Fourteen people were slaughtered at a Christmas party in San Bernardino – with the Islamic State terror group claiming responsibility for the attacks.
And the presidential hopeful said the neighbours of the California couple suspected of carrying out the attack did not alert authorities about their suspicions because they thought it would be “inappropriate”.
He said nearby residents of Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook “were not wanting to call because they thought it would be inappropriate to call”.
Speaking about whether Muslims should be profiled, the Republican candidate said: “Well I think there can be profiling.
“If they thought there was something wrong with that group and they saw what was happening, and 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. A lot of people are dead right now.
“So everybody wants to be politically correct, and that’s part of the problem that we have with our country.”