Trump calls for death for NYC suspect
President Donald Trump says the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead in New York City should get the death penalty.
"NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!" he tweeted.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday brought terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he was spurred to his attack on Tuesday by the Islamic State group's online calls to action.Exiled king's remains reburied in Italy
Prosecutors said in court papers that Saipov asked to display the Islamic State group's flag in his hospital room and said "he felt good about what he had done."
Trump referenced that in his comments on Twitter.
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