Trump Alters Proposed Muslim Ban: Only Banning Ones ‘Coming from the Terror States’

Donald Trump has once again altered his proposed ban on Muslims by saying now, for the first time, he only wants to keep out Muslims coming from “terror states.”

Based on comments from Trump––still in Scotland at his new gold resort––and a spokesperson of his, a clarification has been tacked onto that ban so that it doesn’t apply to Muslims coming from, say, Scotland:

And before you wonder if this was the plan all along, remember that Trump’s literal announcement last year was that he’s 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.”

Some pundits had said a regional ban would make more sense than a religious one. It appears Trump has now split the difference.

Also, remember that recently Trump publicly said he’d be willing to “back off” on the ban. Is this what that meant?

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