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Trump Demands "Death Penalty" For NYC Truck Terrorist, Calls US Justice System "Laughingstock"

After an angry overnight tweet...

NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

The portion of Trump's tweet about the Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS) flag is a reference to the complaint filed against Saipov that claims the suspect asked to place the terror group's flag in his hospital room.

President Trump earlier in the day on Wednesday said he would "certainly consider" sending the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, to the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

“I would certainly consider that, yes," Trump said when asked by a reporter at the White House. "Send him to Gitmo.”

But President Trump has modestly toned down his rhetoric towards the NYC truck attack terrorist this morning - though still demanding the death penalty, he has backed away from sending him to Gitmo...

Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

...There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the horrible crime he committed. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

As The Hill reports, Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek national with lawful permanent resident status in the U.S., is accused of killing eight people and injuring nearly a dozen others with a truck on a bike path in lower Manhattan on Halloween. He has been charged with providing material support to ISIS, in addition to violence and destruction of a motor vehicle with willful disregard for human life, the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced Wednesday.

Trump in the wake of the attack placed blame on the American justice system, calling it "a laughingstock."

“We need quick justice and we need strong justice -- much quicker and much stronger than we have right now,” the president said during a Cabinet meeting.

 

“Because what we have right now is a joke and it's a laughingstock. And no wonder so much of this stuff takes place.”

We cannot wait to hear from the 'other' side on how this is very unpresidential.