'Muslim ban' comment removed from US President elect Trump’s website

The anti-Muslim content was available on the morning of the election on November 8, but was later changed with a redirect
'Muslim ban' comment removed from US President elect Trump’s website
US President elect Donald Trump. (Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Thu 10 Nov 2016 05:00 PM

US President elect Donald Trump’s statement to ban all Muslims from the US has been removed from his website.

The page linking to his December 2015 statement was removed on Wednesday night, according to media reports.

The 'Muslim ban' content was available on the morning of the election on November 8, according to online caches, but a redirect was added the same night, the reports said.

Wayback Machine, which 'crawls' websites intermittently and makes a copy of what it finds there, discovered the change on the website.

Trump was widely condemned for his call shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 to temporarily ban all Muslims until he figured out “what the hell was going on.”

The newspaper said it was not the first time Trump team has deleted pages. One instance was when Melania Trump’s biography page was taken down after speculation rose of her not completing university degree. The page redirected to Trump’s golf course, the report said.

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