“The penalties should be very, very severe. If you look at countries throughout the world, the ones that don’t have a drug problem are ones 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. It doesn’t take 15 years in court. It goes quickly, and you absolutely— you execute a drug dealer and you’ll save 500 lives.
“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 people that sell drugs.” – Donald Trump, speaking today in DC.
Former Pres. Trump: “You execute a drug dealer and you save 500 lives …. 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.”pic.twitter.com/1n6udglvDc
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 26, 2022
Trump plan for the homeless: Open up large parcels of inexpensive land in the outer reaches of the city… create thousands and thousands of high quality tents pic.twitter.com/Jj3VNSIdBq
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 26, 2022
“We need an all out effort to defeat violent crime in America and strongly defeat it and be tough and be nasty and be mean if we have to,” Trump said — to applause.
Historians, feel free to weigh in on this rhetoric.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 26, 2022
In his ‘America First’ speech in DC, Trump goes on a long tangent about how the US needs to copy China and other authoritarian countries by executing all drug dealers after a “very quick trial,” claiming those countries have “no drug problem whatsoever.” pic.twitter.com/MqjzrQJOdX
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 26, 2022
Trump just said “the only way you’re going to remove the hundreds of thousands of (homeless) people, and maybe throughout our nation millions of people were talking about” is to create large-“tent cities” (aka: refugee camps) on cheap land outside of American cities.
— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) July 26, 2022
Protestors in the hotel at the America First Policy Initiative event chanting “no trump no kkk no fascist USA” pic.twitter.com/c37IVacDDP
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) July 26, 2022