CNN commentator Van Jones reacted to Donald Trump‘s speech today by saying that the president’s proposal to execute drug dealers is not going to be an effective solution to America’s substance abuse crisis.
“I met with pastors, nobody is saying what we really need is the death penalty for drug dealers,” Jones said. “They’re saying people need more help, more compassion, more education. Sometimes they say they need more, better bible studies. That would be higher on the list than death penalty for drug dealers.”
“This death penalty thing is a complete nonstarter and it’s divisive and it’s stupid. I think it’s an offense to the people who are really trying to solve this problem.”
“That’s not a good way for America,” Jones said. “Nobody is expecting for that to work.”