A press release from 2016, which called for a ban on Muslim immigration, was removed from the Trump website on Monday.
Text that once read “DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON PREVENTING MUSLIM IMMIGRATION” was taken down.
This happened hours after White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, was asked by ABC News if he was aware of the specific language on the campaign website.
“I’m not aware of what’s on the campaign website, you’d have to ask them,” Spicer responded.
Attorneys opposing the revised immigration order have used examples from the campaign website as “proof” in their eyes that the administration has anti-Muslim motives.
Despite the fact that the countries Trump listed on his initial travel ban were based on a list of flagged countries the Obama administration created, Democrats continue to hold onto the argument that the countries are all “Muslim-majority” and center their entire case on religious bias.
The order, which is religiously neutral, is not the weapon opponents are using to solo their argument. Instead, comments made during Trump’s campaign trail are being used.
Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall, who represents President Trump, said that the court should not second-guess the president’s national security decisions because of comments made on the campaign trail, but rather focus on text of the order.
H/T: Fox News
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