After talking tough about torture during Thursday's debate, Donald Trump toned down his rhetoric in a statement Friday, before doubling down again Saturday vowing to expand torture laws and 'play the game the way ISIS plays the game.'
The statement Friday, in which Trump conceded that he would be 'bound by laws' if elected president and said he would 'not order our military... to violate those laws' was issued after he came under fire for his promises to torture terrorists and indiscriminately kill their relatives. Proceed...
On Saturday Trump clarified that instead of issuing unlawful orders, he would expand the law to allow more severe forms of torture. 'I will always abide by the law, but I would like to have the law expanded,' Trump told CBS.
'Right now, basically, waterboarding is essentially not allowed, as I understand it. ... I would certainly like it to be, at a minimum, at a minimum to allow that,' Trump stated further.
He said because ISIS doesn't follow the rules in its brutal terror campaign, the United States needs to change its regulations in order to 'better compete.' Who agrees with him?