On Dec. 7, 2015, after the attack in, Donald Trump calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
But sometime in the 24 hours after Trump was elected president, the message disappeared from his website without comment. The link where the statement once lived instead re-directed to the home page, asking for donations.
However, by late Thursday afternoon the statement was back on the site, putting an end to speculation that it might indicate some sort of policy shift.
In a statement, the Trump campaign told CBS News the site “was temporarily redirecting all specific press release pages to the homepage. It is currently being addressed and will be fixed shortly.”
The proposed ban was a point of controversy in his campaign, with many Republicansit and polling suggesting .
After the Republican National Convention in July,to include suspending immigration from “any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place.”
During the, Trump told the moderators that the ban had “morphed” into “ ,” something he has touted as a way to fight .
Part of that vetting process could include an ideological test, he said in a speech in August. “We should only admit in this country those who share our values and respect our people ... the time is overdue to develop a new screening test.”