WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Brennan said in an interview he would not bring back detainee torture methods, such as the waterboarding interrogation technique, despite calls from US presidential hopefuls.
"I think his [Brennan’s] comments are ridiculous. Can you imagine these ISIS [Daesh] people sitting around, eating and talking about this country won’t allow waterboarding and they just chopped off 50 heads?" Trump told the news program Fox&Friends.
The technique involves repeatedly pouring water onto a cloth covering a suspect’s mouth and nose, which simulates the sensation of drowning.
A 2014 ABC News-Washington Post poll revealed that 58 percent of Americans believe that the torture of suspected terrorists can be often or sometimes justified.