Donald Trump no longer wants to impose a total ban on Muslims entering the US, his running mate Mike Pence has said, indicating a disavow of one of its most provocative policy proposals by the Republican presidential nominee.
“It is not Donald Trump’s position now,” Pence told CNN in an interview yesterday when asked about Trump’s stated policy of banning Muslims from entering the country.
“Donald Trump has… Talked about putting the security of the American people first… And he’s made it clear our position is, we’re going to suspend immigration from countries compromised by terrorism,” Pence argued.
Pence said Trump has underscored on the need to suspend immigration from countries and territories that have been compromised by terrorism.
“I understand why you want to play the oldies, you want to talk about the where the campaign began or what statements were made, but the American people are focused on the policies that Donald Trump is articulating every day across this country,” 57-year-old Pence said.
Later at an election rally in Pennsylvania, Pence slammed the Obama Administration for making an alleged cash payment to Iranians as ransom, which has been denied by the US Government.