A statement on US President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States ‘mysteriously’ disappeared from his campaign website less than 24 hours after the Republican was elected president.
The statement, which was made in December 2015 – calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims – vanished from the website on Wednesday, after the Republican presidential nominee beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the battle for the White House.
The page now redirects to a page encouraging voters to donate to his campaign.
The proposal, titled “Donald J. Trump Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration,” read: “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.”
“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,” the statement continued.
The statement, however, was restored on Thursday afternoon, according to The Washington Post.
“The website was temporarily redirecting all specific press release pages to the homepage,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement to the newspaper. “It is currently being addressed and will be fixed shortly.”
Trump stunned the world on Wednesday by defeating heavily favored Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.
He won with 279 electoral votes.