Trump doubles down on drug dealers at rally (video)

MARCH 10, 2018

During his speech at a Pennsylvania campaign rally Saturday night, President Trump mentioned that China, Singapore and other Asian countries say they don’t have a problem with drugs in their countries – because the punishment for drug dealers in their countries is the death penalty.

“They don’t play games. I said, how are you doing on drugs? ‘No problem.’ I said what do you mean no problem? ‘We have a zero tolerance policy.’ What does that mean? ‘That means if we catch a drug dealer, death penalty,'” Trump said.

He noted the thousands of people who die from drug overdoses, and said drug dealers should be held responsible:

“They shoot one person, kill some person, knife one person, the person dies, they get maybe the death penalty or maybe life in prison, no parole, right? Okay? A drug dealer will kill 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 people during the course of his or her life,” Trump said.

“You can kill thousands of people and go to jail for 30 days,” he added.

“They catch a drug dealer. They don’t even put him in jail. Think of it. You kill one person, you get the death penalty in many states or you get life in prison. Think of it. You kill 5,000 people with drugs because you’re smuggling them in and you’re making a lot of money and people are dying and they don’t even put you in jail. They don’t do anything.”


Media on the left are appalled by Trump’s suggestion, and are tweeting in their condemnation: