Trump Defends Waterboarding… Kind Of


Donald Trump was on ABC News with Jon Karl when Karl asked him what for most candidates might be a loaded question… but not for Donald Trump. Karl broached the ever unpopular “enhanced interrogation” question by wondering if Trump would consider using such methods if he became President.

Trump was unequivocal in his response.

Jon Karl: Would President Trump authorize waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques? Even torture?

Donald Trump: I would be inclined to be very strong. When people are chopping off other people’s heads and we’re worried about waterboarding, I have no doubt that that works. I have absolutely no doubt.

You mentioned waterboarding. It was such a big subject. I haven’t heard that word in a year now. Because when you see the other side is chopping off heads, waterboarding doesn’t seem that severe.