Trump, Hannity Wondered if David Muir Would Be Anti-Waterboarding if His Children Were Abducted


President Donald Trump gave an interview with Sean Hannity last night, during which, the two of them talked about whether ABC’s David Muir would support torture in a scenario where he had children who were taken away by kidnappers.

The president had a wide-ranging interview with Muir on Wednesday, and one of the highlights was Trump defending his position on waterboarding. Hannity brought up Muir’s line of questioning when he talked with Trump the next day, and the Fox host asked Trump to envision what Muir would do in a hypothetical situation:

“I was thinking, if I had an opportunity to speak with David Muir, I’d say, ‘OK, two guys go into your house. They kidnap your child. One guy gets away with your child. You tackle the other guy. That guy knows where your child is…You don’t waterboard that guy?’”

Trump answered that “torture was real torture,” and that waterboarding was not as severe as other kinds of enhanced interrogation methods. The two of them went on to discuss the effectiveness of waterboarding, though eventually, Hannity brought back his question to Muir.

“If they kidnapped your kid and you have one of the kidnappers, what would you do to get the location of your child?” Hannity asked

“Or, would you want him to talk in 48 hours from now, by being nice to him, OK?” Trump responded. “And, by that time, it’s too late… So, I’m not into it.”

Trump and Hannity also used the interview to talk about their mutual disapproval for the media, and the possibility that the White House will change its relationship with the press.

Watch above, via Fox.

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