Trump Says He'll 'Rely' on Cabinet on Whether to Resurrect Waterboarding

He said he believed waterboarding worked but would look to Mattis and Pompeo for direction.
1:36 | 01/25/17

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Transcript for Trump Says He'll 'Rely' on Cabinet on Whether to Resurrect Waterboarding
Mr. President you told me during one of the debates that you would bring about waterboarding and hell of lot worse higher what is what I would do I want to keep our country's. I want to keep our country's what does that mean shooting when they're chopping off the heads of our people and other people. When they're chopping off heads of people because they happen to be a Christian Middle East when crisis is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval times. Would I feel strongly in waterboarding. As far as I'm concerned we have to fight fire with right now. That being said. I'm going we general matters I'm going with my secretary because I think pump it's going to be phenomenal. I'm gonna go with what they say. But I have spoken as recently. Is. 24 hours ago. With people at the highest level of intelligence and I asked him the question. Does it work does torture work. Idiots who was yes absolutely you're now the president do you want waterboarding. I don't want people to chop off the citizens or anybody's heads in the Middle East okay. Because there Christian or was local or anything else I don't want look now they chapel muff and put them on camera they send them along with the world. So we have and we're not allowed she doing. We're not playing an even field I will say this. I will relying on Pompeo and madness and my group. And it they don't wanna do that's fine if they do want to do. Then I will work toward that it will do everything within the bounds of what you're allowed to do legally. What do I feel it works absolutely I feel it works.

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