Trump Defends Waterboarding: ‘I Have No Doubt That It Does Work’


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood by his debate promise to bring back waterboarding as an interrogation technique during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Trump said he would “bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding” during Saturday’s Republican presidential debate. Waterboarding is a form of torture and banned as a war crime.

“I’d go through a process and get it declassified frankly, and I would certainly, waterboarding at a minimum,” Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Trump said while it might not work always, but is still a useful interrogation technique.

“You can say what you want, I have no doubt that it does work in term of information and other things,” he said.