President-elect Trump's team is denying that he ever said that he plans to make Muslims register with the government.

"President-elect Trump has never advocated for any registry or system that tracks individuals based on their religion, and to imply otherwise is completely false," Jason Miller, Trump's transition communications director, said in a statement to CNN on Thursday.

"The national registry of foreign visitors from countries with high terrorism activity that was in place during the Bush and Obama Administrations gave intelligence and law enforcement communities additional tools to keep our country safe," added Miller.

Miller said Trump will release a strategy for vetting people after he takes office in January, but it remains unknown whether that plan will target people based on religion.

In November of last year, NBC News reported that Trump said he "would certainly implement" a database tracking Muslims in the U.S.