Washington Post - Donald Trump said that authorities might have to engage in racial profiling to more effectively fight the threat of terrorist attacks in the United States.
"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, uh, profiling. And they don't want to be accused of all sorts of things," Trump said in an interview on Fox News.
The Republican presidential nominee went on to praise Israel's policing practices. Israeli security forces routinely conduct general roundups for questioning or during specific investigations.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign event on Sept. 16, 2016, in Washington.
It's not the first time Trump has made a suggestion that racial profiling could be an effective tactic.
"But look, we have — whether it's racial profiling or politically correct, we'd better get smart," he said at a Fox News town hall in August. "We are letting tens of thousands of people into our country. We don't know what the hell we're doing."