A press release on Donald Trump’s campaign website 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” quietly disappeared Monday after Sean Spicer was asked about it during the press briefing.
In the press release from December 2015, the president said that “until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
It now goes to an empty link.
At the press briefing Monday, ABC Reporter Cecilia Vega asked the press secretary: “If the White House is no longer calling this a Muslim ban, as the president did initially, why does the president’s website still explicitly call for ‘preventing Muslim immigration’?”
“I’m not aware of what’s on the campaign’s website,” Spicer responded. “You’d have to ask them. I know how we’ve talked about this from the first day of this administration as a travel ban…We’ve been very consistent since this first day of the administration on this.”
“I’ve been very clear. I don’t think I need to clarify. The intent of the travel ban was very clear. It was something the president made very clear in the filings, why he did it, the motives. There really shouldn’t be any question to why the president’s doing this.”