27 Feb '18, 7pm

Trump reportedly praised Singapore for executing drug dealers. Here's how they're killed.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with President Trump in the Oval Office on Oct. 23. (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 is 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 enforced for decades by Singapore. An anonymous senior administration official told Axios that the president has also spoken admiringly about the executions of drug traffickers in China and the Philippines, and has said he would love to have a law that allows the United States to execute drug dealers without exception. Axios reporter Jonathan Swan also said Tuesday that Trump has “talked up” executions in ...

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