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In December of 2015, shortly after the terror attacks in California, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”  The liberal media is now claiming Trump is backing off his ban.

Major media outlets who often lean left, such as CNN and ABC NEWS, are using the following quote from Trump to support the claim: “We have a serious problem, and it’s a temporary ban — it hasn’t been called for yet, nobody’s done it, this is just a suggestion until we find out what’s going on.”  Trump said those words to Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade Wednesday.

They are also citing that hours earlier, while on FOX & FRIENDS, Trump called for the creation of a commission to address unspecified issues relating to Muslims — perhaps led by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — but he hasn’t announced any of the goals or prerogatives of said group.

When Trump first introduced the proposed ban back in December he explicitly said in both a speech and in a press release: “Donald J. Trump is 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.”


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