WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he wants to loosen the laws that limit the use of torture if he's elected to the White House.

Speaking at a rally Saturday in Orlando, Florida, Trump says "we're going to have those laws broadened, because we are playing with two sets of rules -- their rules and our rules."

Trump adds, "We're going to stay within the law, but we're going to increase it."

Trump this week appeared to reverse his stance on the use of torture after he was criticized by top Republican national security experts. He had previously advocated killing the wives and children of violent Islamic extremists, as well as bringing back waterboarding, a practice discontinued by the Obama administration.

Trump said this week in a statement that he would "use every legal power ... to stop these terrorist enemies," but he vowed not to order military or other officials to violate international law.

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