Trump Pushes for Law Enforcement To Use Lethal Force on Shoplifters Exiting Stores

In a recent speech to California Republicans, former President Donald Trump offered a glimpse into his approach to handling shoplifters should he secure the White House in 2024.

He asserted that his administration would put an immediate halt to theft and looting, advocating a rather drastic measure: the use of lethal force against those caught in the act of robbing a store.

Extreme Measures

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26, 2018: President Donald Trump pauses while listening to a reporter ask questions at the press conference held at the Lotte Palace Hotel in the Villard Room.
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With conviction, Trump declared, “We will immediately stop all of the pillaging and theft. Very simply: If you rob a store, you can fully expect to be shot as you are leaving that store.” His bold statement was met with resounding applause from party members gathered at the Anaheim convention, and he reiterated the word “shot” to underscore his point.

These remarks came at a time when Trump is embroiled in legal troubles, facing seven lawsuits, including four criminal indictments, all of which he vehemently denies. Seeking to portray himself as a champion of law and order and a stern enforcer of crime prevention, Trump presented his vision for a potentially upcoming administration.


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Former President Donald Trump’s recent statements have raised eyebrows and stirred controversy, particularly when he advocated an extreme punishment for the crime of retail theft: being shot. These provocative remarks took center stage, making headlines and sparking intense debates.

Notably, Trump’s call for shoplifters to face lethal consequences followed his alarming demand for the execution of Army Gen. Mark Milley, a high-ranking military officer in his administration. Trump labeled Milley’s phone calls to China as treasonous, while Milley defended them as routine duties.

Furthermore, Trump’s affinity for firearms came into focus during a campaign stop in South Carolina, where he openly admired a Glock and expressed a desire to purchase one. This statement triggered concerns about potential legal implications, potentially violating the law.

One Thing After Another

National Harbor, MD US - Mar 4, 2023: Former US President Donald J. Trump makes remarks at the 2023 CPAC. Credit: Julia Nikhinson - CNP.
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As the former president confronts mounting legal challenges, his campaign rhetoric has grown increasingly striking, sometimes leading to additional legal actions. For instance, E. Jean Carroll sought additional damages in her defamation lawsuit against Trump after he publicly disparaged her during a CNN town hall, labeling her a “whack job” with a “made-up story.”

In another legal development, a jury awarded $5 million in damages against Trump for sexual abuse and defamation in June. Trump appealed this verdict, and Carroll subsequently pursued an additional $5 million in damages following his comments on CNN.

Calculated Move

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Trump’s comments in California were also a calculated move to appeal to his audience. Republicans in the state, as well as some Democrats, have expressed concerns about rising crime rates in areas like San Francisco and Los Angeles. The GOP, aiming to win back suburban voters lost during the 2018, 2020, and 2022 elections, has employed a tough-on-crime stance as a key strategy.

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Lauren Boebert, one of the U.S. Representatives for Colorado, who has become notorious for her right-wing rhetoric and her MAGA allegiances, has filed for divorce from her husband. They have been married for almost two decades and have four children.

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