President Trump continues to express support for bold ideas. During an opioid Summit at the White House, Trump praised countries that dole out harsh punishments to drug dealers.
“Some countries have a very, very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty – and by the way they have much less of a drug problem than we do,” the president said.
“If you shoot one person, they give you life (in prison). They give you the death penalty…These people can kill 2,000, 3,000 people and nothing happens to ‘em.”
Combating the opioid crisis ravaging America is one of the Trump administration’s biggest priorities. Profit-seeking pharmaceutical companies, unscrupulous physicians, and street-level thugs all worked together to create a toxic environment.
Millions of lives have been destroyed, if something doesn’t change the number will only grow worse.
“We need strength with respect to the pushers and the drug dealers. If you don’t do that you are never going to solve the problem,” Trump said.
“If you want to be weak and you want to talk about blue ribbon committees. That’s not the answer. The answer is you have to have strength and you have to have toughness.”
Trump isn’t just going after overt drug dealers. He and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are formulating a plan to sue Big Pharma companies.
Sentencing drug dealers to the death penalty may seem extreme, but President Trump believes that the evil they wrought is destroying the fabric of our society.
“There is an appetite among many law enforcement, health professionals and grieving families that we must toughen up our criminal and sentencing statutes to match the new reality of drugs like fentanyl, which are so lethal in such small doses,” advisor Kellyanne explained.
Expect Congress to balk at Trump’s suggestion. Today’s politicians are more comfortable with talk than action.
“He (President Trump) often jokes about killing drug dealers. He’ll say, ‘You know the Chinese and Filipinos don’t have a drug problem. They just kill them,’” a senior administration official said.
(Source: New York Post)