Donald Trump has started to outline his presidential policies while shifting into general election season. He dove into his economic platform, where he promised “across the board cuts” and we know he has big plans for Mike Pence. But he’s not done, as he also wants to tweak the judicial system. The Republican presidential nominee told the Miami Herald he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of trying Americans accused of terrorism at a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay.
As of now, it is illegal to try U.S. citizens at military commissions, and enacting Trump’s proposed plan would require an act of congress. But hey, that wouldn’t stop Trump, and for that matter, why don’t we have Judge Reinhold preside and sentence them to the phantom zone if found guilty? Everything is up in the air. And Trump didn’t rule out the possibility of again sending captured foreign terrorist suspects to be held at Guantanamo:
“I want to make sure that if we have radical Islamic terrorists, we have a very safe place to keep them … 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 … I would say they could be tried there, that would be fine.”
When pressed about the ghost of Guantanamo past, Trump would like to “load it up with bad dudes.” But the jury is still out if he plans to use these bad dudes to lead dangerous covert missions. Shhh.
(Via The Miami Herald)