Trump: I Would Like the Law Expanded on Torture

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said since our enemies do not “play by the laws,” he would “like to strengthen the laws so that we can better compete.”

Trump said, “We have an enemy in the Middle East that is chopping off heads and massive drownings. They don’t play by the laws, they’re laughing at us right now. I would like to strengthen the laws so that we can better compete. It’s very tough to beaten piece that don’t have any — don’t have any restrictions, all right? We have these massive restrictions. Now I will abide by the law but I would like to have the law expanded … I  happen to think that when you’re fighting an enemy that chops off heads, I happen to think this we should use something that is stronger than we have right now. Right now basically waterboarding is essentially not allowed as I understand it.”

He continued, “I think we have become very weak and ineffective that’s why not we’re in the beating ISIS … I think we’re weak. We cannot beat ISIS. We should beat ISIS very quickly.”

He added, “We are playing by a different set of rules. we are — let me just put it differently. When ISIS people chop off the heads go back to their homes and they talk, and they hear we’re talking about waterboarding like it’s the worst thing. They just drowned a hundred people and chopped off 50 heads, they must think we are a little bit on the weak side.”

 Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN