On Tuesday, October 31, a terror attack took place in New York City. 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was driving a Home Depot truck when he intentionally rammed into pedestrians and bicyclists.
After killing 8 people, the man ran into a school bus, thus thwarting his attempt to kill more people. He ran out of the car yelling “Allahu Akbar” while waving around two guns, later discovered to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun.
After, he was shot by police, taken into custody, and hospitalized. So far, at least 8 people have died as a result of his attack and up to a dozen more were injured.
Yesterday, police revealed that they found a disturbing note near Saipov’s truck at the time of the incident. It linked Saipov with ISIS and indicated that the man was expecting to be killed during the attack.
Though that was the intention, Saipov only sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and is recovering from surgery. Investigators believe that they may have an easier time with their investigations because the attacker is still alive.
While in the hospital, the attacker viciously commented on the situation. He was reportedly pleased with the destruction that he caused. He was “unapologetic” and admitted that he would have continued killing pedestrians if he had not been stopped by police.
President Trump spoke out about the incident when it first took place. Because Saipov had come to the United States under the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” the president said that the example is exactly why there should be a merit-based immigration program.
On Wednesday night, after Saipov made horrific comments in his hospital room, President Trump tweeted again. This time, he said what punishment he believes that Saipov deserves.
He later said, "There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the horrible crime he committed. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!"
President Trump said that he thinks Saipov deserves the death penalty, especially after his lack of remorse shown in the hospital room.
What do you think about this? Do you agree with the punishment President Trump is vying for? Let us know. In some uplifting news, the World Series ended with one of the most epic proposals of all time. Watch the video!