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It would be fine to try American terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay: Trump

Donald Trump says it would be “fine” to try Americans suspected of terrorism at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre if possible.

us presidential election Updated: Aug 12, 2016 14:49 IST
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US Republican presidential candidate Donald J Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at the BB&T Centre in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald J Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at the BB&T Centre in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.(AFP)

Donald Trump says it would be “fine” to try Americans suspected of terrorism at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre if possible.

The Miami Herald asks Trump whether he’d approve new detentions at the prison if he’s elected president. The Republican says he wants to ensure the US has a “safe place” to keep a “radical Islamic terrorist.”

Trump says President Barack Obama is releasing “terrible people” from the prison. After extensive security reviews, Obama has transferred dozens of detainees to other countries as he works to close the prison at the US base in Cuba.

Trump criticises Obama and others who want to try terrorism suspects in traditional courts. Asked specifically about US citizens, Trump says if they could face trial in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, “that’ll be fine.”