For the first time since leaving Washington D.C., former President Donald Trump was back in Washington D.C. to address the America First Policy Institute. Trump spoke mainly about lawlessness and rampant criminality in our streets, and the importance of law and order.
Trump suggested during his speech that drug dealers convicted of causing death should be subject to the death penalty
“The penalties should not be mild. Look at the countries around the globe and you will see that those that have no drug problem are the ones that institute very swift death sentences for drug dealers”.
It sounds terrible, doesn’t it? You know what? Those who have no problem are the ones who don’t. It takes only 15 years to get through a courtroom. It happens quickly and you will save 500 lives if you execute a drug dealer.
It’s horrible to say, but if you look at any country that doesn’t have a problem dealing with drugs, you will see that they have a strong death penalty for those who sell drugs.
“You execute a drug dealer, and you’ll save 500 lives.
It’s time to get brutally tough on the dealers and traffickers and narcoterrorism cartels…” pic.twitter.com/1B10BALSc1
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) July 26, 2022
The National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute conducted a study and found the following:
“The U.S. has a high death rate from drug overdoses, with 35 deaths per 100,000 men and 20 deaths per 100,000 women in 2015 (more than twice the national average),” according to our study.
In 2018, Yingxi Ch, one of the researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institue stated:
A 2018 study found that the United States had more deaths from overdoses than 12 other countries.
Trump also stated that the homeless should be removed from major cities and placed on “large parcels” of land in the outlying areas of the city. He suggested that tents could be set up with medical personnel to aid the homeless.
“We live in such a foreign country because there is no respect for the law and certainly no order. Our country is now a swarm of criminals.”
Fox News reported that six major cities, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. as well as New York City and Philadelphia, are on track to surpassing the 2021 violent crimes total. This is largely due to disgraced District Attorneys who don’t prosecute criminals or those who end up not having served their full sentence.
Trump’s speech about harsh penalties for drug dealers could be a powerful message for the GOP during the 2022 midterms. Many Americans are tired of drug dealers and how easy it is for their children to obtain drugs.
As I reported earlier in the month, it is unclear if Trump will announce his candidacy for President before or following the midterm elections. Although he stated that he has made his decision, it remains to see if he will run or stifle his bid in 2024.