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Trump says he’d try US citizens accused of terrorism at Guantanamo

Greg Nash

Donald Trump said that he would try Americans accused of terrorism in military tribunals at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

During an interview with the Miami Herald on Thursday, Trump was asked if he would push to get U.S. citizens accused of terrorism tried by military commissions at the U.S. military base in Cuba, something that would require action from Congress.

{mosads}“Well, I know that they want to try them in our regular court systems, and I don’t like that at all. I don’t like that at all,” he said. “I would say they could be tried there, that would be fine.”

Trump has spoken out against President Obama’s efforts to close the prison camp, saying he’d rather “load it up with bad dudes.” But he wouldn’t say whether he would reopen the prison to new detainees captured abroad.

“I want to make sure that if we have radical Islamic terrorists, we have a very safe place to keep them,” he said, adding that Obama is “allowing people to get out that are terrible people.”

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