CNN falsely quoted Republican nominee Donald Trump during a Monday evening broadcast.
“But Israel has done an unbelievable job and they’ll profile. They profile. They see somebody that’s suspicious, they will profile. They will take that person in,” Trump said on Fox News Monday.
CNN ran the quote under the header, “Trump says ‘racial profiling’ will stop terror,” but Trump never said the word “racial” in relation to profiling.
Trump later spoke to Bill O’Reilly on the topic, and didn’t use “racial” during that conversation either. Trump didn’t elaborate about what criteria investigators should use when they profile a potential terrorist.
“It works. If we see somebody that we think could be a problem at airports and other places you talk to them and you see what’s going on. We don’t do that. Not much,” Trump said.
CNN has been caught editing Trump’s comments in the past. CNN edited out the word “crooked” in a tweet that called for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to release her full medical records.
The cable news network edited Clinton’s response to the NYC explosion to omit the word “bombing.” The quote came just before Clinton slammed Trump for calling the terror attack a bombing, claiming, “it’s important to know the facts about any incident like this.”