During a White House press briefing Monday, ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega asked Press Secretary Sean Spicer about the “Muslim ban” wording on President Trump’s campaign website.
“If this White House is no longer calling this a Muslim ban, as the president did initially, why does the president’s website still explicitly call for ‘preventing Muslim immigration’ and it says ‘Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States?’” Vega questioned Spicer.
“I’m not aware of what’s on the campaign website,” Spicer answered. “I know how we’ve talked about this from the first day of this administration, as a travel ban that’s in this country’s national security interest, to make sure that people are coming in here with the right motives and reasons, and that we’re having a public safety aspect to making sure that we’re protecting our people,”he continued. “We’ve been very consistent since the first day of this administration on this.”
Later, Vega shot out a Twitter announcement: “Minutes after we asked the WH why the President’s campaign website still calls for a Muslim ban, it appears the statement was deleted.”
Minutes after we asked the WH why the President’s campaign website still calls for a Muslim ban, it appears the statement was deleted https://t.co/BBX9oiIczx
— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) May 8, 2017
— Maggie Jordan: (@MaggieJordanACN) May 8, 2017
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