27 Feb '18, 5pm

Trump reportedly praised Singapore for executing drug dealers. Here’s how they’re killed. https://t.co/58NvOzcpaB

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with President Trump in the Oval Office on Oct. 23, 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump has been privately praising Singapore, the small city-state once known as the world's most active executioner per capita. This according to Axios , which reported Sunday that the president has been telling friends for months that the death penalty should be imposed on drug dealers in the United States — similar to a policy held for decades by Singapore. An anonymous senior administration official also told Axios that the president has also spoken admiringly about the executions of drug traffickers in China and the Philippines. “They just kill them,” Trump reportedly said. Citing people who have spoken with Trump, Axios reported that the president “often leaps into a passionate speech about how drug dealers are as bad as ser...

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