'No, no, no': Trump stumped by Fox host recalling his proposal to execute drug dealers

'No, no, no': Trump stumped by Fox host recalling his proposal to execute drug dealers
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Editor's note: The Baier-Trump interview aired on Monday, June 19th, 2023. This article was corrected with the proper date.

Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for convicted drug dealers to be executed dating back to at least 2018, when he was still in the White House. But on Monday, Trump failed to grasp the real-world implications of his proposal during an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier.

"As an example, a woman who you know very well was in jail. She had twenty-four more years to serve. She served for twenty-two years," Trump reminisced.

"Alice Johnson. She was in the Super Bowl," Baier noted of the woman whom Trump pardoned in 2020.

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"She had twenty — high quality. Oh yeah. I said, 'How many years?' And she was on a telephone call and they were involved in selling marijuana, mostly marijuana. And she got like fifty years in jail," said Trump.

"But she'd be killed under your plan," Baier pointed out.

Trump was stumped.

"Huh?" a befuddled Trump asked.

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"Aa drug dealer?" emphasized Baier, trying to stir Trump's memory.

Trump meandered through a response.

"No, no, no. Under my, oh, under that. Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, it would depend on the severity. It would depend on the severity," Trump stated.

"She's technically a former drug dealer. She the, she had a multi-million dollar cocaine ring," Baier recalled.

"Any drug dealer — look," an agitated Trump replied.

"So even Alice Johnson in that ad?" Baier pressed.

"She can't do it, okay?" crowed Trump, who then declared, "By the way, if that was there, no, she wouldn't be killed. It would start as of now. So you wouldn't go to the past? No."

Watch the clip below or at this link.

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