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Muslim ban erased from site

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Published May 10, 2017, 12:44 am IST
Updated May 10, 2017, 12:44 am IST
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US President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)
 US President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)

Washington: References to Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” was removed from his campaign website minutes after a White House reporter brought them up in a press briefing.

During the briefing ABC’s Cecilia Vega asked press secretary Sean Spicer why the Trump campaign website still calls for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US” when the White House has denied that Mr Trump’s executive order to block travel from six Muslim-majority countries is a “Muslim ban”.

 

“I’m not aware of what's on the campaign website. You’d have to ask them,” Mr Spicer replied. Minutes later, the statement in question was gone.

Mr Spicer, on Monday, had said that Mr Trump has always been “very clear” that the intent of the executive order was not to ban Muslims” the Independent reported.

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