Donald Trump made a mark on the presidential race when he called for a temporary ban of Muslims immigrating to America following the San Bernardino terrorist attack. After the terrorist attack in Orlando which left 49 innocent people dead and 53 wounded, some critically, by a Muslim man who was born in America but committed his act of jihad in the name of Islam, who is also the son of a radical Muslim who immigrated to America decades ago, Trump stuck by his plan.
In fact, many will say he is doubling down on it and going even further. Trump is now floating the idea that we must profile Muslims in America as part of a plan to keep America safe. He discussed this potential policy Sunday morning on CBS’s Meet the Press.
Host John Dickerson asked Trump, “You like to speak plainly. In December, we talked and you said there possibly should be profiling. Just as a bottom line here, are you talking about increasing profiling of Muslims in America?”
Using Israel’s security techniques as an example, Trump stood by his stance of increased profiling. He also cited the fact that everyone who enters his rallies is profiled to an extent for safety measures.
“Well, I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country, and other countries do it. You look at Israel, and you look at others, and they do it, and they do it successfully. You know, I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense, and we have to use our heads.”
“They were going through the same scrutiny, absolute same scrutiny as somebody else that looked like it could have been a possible person. So, we really have to look at profiling. We have to look at it seriously, and other countries do it, and it’s not the worst thing to do. I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to use common sense. We’re not using common sense.”
Many within the Republican Party began to distance themselves from Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, after he went on the attack against the U.S. district judge who is presiding over the Trump University case, Judge Gonzolo Curiel, as a ‘Mexican’ even though he was born in America to Mexican immigrants. Will this latest utterance by Trump cause even more unrest within the Republican Party?