President Donald Trump has for months been speaking about his desire to have every drug dealer in the country executed, according to a new report.

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The inspiration for the president’s idea is allegedly the laws in countries like Singapore, where the death penalty is mandatory for drug trafficking offences, and the Philippines, where the president is currently heading a bloody ‘drug war’.

‘[Trump] says, “When I ask the prime minister of Singapore do they have a drug problem [the prime minister replies,] “No. Death penalty,”‘ a source who says he’s discussed the matter with the president told Axios.


Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act dictates that anyone caught with a high volume of drugs is automatically presumed to be trafficking. The death penalty may be applied if someone is caught with more than 15 grams of heroine, 30 grams of cocaine, 500 grams of cannabis, and 1,200 grams of opium among other drugs and amounts.

Trump reportedly thinks a soft approach to drug offences will ‘never’ work and tells those close to him that the government has to teach children that they will die if they take drugs and make drug dealers fear for their lives.

Although he’s admitted that passing legislation that extends the death penalty to drug dealing offences is unlikely, he would ‘love to have a law to execute all drug dealers here in America.’

When asked to confirm the president wants to execute drug dealers, Kellyanne Conway, who leads his administration’s anti-drug efforts, said Trump only wants to execute ‘high-volume dealers who are killing thousands of people.’

According to Conway, Trump’s point is that many states execute criminals for killing just one person while dealers can cause mass casualties without equally harsh punishment.