On Tuesday, former president Donald Trump announced the start of his third run for the 2024 presidency by making some compelling arguments to lawmakers.
The former President requested that lawmakers pass a law mandating the death penalty for drug dealers during his official announcement of his 2024 presidential candidacy. He is gunning to run for president again after winning in 2016 and embarrassingly losing in 2020.
“America’s comeback starts right now,” he said, formally beginning the 2024 Republican primary.
In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
2024: Trump Wants Death Penalty For Drug Dealers
On November 15, 2022, Trump suggested the death penalty in front of a crowd of several hundred supporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. He said that similar legislation has reduced violent crime in nations like China and Singapore, and that it was the only way to stop the U.S. drug trade.
In a similar statement Trump made on November 7th, while rallying for senate candidate J.D. Vance in Ohio, Washington Post reports that Trump stated:
“Much of the crime wave is caused by drug dealers who, during the course of their lives, will kill an average of 500 Americans. Think of that. A drug dealer. You see, a drug dealer will kill, on average, 500 people.”
Trump shared more statistics about the illegal drug trade business in the U.S. without citing a source to his supporters while calling for the death penalty.
“I am calling for the death penalty for drug dealers and human traffickers, which will, upon its passage, reduce drug distribution and reduce crime in our country by a minimum of 75 percent.”