Donald Trump Demands Death Penalty for ‘Animals’ Who Shot L.A. Deputies

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with members of the National Association of Police Organizations Leadership in the Cabinet Room of the White House July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump on Sunday called for the death penalty after a gunman ambushed and shot two Los Angeles County sheriffs in Compton.

“If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Only way to stop this!”

The president commented as the video of the gunman went viral on social media.

“Animals that must be hit hard!” he wrote.

The two deputies were in critical condition according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff department.

“It pisses me off,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Saturday night in response to the shooting. “This was a cowardly act.”

The suspect remains still at large.

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