By Justin Sink - 06/24/13 12:09 PM EDT
The reality television host also suggested Snowden may have stayed in Russia to reveal additional secrets about American intelligence efforts.
“He’s revealing things that nobody thought possible, and I think he’s probably got stuff that’s far — that’s maybe why he’s staying in Russia. Russia’s very smart, and they’re probably getting every possible thing out of him,” Trump said. “They say, ‘Hey wait a minute, let’s not send him to Ecuador or wherever he’s going. Let’s immediately — let’s talk to him for a couple more days.’”
Trump also suggested a "swift and really strong" punishment of Snowden to prevent future intelligence leaks.
"This guy is a bad guy. And, you know, there is still a thing called execution,” Trump said.