Donald Trump argued Thursday night that American citizens accused of terrorism could be tried in military tribunals at the U.S. Navy prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Trump told the Miami Herald that it would be "fine" for Americans to be tried at Gitmo despite it being illegal for U.S. citizens to be tried at any military tribunal. Any change would have to be made by Congress.

"I would say they could be tried there, that would be fine," Trump told the newspaper. The GOP nominee pushed back against President Obama's continual moving of prisoners from the Navy base in his effort to close the facility. At the moment, 76 prisoners remain. Overall, about 780 detainees have gone through Guantanamo.

"I want to make sure that if we have radical Islamic terrorists, we have a very safe place to keep them," he said, adding that Obama is "allowing people to get out that are terrible people."

"Would you try to get the military commissions — the trial court there — to try U.S. citizens?" the Herald's reporter asked.

"Well, I know that they want to try them in our regular court systems, and I don't like that at all. I don't like that at all," he said. "I would say they could be tried there, that would be fine."

Guantanamo has been a major issue for the Obama administration after his 2008 campaign pledge to close the facility.