Trump says drug dealers should get the death penalty

  • Trump says drug dealers should get the death penalty

Trump says drug dealers should get the death penalty

President Trump is holding a campaign rally outside of Pittsburgh on Saturday night to boost Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone, who has been struggling to lock up a special election in a district Trump won by almost 20 points in the 2016 election.

"I'd love Oprah to win, I'd beat Oprah".

"We need our congressman, Saccone. It could happen, it doesn't happen", Trump said of the meeting.

Saccone is locked in a tight race with Democrat Conor Lamb, in a place where the race shouldn't be as competitive as it is: Trump won the district by 20 points in 2016. The Cook Political Report downgraded it "Toss Up" on February 28, and recent polls have the pair in a statistical dead heat.

National Republicans have argued that Saccone has been a lackluster fundraiser with an ineffective campaign. The deficit has forced the National Republican Congressional Committee and other conservative political groups to pour millions of dollars into the race.

Lamb, a Marine veteran and former prosecutor, has positioned himself as a moderate, touting his resume and declaring that he wouldn't vote for Pelosi for party leader.

But Trump spent most of his hour and 20 minutes on stage talking about nearly every other topic under the sun. Trump said as he mockingly took a stiff pose and talked in a monotone which brought laughter to the audience, "Or do you want to see this?" he said going back to his animated self much to the cheers of the crowd. "As soon as he gets in, he's not going to vote for us".

Supported by both candidates, Trump's tariffs impose a 25 percent tax on imported steel and aluminum, with exemptions for Mexico and Canada.

Murphy quit last fall after his hometown newspaper reported he had suggested a mistress get an abortion when they thought she might be pregnant.

"Steel is back", he proclaimed a few times.

"You saw yesterday's numbers - yesterday's job reports were among the best number produced in the history of our country", he said.

"The closer you get to the ground, the closer you get to people who are easy to capture and the more unknown the fentanyl issue is", Ciccarone said.

"The people of Pittsburgh can not be conned by this guy Lamb", Trump said.

"A drug dealer will kill 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 people during the course of his or her life", the President said separately.

"I never did polling on that, I don't know if that's popular". Donald Trump set to rally voters on Monday. When the Republican-controlled state legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf could not agree on a replacement, the court drew its own. The seat had been held by GOP Rep.

However, the new map still faces legal challenges from the Pennsylvania GOP - a panel of three federal judges heard arguments for and against striking it down Friday. Trump also poked fun at the media there as he does in all his rallies chastising them for not showing the crowd and calling CNN and MSNBC fake news which brought on shouts of "CNN sucks, CNN sucks" from the energized crowd. "They had state judges - that are Democrats - change your voting districts".

Then Trump went on a tangent by turning to discuss the current host of "Meet the Press", Chuck Todd. Saccone has cited support for legislation to combat the crisis.

Trump mentioned Saccone a half-dozen times in a speech that lasted more than an hour, and brought the candidate onstage toward the end.