Trump’s Muslim ban: From simple clarity to plain confusion


NEW YORK (AP) — From the start, Donald Trump’s call “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” has been a signature of the Republican’s campaign for president.

Yet from that first moment, the White House candidate has evaded questions when pressed for details. Now, faced with sliding poll numbers, his spokeswoman says he’s no longer seeking the ban at all.

In its place, he’s offering an approach based on a standard of terrorism that he declines to define.

Spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email on Monday that Trump has been very clear. It’s the press, she says, that has “tried to cause confusion.”

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