>>> On December 7, 2015, a statement was posted to the Trump campaign's website. It has disappeared twice, and this time it appears to be staying gone.

The first time Trump's "Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration" disappeared was on or around November 10, 2016, right after Trump won the electoral college. When the media noticed, it was restored

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Then on May 8, 2017, reporters asked press secretary Sean Spicer about the statement. Within minutes, the text was gone from the website, although the URL and the rest of the page were still there. Within 24 hours, that URL (and all other pages containing Trump's statements) gives a 404 error.

For the record, a screenshot of the statement is above. More is below.


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See where the link leads now: www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration

It should be noted that while they were at it, Trump's people pulled down every page in the press release section, which included statements, announcements, endorsements, and ads. You can read all of them here. The current nonexistent press-release section can be seen here

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The Text

(New York, NY) December 7th, 2015, -- Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on. According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing "25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad" and 51% of those polled, "agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah." Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won't convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women.
Mr. Trump stated, "Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again." - Donald J. Trump