Trump: Let’s waterboard the Boston bombing suspect

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File Photo: Donald Trump speaks to the CPAC meeting, held by the American Conservative Union in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010.
File Photo: Donald Trump speaks to the CPAC meeting, held by the American Conservative Union in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010.
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If Donald Trump had it his way, he’d eagerly torture Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The presidential flirt and billionaire business mogul took to Twitter to suggest waterboarding  the 19-year-old to get him to speak to authorities.

“What do you think of water boarding the Boston killer sometime prior to allowing our doctors to make him well? I suspect he may talk,” Trump wrote on Sunday.

He added, “Make the Boston killer talk before our doctors make him better. Once he is well, he will say, ‘speak to my lawyers.’”

Since Trump’s rant, federal officials said that despite a throat injury preventing Tsarnaev from talking, he was beginning to respond to questions from investigators in writing. He’s currently at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

It’s not clear if the injury is due to a suicide attempt or Thursday night’s shootout with police, which resulted in the death of his older brother, Tamerlan.

Charges against Tsarnaev, who is suspected, alongside his brother, of planting bombs near the end of the Boston Marathon finish line, killing three and injuring more than 170, could come as early as Monday.

Meanwhile, Trump did not resist taking a jab at President Obama.

“If the Boston killer applies for Obama Care the paperwork work will be too complicated for him to understand.” Trump tweeted, adding “NO MERCY TO TERRORISTS you dumb bastards.”

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: The Justice Department announced Tsarnaev was charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, and malicious destruction of property. Read more here.

Trump: Let's waterboard the Boston bombing suspect

Updated