Apparently, penchant for torture runs in the Trump family.
Just this weekend, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump doubled down on his call to bring back waterboarding — one of the cruelest interrogation techniques used on suspected terrorists — and then said he wanted to “go a lot further” than that.
Proving an apple does not fall far from the tree, the real-estate mogul’s second son, Eric, has also come forward to defend his dad’s position on the matter.
“You see these terrorists that are flying planes into buildings, right? You see our cities getting shot up in California,” Eric Trump said during an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “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.”
Although his appearance on “On the Record” wasn’t that long, but he still managed to paint a rather disturbing image of what supposedly goes on inside the fraternity houses.
“You know the man would keep this country safe,” the young Trump added. “There is no question about it.”
As Gawker pointed out, Eric Trump went to Georgetown, where Greek life had been limited until recently, so there is a good chance that he doesn’t know much about frat house shenanigans. Or maybe he doesn’t understand what waterboarding really is.
But if it's so innocuous, we're sure the younger Trump will volunteer to give waterboarding and try — and then tell us if it's as harmless as a college prank.
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