Trump Calls For Mandatory Death Penalty For Murdering Police

Former President Donald Trump called for the death penalty for those convicted of murdering police. The former president’s statement came after the high-profile slaying of NYPD officer Jonathan Diller during a traffic stop.

“I will ask Congress to send a bill to my desk ensuring that anyone who murders a police officer will receive immediately the death penalty,” Trump told an audience in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

“We’re going to do that, and you’ll see the whole situation come to a halt,” he added.

The former president previously promised to sign an executive order calling for the death penalty against those who murder police.

The former president has received significant support from police organizations, both in his 2020 campaign and this year.

This week Trump received the endorsement of the Michigan Police Officers Association with the group’s president James Tignanelli asking why “would you expect people to obey the law when millions are rewarded for disobeying it? We need you to make America look great again.”

“On behalf of 12,000 Law Enforcement people that the Police Officers Association of Michigan represent—We want you to accept our endorsement for President of the United States,” he told the former president on stage.

“Wherever we were in this country when we saw what you did … that’s a boost for all of us,” he said.

Trump also discussed the recent murder of Ruby Garcia by an alleged illegal immigrant in March. The former president cited the suspect’s previous deportation.

Trump said that the policies of the Biden administration mean that “every state is now a border state, every town is now a border town because [President] Joe Biden has brought the carnage and chaos and killing from all over the world and dumped it straight into our backyards.”

The former president attended the wake of Jonathan Diller last week in Long Island, visiting his his family and police officers. While there he called for a return to law and order.