The unlikely ascension of Donald Trump to the Oval Office has heightened concerns among many groups following his inflammatory language while on the campaign trail.

"The president-elect and the American people have moved beyond that," David K. Rehr, Senior Associate Dean at George Mason University Law School, said of Trump's controversial demand that the U.S. ban Muslims from entering the country.

"Often in campaigns," he continued, "candidates would say and do things to get attention and focus on their campaigns," he told Anadolu Agency.

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