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Trump on waterboarding

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 00:46

Trump says with people ''chopping off heads'' and ''drowing them in cages,'' he would ''go a step further than waterboarding,'' in campaign address. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign address in Macon, Georgia commented on waterboarding saying under certain conditions he backs the practice. "So, they are chopping off our people's heads in the Middle East, they are drowning people in cages, we are like living in Medieval times," he said. "One of the announcers the other day said, Mr. Trump, 'What do you think of waterboarding?' I said what do I think of waterboarding? Well, do you want to go a step further than waterboarding because I am ok with that too." The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in of the five days that ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22. The five-day rolling average sample size ranged from 464 to 347 respondents between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27, with a credibility interval of 5.2 to 6.1 percentage points.

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Trump on waterboarding

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 00:46