Donald Trump is reportedly telling people that he favors the death penalty for people who deal drugs. Trump has told several people that he believes that drug dealers are as bad as serial killers and would like the United States to have more strict laws that would allow them to be executed by the government.
The President cited the murders of suspected drug traffickers in the Philippines as an example. Axios quotes a senior official from the administration as saying about Trump “He 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.’” Trump also talked about his admiration for Singapore, a country with mandatory death penalty drug laws.
The President of the Philippines has been accused of war crimes for his murderous rampage in his war on drugs. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has murdered anywhere from 3,900 to 7000 people with his war on drugs task force in less than two years. Along with anyone suspected of dealing drugs, the task force has also been accused of killing political rivals, critics and journalists. Duarte has also admitted to personally killing suspects in the past….