In a new policy video, former President Donald J. Trump pledged to “end the scourge of human trafficking and defend the dignity of human life” by calling for the death penalty for human trafficking of children.
“I will urge Congress to ensure that anyone caught trafficking children across our border receives the death penalty immediately,” President Trump said.
President Trump took action to combat human trafficking when in office and promised to reinstate his policies once he returns to the White House.
“Under my leadership, we did more than any administration in history to combat human trafficking and to end modern day slavery,” added President Trump. “In one of my first acts in office, I signed an executive order targeting transnational criminal organizations that traffic and exploit innocent people. I signed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, authorizing $430 million to fight sex and labor trafficking.”
Earlier this week, President Trump hosted a screening of the new film Sound of Freedom at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
Sound of Freedom grossed $41.7 million in the first week of its release and continues to sell tickets nationwide after opening at the top of the box office in Texas, Florida, and Arizona theaters. The feature has taken the nation by storm, beating out Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in July 4th movie ticket sales despite appearing in far fewer theaters, securing the top position in the box office for the day. The film which is being distributed by Angel Studios, was produced by Mexican filmmaker Eduardo Verástegui and stars Jim Caviezel.
Another reason that Democrats may be so vocal against the film’s success could be the fact that Verástegui was previously appointed a member of President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity. He has continuously advocated for a strong and vital bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, emphasized the importance of coming together as a society to address this pernicious evil and eradicate child trafficking.
The film is based on the true story of federal agent Tim Ballard’s mission to save children from child sex traffickers in Colombia.
On Thursday morning, Caviezel and Verástegui appeared on Fox & Friends to highlight the film’s success and President Trump’s impressive screening at Bedminster. In the interview, Caviezel called President Trump “the new Moses” and said, “he’s got to be in there because he’s going to go after the traffickers.”
That will drive Democrats crazy.