“Even if [waterboarding] doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway.”
You're right! Donald Trump said this. Nope, sorry. Donald Trump said this.
On November 23, 2015, Trump hit the campaign trail hard in defense of waterboarding. Here’s some more context from a rally in Columbus, OH…
“Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would — in a heartbeat,” Trump said to loud cheers during a rally at a convention center here Monday night that attracted thousands. “And I would approve more than that. Don’t kid yourself, folks. It works, okay? It works. Only a stupid person would say it doesn’t work.”
And here’s a video from an ABC interview covering the topic in more detail: