Trump Calls for Harsh Penalties for Drug Dealers

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -
President Donald Trump speaks in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great Again rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, Saturday. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

President Donald Trump is calling for harsh punishments for drug dealers, including potentially the death penalty.

Trump says countries like Singapore have fewer issues with drug addiction because of how much more harshly they punish their dealers.

Trump says, “the only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness.” Trump is making the case that a person can get the death penalty or life in prison for shooting a single person, but a drug dealer can kill thousands and spend little or no time in jail.

He says they’re “killing our kids, they’re killing our families, they’re killing our workers”

Trump is questioning whether the U.S. is ready for laws like Singapore’s or China’s. But he say he thinks it’s something worth thinking about.