US republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has changed his mind about a total ban on Muslims entering the country, according to his vice presidential running mate Mike Pence.
This change is a great shift from one of Trump's most provocative proposals.
Last December, Donald Trump called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.
His critics have described the proposal as discriminatory and a violation of the US Constitution's freedom of religion.
Democrats have used the Republican presidential candidate's policy to declare him a bigot.
Asked on CNN about why he will not denounce the Muslim ban now, Mr. Pence said, “Because that’s not Donald Trump’s position now.”
Trump expanded his ban on Muslims months ago and refused to rule out banning individuals from top US allies like France and Germany, saying that “they have totally been” compromised by terrorism. He did not, however, define which countries would be included in that list of proposed bans.
Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric has been very controversial since he proposed to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. After securing the Republican presidential nomination, it is estimated that his candidacy could propel Muslim-Americans to head to the polls and vote against him.
Muslims across the US have been united in order to defeat Donald Trump and his anti-Muslim rhetoric.