Republican candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday to CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the United States should consider extended usage of racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement security of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting.
“I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said. “You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it and they do it successfully. And you know, I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense.”
Trump had made similar notions after the San Bernardino attack that killed fourteen Americans. Of course, the liberal media is lambasting Trump over his ideals to profile, regardless of the security risk or the potential to stop future attacks. They’re attributing it to Trump’s “racism,” even though he clearly stated he does not favor the concept but does support the safety it can ensure.
Trump also reiterated his support for more scrutiny of mosques, referencing controversial New York City surveillance program that has been shut down but is utilized in France. “If you go to France right now, they’re doing it in France. In fact, in some instances they’re closing down mosques,” he said. And in fact, police in France closed some mosques quickly after gunmen aligned with Islamic State militants killed 130 people in Paris in a series of terrorist attacks on Nov. 13.