United States President, Donald Trump suggested drug dealers in the country should be given the death penalty or life in prison.
President Trump made the suggestion during a campaign rally for congressional candidate Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
“I think it’s a discussion we have to start thinking about,”“I don’t know if we’re ready. I don’t know if this country’s ready for it.”
Trump praised Singapore and China for their “zero tolerance policy” when it comes to drugs.
“That means if we catch a drug dealer, death penalty,” Trump said of Singapore, recalling a conversation he had with the country’s president. “And they don’t have a problem.”
Last year, Trump congratulated Duterte for his efforts in eradicating drugs from the country, according to a leaked transcript of their phone call.
“I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem,” Trump reportedly said. “Many countries have the problem, we have a problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that.”