Donald Trump Pulls Muslim Ban, All Campaign Statements From Website (Updated)

Comments calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” were still viewable on Election Day

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UPDATED 11:36 a.m. PT: The Statements section of the Donald J. Trump website — while not accessible via navigation — has been restored since the original time of publishing.


Conspicuous changes have been made to President-Elect Donald Trump’s official website since Election Day, including his statements on controversial issues such as his proposed Muslim ban.

On Election Day, a statement from Dec. 7, 2015 calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” was still on his official website. However, 36 hours after Trump pulled a shocking upset to defeat Hillary Clinton, the statement is gone.

In fact, it appears that every statement he made during the campaign has been removed from the site.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The entire section of the website titled “Statements” is not currently online. Perhaps Trump’s team is simply redesigning the website now that he has defeated Clinton and prepares to occupy the White House. But some of Trump’s statements were so controversial that it’s fair to question why he would remove them now that the election is over.

The site does still link to several articles and videos supporting the statements that have been removed, including video of Trump talking about the Muslim ban on “Live with Kelly and Michael.”

Trump spent Wednesday morning meeting with President Obama and is scheduled to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan later in the day.