At a campaign rally on Tuesday, Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump laments laws banning the use of waterboarding, saying that in the terrorism fight, the U.S. must ''fight fire with fire''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The presumptive Republican presidential nominee reiterated his support for waterboarding at a campaign rally in Ohio. Trump has spoken out forcefully in favor of the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques in the past. "They asked me about waterboarding. I said I like it a lot, and I don't think it's tough enough," Trump said to applause from his supporters. Waterboarding, the practice of pouring water over someone's face to simulate drowning as an interrogation tactic, was banned by President Barack Obama days after he took office in 2009. Critics call it torture. It was used in the interrogation of terrorism suspects under the administration of George W. Bush. Trump made the comments on Tuesday (June 28) as he spoke about the bombing of Istanbul airport in which at least 41 people were killed. "We have to be so strong, we have to fight so viciously and violently because we're dealing with violent people," he said. "We have to fight fire with fire," Trump said. His supporters chanted "U.S.A! U.S.A!" in response.