Donald Trump proposed one major change to the death penalty that will terrify criminals

Feb 17, 2023

Donald Trump is bringing back one of the top themes from his 2016 campaign.

Trump is sick of the Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies.

And now Donald Trump proposed one major change to the death penalty that will terrify criminals.

In 2016 and in 2020, Trump ran as the law and order candidate.

Trump proposed the death penalty for some drug traffickers as a means to deter dealers from poisoning American communities with dangerous drugs.

In the 2024 race, Trump wants to draw attention to Joe Biden’s soft-on-crime agenda.

To that end, Rolling Stone reports that Trump is floating the idea in private with advisors of bringing back firing squads as a method of execution and publicizing the proceedings.

“Trump has talked about bringing back death by firing squad, by hanging, and, according to two of the sources, possibly even by guillotine. He has also, sources say, discussed group executions. Trump has floated these ideas while discussing planned campaign rhetoric and policy desires, as well as his disdain for President Biden’s approach to crime,” Rolling Stone reports.

“He has even, one of the sources recounts, mused about televising footage of executions, including showing condemned prisoners in the final moments of their lives,” Rolling Stone added.

Rolling Stone also reported that Trump believes publicized executions by firing squad would terrify criminals and cut down on violent crime.

“In at least one instance late last year, according to the third source, who has direct knowledge of the matter, Trump privately mused about the possibility of creating a flashy, government-backed video-ad campaign that would accompany a federal revival of these execution methods. In Trump’s vision, these videos would include footage from these new executions, if not from the exact moments of death,” the Rolling Stone report added.

“The [former] President believes this would help put the fear of God into violent criminals. He wanted to do some of these [things] when he was in office, but for whatever reasons didn’t have the chance,” a source close to Trump allegedly told Rolling Stone.

In August of 2020, the Trump administration did propose a rule to bring back firing squads as a method of execution.

However, Trump’s team denied the Rolling Stone report that he wanted televised executions.

“More ridiculous and fake news from idiots who have no idea what they’re talking about, either these people are fabricating lies out of thin air, or Rolling Stone is allowing themselves to be duped by these morons,” a Trump spokesman said in response to the report.

There is no doubt that crime will be a major issue in the 2024 election.

Joe Biden and the Democrats believe in a light touch for the criminal justice system.

Trump and conservatives want tough penalties to keep criminals off the streets.

And voters are likely to get a stark compare and contrast campaign in 2024 on this issue.

Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story. 

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