Donald J. Trump is a GOP presidential candidate who knows how to appeal to his audience.
But that shouldn’t be news at this point.
While speaking to the New England Police Benevolent Association in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Donald decided to boost his already wide lead among the Republican electorate (i.e., normal people) in that state with a call to put cop killers to death.
We recommend execution by stoning, but Trump himself offered no specifics.
Here’s what he said:
Police forces throughout the country have had a hard time. A lot of people killed, a lot of people killed violently sitting in a car waiting, sitting in a car watching, and somebody comes from behind.
And I said that one of the first things I do in terms of executive order if I win would be to sign a strong, strong statement that will go out to the country, out to the world, that anybody killing a policeman, policewoman, police officer, anybody killing a police officer: death penalty.
It’s going to happen. OK? We can’t let this go. We can’t let this go.
He got some applause for that.
Democrats, of course, will oppose this because 1) It was offered by Trump and 2) Every cop killer who gets terminated means one less voting Democrat.
It’s worth noting, however, that it’s juries who typically give the death penalty to someone convicted of a capital crime, not the president of these United States.
Still, the sentiment is welcome.