Trump Again Urges Racial Profiling By Police

The GOP nominee says profiling and limiting immigration will stop terrorism, while Hillary Clinton aims to cut off propaganda and recruiting efforts online.

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Still convinced that terrorists equate to Muslims, Trump once again called for racial profiling of immigrants “from that part of the world” after a series of attacks this weekend in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota.

On television interviews and campaign rallies yesterday, Trump said police are afraid to racially profile and are hampered by having to be “politically correct.”

“If somebody looks like he’s got a massive bomb on his back, we won’t go up to that person,” he said on Fox and Friends Monday. “Because if he looks like he comes from that part of the world, we’re not allowed to profile. Give me a break.”

Later in the day, Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, “We’re going to have to start profiling. And it’s, you know, I don’t know if it’s that bad. But certainly it’s not a wonderful thing. … Our local police — they know who a lot of these people are. They are afraid to do anything about it because they don’t want to be accused of profiling.”

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This is not the first time Trump has called for profiling of Muslims. Following the nightclub massacre in Orlando in June by U.S.-born Muslim Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people, Trump said racial profiling was “something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country.”

During a campaign rally in Florida Monday, Trump expanded the call for profiling by suggesting immigration in general be curtailed in the interest of security.

“We can’t let any more people come into this country,” he said, followed by a statement from his campaign again calling for the “extreme vetting” of Syrian refugees.

The most recent terrorist who planted the bombs in New York and New Jersey, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was a naturalized U.S. citizen, originally from Afghanistan.

“We’re allowing these people to come into our country and destroy our country and make it unsafe for people,” Trump said on Fox and Friends, insisting Israel has been effective in limiting immigration and conducting racial profiling.

“Israel has done an unbelievable job and they will profile,” he said. “They profile. They see somebody that’s suspicious. They will profile. They will take that person in and check [them] out. Do we have a choice? Look what’s going on. Do we really have a choice? We’re trying to be so politically correct in our country and this is only going to get worse.”

Hillary Clinton blasted Trump for his rhetoric, saying he was using the attacks to make “some kind of demagogic point.”

“We know that a lot of the rhetoric that we’ve heard from Donald Trump has been seized on by terrorists, including ISIS, because they are looking to make this a war against Islam,” Clinton said. “Let us be vigilant but not afraid. We’re going after the bad guys and we’re going to get them, but we’re not going to go after an entire religion.”

During a “commander in chief” forum in New York earlier this month, Clinton said the issue of radicalization must be tackled online, where much of the propaganda and remote recruiting of disenchanted young people takes place.

“We also have to do a better job combating ISIS online, where they recruit, where they radicalize,” she said. “And I don’t think we’re doing as much as we can. We need to work with Silicon Valley. We need to work with our experts in our government. We have got to disrupt, we have got to take them on in the arena of ideas that, unfortunately, pollute and capture the minds of vulnerable people. So we need to wage this war against ISIS from the air, on the ground, and online, in cyberspace.”

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29 comments


  • Sorry, but there is no Muslim race.
    Whites, blacks and Eskimoes can all be Muslims.

    • @ Don, you’re exactly right! Anyone can be a Muslim, a Jew, a Christian or a Buddhist…. Trump is just pandering to the narrow-minded and ignorant, who think that one can identify a terrorist by looks. As evidenced by all the Sikhs wearing turbans who were victimized after 9-11. People are so damn stupid and scared, they don’t know the difference between one religion and another, and they think that race = religion = immigrants = terrorists. I truly fear for the cohesion of America if this demagogue wins.

      • Inuits are just one of the tribes, there is also the Aleuts. In this case the better term is Alaska Native. Eskimo is also non offensive, if that is what the discussion here is

    • He didn’t mean Muslim “profiling” but he meant to say people from specific countries/looks like Arabs, Africans, Indonesians, Malays, Afghans, Indians specially if they are Muslims. He doesn’t know what he is talking about. His knowledge is obviously limited about the world, nations, countries and people. He has “profiling” inside his brain but he doesn’t know how to express with the lack of knowledge. At the end, he means people from those countries in his head with those looks in his head who most of the time don’t look pink like his face.

  • Please tell me, Mr Trump, how you are going to profile Muslims? They are every color, from every nation, in every profession. Such an idjit.

  • Were I in law enforcement, I would be highly offended by this allegation of political-correctness-motivated cowardice. Judging by the speed with which the police captured the bomber, they in no way appear to have been “afraid,” and they deserve our kudos, not criticism.

  • I am appalled at how this hasn’t been reported as top a News Story because it is. No matter where I go, I still find the news harping on Mrs. Clinton and her emails and Benghazi. Still. And just as a change up, her pneumonia or how she called “probably half” of Trump supporters deplorable. However, stories like this regarding Trump, his persecution of Americas sitting President for 8 years, Mexicans and other Latinos as “rapists and criminals”, African Americans as “jobless, uneducated” and so much, much more. But what’s the top story? Ivanna Trump getting secret service — this is right after he said Mrs. Clinton’s Secret Service should no be armed.
    Something needs to be done. The media needs to be held accountable for feeding this beast because it’s NOT freedom of the press, they are going far beyond. I’m going to call it..it’s propaganda. It’s propaganda to influence the people. Campaign Marketing went out the window months ago.
    Mrs. Clinton and campaign staff have taken the ‘high road’. Sticking to the issues, promoting her White House agenda. Not for this crowd. They don’t care. They like the hot air, struck quick and often. Doubt is what they will create. Mrs. Clinton is not perfect, but she is NOT this. I don’t know what it will take, I don’t know if it’s a good step to even call the press out on this. But, Mrs. Clinton can keep taking the high road…she does need to have an equally deceitful press/internet group to challenge Trump’s deceitful press/internet group to get THIS information out and often. Without it, she loses and America falls.

    • Correction: Ivanka Trump, the daughter, gets the Secret Service. Ivana is her mother.

    • Uhhh, Hillary lied and people died. There is no question she lied about the reason for the embassy attack. There is no question she lied to the FBI about her email. The only question is why the FBI chose not to bring charges. Lesser people, including a General faced charges and prison time for less than what she did. Fact.

      • Yeah, because the candidate who can’t seem to beat a guy who’s been sued 1,600 times is somehow smart enough to run a conspiracy to thwart the FBI. hahahaha

        • Luke,

          If you look at any successful real estate person, they have been sued. It’s part of the deal. They have also gone bankrupt. Those that ultimately win risk much. You keep skirting the fact that Hillary has done these things by pointing out flaws of Trump. The fact is there is significant evidence that she and Bill have used their influence to garner wealth, at the expense of the USA and its tax payers. Its a crime that the media will not hammer her for this but places Trump under a microscope for every word he utters.

          • Please, he’s a jerk. All his people he ripped off with his bogus university – instead of slandering a federal judge, he could’ve just paid them back.

            Over and over, he’s taken deposits for projects that do not get built, then he forces people to sue him to get the deposits returned and they end up settling for 60, 70%, because it’s financially impossible to get ahead by completing the lawsuit. Same thing happens with contractors – they either go tango uniform or they have to settle for pennies on the dollar because it cost too much money to sue someone with lawyers on staff.

            He’s a fraud – and he’s not even a nice fraud, he’s a jerk. It’s why he’s ended up doing business with Russian mobsters, nobody in New York City will do business with him anymore.

      • Whether or not her initial statement about the reason for the embassy attack was correct, it was made after the attack and the resulting deaths, and could not have contributed to either. Frankly, it appears that the reason for the attack was both the video and terrorists who jumped into the video protests with their own pre-planned attack. At any rate, this matter has been examined ad nauseum, and no lies or grounds for criminal charges were found.

  • James L. Harris

    Profiling Muslims is not the correct way because Muslims come in every race. It is because of profiling that Black men are harassed so much in this country already. If you’re Black and a Muslim I guess that’s two strikes against you.

  • Guess what people. Its not the 78 year old women that is the problem. Each and every one of the recent terror attacks has been a Muslim or someone that identifies with Islam. We absolutely need to vet the people that are entering this country.

    • Each and every IRA terrorist and those that donated to the IRA were associated with the Catholic Church. Every member of the KKK was Christian. Most anarchists and the terrorists associated with that movement were Southern European (Sacco and Vanzetti).

      What now?

      Most of these “terrorists” are disaffected, isolated and frustrated people seeking a way to both belong to something and strike back at the society they perceive doesn’t embrace them.

      This describes most of trump’s supporters as well.

      • Our current problem is not with the IRA or KKK. If it was, I agree it would be much more difficult to stop. The fact of the matter is that profiling does work. Police have done this for decades. Israel does this. To say these Islamic terrorists are disaffected, isolated people is condoning what they do. The fact is they are bent on one thing only. The submission and conversion to Islam. There is no choice. Convert or die. I’m not saying all Muslims in the US want this, but those acting out to. We need to stop then from entering our country.

        • I’m briefly changing the subject. Per Peter Kyle, and I quote you…. “The matter of the fact is that profiling does work. Police have done this for decades.” So pat them on the back, give them a paid vacation, or how about a trophy for the most blacks killed for the decades they’ve been profiling. I guess more police need to be hired since they keep adding to the list. They continue making it work with black men. Why not add Muslims to the list. Hmmm….who will they add to the list next? Women….take cover!!!

          Please continue.

        • PETER–If you wanted to perform profiling on all our current criminal trends, then
          there would have to be a nationwide profiling dragnet on all young white males,
          ages 15–35, the demographic that produces the most serial killings/multiple shootings at schools. Newton, Connecticut; Columbine, Colorado; Aurora, Colorado; and Charleston, South Carolina….these are but a few of the Roll Call of Spectacular Serial Murders By Young White Males that have caused families to weep as they buried their loved ones. Let’s not forget those two kids in Arkansas–ages 11 and 13–that took out multiple classmates…how would you
          suggest we implement “profiling that works” to prevent serial murders by American young white males?

          2. More white males of all ages spend $MEGA-BUCKS on assault weapons.
          The arms industry could never be adequately supported by non-white males, who simply do not purchase the huge volume of military weapons, military-style assault weapons and high-powered rifles that their white counterparts manage to stockpile in their homes, garages and apartments.

          3. Then there should also be nationwide profiling of all these KKK, Neo-Nazi, Neo-Aryan, White Brotherhood cults that also purchase and stockpile military and assault weapons–and those ubiquitous “hunting rifles” with scopes–in addition to all the smaller hand weaponry. Many of these groups are rabidly
          anti-government and also stockpile explosives. Timothy McVeigh and Eric Rudolph were not Muslims, but they managed to target and blow up innocent
          people.

          When our police forces begin to profile the millions of white male domestic terrorists who attend our schools, shop in our malls and murder innocent classmates, families and Americans, maybe then I shall be convinced of the
          value of “profiling” as a tool to prevent the most egregious crimes commited on American soil.

          • You didn’t take it all the way, Charity Dell, the biggest thieves in the world are white men. Subprime crisis, Iraq war, heck – if we just profiled bloated orange 70 year old men with comb-overs and small hands, think of the thousands of contractors, customers and wives who wouldn’t be cheated.

    • Kyle:

      FYI, it you had bothered to do your research, both Mateen and Khan were Americans–they both grew up here in the U.S. And the Syrian refugees get vetted for a year and a half before they get cleared to come into the U.S. Something you could have found out yourself by looking it up in 3.5 seconds

  • As Don Miller writes, Muslim isn’t a recognized race, and Trump nowhere used “racial” with “profiling” in his quoted words. Are you putting words you hate in his mouth because you hate him?

  • You are a immigrant Peter Kyle; We all are with the exception of the Native American. And they are so sadistic to turn vicious animals to attack the Native American simply because water is life, and they don’t want their’s poisoned by the greedy twisted bastards.

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