In a recent Truth Social post, Donald Trump expressed dissatisfaction with the alleged breakdown of a deal between the United States and China under President Xi Jinping. According to Trump, the deal involved China criminalizing, at the highest level, the manufacturing of Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid responsible for a significant portion of opioid-related deaths globally.
Trump asserted that the agreement with China, which would have incorporated severe penalties such as the death penalty for Fentanyl production, mysteriously dissipated following what he characterized as the “RIGGED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2020.” The former president lamented the disappearance of this supposed deal, stating, “Too bad!!! One more thing to add to the Stolen Election List of Disasters!”
The use of capital letters in Trump’s post emphasizes his frustration and adds a sense of urgency to the message. The language employed suggests Trump’s belief that the alleged deal’s dissolution is connected to his repeated claims of election fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, has been a focal point in the fight against the opioid epidemic in the United States. Trump’s insistence on the severity of the proposed penalties underscores the gravity with which he views the issue, linking it directly to the perceived electoral irregularities that he contends marred the 2020 election.
It’s important to note that Trump’s claims of election fraud have been widely debunked and dismissed by various courts, election officials, and the Department of Justice. However, his persistence in linking disparate issues like the Fentanyl deal to the election outcome remains a characteristic feature of his post-presidential communications.
President Xi and I had a deal whereby China was going to criminalize at the highest level, THE DEATH PENALTY, the manufacturing of Fentanyl. That deal miraculously disappeared with our RIGGED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2020. Too bad!!! One more thing to add to the Stolen Election…
— Donald J. Trump Posts From His Truth Social (@TrumpDailyPosts) November 16, 2023