Trump’s statement on banning Muslims from US disappears from his website

Page has been redirected to one that urges supporters to donate to his campaign


News Desk November 10, 2016
The page was redirected to one that urged supporters to donate to his campaign. PHOTO: AFP

A statement of Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, calling for a total ban on Muslim immigrants in the country has disappeared from his official website.

Soon after Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a shock win on Wednesday, a controversial message posted on his website on December 7, 2015 appeared to have been removed. "Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," the message had said. "According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population."

Donald Trump calls for barring Muslims from entering US

However, the page linking to his December statement regarding the ban now redirects to one urging supporters to donate to his campaign. The page was available on the morning of the election on November 8, according to online caches. However, the redirect was added later the same night.

Trump's statement regarding the ban received global criticism and furious backlash.

While the US president's team could not be contacted for comments, it is not the first time pages from his website have been altered.

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This article originally appeared on Independent.

COMMENTS (8)

FAZ | 5 years ago | Reply @Prada: Funny thing. United States comprises of immigrants. From the red necks to black and brown skins. I think Trump should have used "recent" immigrants. Suits his and your level
Prada | 5 years ago | Reply @ABC: Indians in the US are the most qualified and wealthiest immigrant group. Second to none.
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