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Donald Trump Promotes Waterboarding at GOP Debate

At Thursday's GOP debate, Donald Trump was asked to respond to former CIA Director Michael Hayden telling HBO's Bill Maher that members of the military could refuse to follow President Trump's orders if they violated international law.

Donald Trump responded, "They won't refuse me, they're not going to refuse me, believe me. And, and, I'm a leader, I'm a leader, I've aways been a leader, I've never had any problem leading people, if I say do it, they're going to do it." Hayden was shown telling Maher, "You are required not to follow an unlawful order. That would be in violation of all the international laws of armed conflict."

Trump went on to say, "You look at the Middle East, they're chopping off heads, they're chopping off the heads of Christians and anybody else who happens to be in the way, they're drowning people in steel cages and now we're talking about waterboarding. Can you imagine, can you imagine, these people, these animals over in the Middle East that chop off heads sitting around talking and seeing that we're having a hard problem with waterboarding. We should go for waterboarding and we should go tougher than waterboarding."

In addition, Hayden brought up Trump's statements about going after the families of terrorists. Trump stated that the wife of one of the 9/11 terrorists "knew exactly what was happening."

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