In late April 2019, several social media users started sharing a quote ostensibly uttered by U.S. President Donald Trump concerning his alleged belief that suicide bombers should get the death penalty:
But this is not a genuine quote from the president.
That article, entitled “Trump Fires Up Base With Call For Death Penalty For Suicide Bombers,” contained several fictitious quotes from Trump expressing this illogical viewpoint:
“Anyone who terrorizes and kills good people by suicide bombing deserves nothing less than the highest penalty, which is to pay with their life.”
“If you detonate yourself with high explosives in the United States, I will make you regret it. Believe me.”
“Our vengeance will be swift against those extremists who blow themselves up.”
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