Trump on bombing suspect: How did he get through system?
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE praised law enforcement Monday for capturing the man suspected of setting off bombs in New York City and New Jersey but asked how he got through "the system." 

"Once again someone we were told is ok turns out to be a terrorist who wants to destroy our country & its people-how did he get thru system?" Trump tweeted.  


Trump is using the arrest of Ahmad Khan Rahami to press his argument that the nation needs to curtail immigration and refugee resettlement to reduce the threat of terrorism.  

Police say Rahami was identified on video planting bombs in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. One exploded and injured 29 people, while the other failed to detonate. 

Rahami is a naturalized citizen, according to The New York Times, and has been living with his family in the U.S. He was born in 1988 in Afghanistan. 

"Great job once again by law enforcement! We are proud of them and should embrace them - without them, we don't have a country!" Trump tweeted shortly after Rahami was taken into custody.  

Commenting on the bombing on Fox News on Monday, Trump said police should be allowed to profile suspects to prevent terrorism. 

"We're allowing these people to come into our country and destroy our country and make it unsafe for people. We're allowing these people to come in," Trump said on "Fox and Friends."

"We don't want to do any profiling. If somebody looks like he's got a massive bomb on his back, we won't go up to that person ... because, if he looks like he comes from that part of the world, we're not allowed to profile. Give me a break."

In June, Trump said the U.S. needs to start looking into the use of profiling to stop terrorism.

He said he doesn't like the concept but that it may be necessary.

"Other countries do it. You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it and they do it successfully," he said during a June interview on CBS's "Face the Nation."