Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to reports that the San Bernardino shooters’ neighbors didn’t report “suspicious activity” for fear of being accused of racial profiling.
During a brief chat with reporters in Iowa, Trump said “if somebody thinks bad things are going on,” they “have to report it.”
“It should not be racial profiling. They thought something bad was going on and didn’t report it? Not good.”
When Trump was asked to elaborate on his “racial profiling” comments, he refused at first, before mentioning a local news report about Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik‘s neighbors noticing suspicious activity and not reporting it.
“The story was that they didn’t want to racially profile. In the meantime a lot of people got killed. We have to use common sense.”
When CNN’s reporter referred to Farook and Malik as “regular people” with a home and a kid, Trump refuted the claim.
“I don’t know if they were regular people. I heard the apartment was loaded up with bombs and guns,” he said. “When you have pipe bombs lying all over the floor, I don’t think they’re regular people.”
Check out the clip above, via CNN.
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