Trump Seemingly Proposes Executing Drug Dealers: Some Countries Have the ‘Ultimate Penalty’

Last week, it was reported that President Donald Trump wanted the United States to copy the policies of other countries and sentence convicted drug dealers to the death penalty. During a surprise appearance at an opioid summit held at the White House this afternoon, he seemed to confirm that reported stance as he noted other countries are “very tough” on drugs and the US needed to follow suit.

After stating that he has discussed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about bringing lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies that provide opioids because “you have people that go to the hospital with a broken arm and they come out and they’re addicted,” the president moved on to talking about illegal drug dealers.

“Most of them don’t go to jail,” Trump declared. “If you shoot one person, they give you life, the death penalty. These people can kill 2,000, 3,000 people and nothing happens to them.”

Claiming that “strength” is needed and “blue ribbon committees” aren’t going to work, Trump proclaimed that “the answer is to have strength and toughness.”

“Some countries have a very, very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty,” he said. “By the way, they’ve had much less of a drug problem than we do. So we’re going to have to be very strong on penalties.”

He ended his remarks by circling back to opioid companies, saying that “hopefully we can do some litigation” against them.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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