Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE says if he’s elected president, he’ll bring back enhanced interrogation techniques for enemy combatants, including waterboarding.


“I would bring it back, yes. I would bring it back,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week" on Sunday.

Trump said waterboarding is tame compared to what Americans face when they're captured by Islamic extremists.

“You know, they don’t use waterboarding over there; they use chopping off people’s heads,” he said. “They use drowning people. I don’t know if you’ve seen with the cages where they put people in cages and they drown them in the ocean and they lift out the cage.”

“I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they’d do to us, what they’re doing to us, what they did to James Foley when they chopped off his head,” Trump added, referring to the slain U.S. journalist.

He said he would “absolutely bring back interrogation and strong interrogation.”

The GOP primary front-runner also clarified his stance on whether he wants to shut down mosques in the U.S.

“Well, I don’t want to close mosques; I want to surveil mosques,” Trump said. “I want mosques surveilled.”

He said there are certain “hot spots” where terrorists are radicalized that need to be closely monitored.