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Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny 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 told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Trump made similar comments last December about profiling, the targeting of specific demographic groups for extra scrutiny, after a Muslim American and his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.

Last week, Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for the Nov. 8 election, sparked criticism from many in his party for his comments on American Muslims after the Orlando attack on Sunday, in which a U.S.-born Muslim man killed 49 people at a gay nightclub.

In a speech on national security on Monday, Trump stood by his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States and proposed a suspension of immigration from countries with “a proven history of terrorism.”

He also said the Muslim community had to “cooperate with law enforcement and turn in the people who they know are bad.”

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has said the comments show Trump is unfit to be president.

The Florida gunman, Omar Mateen, was born in the United States to Afghan parents. During a three-hour siege at the club, he expressed support for Islamic State, but officials believe heas “self-radicalized.”

In his interview on Sunday, Trump said there were “red flags” around Mateen, who had been investigated twice by the FBI but ultimately cleared.

Trump also reiterated his support for more scrutiny of mosques, saying that could resemble a controversial New York City surveillance program that has been shut down.

“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.

Police in France closed some mosques shortly after gunmen aligned with Islamic State militants killed 130 people in Paris in a series of attacks on Nov. 13.

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Trump but has said a Muslim ban is not in U.S. interests. In excerpts of an NBC interview released on Friday, Ryan, the top elected U.S. Republican, said Republicans weighing whether to vote for Trump should follow their “conscience.”

Trump brushed off the criticism on Sunday and said he would put up his own money for his campaign if needed. “It would be nice if the Republicans stuck together,” Trump said in an ABC interview. “I can win, one way or another.”

 

(Editing by Mary Milliken and Peter Cooney)

Photo: Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

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  1. Insinnergy June 19, 2016

    I hope the next knuckle dragging Christian redneck that shoots up an abortion clinic gets an immediate policy response from the Donald that pledges to:
    – stop any more white Christian people entering the country
    – order police to put white males wearing baseball caps and driving pickups under additional stops and checks based on the way they look
    – and plans for all Christian Churches to be put under surveillance.

    What are the chances?

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    1. TZToronto June 19, 2016

      Don’t forget to watch out for those darn kids who trespass on the lawns of old, white dudes. They’re treacherous and unrepentant!

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    2. Leftout June 20, 2016

      I agree all religious ideologues should be watched. However I am completely not religious and do not accept/approve abortions as a remedy for lack of using contraceptives …. Except for the usual reasons. This is a personal moral issue .

      Contraceptives are available and given out at proms in NYC and even earlier , in precocious Catholic neighborhoods .

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      1. Bill P June 20, 2016

        Your statement of “This is a personal moral issue” is the only thing needed to say. A woman is the one who will make the choice and your or my opinion doesn’t enter the equation.

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        1. Leftout June 20, 2016

          Absolutely , right on

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  2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth June 19, 2016

    Profiling? It would be more beneficial for humanity to start profiling anyone matching a mental template based on a Trump’ profile. Anyone matching said profile must be given immediate attention and psychological counseling. (Electroshock treatment might be needed as a back-up).

    Since the onset of the 20th Century, the more dominant groups in human society have been a major source for chaotic forces, influenced primarily by greed, bigotry, and a plethora of other immoral codes of behavior. Racial profiling is a new addition to the demonic temperament that defines conservative forces in the world, and many in America are happy to be a driving force behind this amoral tendency.

    During His exile as a prisoner of the Ottoman Empire and during the first leg of His exile from Persia(present-day Iran) in Baghdad, Baha’u’llah penned the following epigram (among 152 others) in “The Hidden Words” while a prisoner of the Persian and Ottoman officials and clergy in that city in the mid-1800’s:

    “O My Friend in Word! Ponder a while. Hast thou ever heard that friend and foe should abide in one heart? Cast out then the stranger that the Friend may enter His home.”

    What Trump has failed so far to realize all his narrowly-confined life is that heavenly sensibilities don’t mix with demonic and selfish characteristics, no more that fire and water can exist together. It’s one or the other, not both. Unfortunately, he and his fans have demonstrated an opposite sentiment and are predisposed to allow satanic forces reside in their collective hearts. ignorant of the consequences.

    A “Trump-like” creature on the loose is as much a menace as a crazed gunman—the latter destroys bodies, while the former destroys minds, hearts, souls, and thus jeopardize the physical as well as mental well-being of humans across America.

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    1. Dominick Vila June 20, 2016

      Excellent post!

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    2. stcroixcarp June 20, 2016

      The Native American version of this wisdom says that we have two wolves living in our hearts, one good, one evil. they are constantly fighting each other. The one that wins is the one we ourselves feed.

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      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth June 20, 2016

        Thank you for that observation. It helps me to continue widening my perspective regarding the human family. The “thread of Truth” runs through all the Religions—those that were written, and those that were conveyed from that Same Source and handed down orally and/or pictorially.

        The metaphor involving two wolves is a powerful one, and as most of us know, including you and I, a metaphor is the most effective way of conveying higher concepts emanating from that unknown Essence of Essences, to a form that the limited capacities of the human mind can comprehend and utilize.

        “The truth is a point which the foolish have multiplied” is a phrase used by Baha’u’llah in the original Arabic to describe the confusion about whether all humans are intimately related to each other or not.

        The Spaniards and others who reached these shores forgot that, and therefore saw the inhabitants who were already here as a totally alien people to whom the Spaniards, etc. felt no connection with whatsoever.

        Fare thee well, friend.

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      1. Leftout June 20, 2016

        3-5 hours a day, it seems to be worth it can you call me ?

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  3. Leftout June 20, 2016

    Profiling , too little toooo Late for Orlando , let’s make correction going forward .

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    1. Bren Frowick June 20, 2016

      Who should have been profiled? The American of Afghan descent who shot the place up? Or the crowd of Hispanic homosexuals he murdered? Hopeless ignorance….

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      1. Leftout June 20, 2016

        Yes , you got it . This person has been noted before as a problem. True they are described a s being born in Queens , almost America , the same designation as the Nationals in France, UK, Belgium etc . There is proof that some groups do not assimilate even after one generation. It is known in these countries that some of these enclaves have been a problem since they refuse to assimilate, they are exclusive , have personalities that you would not want to hire and then they blame the host country. I am Sure ,You have all met people with “attitude ” . Would you hire them .? These misfits bring problems among themselves.

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        1. jmprint June 20, 2016

          Just like the shooter in SC?

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          1. Leftout June 20, 2016

            In that case a misguided youth , who realized that those people loved him?, but he could not understand it .he never knew other cultures well enough . The sadness is the carnage itself , but the tears came when I saw the wonderful people of that church afterward in thier innocence and faith.

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          2. jmprint June 20, 2016

            I kind of feel you’re misguided as well, voting for Trump, and all he offers.

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          3. Leftout June 20, 2016

            He offers nothing new except enforcing immigration and border security and modifying NAFTA TYPE AGREEMENTS / offshore profiteering to the advantage of American workers.

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  4. Bren Frowick June 20, 2016

    Another day, another despicably idiotic Trumpism. Going to be a long summer. And fall…

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    1. Box June 20, 2016

      What are you talking about? I was never profiled in my life until Obama, then I was marked in every airport for additional screening and questions. Missed flights twice. But you are not calling that an idiotic Obamaism are you.

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      1. jmprint June 20, 2016

        So what, it was because of 9/11 and for your safety. My spouse was on the no-fly list until he cleared his name, that’s all it takes.

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      2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth June 20, 2016

        Box, I’m afraid you’re boxed in like Trump in a web of Isolationism. Your mind is consumed by anger and confusion and therefore you have a cloud of dissatisfaction and discontent hanging over you constantly.
        You must be a very unpleasant fellow to be around.

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  5. Jdmagic June 20, 2016

    Hey Don, how about Joe Arpaio for veep?

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  6. Box June 20, 2016

    Why act like this is some new weird twisted thing? Profiling has gone on for years. Dont try to say Trump invented it. I didnt hear one peep from any of you about profiling under Obama or Bush after 911. Bush put extreme profiling in place. There are 12 hot-listed countries and people wanting to visit USA are often denied getting a visa at the american embassies because they dont pass the test. Obama continued that but not ONE of you ever howled. WHY NOT? Not only that, where is the howling over Obamas continuing of the Patriot Act that Bush started in response to 911 which is the granddaddy of profiling? Not one of you. Shame on you.

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    1. johninPCFL June 20, 2016

      Yeah. It reminds me of the sheriff’s office in Volusia County, FL in the 1990s. Officers profiled drivers in all of the traffic moving north from Miami. Seems like every upscale vehicle driven by a black man was suspicious, and wouldn’t you know? Most had money on them. Can’t have black men holding money, so it was confiscated. Got to hire an attorney and go to court to get it back, so 90+% of the money seized was kept with no charges filed, no court cases, nothing.
      Just a budget expansion for the sheriff’s department.
      So after Trump is elected, we’ll be hiring a few thousand extra police (federal) to maintain surveillance at the mosques, another few thousand for overseas service to monitor the folks applying to come to the US, and another few thousand to tail the folks who make the cut and fly over for a visit. Seems like a pretty good deal to avoid another terrorist attack, right?
      After all, there have been over 3000 Americans killed by terrorists since the early 1990s. Of course, there have been 600,000 Americans murdered by other Americans in the same timeframe. Maybe we should be hiring the police to follow Americans instead?

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    2. jmprint June 20, 2016

      We are talking about profiling AMERICAN citizens in general.

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  7. FT66 June 20, 2016

    Trump is driving the country (his followers) to a very, very bad place. You can’t profile people according to their race or religion. Thats quite dangerous. Profiling wasn’t done after 9/11 because those who were incharge were thinking and no such an attack has happened again up to now. We need to stop the madness of Trump otherwise the price to pay will be huge for everyone to bear.

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  8. RED June 20, 2016

    First, I feel like I should start with a universal truth, ignorant Cons are scum, a huge drain of society and those not affected with the Con sickness, as well as those who do suffer from that disease. But anyway, Trump has said he was right, Orlando has proved him right. Right about what? Right how? What the hell does he mean he was right? Were there other people out there saying San Bernadino was it, we will never ever have another terrorist attack but Trump was the lone voice who knew we would? I do believe that Trump is so moronic and such a narcissist that he probably actually does believe that. And that ties back to my original statement, all Con are scum, some are more disgusting and soulless than others, a la Trump. But in order to be a Con you must be completely ignorant, soulless, or a liar, or all three.

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  9. Hueight June 20, 2016

    “…suspension of immigration from countries with “a proven history of terrorism.”” No more Irish immigrants I guess.

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