When President Trump was only a candidate, he came out and called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on." Soon after he was inaugurated, he tried to introduce a ban of sorts which was stalled by the courts, though as of December, it was allowed to take effect while it's being litigated.
However, one interesting upside is that the discriminatory executive order may have actually softened American attitudes towards Muslims according to a study by Political Behavior. In reporting on the study, Vox states,
"The authors found that the national discourse about the Muslim ban — and a general sense from liberal and mainstream media that the policy was at odds with 'American values' — prompted some respondents to shift their attitudes, ultimately causing many Americans who had previously supported or been neutral on the issue of Trump’s Muslim ban to come down against it.
The team surveyed 423 people in early 2017, right before and then about a week after Trump signed the executive order. The study’s authors concluded that the media backlash to the ban and the national conversation it prompted caused many participants to reevaluate their views. More than 30 percent of participants said they felt more negatively about the ban a week after its announcement than they did in the days leading up to it."
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