Yes, things will get nuttier, because now he has impunity.
In this Fox News clip pulled by Aaron Rupar of Vox.com, impeached and unhinged president Donald Trump blurts out that he'd like to re-write American criminal law on drug dealing so that it resembles authoritarian systems like China, where people identified as drug dealers are executed.
"Countries with a powerful death penalty, with a fair but quick trial, they have very little if any drug problem. That includes China."
Here's the clip.
Trump suggests he'd like to model American criminal law on drug dealing on authoritarian systems like China, where dealers are executed: "Countries with a powerful death penalty, with a fair but quick trial, they have very little if any drug problem. That includes China." pic.twitter.com/9WprysjJAX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 10, 2020
And from someone who knows about authoritarian regimes…
This is the classic authoritarian line. Give the murderers badges and give the thieves cabinet posts, then say crime is solved. And a fair trial in a dictatorship is an oxymoron. https://t.co/wrxmiBkLI0
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) February 10, 2020
More reactions from Twitter.
Trump speaks on how he would like to have more people killed fairly and quickly but he is not sure America is ready for that yet. Maybe in 2021? https://t.co/mDf9GS0Zx6
— Connor Ratliff (@connorratliff) February 10, 2020
Seems like there was a time when Republicans were *against* brutal authoritarian communist dictatorships. Guess it was just envy all along. https://t.co/MNLttrAn46
— David Roberts (@drvox) February 10, 2020
Trump lauds more efficient criminal justice system in China. https://t.co/C01FhJ7nYm
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 10, 2020
China. That shining city on a hill. https://t.co/FZcv7G81Ty
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) February 10, 2020