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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDeath toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 48: authorities Graham backs bill to protect Mueller Denham loses GOP seat in California MORE confirmed Sunday that his ban on allowing Muslims into the U.S. has "morphed" into his new policy of "extreme vetting," removing an explicit litmus test from his immigration platform.


"The Muslim ban is something that is in some form morphed into extreme vetting from certain areas of the world," Trump said during the second presidential debate of 2016 when moderators noted how his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSinema’s Senate win cheered by LGBTQ groups Pence’s meeting with Japan and India crucial to countering China How President Trump won last night MORE, has disavowed the religious test.

"We are going to areas like Syria, where they are coming in by the tens of thousands because Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhat midterm exit polls tell us about 2020 To save arms control, House Dems should act like a GOP senator Barack Obama promotes Michelle's memoir: It 'tells her quintessentially American story' MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — First lady's office pushes for ouster of national security aide | Trump taps retired general as ambassador to Saudis | Mattis to visit border troops | Record number of female veterans to serve in Congress Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February What midterm exit polls tell us about 2020 MORE want to have a 550 percent increase of [refugees than under the policies of President] Obama. People are coming into our country, and we have no idea who they are, where they are from, what their feelings about our country is."

The Democratic presidential nominee pushed back at that characterization, arguing her call for increasing the number of refugees entering America would not harm the country.

"I will not let anyone in this country who I think poses a risk to us, but there are a lot of refugees, women and children," she said.

"There are children suffering int his catastrophic war [in Syria] largely because of Russian aggression, and we need to do our part."