Republican Donald Trump didn’t back down from his proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the country in a Wednesday interview on NBC’s “Nightly News.”
“I do. We have to be vigilant. We have to be strong,” Trump said when anchor Lester Holt asked if Trump stood by his controversial policy plans as the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
While Trump dodged when Holt asked if he would make the ban a priority in his first 100 days in office, he called immigration an “urgent problem in this country,” citing terror attacks in San Bernardino and Paris.
The “Nightly News” show broadcast the sit-down from Trump Tower in New York, an exceedingly rare occurrence for a network evening news show.
Watch the full interview via NBC News, with the remarks about the ban starting around two minutes in: