Can Trump Change the Geneva Conventions? Vets Face Off on 'Kelly File'
Donald Trump reversed his position on torture today, saying that he would not order the U.S. military to violate the Geneva Conventions if he became president.
Trump said in a statement reported by the Wall Street Journal that he understands “that the United States is bound by laws and treaties.”
"I will not order a military officer to disobey the law. It is clear that as president I will be bound by laws just like all Americans and I will meet those responsibilities.”
It comes after Thursday night's Fox News debate in which the GOP frontrunner said that he supported the targeting of terrorists' families and waterboarding as well as "tougher" methods of extracting intelligence.
On tonight's "Kelly File," Afghanistan and Iraq War veteran Pete Hegseth said the reversal was "typical Trump."
"All bluster, very little substance," Hegseth said. "He talks a tough game. But when pressed on it, he's an armchair tough guy."
Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie said that the country needs "a leader like Donald Trump to change laws."
Kelly told Higbie that Trump wouldn't be able to change the Geneva Convention.
"I think a true leader can definitely lobby for it," Higbie said.
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