Trump often talks about drug dealers getting the death penalty: report

Trump often talks about drug dealers getting the death penalty: report
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President Trump has often talked about drug dealers getting the death penalty during conversations about drug enforcement, Axios reported Sunday.

Trump frequently mentions other countries’ tough stances on drug dealers while discussing the topic with friends and associates, multiple sources told the news outlet. One source told Axios that Trump brings up Singapore’s policy of a mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking convictions “a lot.”

“He says, ‘When I ask the prime minister of Singapore do they have a drug problem [the prime minister replies,] ‘No. Death penalty,’” the source said.

“He often jokes about killing drug dealers,” a senior administration official also told Axios. “He’ll say, ‘You know the Chinese and Filipinos don’t have a drug problem. They just kill them.’”

The president has also reportedly said that he doesn’t believe more lenient approaches to drug offenders will work and that the government needs to teach children…

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