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Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Statement Is Back on His Website

Nov 10, 2016

After a brief unexplained disappearance, Donald Trump's statement about banning Muslim immigration has returned to his website.

On Thursday afternoon various changes had been made to Trump's campaign website including removing pages titled "Donald J. Trump Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration" and "Trump Campaign Statement on Paris Climate Accord." Reuters noted that his shortlist for potential Supreme Court justice nominees had been removed as well, and certain details of his economic, defense, and regulatory policies had vanished. If you tried to click on one of those pages, you would have instead been redirected to a campaign fundraising page.

When Fortune asked Trump's campaign why these changes had occurred, a spokesperson said "t he website was temporarily redirecting all specific press release pages to the homepage" and it would be "fixed shortly."

Perhaps the most defining, and controversial, element of Trump's campaign was when he called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." Removing this statement from his website had some speculating that perhaps he was backing away from that plan. Considering it is back up in full, that does not appear to be the case.

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