Trump Shifts Muslim Ban to Focus on Only 'Terrorist' Nations

Trump has shifted his proposal to bar Muslims from the U.S.

ByABC News
June 25, 2016, 6:15 PM

— -- Donald Trump said today it "wouldn't bother me" if Scottish Muslims went to the United States — seeming to move away from the temporary ban on all foreign Muslims going to the United States that he has called for throughout his presidential campaign.

In interviews at his golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland, Trump went further, saying that the ban would be focused on "terrorist" countries, shifting from his previous proposal of "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

His campaign says his comments are consistent with his foreign policy speech after the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. However, in that speech, Trump did not indicate he was shifting away from his blanket ban, nor did he specifically say his ban would apply only to Muslims from terrorist countries.

In that speech Trump also said he would "suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States."

"Although the pause is temporary, we must find out what is going on," he said. "We have to do it. It will be lifted, this ban, when and as a nation we're in a position to properly and perfectly screen these people coming into our country."

ABC News has requested specifics regarding whether Trump still supports a ban on all Muslims and how he plans to distinguish terrorist countries from safer locales.