“The fact is that we need unpredictability,” Trump said of his openness to using nuclear weapons.
CBS News – Mar 24, 2016
As for his supporters, Trump said in Ohio, “It’s not necessarily loyal to me, it’s loyal to the country. They want great security. They want great military. They want to take care of their vets. They want a border. They want a wall.”
Chicago Tribune – Mar 12, 2016
When dealing with terrorists, Trump said, “we should go for waterboarding and we should go tougher than waterboarding.”
BP News – Mar 4, 2016
GOP front-runner Donald Trump also chimed in, tweeting, “Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!.”
Roll Call – Mar 22, 2016
“Our jobs are being sucked away, our military can’t beat ISIS… our borders are like Swiss cheese,” Trump said to the energetic crowd.
Dayton Daily News – Mar 12, 2016
Trump argued in a USA Today op-ed published last weekend that he “would support and endorse the use of enhanced interrogation techniques if the use of these methods would enhance the protection and safety of the nation.
The Weekly Standard – Feb 17, 2016
The military under Trump, he said, will “be so big, so strong, so powerful, nobody is going mess with us.”
MassLive.com – Feb 10, 2016
“We need much tougher, much smarter leadership – and we need it NOW!” Trump said on Twitter.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Nov 16, 2015
“I will build a military so strong that we’ll never have to use it because they are going to be saying, ‘I’m not going to mess with that guy,’ ” he said, without explaining how he would bolster America’s defense.
The Post and Courier – Jul 21, 2015
Mr. Trump said he would like to “build a safe zone in Syria, build a big, beautiful safe zone, and you have whatever it is, so they can live.”
New York Times – Nov 13, 2015
“We have to have a strong military so people don’t mess with us,” Trump said.
Newsday – Nov 10, 2015
On trade , Trump said our country is in trouble if, “…we don’t get smart, very very quickly, on trade. On defense. We have to build our country big. Powerful.”
WIBC – Apr 20, 2016
“Waterboarding would be fine. If they can expand the laws, I would do a lot more than waterboarding,” Trump said on NBC’s “Today” program, adding he believed torture could produce useful leads.
WHTC – Mar 22, 2016