Falling just shy of a victory lap, Donald Trump warned about the consequences of not being allowed to profile to prevent terrorism. As The Hill reports, the GOP nominee said in June that the U.S. needs to start looking into the use of profiling to stop terrorism; and reiterated today that while he doesn’t like the concept, it may be necessary.
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As The Hill reports, Trump said on “Fox & Friends”…
“We’re allowing these people to come into our country and destroy our country and make it unsafe for people. We’re allowing these people to come in,”
“We don’t want to do any profiling. If somebody looks like he’s got a massive bomb on his back, we won’t go up to that person … because, if he looks like he comes from that part of the world, we’re not allowed to profile. Give me a break.”
The GOP nominee also on Monday warned the situation in the country “will only get worse.”
He didn’t stop here, cited by CNN, Trump said “you have many, many groups, because we’re allowing these people to come into our country and destroy our country and make it unsafe for people,” the Republican nominee added, arguing that the stricter immigration policies he has proposed would better protect the US from terror.
Trump also took aim at “magazines” and other media that publish instructions on how to make explosive devices, saying, “Those people should be arrested because they are inciting violence.”
“So I see the other day, and they’re all talking about it so wonderfully because it’s called freedom of the press — where you buy magazines and they tell you how to make the same bombs that you saw. I would — now people will go crazy, they’ll say Trump is against freedom of the press. I’m totally in favor of freedom of the press. But how do you allow magazines to be sold — these are magazines that tell you, from step one, go to the store and buy such-and-such, right?”
He continued, “Those people should be arrested because they are inciting violence, OK. They are making violence possible. They should be arrested immediately. They have websites that tell how to make bombs, how to make all sorts of things that are totally destructive, and you know where they are coming from, and yet we don’t want to touch them because of freedom of speech.”
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