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Is Trump Backing Away From His Call for a 'Total and Complete Shutdown of Muslims Entering' United States?


"I'm allowed to change."

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally May 5, 2016 in Charleston, West Virginia. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump said Wednesday that his call for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the U.S. was “only a suggestion.”

"We have a serious problem, and it's a temporary ban -- it hasn't been called for yet, nobody's done it, this is just a suggestion until we find out what's going on," Trump told Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio.

However, as CNN noted, Trump said in a speech and press release that he was definitely “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

This isn’t the first major issue that Trump has shown flexibility on.

He quickly backtracked in March after he said women should be “punished” for having abortions. He also said taxes on the rich will likely go up under a Trump administration — even though his proposed tax plan lowers them. Finally, Trump changed his position on the minimum wage, telling ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that “people have to get more.”

"I’m allowed to change. You need flexibility, George,” he said.


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