U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (R) greet retired Marine General James Mattis in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo
Business Insider: Marine General 'Mad Dog' Mattis got Trump to rethink his position on torture in under an hour
While on the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump often asserted that "torture works." But one meeting with legendary Marine Gen. James Mattis appears to have made him rethink that stance.
On Saturday, Trump met with the retired four-star general at the real-estate mogul's Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course for about an hour to discuss the possibility Mattis could be tapped to serve as defense secretary.
Details about the private conversation are hard to come by, but Trump did reveal an interesting bit Tuesday to reporters at The New York Times when asked about waterboarding.
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WNU Editor: But what do you do with terror suspects where cigarettes and beers does not work?
More News On Reports That Suggest President-elect Trump Has Reversed His Stand On Torture
Did Mattis just talk Trump out of bringing back torture? (Washington Examiner)
In Stunning Reversal, Trump Scraps His Calls to Bring Back Torture (Foreign Policy)
Trump makes torture U-turn after ex-marine James Mattis says 'cigarettes and beer work better' (International Business Times)
Trump on waterboarding: Gen. Mattis might have talked me out of it (Hot Air)