Donald Trump said Wednesday night his proposal to ban Muslims was “just a suggestion until we find out what’s going on,” and that he’d “back off on it” if he felt he could.
“It’s a temporary ban. It hasn’t been called for yet,” the presumptive Republican nominee said on Fox New Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends.” “Nobody’s done it. This is just a suggestion until we find out what’s going on,” Trump added.
The issue has risen to the fore again as Trump seeks to unite Republicans under his leadership and pivot to the general election. Many in the GOP are repulsed by his idea of banning entrants to the United States based on their religion.
London’s newly elected Muslim mayor drew attention recently when he refused Trump’s offer to except him from the ban.
The change is Trump’s second major flip flop in less than 24 hours. Wednesday, his chief policy aide said Trump would consider cutting entitlements.
H/T Washington Examiner.