By Justin Sink - 04/22/13 02:36 PM EDT
"There's a whole big thing about the Miranda rights and maybe we did something wrong by not giving him the Miranda rights," Trump told Fox News. "I can just see a lawyer sitting back and saying, 'Oh wow, this could take 10 years to settle.' And you know we have to get back to business in this country; this is disgraceful."
"What I don't like seeing is people saying we did something wrong," Trump said. "Here we go again."
The Justice Department said Friday that they would use an exemption to the Miranda law that allows for the interrogation of a suspect who has not been read his rights when there is an imminent danger.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a statement Saturday that the immediate threat had passed, and Tsarnaev should be treated like any other criminal.
“Every criminal defendant is entitled to be read Miranda rights," ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said in a statement. "The public safety exception should be read narrowly. It applies only when there is a continued threat to public safety and is not an open-ended exception to the Miranda rule."
Over the weekend, Trump generated some controversy by suggesting that authorities should consider waterboarding Tsarnaev. American officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama have said that they believe waterboarding is torture.
"What do you think of water boarding the Boston killer sometime prior to allowing our doctors to make him well?" Trump tweeted. "I suspect he may talk!"