- Brianna Chambers Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Part of Donald Trump's promise to "make America great again" has been to address Muslim-American relations.
"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," Trump posted on his website on Dec. 7, 2015. "According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population."
The statement, titled "Donald J. Trump statement on preventing Muslim immigration," called for a "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
"Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension," the statement read. "Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."
Trump's list of his potential Supreme Court justice picks and certain details of his economic, defense and regulatory reform plans were also deleted, as were dozens of campaign newsreleases, endorsements and announcements.
The page that housed the statement temporarily redirected to a page that promoted campaign fundraising.
"The website was temporarily redirecting all specific press release pages to the homepage," the Trump campaign told The Washington Post in a statement. "It is currently being addressed and will be fixed shortly."
In a March interview with CNN, Trump said he believes that "Islam hates us."
"There’s something there that -- there's a tremendous hatred there," he said. "There's a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There's an unbelievable hatred of (Americans)."