Trump Favors Guantanamo Trials for U.S. Terrorism Suspects

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -
In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo, a sign for Camp 6 is posted outside the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama has refused to send any suspected terrorists captured overseas to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. But if the U.S. starts seizing more militants in expanded military operations, where will they go, who will hold them and where will they be tried? (AP Photo/Ben Fox)
A sign for Camp 6 is posted outside the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)

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

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

Trump said 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 U.S. base in Cuba.

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