Well, that’s one way to stop drugs from coming over the border.
According to a soon-to-be released book by former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Donald Trump once asked if the U.S. could “shoot missiles into Mexico to destroy the drug labs,” adding that Mexico did not “have control of their own country.”
“When Mr. Esper raised various objections, Mr. Trump said that ‘we could just shoot some Patriot missiles and take out the labs, quietly,’ adding that ‘no one would know it was us,’” The New York Times reported. “Mr. Trump said he would just say that the United States had not conducted the strike, Mr. Esper recounts, writing that he would have thought it was a joke had he not been staring Mr. Trump in the face.”
Trump also wanted to designate Mexican cartels as terrorists.
“Mexican drug cartels, officially referred to as Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs), are the greatest drug trafficking threat that the U.S. faces, according to the DEA, which notes that they ‘control most of the U.S. drug market and have established varied transportation routes, have advanced communications capabilities, and hold strong affiliations with criminal groups and gangs in the United States,’” The Daily Wire reports.