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.
"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.