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Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Highlights Growing Gap Between Republicans and Democrats on Crime

AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

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Donald Trump speaking at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada taken by Gage Skidmore.

With the country recently surpassing a grisly milestone in drug-related overdose deaths, former President Donald Trump suggested last Friday that the United States should consider the death penalty for drug dealers caught smuggling deadly narcotics into the country. The remarks immediately sparked outrage from the left as they pursue a so-called “harm reduction” approach to drug crime, highlighting the growing gulf between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to dealing with the drug overdose and addiction crisis.

Trump’s comments came during a campaign stop in Nevada, where Attorney General Adam Laxalt is vying for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is aiming to upset incumbent Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak. During the event, Trump blasted Sisolak for “letting your state go to hell.”

“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.”

Trump’s comments come just weeks after the CDC announced that more Americans died last year from drug-related overdoses than at any point in history, with the figure topping 100,000 for the first time ever. While all drug-related deaths were up from 2020, a significant number were caused by fentanyl and similar synthetic opioids – most of which have flowed across the U.S.-Mexico border along with the millions of illegal aliens entering the country as a result of the Biden administration’s border policy.

In recent years, underground drug labs have begun outsourcing precursor ingredients used in the production of fentanyl to countries like Mexico and India, where the illegal drugs can be more efficiently produced and distributed across the world. As the number of migrants entering the United States illegally has surged throughout Joe Biden’s first two years in office, Border Patrol officials have been overwhelmed, allowing drug cartels to once again begin smuggling massive quantities of illicit substances into the country.

While a significant amount of fentanyl is being indirectly smuggled from China into America via mailing services, the overwhelming majority is coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Just this month, Mexican Security Forces seized a record 1,196 pounds of fentanyl in a single drug bust. But border officials believe that confiscated drugs are only a small fraction of the amount that makes it into American communities.

Despite the alarming severity of this crisis, liberal politicians have continued to take a soft approach to deadly drug crime. In California recently, two drug traffickers arrested with 150,000 fentanyl pills were released after just a few days in prison. In New York, two more smugglers were caught moving $1.2 million worth of meth across the state, but were also released.

Unsurprisingly, the drug problem has become so bad in many cities that their Democrat leadership has given up on prosecuting drug use altogether, instead pursuing so-called “safe use” and “harm reduction” strategies. In New York City, the health department has launched a drug de-stigmatization campaign called “Let’s Talk Fentanyl,” in addition to opening so-called “supervised injection sites” where drug use is permitted. The campaign includes a series of ads running across the city that say things like, “Don’t be ashamed you are using, be empowered that you are using safely.” The ad includes suggestions for drug users such as “avoid using alone and take turns” and “start with a small dose and go slowly.” The campaign has quite predictably drawn significant controversy, not least because it seems to imply that there is a “safe” way to use drugs that are inherently unsafe, highly addictive, and frequently deadly.

Similar strategies have been deployed in other liberal cities as well. Activists in Philadelphia have continued to push for “safe injection sites” of their own. In San Francisco, recently-recalled District Attorney Chesa Boudin had permitted open-air drug markets to operate with impunity, calling public drug use a “victimless” crime.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has also worked to end Trump-era border security measures, threatening to worsen the opioid crisis even further. By terminating Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy and pushing to rescind Title 42, Biden will likely make it easier for drug cartels to sneak even more of their deadly merchandise into the United States. 

According to a new study by Stanford University and the Lancet medical journal, U.S. opioid deaths will reach 1.22 million this decade if nothing more is done to address the problem. If Democrats remain in power and continue to pursue the policies they have for the past two years, those numbers could be even worse. For the millions of Americans affected by this crisis, a return to Republican leadership on the border and on combatting crime will likely be the best – and perhaps only – solution.  

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture. 


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Weary
2 months ago

Yes. This is long overdue. It must be reinstated. It must be swift. It must be reported or printed in a direct, clear (non-verbose) fashion.

Rich
2 months ago

We need the death penalty not only for drug dealers but for the mass murderers as well. The do goody liberals that don’t hesitate too kill unborn babies can’t seem to tolerate the destruction of the worthless predators that are destroying our citizens and our country. These blind moronic liberals may someday experience the same tragedies that they now support. How sad.

BACKWOODS
2 months ago

Does this include the big pharma and those who push the JAB?

Teri Brezin
2 months ago

Drug shipments get through the mail! Ivermectin, a life saving drug, was ruthlessly hunted down and confiscated though. I guess the communist/nwo party are using the drugs to further their depopulation schemes.

Thomas Moore
2 months ago

Unfettered Liberalism is a dangerous & destructive road to travel, but this is the path Joe Biden & his Administration has the United States traveling….These days we have lots of evil bubbling to the surface because we have lost leaders that have a backbone & are able to…”Walk softly, but carry a big stick”. That takes something Joe Biden Never had, but Donald Trump will Always have….!!

Russ
2 months ago

The death penalty ensures that the crime committed, won’t be committed again, by the same person, just remember, the death penalty only applies to those of us who are considered ” expendable, ” only when the elite are required to pay the same price as the rest of us, will the death penalty have any significant meaning.

tika
2 months ago

death penalty is not potent enough. think of something tougher.

Chris
2 months ago

TRUMP 2024

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

Only when Hunter finally gets a bad batch of rock will the Big Guy close the border as he exploits his loser son’s death for a 2024 re-election bid.

papayec
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

No. The cartels pay too well for that to ever happen. Old perv “@pedopete” couldn’t afford to buy small children for his perverse pleasure. IMO

John D. Beach
2 months ago

If the death penalty is not a “deterrent” to crime, it is the permanent solution to a wrongful, personal choice to engage in it. To that extent, it limits the costs to society of the criminal actions or those convicted of them. The next step is to limit the legal appeals and, hence, the costs to citizen-taxpayers of incarcerations for life. The economy of the justice system needs to be far more economical. We will have to wait to see whether such an economy is realized with respect to the liberal exercise of choice which promoted “three strikes and the baby is out” with respect to the right to choose abortion for an “unwanted pregnancy.”

John D. Beach
2 months ago
Reply to  John D. Beach

The “three strikes” are 1. choice to engage in sex, 2. choice to conceive, and 3. choice to have an abortion.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  John D. Beach

Yes, our legal system should not tolerate constant appeals from those who have been sentenced and proven guilty of their crime, especially if there is video evidence. An appeal should only be given in the case of circumstantial evidence. The death penalty should be immediate for those who were positively identified such as school, public and any other mass murders.

johnh
2 months ago

Trump should have said this when he was POTUS— & like me , he should contact his elected representatives & make his views known. The latest hearings show that Trump liked the crazies like Alex Jone, Bannon, & Rudy to tell him how to operate around Jan 6th. With friends like that who needs ???????

Liz
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

WHEN Trump was POTUS..the Border was closed and drug flow was controlled. He had CHINA in check and AMERICANS must take SOME personal RESPONSIBILITY for the drugs that they USE./experiment with.!!
I believe that Biden is COMPROMISED and allowing CHINA free reign !!!American companies have ALSO sold out to CHINA..along with politicians!!!!!!

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

I’ll take crazy over the outright incompetence or willfully destructive joke in office today. Trumps been investigated year after year and NOTHING… What say we scrutinize Biden for the same time span and see what floats up?

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

Where would you even start?

Darrel
2 months ago

If I were president I would be instituting the death penalty for all violent criminals, including drug dealers. Justice would be swift as the execution would be done within 6 months after only one appeal allowed.

Joanne4 justice.
2 months ago
Reply to  Darrel

I agree! Stiff punishment is required! THE WORST increased
American drug epidemic and HUGE increases in death(s) by overdose are looming in the near future !!!!
This disaster is directly / and deliberately caused by Socialist Radical DUMBOCRAT policies of PER MITTING illegal human trafficking (esp those illegals carrying ILLEGAL DRUGS ) AND the NATIONWIDE failure to duly PROSECUTE criminals and ENFORCE the laws of the United States !!!!!!!!!!

Learenzo
2 months ago

People are dying. Yes the death penalty should be considered.

johnh
2 months ago
Reply to  Learenzo

Also, US citizens need to quit buying & using drugs and that would solve the problem.

Liz
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

CLOSE the WIDE OPEN BORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GET sleepy Joe out of office!!!This would be a great start.. and IT TAKES the AMERICAN people to do THAT!! Your VOTE counts….and a watchful eye would HELP. Every American needs to be part of the solution..NOT ADD to the problem!!

Teri Brezin
2 months ago
Reply to  Liz

Our vote counts, depending on the amount of cheating that the communist/nwo party does again.

RUSSELL
2 months ago

Here in Baltimore I would like to add Squeegee Kids to the list!

Willie
2 months ago

I believe Biden is helping the drug dealers come across the border.Biden is probley making money on all the drugs and taking them.

Joanne4 justice.
2 months ago
Reply to  Willie

I believe that ; the Biden family is truly dishonest as are the Clinton’s and Obamas !!!!! $$$$$$$$ and power = CORRUPTION

Jake the snake
2 months ago

I agree with him drug dealers, rapists, and murders should be sentence to death and they shiukdchave limited appeals with a limit of five years before the sentence is carried out.

Also we need a law making it a felony for any government paid person to lie to a citizen. We need another law taking away all qualified immunity from all government people. We need a law limiting all government to 25% of the work force with states getting no more than 30% of the total.

Then we need to limit all taxes in total to 20% of total income. With states only getting 30% of that.
Then we need to make it illegal for any government person to provide any assistance to any illegal alien.

Liz
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake the snake

WE have PLENTY of LAWS….BUT if they are NOT enforced….??????The Blame for our current disaster needs to be partially PLACED on the American Voter for electing a brain impaired boob to be in this Leadership position. His inability to function was known BEFORE the election!!!!!!!!
His voting record was ALSO known!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“WE,THE PEOPLE” MUST be MORE responsibile for where we put our VOTE whether it is LOCAL,STATE or NATIONAL!!
Democrat leadership in cities generally is a disaster…and the citizens KEEP voting for the SAME !!

Judy K.
2 months ago
Reply to  Liz

There is no way that Traitor basement Joe got more votes than anyone in history!
Nancy Pelosi, “NO MATTER WHAT, JOE BIDEN WILL BE SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ON JANUARY 20TH 2021.”
She was quoted saying this about three weeks before Biden was INSTALLED into our White House on national television.
Why Pense certified the election is anyone’s guess.
The highest courts in the land must have been told to stand down, or else, is why none of the sworn affidavits by people who witnessed the election fraud that had taken place were examined. The Commies are dangerous, Chuck Schumer is a Judas and Nancy Pelosi is evil to the core. Her own husband’s break under pressure swept under the rug. The captain of the MSM is the Devil.
Look up, “If I were the Devil,” by Paul Harvey. One can find it on YouTube. If it’s no longer there, try Rumble. He made that audio recording sometime in the late 60’s early 70’s. It will blow your mind.

Teri Brezin
2 months ago
Reply to  Liz

Dominion selected this BIDIOT, not us.

Weary
2 months ago
Reply to  Liz

He was Not elected.

DAVID M FOSSUM
2 months ago

Drug importers, local dealers, murderers, rapists, pedophiles: Immediate trial and immediate execution by public hanging. Watch the crime rate plummet. My thoughts for criminals: kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out. For far too long we have been soft on criminals. We need to show them what awaits them. Sooner the better.

Hal
2 months ago

The DemocRats are very supporlting of non-illegalization of drug dealing. It is a mechanism to make the public more docile and easier to be RULED. And remember the call of the DemocRat Party …. “We want to RULE the Nation, not just GOVERN the Nation.” A truism applicable to Communistic Governance…..

zoe frost
2 months ago

The current corrupt, fraud administration of commie/globalist Demoncrats WANT drugs to flow, someone tell me the expletives aren’t pocketing a small fortune to do this? These spawns of satan evil expletives, are not prosecuting, the expletives are letting drug traffic folk go, even when truckloads of drugs are confiscated! The current administration of monsters are destroying our people and country in myriad ways, I call for the death penalty for all traitors to our Constitutional Republic.

…And like all the rest of their nefarious, illegal and despicable actions, especially their owned traitor activist judges, kangaroo courts, shams and lies it’s highly likely President Trump (and my call for the death penalty for the traitors) won’t see justice. The march towards totalitarian hell continues… no justice, no peace, corruption and insanity…as long as we are under a fraud puppet (Commie Obamie/ChiComs/Globalist Elitists) cabal from hell’s heinous, evil, murdering grasp…it gets worse every day.

Will Henry
2 months ago

It is total insanity to do what liberals are doing and want to about drugs. We need to place users in a medical prison for 5 to ten years. When they get out and use again life in prison. We need to hang drug sellers. We should place hard sanctions on any country that will not help the stopping of drug traffic.

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