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Donald Trump's Muslim Ban May Extend to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Says White House Chief of Staff

When asked why countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan weren't also banned, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told NBC News' Chuck Todd that the administration may need to add other countries.

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In an interview with NBC News' Meet the Press, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told anchor Chuck Todd that US President Donald Trump's executive order to ban Muslims from entering the US could extend to other countries including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, according to Newsmax.  

When asked why countries that are more 'terror-prone' - like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan - than the ones that have been banned were not added to the list, Priebus said: "Perhaps other countries need to be added going forward."

Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia from entering the US.

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