Donald Trump on Tuesday speculated that harsh interrogation techniques, including torture, could have helped prevent the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday that killed at least 31 and wounded hundreds more.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Trump about Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam, who was captured in Belgium last week and is reportedly talking with investigators.
“Well you know he may be talking, but he’ll talk a lot faster with the torture,” Trump said, remarking that if he would have talked sooner, perhaps Tuesday’s attacks could have been prevented.
When Blitzer pointed out the military’s stated opposition to waterboarding, Trump surmised that they secretly supported it and only said that they opposed it for political reasons. “I think they’re told to say that politically. I believe in it 100 percent,” he declared.