Terrorism is never good, and it’s especially heartbreaking when it’s an American who commits the act of terrorism. But if Trump becomes president, he wants those American citizens sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In an interview on Thursday, Trump said he’d be “fine” with American citizens accused of terrorism being tried in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.
In an interview with the Miami Herald that covered Gitmo to Zika funding, Trump said, “I would say [Americans] could be tried there, that would be fine.”
Trump has previously come out against closing Guantanamo, forcefully promising to keep it open at different points in the primary season.
Of course, what Trump wants to do is illegal. Under current federal law, it’s illegal to try U.S. citizens at military commissions. Changing the law would require an act of Congress.