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The Autocrat Speaks, Imitating the Plans of the World’s Biggest Dictatorship: Death Penalty for Drug Dealers


Trump said that allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty for drug dealers — an idea he said he got from Chinese President Xi Jinping — is “a discussion we have to start thinking about. I don’t know if this country’s ready for it.”
“Do you think the drug dealers who kill thousands of people during their lifetime, do you think they care who’s on a blue-ribbon committee?” Trump asked. “The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness. When you catch a drug dealer, you’ve got to put him away for a long time.”
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It was not the first time Trump had suggested executing drug dealers. Earlier this month, he described it as a way to fight the opioid epidemic. And on Friday, The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration was considering policy changes to allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty.

(This quote comes from the newsfeed that is built into Microsoft Windows 10 and is labelled “Washington Post”… by  the way, the newsfeed aggregates stories from numerous outlets, starting with New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, NBC, CBS, and so on; it also includes such fringe franchises such as Fox “News”, Buzzfeed, The Hill, )

(photo courtesy of and Bru-nO)

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