Former President Donald Trump is now calling for police killers, human traffickers, and drug dealers to receive the death penalty for their actions, Breitbart News reports.
Trump made the call during a political rally that he held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday night.
At the rally, Trump addressed the crime surge that America has been experiencing in recent years. The former president referred to it as a “deadly wave of lawlessness and chaos.”
“To put it simply, we are a nation in decline,” Trump said. “We are a failing nation.”
Something “a little controversial”
Trump went on to suggest ways that America could address its crime problem. Among them was something Trump referred to as “a little controversial.”
“So this is a little controversial, and I will either get a standing ovation – and I don’t care about the ovation, I care about the country – or people are going to walk out of the room for what I’m about to say, but it’s time finally to say it,” Trump said.
Trump then made the case for drug dealers to receive the death penalty.
“If you look at countries all throughout the world,” Trump said, “the only ones that don’t have a drug problem are those that institute the death penalty for drug dealers – They’re the only ones. They don’t have any problem.”
Something less controversial?
Trump went on to add human traffickers and police killers to the list of those whom he believes ought to face the death penalty for their actions. Then, Trump left audience members with a choice.
“So, we can be streetwise, tough, and smart and end our problem or we can be politically correct, weak, and, frankly, extremely stupid, which is probably the way we will continue to be and lose millions and millions more people to a scourge the likes of which our country and most other countries have never seen before,” Trump said.
“So, do something about it,” Trump told the crowd. “It’s The only way you’re going to win – the only way you’re going to win.”
Many on the political right will agree with Trump here that we need to get tougher on crime. But, with the Democrats in charge, it’s just not going to happen.