In a series of tweets sent out Thursday morning, the President of the United States doubled down on previous statements about the death penalty.

President Donald Trump has said multiple times in the last 24 hours that he hopes that New York terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov faces the death penalty. On Thursday he repeated that assertion.

“Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system…,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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

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Trump’s call for the death penalty is hardly the first time the president has advocated for the punishment. He famously spent nearly $100,000 on advertisements in the New York daily papers that screamed: “Bring Back the Death Penalty” for the Central Park Park Five.
”I want to hate these muggers and murderers,”  Trump wrote in 1989. ”They should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes.”
The death penalty is currently illegal in the state of New York. 
For the second time in two days, President Trump calls for the ultimate punishment in NYC Win McNamee/Getty Images
Douglas Barclay is a Senior Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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