Trump’s ‘call’ to ban Muslims restored on his campaign website
Videos of speeches where he first makes this statement and later defends it are also still present on the website.Updated: Nov 11, 2016 14:23 IST
US president-elect Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States has been restored at his campaign website after being temporarily removed. Videos of speeches where he first makes this statement and later defends it are also still present on the website.
The removal of the comments raised a few questions about Trump’s most controversial statements during his election campaign. However, it has been restored after what Trump’s staff termed it as a technical glitch.
“The website was temporarily redirecting all specific press release pages to the homepage. It is currently being addressed and will be fixed shortly,” the campaign told The Washington Post.
The website detailing the controversial ban was restored on Thursday afternoon (local time).
Trump *does* continue to call for a ban on Muslims from entire regions of the world and a nebulous 'extreme vetting' of Muslim beliefs.— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 10, 2016
Phew what a relief! Consistency! "Trump campaign staff redirects, then restores, mention of Muslim ban from website" https://t.co/GoZo9Wancq— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) November 10, 2016
Earlier, the link to the statement redirected to a page encouraging voters to contribute to his campaign. The page featuring the call to ban Muslims entering the US was unavailable since the night of the Election Day, November 8.
Donald Trump’s proposal to prohibit foreign Muslims from entering America was amongst his most controversial announcements, which helped him firm his campaign for the primaries.
Trump, who in December 2015 said that Muslim immigration poses a threat to America, called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”
On Thursday, an American journalist tried to ask Trump whether the plan to ban Muslims remained on his agenda, the President-elect walked away.
(with inputs from agencies)
First Published: Nov 10, 2016 21:37 IST