Washington, June 20: Republican presumtive presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday said that US should start thinking about racial profiling to prevent incidents like the Orlando shooting, that killed 50 and injured 53.
In an interview to CBS, Trump said: "Well I think profiling is something that we're going to have to start thinking about as a country."
Trump gave an example of Israel and other countries who do the same. "Other countries do it, you look at Israel and you look at others, they do it and they do it successfully. And I hate the concept of profiling but we have to start using common sense and we have to use our heads," he said.
Trump added that if the Muslim community would report suspicious things around them, then incidents like the Orlando shooting could be avoided.
Standing by his comment for scrutinising mosques, Trump said: "If you go to France right now, they're doing it in France. In fact in some instances, they're closing down mosques."
Speaking about the Orlando shooter, Trump said that his past had a lot of red flags. "You look at his past, I mean? I've never seen a past quite like that. You look at his record in school, you look at a lot of other things. There were a lot of red flags, this was not a very good young man," he said.
Trump had drawn flak for his comments on the Orlando shooting from within the Republican party and has also faced severe criticism from many for his ban on Muslims entering the US.