We learned this week that Trump does, somewhat, care about pivoting to the general election – by which we mean reining in his off-the-cuff style. Trump fired his controversial Campaign Manager, finally started fundraising, and even delivered a tightly scripted speech attacking Hillary Clinton on substance (never mind that the substance was riddled with inaccuracies). But what we really need to talk about is that time when Trump’s off-the-cuff self said, and we quote, “I think profiling is something that we're going to have to start thinking about as a country. And other countries do it; you look at Israel and you look at others and they do it and they do it successfully.” Since we’ve had ample opportunity to call out Trump for his bigoted call for profiling and surveillance of Arab Americans and American Muslims, we want to focus this week on the latter part of this gem of an idea. First off, we’ve been importing Israeli profiling practices since at least 2001, when the disastrous TSA SPOT program was brought over to beef up airport security. Since then, TSA SPOT has been discredited for being ineffective, scientifically baseless, and a gigantic waste of money. Secondly, profiling is a tale as old as time in this country, so his suggestion that we “start thinking about it” is a sign of real gaps in his domestic policy knowledge.