Jan 25, 2017 by

  • President Donald Trump speaks at Homeland Security Department in Washington. (AAP)
President Donald Trump says he believes ‘absolutely’ waterboarding works as an intelligence-gathering tool but will defer to his Cabinet on whether to use it.

President Donald Trump has declared that he believes torture works as his administration readies a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror.

It includes possible resumption of banned interrogation methods and reopening CIA-run “black site” prisons outside the United States.

In an interview with ABC News, Trump said he would wage war against Islamic State militants with the singular goal of keeping the US safe.

Asked specifically about the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding, Trump cited the extremist group’s atrocities against Christians and others and said: “We have to fight fire with fire”.

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