If Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is elected to office, he will not rule out using nuclear weapons against ISIS (video below).
“I’m never gonna rule anything out, and I wouldn’t want to say … I wouldn’t want to tell you that,” Trump said on “Bloomberg TV” when asked if he would use nuclear weapons against ISIS.
“I want them to think maybe we would use them,” Trump said.
Trump remarked that revealing his tactical plans on how to fight against ISIS in an interview is not a good idea because “we need unpredictability” against an enemy who is unrecognizable because they don’t wear uniforms.
“The enemy is watching … and I frankly don’t want the enemy to know what I am thinking,” Trump said.
Throughout his campaign, Trump has positioned himself as being supportive of harsh interrogation methods for terrorists, including waterboarding.
"Frankly, the waterboarding, if it was up to me, and if we changed the laws or had the laws, waterboarding would be fine,'' Trump told Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer from "TODAY," following the March 22 Brussels terrorist attacks. "If they could expand the laws, I would do a lot more than waterboarding. You have to get the information from these people.”
He added that he thinks torture is an effective measure to use in order to obtain information given the circumstances.
"I am in the camp where you have to get the information and you have to get it rapidly,'' Trump said.
When it comes to using nuclear weapons against ISIS, it is not at the top of Trump’s list.
“I would say definitely nuclear weapons are a last resort,” Trump said during the “Bloomberg TV” interview, after reiterating that he would not rule any tactical measures out.