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No Reason To Apologise, Says Trump On His Earlier Call To Ban All Muslims From Entering US

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| May 1 , 2018 , 10:48 IST

During a joint press conference alongside Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, US President Donald Trump declined from apologising for his presidential campaigning proposal to ban all Muslims from entering America, saying "there's nothing to apologise for."

When Trump was asked if he would apologise for his call during the 2016 presidential campaign for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US", he said "There's nothing to apologize for. We have to have strong immigration laws to protect our country."

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Trump derided the overall immigration laws as "weak", "pathetic" and "obsolete" and  called for a change.

"Our immigration laws in this country are a total disaster. They're laughed at all over the world," Trump said.

"Just look at our southern border and look at our weak and obsolete immigration laws. And they are obsolete and they are weak and they are pathetic," he added.

"And there's no country in the world that has laws like we do and they've got to change and they've got to change now for the safety of our country," the US president said.

Trump, after becoming US President has extensively followed up on several of his campaigning proposals, including stricter visa policies with a crackdown on H-1B visas and beginning building a wall on the Mexico border.