Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Trump says United States should consider death penalty for drug dealers

Trump says United States should consider death penalty for drug dealers

Trump also announced his new re-election campaign slogan: "Keep America Great, exclamation point".

He explained to the crowd that he can't use "Make America Great Again" because he has achieved this. Trump said he believes North Korea "want [s] to make peace", and depending on how things go when he meets Kim, "I may leave fast, or we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world".

The president mentioned a 1999 appearance on "Meet the Press" where he can be seen talking about North Korea and his stance on the situation, which has remained the same since: "You got to take them out now!" He's a vocal supporter of Trump's plan to implement tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum, and the Republicans' 2017 Tax Act, which, perhaps most notably, slashed the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%. But by the next day, the coverage had turned.

Saccone, the GOP nominee in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, took reporters' questions at a small campaign event in the offices of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County on Friday evening.

Saccone will help him do it, Trump told the crowd of about 5,000 people inside an Atlantic Aviation hangar at Pittsburgh International Airport.

"We have to build a wall", Trump said.

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He say he thinks "it's time".

He said it was crucial for Republicans to muster forces to turn back a strong Democratic drive to win one or both houses of the US Congress in November midterm elections.

Speaking at Saccone's campaign rally Saturday, Trump said drug dealers need to be handled in the same way the US handles those convicted of murder, adding that people who "kill some person, knife one person" may get the death penalty or life in prison.

Although Trump won the district by huge margins, and Murphy convincingly won re-election multiple times, most recent polls suggest the Lamb-Saccone race is almost tied.

Republican Rick Saccone (suh-KOHN') is embracing the politics of President Donald Trump as tightly as he can in the final days before a surprisingly competitive special congressional election in southwest Pennsylvania.

But Saccone has been struggling to gain enthusiasm in Trump country.

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"I think it's a discussion we have to start thinking about", Trump said. That's the president's well-known political slogan adoring hundreds of red hats at the rally.

But Trump spent most of his hour and 20 minutes on stage talking about nearly every other topic under the sun. The crowd roared its approval and began chanting "CNN sucks!" But Republican candidate Saccone is in a tight race in the special election for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district against Democrat Conor Lamb.

Trump touted low unemployment rates and the growth of manufacturing jobs, saying voters need to ensure "this great American comeback continues full speed ahead". "I might like him", the president quipped. He's trying to appeal to moderates, and he's publicly backed the idea of steel and aluminum tariffs, which the president formally ordered on Thursday.

McDaniel didn't specifically mention tariffs. Tuesday's race will hinge on voter turnout, and the 60-year-old state lawmaker has little organization of his own - at least compared with Democrat Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old former Marine and federal prosecutor who has never before run for office.

President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited him with the success of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and threw out a line about the North Korean nuclear threat. And the former eight-term incumbent, Tim Murphy, never had a close election, and didn't even have a Democratic challenger in his last two elections.

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