Donald Trump Calls for the Death Penalty for the NYC Attacker
We don't yet know everything about NYC attacker Sayfullo Saipov (see Uh-Oh: NYC Suspect was Interviewed in 2015 by Federal Agents and Top 5 Things You Should Know About the Diversity Visa Program). He's barely been charged with terrorism. But the president, who must have been up late watching Fox, chimed in with what he thinks the penalty should be.
NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1509594198.0
Federal authorities charged 29-year-old Saipov on Wednesday, two days after he plowed a truck into people in a bike path in lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring a dozen more.
Trump’s tweet comes amid a debate over whether Saipov will go through the criminal justice system as a legal American resident, or be treated as an enemy combatant. The president said on Wednesday he would consider sending the attacker to Guantanamo Bay — a move that was supported by Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham.
And apparently the president woke up while I was writing this:
Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system...— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1509623446.0
...There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the horrible crime he committed. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1509623676.0
Honestly, I agree with boss, Steven Crowder, here. I don't have an opinion one way or the other yet.
Hahahaha! I’m not even expressing an opinion but I can’t WAIT for the reaction on this. AAAHAHAHAHAHAHA. https://t.co/DfF9Gk4uWL— Steven Crowder (@Steven Crowder)1509622030.0
But the responses from the left today are going to be straight fire! Demanding swift punishment for a terrorist? The left will lose its collective caca.
Of course Trump has also tainted the jury pool of America for this...
Why are you tainting the jury pool this way? We all agree the guy should fry, but what are you thinking? https://t.co/of5R4Djsdp— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro)1509594754.0
What do you think? Death penalty for the terrorist, or criminal trial? Guantanamo Bay? Or something more domestic?