Yes, and he got it completely backwards: But smartphone encryption, one of the great public safety challenges of our time, remains almost entirely self-regulated. Encryption is the safety-measure here, it protects billions of people from identity theft, stalking, fraud and other crimes.
If you want to increase security and safety, you need to outlaw non-encrypted phones and any kind of law-enforcement access or other backdoor.
Of course, I don't really know whether they would pull an Obama as soon as they took office and reverted their positions by 180 degrees, but at least their positions aren't fascist and mercantilist crap from the get-go.
Yes, we range the second-lowest when it comes to violent crimes (despite of having lots of guns; long guns however) but we also do something that must be terrifying for US Americans: We swear. A Lot. In public. On stages. In TV. On the fucking Internet. Everywhere.