London [UK], Nov. 10 : The Trump campaign has removed a statement appearing on his website to ban all Muslims from the United States, even as the president elect gets set to meet incumbent President Barack Obama at the White House today and prepares his transition team.
The Independent reports that the page link to that statement on putting in place a temporary or even a complete ban on Muslims has been removed.
The page now redirects to his a page encouraging voters to donate to his campaign. The page was available on the morning of the election day, November 8, according to online caches. But the redirected was added later the same night. Trump was widely condemned for his call shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 to temporarily ban all Muslims from the country.
He and his allies have consistently defended the ban, insisting the measure was about the safety of the Americans and not about discriminating against another religion.
Videos and speeches defending the ban remain on the Trump campaign website. It is not the first time the Trump team has scrubbed pages from its websites. After speculation rose that Melania Trump did not complete her university degree, her biography page was taken down and started to redirect to Trump's golf course.