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Trump Shifts on Muslim Ban, Calls for 'Extreme Vetting'

'We're going to have a thing called "extreme vetting",' Trump said in an interview with '60 Minutes'

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    In this July 12, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Westfield, Ind.

    Donald Trump shifted the parameters of his proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, calling for “extreme vetting” of people from “territories” with a history of terror, NBC News reported. 

    During an interview Sunday with “60 Minutes,” he said people from suspicious “territories” will receive extra scrutiny when trying to enter the country. 

    "We're going to have a thing called 'extreme vetting.' And if people want to come in, there's going to be extreme vetting,” he said. “We're going to have extreme vetting. They're going to come in and we're going to know where they came from and who they are."

    Trump also shifted the language of his proposal during a trip to Scotland, where he said it wouldn't bother him if a Scottish or British Muslim wanted to come to the United States.  

    His initial proposal came in December 2015, when he called for a temporary yet “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."