Since Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, there has been an ongoing effort by him and his campaign to pretend his insane primary-season proposals never happened.
This is particularly true of one proposal that has given him grief from leaders of both major political parties and is pretty unpopular with the general public: the Muslim ban.
After calling for a “complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” last December, Trump later said banning Muslims from the country “hasn’t been called for.”
“Nobody’s done it,” Trump said, forgetting that he himself has done it.
In a CNN interview on Monday, Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson continued to walk back the insane idea and said that Trump’s position has never been a ban on all Muslims.
“I know the news media has been reporting that the initial ban was against all Muslims and that simply was not the case. It was simply for Muslim immigration. And Mr. Trump is simply adding specifics to clarify what his position is, as opposed to what the media has been reporting what it is. There’s been no change to this.”
If Pierson thinks the ban doesn’t apply to all Muslims, it may be helpful for her to do some quick research on the meaning of the phrase, “complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
She can start with this video of Trump announcing the ban, where the alleged billionaire clearly states his support for barring all Muslims from entering the country:
This is just the latest example of the Trump campaign’s total disregard for the truth. Everything Trump says is subject to change. Each phrase is meant to simply keep him in the news for a day or two.
If something comes back to haunt him down the road, as his ridiculous policy proposals often do, he just claims he never said it and blames the media for calling him out on it.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.