Donald Trump now changes stance on ban on Muslims

Trump has described his position on the ban differently since the mass shooting in Orlando on June 12 where a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others.

Balmedie (scotland) | Published: June 26, 2016 1:24 pm
Donald trump, trump, trump muslims, muslims, terrorism, terrorists, muslim ban, terrorist countries, us muslims, muslims america, world news US presidential candidate Donald Trump points as he chats with the media after he arrived at the Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie, near Aberdeen, Scotland. (Source: AP)

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has changed his stance on the proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States citing that he only wants to ban those from countries with heavy terrorism.

Though his former stance has been the central issue of his campaign, but he has described his position on the ban differently since the mass shooting in Orlando on June 12 where a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others.

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In an interview to CNN, Trump’s spokeswoman Hope Hicks said the New York billionaire supports barring only Muslims from “terror states”, not all Muslims.

Even Trump yesterday indicated the ban is not ironclad and that he would consider allowing the Muslims from states with heavy terrorist activity to enter the U.S., as long as they are vetted strongly, suggesting that the U.S. would more closely scrutinize all individuals seeking to enter the country.

“People coming from the terror states — and you know who I’m talking about when I talk about the terror states — we are going to be so vigilant you wouldn’t believe it and frankly a lot will be banned,” CNN quoted him as saying.

Later in an interview with Bloomberg Politics, he also focused on the need to ban individuals from “terrorist countries”.

“I want terrorists out. I want people that have bad thoughts out. I would limit specific terrorist countries and we know who those terrorist countries are,” he said.

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  1. D
    Jun 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm
    Which is light (terrorist country), which is heavy and which is not? Do you or can you know for sure?You are not able to defend your own people's lives from private firearm killings what to know of the terrorists' mind? lt;br/gt;Better put your house in order Sir!lt;br/gt;Dr Maj U C Panigrahi.
    1. S
      Jun 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm
      stan is the dangerous country with the Government wheartedly supporting terrorism. Donald must bear in mind how stan caused great inconvenience in alllt;br/gt;possible ways. India lost numerous lives because of stan's pro-terrorist;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Can USA LOOK INTO THIS SERIOUSLY?
      1. M
        Jun 26, 2016 at 10:02 pm
        Americans have prepared the biggest terrorists of the world all the time and have supported with all the hands joined everytime and now suddenly he starts feeling a problem with them
        1. M
          Mohammed yasser
          Jun 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm
          Dear srini..U have no right to say that..u r living in USA and commenting on muslims living in India..d fact is that.. INDIA is not developing because of dirty Reservation system based on caste!!
          1. M
            Jun 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm
            Too many religions and fanatics are forcing common men to appreciate and agree with Trumps views. I agree with him. Why don't moderate of faith denounce the acts of their own hardliners? How many and how loud have they spoken against extremism? If you don't denounce or do anything against fanatical youth of your own religion then other people will join this chorus of Trump.
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