As President Joe Biden’s southern U.S. border crisis worsens, former President Donald Trump had a lot to say about it during a recent rally held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to Breitbart, Trump touched on the border crisis allowing a greater flow of illegal drugs into the United States, along with a sharp rise in human trafficking. The former president wants those who partake in those activities to pay the ultimate price.
Trump told his rally attendees that he believes such people should die, via the death penalty.
President Trump just called for the death penalty for “those who kill through human trafficking.” 🔥👀 pic.twitter.com/ylGpYKLrpL
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“So this is a little controversial. And I will either get a standing ovation – and I don’t care about the ovation, I care about the country – or people are going to walk out of the room for what I’m about to say. But it’s time finally to say it,” the 45th president began.
He continued: “If you look at countries all throughout the world…The only ones that don’t have a drug problem are those that institute the death penalty for drug dealers. They’re the only ones, they don’t have any problem.”
Trump went on to call for the death penalty for criminals convicted of killing law enforcement officers. “Those who kill police officers as well as those who kill through human trafficking.”
“So we can be streetwise tough and smart and end our problem or we can be politically correct, weak and frankly, extremely stupid,” Trump said. “Which is probably the way we will continue to be and lose millions and millions more people to a scourge the likes of which our country and most other countries have never seen before.”
The former president hasn’t yet made an official announcement regarding his intentions for 2024, but some of his closest advisers believe it will come following the November midterms.