Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said while fighting radical Islam he would allow law enforcement to profile, track some Muslims suspected of terrorism and go after family members of actual terrorists.
Referencing a neighbor who noticed a lot of activity in the garage of the San Bernardino shooter but did not report it for fear of being racist Trump said, “I think there can be profiling … something wrong with that group they saw what was happening, they didn’t want to call the police because they didn’t want to be profiling. I think that’s pretty bad. People are dead. Lot of people are dead right now. Everybody wants to be politically correct and that’s part of the problem that we have with our country.”
He continued, “Look. we are having a problem with radicals in Muslim groups — let’s not kid ourselves. You can say it or don’t have to say it. Maybe you won’t even want to, I’m saying it loud and strong. So, if you have people coming out of mosques with hatred and with death in their eyes and on their minds, we’re going to have to do something, John. We can’t just say we’re not going to look at it. I made that statement a number of weeks ago. It took a lot of whatever, lot of people were not exactly thrilled with it. Now everybody seems to agree with me.”
Host John Dickerson asked, “This idea of tracking Muslims in America, where are you on that?”
Trump said, “You have people that have to be tracked. If they’re Muslim, they’re Muslims. People have to be tracked. I use the word vigilance we have show vigilance if we don’t we’re foolish people. We’re being led by people that don’t know what is happening when you have President Obama talking about global warming as our biggest problem we have a president that is just not with it at all.”
Dickerson asked, “You mention families go after families, what does that mean? ”
Trump explained, “Well at least I would certainly go after the wives who absolutely knew what was happening and I guess your definition of what I do, I’m going to leave that to your imagination. But I will tell you I would be very tough on families because the families know what is happening. Even in this last instance.”
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