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Trump: Give pushers death

Not about ‘nice’ anymore, he says in speech on drug policy

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published March 20, 2018 at 3:24 a.m. Updated March 20, 2018 at 3:24 a.m.

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President Donald Trump holds first lady Melania Trump who lost her footing while walking across the South Lawn of the White in Washington, Monday, March 19, 2018, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to Manchester, N.H., to announced his plan to combat opioid drug addiction. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- President Donald Trump vowed Monday to end the "scourge of drug addiction in America," embracing stiffer penalties, including the death penalty, for drug traffickers.

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TuckerMax says... March 20, 2018 at 3:30 a.m.

It's treason with Russia a far worse crime justifying severe punishment?

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BOLTAR says... March 20, 2018 at 7:49 a.m.

I disagree with the death penalty, but I see clear similarities between drug traffickers and gun runners.

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23cal says... March 20, 2018 at 8:31 a.m.

Next will be chopping off the hand of thieves. Trump's "solutions" are uniformly medieval, such as walls and capital punishment. He certainly makes no attempt to emulate the solutions of first world nations,but instead hops in bed with the actions of third world dictators.

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BOLTAR says... March 20, 2018 at 9:16 a.m.

Good point, 23cal. Trump makes the typically reactionary Republican appear almost innovative.

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carpenterretired says... March 20, 2018 at 9:44 p.m.

Would be devastating to the families of rural Trump supporters.

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