Following his victory in the US Presidential elections 2016, Donald Trump’s team removed his statement on banning all Muslims from the United States of America from his official website. The night of the elections, that witnessed millions of Americans voting in Trump’s favour, also saw the page that linked his statement of temporarily and completely banning all Muslims, removed. The same page now redirects to another link asking voters for donations to his campaign.
This page could be seen on the morning of November 8 but was seen to be redirected the very same night. Online caches like the Wayback Machine function by crawling into websites and making a copy of all their content. Although an exact time as to when the change was made could not be specified, it can be confirmed that it was made during the above-mentioned time period.
Trump had made this statement shortly after the Paris attacks of 2015 to ban all Muslims until he could figure out, “what the hell was going on”. Although Trump had been severely criticised for this statement, his allies had religiously defended him saying that they needed the measure to ensure the safety of Americans. Trump won the US Presidential elections by 279 electoral votes, shocking the world in the process. Although, Trump did do a classic politician move by retracting back from his previous statement. Only here, this might be a sign of good things.