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Trump pushes death penalty for drug dealers - 'They kill thousands'

Trump pushes death penalty for drug dealers - 'They kill thousands'

"These people can kill 2,000, 3,000 people and nothing happens to them". So we're going to have to be very strong on penalties.

In the letter, Henderson appealed to the first lady as a mother and asked for her help "in claiming these lost souls before drugs take them from this earth". The recently passed budget deal secured $6 billion in new funding to fight the crisis, but treatment advocate and drug policy experts are concerned that the uptick in funding won't be enough to stem a drug overdose epidemic that killed 63,600 lives in 2016.

Last year, President Trump praised President Duterte's tactics, telling the Philippines president, "I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem". He'll say, 'You know the Chinese and Filipinos don't have a drug problem. "I mean, what they are doing, the distribution".




"Hopefully we can do some litigation against the opioid companies", Trump said at a summit hosted by the White House on the nation's opioid crisis. Really? He essentially equates selling people deadly drugs with murder, and following his skewed "Black Mirror"-esque "an eye for an eye" concept of punishment, he thinks that anyone guilty of killing should be killed by the state". Shulkin recently apologized to VA staff after the agency's Office of the Inspector General alleged Shulkin improperly accepted a gift of Wimbledon tickets during a work trip to London.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions also spoke on a panel amid heightened tensions with the president following a tweet from Trump Wednesday that described Sessions' actions as "disgraceful". The former staffer, Helen Foster, said she was told to "find money" beyond the $5,000 legal limit for redecorating and another report indicated that HUD also spent $31,000 past year to replace a dining room set in Carson's office.

In a remarkable move, Sessions released a statement Wednesday appearing to push back against the president. Carson has now said he wants to cancel the order.


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