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Trump’s Call to Ban Muslims From U.S. Quietly Scrubbed From Campaign Website After Election


Screenshot/Trump campaign website

Now that Donald Trump has sold millions of American voters on his signature line of bigoted populism, will he continue down the alt-right path or will he move, minimally, toward the nation’s moral middle? A Trump makeover seems highly unlikely, but a whitewash of some of the more repugnant parts of his campaign appears to be in the works. How would such a touch-up work? On Wednesday, after fomenting an anti-Muslim wave among his supporters, then riding to the White House, the Trump campaign website quietly removed his noxious call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. from his website.

The Dec. 7, 2015, statement calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” resided on Trump’s site through the morning of Election Day but was then removed later that night, according to the Independent. The page now redirects to the campaign home page.