Donald Trump has frequently jokes about killing all drug traffickers and dealers. Trump believes a death penalty for drug dealers could reduce drug-related deaths.
President Trump gains inspiration from other countries to execute drug dealers, even marijuana traffickers. Trump often jokes about killing dealers. He'll say "You know the Chinese and Filipinos don't have a day problem. They just kill them."
Trump has visited countries such as Philippines and Singapore who has strict drug laws and death penalties.
The president believes executing drug traffickers can stop drug abuse and deaths. Trump points out that if homicide can carry a death sentence, so should drug dealers who distribute drugs should face the same penalty.
In 2016, synthetic opioid fentanyl caused 64, 000 drug overdose deaths.
Federal law requires a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence only if a person is convicted of dealing forty grams of fentanyl.
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