Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States should seriously consider profiling Muslims inside the United States as a terrorism-fighting tool.
“We really have to look at profiling,” Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” ”It’s not the worst thing to do.” Trump went on to say that he “hate(s) the concept of profiling, but we have to use common sense.” Trump’s comments come as funerals begin for the people killed in the terror attack in Orlando.
Trump also said on Sunday that the United States should investigate mosques in the same way manner the New York Police Department spied on Muslims and mosques around the city before Mayor de Blasio was elected. The NYPD worked with the CIA to spy by using databases on where Muslims lived, shopped, worked and prayed, infiltrated Muslim student groups, put informants in mosques and monitored sermons.
The NYPD, under Mayor Bill de Blasio, announced it had abandoned the program following lawsuits and complaints.
“You do (it) as they used to do in New York prior to this mayor dismantling” the program, Trump said Sunday.
Trump on Sunday cast the use of profiling as a matter of “common sense” over “political correctness.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Sunday said the 9-1-1 tapes of the Orlando attack will be released, but they will be edited.
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