As the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump’s every word is being weighed heavily. On Wednesday, Trump walked back his comments on a ban on Muslims entering into the U.S., saying the proposal was just a “suggestion.”
“We have a serious problem. 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 said during a radio interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.
The conversation came as Trump was discussing national security and the threat of extremism.
Early in his campaign, in December, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” a statement that received a lot of backlash.
The issue resurfaced this week after London elected a Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, who suggested that he may not be able to enter the U.S. if Trump wins the election. Trump responded by saying there would be “exceptions” to the rule, and the new mayor would be one of them.