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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants the United States to take a serious look at ethnic profiling, and then decide to absolutely do that.

In an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Trump was asked whether he supports more profiling of Muslims in America. “I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said.

It’s hard to tell whether Trump believes the U.S. government should ramp up its profiling of Muslims, or that it hasn’t thought to do it yet. It has.

Either way, if we just follow the lead of “Israel” and “others” on ethnic profiling we should be fine, according to Trump: “They do it and they do it successfully. And, you know, I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense.”

Trump reiterated his request that the U.S. “respectfully” spy on mosques, adding, “They’re doing it in France.” Also, we do that here.

Trump has been harshly criticized, even by some Republicans, for doubling down on his proposal to ban Muslim migration to the U.S. in the wake of last Sunday’s mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando that left 49 people dead.

Trump also said the U.S. should profile Muslims in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, “People are dead,” Trump said in December, “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.”