Trump Just Suggested Executing Drug Dealers

At the same time activists are advocating for lighter sentences for drug offenders, President Donald Trump is taking a radically different stance: Kill ‘em all.

While discussing the national opioid crisis, Trump advocated for stronger penalties for drug dealers. “We have pusher and drug dealers, they are killing hundreds and hundreds of people,” he said. “[Meanwhile] if you shoot one person, they give you life, they give you the death penalty.”

Although Trump stopped short of saying the White House would pursue a policy of executing drug dealers, he had no problem suggesting that it would be a preferable system. “Some countries have a very, very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty, and by the way, they have much less of a drug problem than we do,” Trump said.

Undoubtedly, one of the countries he’s giving a nod to is the Philippines, where President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed his police force to kill suspected drug users and dealers on sight, resulting in the deaths of at least 9,000 people. While most of the international community has condemned this approach, Trump called Duterte personally to compliment him on doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem.”

A week ago, rumors circled that Trump had told advisors that drug dealers were as bad as serial killers and he wishes there were a law that would allow him to execute dealers. Since these comments reached the media via anonymous sources, they had to be taken with a grain of salt, but before anyone could shout fake news, Trump went ahead and expressed a similar sentiment aloud publicly for the entire world to hear.

If Trump is so disturbed by the nation’s drug epidemic, perhaps he should actually try doing something about it? After pledging to declare the opioid problem a “national emergency,” he instead deemed it a “public health emergency“. That may seem like a minor distinction, but it meant that no additional financial resources would be available to fighting the crisis.

Of course, maybe Trump doesn’t want to see resources allocated to drug treatment programs since he has no interest in seeing addicts and dealers recover – overdosing saves him the trouble of having to execute them.

In the same speech, Trump said he would go after pharmaceutical companies that knowingly sell to places that pass off the drugs illegally, but something tells me that he hasn’t the slightest intention of tackling any of the fat cats in big pharma.

Heck, late last year, Trump nominated the very man who sponsored lobbyist-backed legislation that allowed opioids to more freely get to the streets to be the leader at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. After public outcry, that nomination was pulled, but it demonstrates that Trump could not give a damn about the role the profitable drug corporations play in America’s drug epidemic.

Instead, Trump’s ire is reserved for the lower level black and brown skinned dealers whom he considers murderers. No one believes that tackling such a massive addiction problem would be easy, but suggesting that we kill people who suffer from a drug problem rather than offering them a helping hand is certainly not the right fix.

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Marie W
Marie W3 months ago

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Chad Anderson
Chad Anderson7 months ago

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One Heart inc8 months ago

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Chrissie R
Chrissie R8 months ago

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Jack Y
Jack Y8 months ago

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Jack Y8 months ago

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John J
John J8 months ago

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John J
John J8 months ago

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Lesa D
Lesa D8 months ago

& i suggest executing trump... it's just a suggestion...

thank you Kevin...

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Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie8 months ago

Thank you so very much.

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