In an interview Thursday with the Miami Herald, Donald Trump suggested that he might allow Americans accused of terrorism to be tried at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba.
“Well, I know that they want to try them in our regular court systems, and I don’t like that at all, I don’t like that at all,” he said. “I would say they could be tried there, that’ll be fine.”
Current federal law prohibits U.S. citizens from being tried in military tribunals. Trump has previously suggested he would “load it (Guantanamo) up with bad dudes.”
“I want to make sure that if we have radical Islamic terrorists, we have a very safe place to keep ’em and we have a word, those are words our president won’t even issue,” he said. “He’s allowing people to get out that are terrible people. He’s allowing a lot of people out of Guantanamo that should not be released.”
“I will tell you that as far as Guantanamo is concerned I want to make sure, 100 percent sure, that if we’re going to release people, number one they’re going to be people that can be released and it’s going to be safe to release them and there are plenty of bad ones out there and I’d use it for that,” Trump continued.