Donald Trump’s son, Eric, recently tried to defend his father’s plan to bring back waterboarding in an interview with FOX News Monday night by comparing it to everyday fraternity activities.
“You see these terrorists that are flying planes into buildings, right?” Eric told FOX News. “You see our cities getting shot up in California. You see Paris getting shot up. And then somebody complains when a terrorist gets waterboarded, which quite frankly is no different than what happens on college campuses and frat houses every day. You know, the man would keep this country safe. There’s no question about it.”
Trump said Saturday night during the eighth Republican debate that he would support bringing back waterboarding of suspected terrorists and “worse” — but he has not specified what he would support beyond waterboarding.
“As far as John McCain is concerned, when you say we can’t waterboard but they can chop off the heads of Christians and they can chop off the heads of everybody in the Middle East as far as they want, I think that’s pretty bad,” Donald Trump said on Fox News Tuesday. “So I said I’m totally in favor of waterboarding. Waterboarding is peanuts compared to chopping off heads.”