During a segment on CNN this week, Trump supporter and surrogate Kayleigh McEnany argued that Trump’s ideas about bringing back waterboarding is all fine and dandy because previous presidents have used the methods as well.

McEnany has been an especially vocal advocate for waterboarding this week, equating the torture method to a “bit of discomfort.”

Luckily, a counter-opinion was readily available to correct the record and explain in explicit detail why waterboarding is no longer an accepted tactic for the American government.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com