Trump Calls For Executing Drug Dealers

In a speech in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump called for the execution of drug dealers

  • “If you look at countries throughout the world, the ones that don’t have a drug problem are those that institute a very quick trial, death penalty sentence for drug dealers. It sounds horrible, doesn’t it? But you know what, that’s the ones that don’t have any problem,” Trump said during his speech
  • “You execute a drug dealer and you’ll save 500 lives, because they kill on average 500 people,” he added. “It’s terrible to say, but you take a look at every country in this world that doesn’t have a problem with drugs, they have a very strong death penalty for the people that sell drugs. If we’re going to stop this scourge, it’s time to get brutally tough on the dealers and traffickers and narco-terrorist cartels who are stealing over 200,000 American lives a year.”
  • The Daily Caller argued that Trump’s prison reform, targeted at nonviolent drug offenders, comes in contrast with the former president’s latest remarks


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