Donald Trump booed at Libertarian Party convention

Donald Trump booed at Libertarian Party convention
Donald Trump booed at Libertarian Party convention

Manhandled on Saturday in front of Libertarian Party activists, the Republican candidate promised once re-elected to release the founder of Silk Road, once considered the largest online drug sales site in the world.

Donald Trump was no longer used to facing such a hostile audience. Under regular jeers and boos, the Republican candidate for the American presidential election came to seek the support of libertarians on Saturday at their national convention in Washington. “If you vote for me, from day one, I will commute Ross Ulbricht’s sentence”, declared Donald Trump, promising to free the founder of Silk Road, sentenced to life in prison for having run this website which sold millions of dollars of drugs. To the applause of the crowd, he also pledged to appoint a libertarian to his government.

In 2015, Ross Ulbricht, creator of the website Silk Road – once considered the largest online drug sales site in the world – was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. He had sold $200 million worth of drugs to users around the world.

“The eBay of drugs”

Its dark web black market site, sometimes nicknamed the“Ebay of drugs”made it possible in particular to acquire heroin, cocaine, LSD and other illegal products or false documents using the virtual currency bitcoin, while guaranteeing the anonymity of its tens of thousands of buyers around the world.

Libertarian circles took up his cause, denouncing his conviction as an excess of government power and an attack on free market principles. Donald Trump has already pledged to impose the death penalty on drug traffickers.

The heated political gathering was far from a party celebrating the former president, who is more accustomed to being surrounded by die-hard supporters. Many libertarians believe that Trump’s policies fall outside the extremely limited scope of what government should be able to do.

“The Libertarian Party should nominate Mr. Trump for President of the United States”launched Donald Trump to applause and boos. “Only if you want to win but maybe you don’t want to win”added Donald Trump.

The Libertarian Party regularly presents very marginal candidates in the elections, who defend the idea of ​​a government with limited power, the legalization of marijuana, or even the abolition of the federal tax collection agency.

On Thursday, Donald Trump held a rare meeting in the Bronx, a disadvantaged district of New York where he hopes to attract Hispanic and African-American voters who are showing some signs of weakness in their support for Joe Biden.



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