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Trump Suggests the US Could Solve Opioid Crisis Through Executions in Shocking Televised Remarks

Friday, March 02, 2018 By Staff, AlterNet | Report
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US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House Opioid Summit in the East Room of the White House on March 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images)President Trump speaks at the White House Opioid Summit in the East Room of the White House on March 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images)

President Donald Trump went on a shocking rant Thursday during his remarks at a televised White House summit about the opioid crisis.

During his comments, Trump suggested that executing drug dealers is a solution to the overdose and addiction problems sweeping the nation.

"These people can kill 2,000, 3,000 people, and nothing happens to them," Trump said. "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."

"So we're going to have to be very strong on penalties," Trump added.

Trump previously floated the idea of executing drug dealers in private to his associates.

Watch Trump's comments below:

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Trump Suggests the US Could Solve Opioid Crisis Through Executions in Shocking Televised Remarks

Friday, March 02, 2018 By Staff, AlterNet | Report
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US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House Opioid Summit in the East Room of the White House on March 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images)President Trump speaks at the White House Opioid Summit in the East Room of the White House on March 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images)

President Donald Trump went on a shocking rant Thursday during his remarks at a televised White House summit about the opioid crisis.

During his comments, Trump suggested that executing drug dealers is a solution to the overdose and addiction problems sweeping the nation.

"These people can kill 2,000, 3,000 people, and nothing happens to them," Trump said. "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."

"So we're going to have to be very strong on penalties," Trump added.

Trump previously floated the idea of executing drug dealers in private to his associates.

Watch Trump's comments below:

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.