Trump promises to release drug lord from ‘dark web’


Donald Trump Appeals to Libertarian Party for Support, Vows to Free Silk Road Founder

Former President Donald Trump made a bold appeal to the fringe Libertarian Party on Saturday, promising to free an American man imprisoned for running a website that sold millions of dollars in drugs. Speaking at the Libertarian National Convention in Washington, Trump told the rowdy crowd that if elected, he would commute the sentence of Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the Silk Road “dark web” marketplace.

Ulbricht, who operated under the alias “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for his role in the illicit drug trade. Trump’s announcement drew cheers from the audience, many of whom view Ulbricht’s case as an example of government overreach and a violation of free market principles.

In addition to promising to free Ulbricht, Trump vowed to appoint a libertarian to his cabinet, signaling a willingness to work with the party on key issues. However, his speech was met with mixed reactions, as some in the crowd booed his attempts to align with libertarian ideals.

Despite the contentious reception, Trump’s decision to court the Libertarian Party reflects his strategy to appeal to a broader base of voters in the upcoming election. By reaching out to traditionally Democratic demographics in states like New York, Trump is taking risks in an effort to secure support from diverse communities.

While the Libertarian Party has historically fielded minor candidates in presidential elections, Trump’s appeal could shake up the political landscape and potentially attract new supporters to his campaign. Whether the party will endorse Trump remains to be seen, but his willingness to engage with libertarian principles marks a significant shift in his approach to the election.

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