When asked Thursday why he longer speaks out against Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, Mike Pence had a simple explanation.

"Well, because it's not Donald Trump's position now," Pence said during an appearance on CNN's "New Day."

Trump's so-called "Muslim ban" has been tweaked several times in the 10 months since he proposed it, making the actual substance of the policy muddled and confusing.

Pence, meanwhile, has faced questions after he repeatedly passed up opportunities to defend his running mate at the top of the Republican ticket at Tuesday's vice presidential debate.

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