Over the weekend Donald Trump headed to western Pennsylvania to stump for a Republican Congressional candidate, but ended up talking about everything but the man running for office.
At the rally in Moon Township, Trump was supposed to bolster struggling Conservative politician Rick Saccone, but the president spent the majority of his 75-minute speech talking up his own efforts, denigrating Democratic candidate Conor Lamb, and taking jabs at his critics, including Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
Trump questioned Waters’ intelligence, calling her a “very low IQ individual” and questioned her stance that he should be impeached.
Waters responded to Trump’s attacks on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show, calling them “typical.” Waters also said the president’s criticism will not distract her from continuing to look into whether his campaign colluded with Russia.
During Saturday’s campaign rally, Trump also reiterated his startling suggestions for dealing with drug abuse: giving dealers the death penalty.
“I don’t think we should play games,” Trump said. “These people are killing our kids and they’re killing our families and we have to do something.”
“The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness,” he added. “When you catch a drug dealer, you’ve got to put him away for a long time.”
Trump said he got the idea for executing drug dealers from Chinese President Xi Jinping, who recently succeeded in changing his country’s laws so that he could remain president for life. Trump, who joked about also altering the Constitution so he could remain in office longer than two terms, said when it comes to killing people who sell drugs, “We have to start thinking about [it]. I don’t know if this country’s ready for it.”