Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday that he would reauthorize the use of enhanced interrogation techniques in order to protect Americans from terrorism.
“When the Syrian refugees are going to start pouring into this country, we don’t’ know if they’re ISIS, we don’t know if they’re a Trojan Horse,” Trump said, according to Raw Story. “I want to see a database and other checks and balances. We want to go with watch lists, we want to go with databases, and we have no choice.”
“It could be the great Trojan Horse of all time,” he continued to say. “When I look at the [immigration] line, I see all strong powerful men. And I see very few women, and I see very few children. There’s something strange going on. And if you look at what’s happening in Europe, a lot of bad things are happening in Europe.”
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After saying that Syrian refugees who are fleeing terror at the hands of ISIL should not be allowed in the United States, Stehanopoulus pointed out ‘for the record’ that a majority of the Syrian refugees are women and children.
The ABC host then referred to Trump’s interview with Yahoo News in which he said, “We’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.”
“Do you think we should bring back enhanced interrogation like waterboarding?” Stephanopoulus asked.
“We have to be strong,” the GOP frontrunner responded. “You know, they don’t use waterboarding over there, they use chopping off people’s heads, they use drowning people.”
“I would bring it back, I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they do to us,” he remarked. “I would absolutely bring back interrogation and strong interrogation.”
Of course he would.
Trump is wrong but at least he’s consistent. In fact, ISIL does use waterboarding on its captives.
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