In an exclusive interview with ABC, President Trump said he believes that torture works and would employ it if he got a sign-off from his close advisors.
Citing terrorists “cutting off the head of victims,” Trump said he feels he must respond with harsh measures.
“I want to keep our country safe,” Trump explained. “When they’re chopping off the heads of our people, when they’re chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a Christian in the Middle East.. would I feel strongly about waterboarding? As far as I’m concerned, we have to fight fire with fire.”
Trump added that he has spoken with people “at the highest level” in the intelligence services as recently as “24 hours ago and I asked them the question: does it work, does torture work? And the answer was ‘yes.'”
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President Trump tells ABC News he believes waterboarding works – but will "rely" on his Cabinet to determine if the policy is resurrected. pic.twitter.com/0nCFAfhlK1
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 25, 2017
Three right-wing ‘boogaloo’ militants arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas: report
On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced that three far-right militants with ties to the "boogaloo" movement have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Las Vegas, according to The Seattle Times.
"Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody," reported Michelle Price and Scott Sonner.
‘Showing off with these complete sentences’: Internet rejoices as ‘Real President’ Obama speaks – ‘I miss him’
Former President Barack Obama delivered forward-looking, encouraging remarks in response to the police killing of George Floyd and the ongoing nationwide protests, and the Internet rejoiced. President Obama's comments, part of a town hall organized by his My Brother's Keeper Alliance, were focused for his younger audience, and were short and seemingly off-the-cuff, yet inspired a nation thirsting for caring, intelligence, and leadership.
Take a look.
I Love President Barack Obama.
‘Trump became what we feared’: New Lincoln Project ad accuses Trump of using the Bible as a prop to boost his polls
A brutal new ad from the GOP group The Lincoln Project called "War Zone" is attacking President Donald Trump for becoming what Americans have feared he would.
He didn't come out of hiding this week to help calm the nation or to bring Americans together.
"He wasn't there to offer words of calm and comfort," the ad said. "Instead, he became what we all feared. Evoked the worst of our past. Threatened our governors and states. He ordered our own soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to flood the streets, instructing them to turn against Americans. Used churches and the Holy Bible as political props. He didn't invoke the Lord to give us wisdom, but to boost his polls."