Muslim ban statement vanishes from Trump campaign website on Election Day

One of Donald Trump's most controversial campaign proposals -- his call to suspend Muslim immigration -- has disappeared from his website, now that he's president-elect.

Released prior to a Dec. 7, 2015 rally aboard the USS Yorktown, the original statement said the presidential candidate was “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."

On the website as voters went to the polls on the morning of Nov. 8, it was removed by the end of the day, according to London's Telegraph newspaper.

The campaign already had backed off that call months earlier, however, even though the original statement itself remained on the site until this week.

The call for a ban, which drew bipartisan criticism, was revised to a temporary ban before becoming a policy known as “extreme vetting.”

The website currently lists the plan to “suspend the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur, until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put into place.”

Though the old statement has been erased, the website still has news clips and speeches featuring surrogates defending the initial proposal to ban Muslims.

This includes a Dec. 10 Washington Times article in which “Sarah Palin backs Donald Trump’s ‘common sense’ Muslim ban” and a Washington Post piece in which “Franklin Graham says Donald Trump is right about stopping Muslim immigration.”

The Trump campaign did not respond for a request to comment.