Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump answers questions about the Guantánamo Bay prison camp during an interview with Miami Herald political reporter Patricia Mazzei on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
Trump told the Herald on Thursday that it “would be fine” for military tribunals at the infamous detention center to prosecute U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism.
“I know that they want to try them in our regular court systems, and I don’t like that at all,” the GOP presidential nominee said.
You can see his full remarks in the video above.
Trump’s lack of concern for U.S. laws is well documented. He has suggested he might pull the U.S. from NAFTA and said that’d he “open libel laws” to make it easier to sue journalists. The GOP nominee also may have broken multiple federal election laws.
He’s equally unconcerned about international humanitarian laws. Most notable are his repeated promises to bring back waterboarding, an act that is widely considered torture. And, during a GOP debate earlier this year, he even vowed to use torture “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
Trump’s also pledged to “take out” the families of suspects ― regardless of their involvement in or knowledge of terror attack plans.
President Barack Obama has acknowledged that the CIA “tortured some folks” in the years after the 9/11 attacks. But he’s said the so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” the U.S. used to get information from terrorist suspects “was a mistake” that “crossed the line.”