And they were nasty to me. People think I was nasty, but they were nasty to me. And I ended up winning – I won 17, and it was actually 18 if you want to be exact.
"You can't go back, you have to look forward," he continued. "This was a nasty campaign, and you know, people don't mention, but they were nasty to me, I think in many cases they were nastier to me than I was to them."
Although he describes himself as having been "very pro-choice" in 1999, according to Trump a "personal change" led him to abandon his former beliefs.
Trump then addressed the influx of refugees from Syria, saying, "we're not vetting them properly."
"We have no idea — are they ISIS? Are they not ISIS? Where are they coming from? Who they are? We're taking them in by the tens of thousands right now, and Hillary Clinton wants to upgrade that by 550 percent. I would say to you it's crazy to be doing this, and I will stop it immediately. We will not have radical Islamic terrorists coming into our country, and some of them will be radical Islamic terrorists."
According to Politifact, in September 2015 Clinton called for the United States to accept 65,000 refugees from Syria, 550 percent more than the 10,000 originally agreed to. Politifact also notes that the United Nations identifies and screens refugees before referring them to a country to resettle in, and that U.S. agencies including the Department of Homeland Security then conduct their own security checks.
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