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Trump Says Political Correctness Helped Enable California Attack

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Ahead of President Barack Obama’s Sunday night speech outlining his plan to fight terrorism, Republican presidential candidates called for more surveillance tools for the intelligence community, while frontrunner Donald Trump said political correctness and a fear of profiling may have helped allow last week’s attack in California to occur.

In an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Trump said Americans have been too politically correct with Muslims in America, arguing that people knew what the San Bernardino attackers were planning, but didn’t want to report them for fear of profiling the individuals. The FBI is investigating the shooting rampage that killed 14 people as a potential act of terror that may have been inspired by Islamic State.