Trump thinks twice on sending NY attacker to Guantanamo

Trump tweets NYC terror suspect 'should get the death penalty'

Trump tweets NYC terror suspect 'should get the death penalty'

Hours after the New York City terror suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, was charged for an attack in lower Manhattan that killed 8 people and injured 12 others, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to condemn the suspect and called on the death penalty.

This morning he followed up with a tweet adding that though he "would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo" it would be quicker to try Sayfullo Saipov in a federal court.

He also told investigators he believed the attack was a success - and he asked to fly the ISIS flag in his hospital room. "But when *you* say it, it makes it harder for DOJ to make that happen".

The maximum penalty for the first is death; the maximum for the second life in prison, Kim said.

Saipov allegedly asked authorities to hang an Islamic State group flag in his hospital room, according to court documents, which Trump referenced in a tweet, concluding with "SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!" in all capital letters.

The call for the death penalty was aimed at Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbekistan native who was living in New Jersey, is charged with providing material support to ISIS, violence and destruction of motor vehicles, said Joon H. Kim, the acting US Attorney for the Southern District of NY.

President Donald Trump railed against the diversity lottery visa program following the terror attack in New York City on Tuesday.

AS Roma vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League 2017
Edin Dzeko's slight touch following a cross from Aleksandar Kolarov set up El Shaarawy to blast in from the edge of the area. Roma next travel to Atletico Madrid with Chelsea facing the long trip to Qarabag in Azerbaijan.

Investigators said Wednesday that the man who mowed down cyclists and pedestrians in NY the day before had confessed to acting in the name of IS and said that he "felt good" about the killings.

In response to this revelation, which was confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security, Trump called on the visa program to be "merit based", indicating that it is presently a "lottery" system, and blaming the suspect's entry into the USA on Schumer. He was wheeled into a federal court in a wheelchair, handcuffed and his feet shackled.

David Patton, Saipov's defense attorney, declined to comment on Trump's tweets.

US law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, told Reuters that Saipov had been in contact with Kadirov and another person of interest in the investigation, though they did not elaborate.

Of those killed on Tuesday, five were Argentine tourists, who were among a group of friends visiting NY to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation, one was a Belgian citizen, one was a NY resident and one lived in New Jersey.

As the charges are federal, the government can override NY state's ban on capital punishment.

No one detained on U.S. soil has ever been sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, located on a USA military base in Cuba, and no suspected terrorists captured overseas have been transferred there since 2008.

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