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Trump suggested the death penalty for drug dealers


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

The comments were made at a Saturday campaign rally for GOP candidate Rick Saccone, who is running for a U.S. House seat.

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

"The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness," Trump said, adding, "When I was in China and other places by the way I said: 'Mr. President, do you have a drug problem?' 'No no no. We do not.' I said: 'huh, big country, 1.4 billion people, right? Not much of a drug problem. What do you attribute that to?' [The Chinese president said] 'Well, the death penalty.'"

Trump questioned whether the U.S. is ready for laws like Singapore's or China's. But he said, "I think it's a discussion that we have to start thinking about."

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