Trump Calls for Police Profiling in Wake of Area Bombings: 'This Is Only Going to Get Worse'
His comments led to criticism from rival Hillary Clinton.
Following the bombings in the New York and New Jersey area, Donald Trump condemned political correctness while hunting for terrorists on Monday morning, and mocked America's "stupid" leaders.
"I think this is something that maybe will happen perhaps more and more over the country," Trump said. "We've been weak, our country's been weak."
Trump added: “We coddle them. We are too politically correct. We don’t want to say radical Islam, or radical Islamic terrorism. Obama won’t even say the words, neither will Hillary Clinton.”
Trump also suggested that police in America should profile the people they believe are suspects.
“We have become so politically correct in this country, this is only going to get worse,” the GOP presidential candidate added.
Trump also said how the United States needs stricter immigration policies and Obama has allowed more people to come into the country from the Middle East.
“Thousands of people are pouring into our country, we have no idea what we are doing,” he said. “Our leaders are stupid.”
Trump then went on to blame Obama and Clinton for helping create ISIS, saying the terrorist organization “started under their policies. They say we are winning the war on terror, we are not winning the war, they are winning the war.”
When terrorist suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured following a dramatic shootout Monday morning, Hillary Clinton slammed Trump's rhetoric.
"But let us remember, there are millions and millions of naturalized citizens in America from all over the world. There are millions of law-abiding peaceful Muslim-Americans. This is the kind of challenge that law enforcement can be and is prepared to address, namely going after anyone who would threaten the United States," she said.
She also thanked law enforcement before attending rally in Philadelphia at Temple University.
“I want to start by offering my full support to our state, local and federal law enforcement as they continue to respond to the attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota and bring those responsible to justice,” she said.
On Twitter, she added:
"Like all Americans, my thoughts are with those who were wounded, their families, & our first responders” —Hillary on this weekend’s attacksSeptember 19, 2016
Trump echoed the same sentiment, tweeting: “Great job once again by law enforcement! We are proud of them and should embrace them - without them, we don't have a country!”
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