Washington: Reciprocating to the remarks made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has softened his stance on temporarily barring Muslims from travelling to the US by saying
the ban was “just a suggestion”.
Sadiq Khan rejected Trump’s offer of “exception” to a ban on Muslims travelling to the US. He said that Mr Trump’s “ignorant” views of Islam “could make both our countries less safe” it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of extremists.
Trump claimed on Monday that he was “happy” with Mr Khan’s election victory over Zac Goldsmith and said he was the sort of Muslim he could make an exception for.
Last year, Mr Trump, called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US in the aftermath of the San Bernardino California terrorist attack that claimed 14 lives and 130 people in Paris attack.
Trump suggestion on Muslims ban has been widely criticised in the US and abroad but still Mr Trump stood by the proposal, saying it was needed to ensure US security.
But on Wednesday Mr Trump has shifted his position by saying. “It’s a temporary ban. It hasn’t been called for yet,” he added. “This is just a suggestion until we find out what’s going on.”