Trump moots 'ultimate' punishment for drug dealers

Trump Seemingly Proposes Executing Drug Dealers: Some Countries Have the 'Ultimate Penalty'

Trump Seemingly Proposes Executing Drug Dealers: Some Countries Have the 'Ultimate Penalty'

They give you the death penalty. "They're addicted to painkillers, and they don't even know what happened".

On Tuesday, Sessions announced that the federal government would seek reimbursement from major drug companies and distributors to recoup costs from the opioid epidemic.

Indeed, the president said at the summit that he would be unveiling specific policies to tackle the drugs crisis in the coming weeks.

The White House has indicated it would favor new rules to provide prisoners with more opportunities once they are no longer incarcerated, but has declined to back changes that would reduce mandatory minimums for drug offenders.

All across America, there is a huge problem with people selling opioids and the people buy them getting hooked on them and dying from overdoses. "These people can kill 2,000, 3,000 people and nothing happens to them".

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Speaking at the White House opioid summit, Trump said countries with the "ultimate penalty" have less of a drug problem than the U.S. BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 1, 2018 " Some countries have a very, very tough penalty - the ultimate penalty", said Trump.

According to NPR, Trump's main focus on combating addiction has seen calls for law enforcement to chase drug dealers, rather than plans for treatment or prevention.

"If you shoot one person, they give you life, they give you the death penalty", Trump said.

The summit featured discussions between Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, moderated by senior counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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