In the wake of the terror attack in NYC that took the lives of 8 innocents and wounded many others, Trump has been using the attack as fuel for his agenda. Already, he’s moving forward to eliminate the diversity lottery program that allowed the terrorist entry to the US in 2010.
He’s even talking about the nearly forgotten Guantanamo Bay prison, which is where he says he wants to send the Islamic radical. But according to the president’s latest tweets, he doesn’t want him staying there for too long, as he wants to send the terrorist to the gallows as soon as possible.
As reported at the New York Post, late Thursday night, President Trump continued his Twitter storm by tweeting out that the terrorist Sayfullo Saipov was happy about the success of his attack and that he “should get the death penalty.”
“NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12,” Trump tweeted. “SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!”
Some worried that the president’s suggestion of a sentence could jeopardize a possible upcoming federal trial. Because for some reason, if Trump gives out his personal opinion on issues like this, it apparently makes it difficult for his desires to come to fruition, since many will always pursue the opposite outcomes of what Trump wants.
“Mr. President, we all know he should get the death penalty. But when you say it, it makes it harder for DOJ to make that happen,” tweeted Andrew C. McCarthy, a former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Trump also criticized the criminal justice system for not moving fast enough to prosecute terrorists like Saipov.
“We need quick justice and we need strong justice — much quicker and much stronger than we have right now — because what we have right now is a joke, and it’s a laughingstock,” Trump said at a Cabinet meeting.
It goes without saying that Saipov should face the death penalty. His crimes are beyond heinous and he should pay for them with his life. Hopefully, the levers of justice will move quickly to render to Saipov what he deserves.
Source: New York Post