During the primary Trump was talking about banning ALL Muslims from entering the country until we could get a handle on our terrorism situation. This was in response to the refugee crisis and terrorism.
Now he’s changed his policy.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 13, 2016
“I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe, or our allies…”
Sound familiar? So instead of banning all Muslims, he just wants to stop immigration from certain regions of the world now.
Ted Cruz has long suggested that instead of banning all Muslims, that we not accept refugees from certain countries, which is basically what Trump is now saying.
Trump has changed up the criteria a little, suggesting these countries would have a ‘proven history of terrorism’ against us or our allies. But it’s not really that different from Cruz’s criteria, which was that these countries would have a large Al-Qaeda or ISIS presence.
So now that Trump is in the general, he shifts toward Cruz’s policy which is obviously more sensible than a total Muslim ban.