President Donald Trump told Bill O’Reilly in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations after they killed Americans in Mexico.
His remarks to O’Reilly that he would act because “we are losing 100,000 people a year to what is happening and what is coming through from on Mexico” mark a shift in U.S. policy that’s sent Mexican officials scrambling.
President Donald Trump told Bill O’Reilly he will designate some Mexican cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) during an interview released on Tuesday. https://t.co/rSk67ECAEs
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 27, 2019
“The Mexican drug cartels kill more than 100,000 Americans every year by the importation of dangerous narcotics,” O’Reilly said to President Trump during an interview aired on O’Reilly.com. “Are you going to designate those cartels in Mexico as terror groups?”
“They will be designated … I have offered him (the Mexican president) to let us go in and clean it out,” President Trump responded. “He, so far, has rejected the offer. But at some point, something has to be done.”
The president explained that the cartels have “unlimited money” from drug smuggling and human trafficking.
“I’ve been working on that for the last 90 days,” Trump stated. “You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process.”
The President told Breitbart News earlier this year that he was thinking about the designation. “We’re thinking about doing it very seriously. In fact, we’ve been thinking about it for a long time,” he said during an Oval Office interview.
“It’s psychological, but it’s also economic,” the President explained. “As terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.” More
It’s always been amazing to me that we can send American troops overseas, thousands of miles away from our own borders, to protect American interests, but we can’t send troops to our own borders and to the most dangerous country known to America, Mexico, to save hundreds of thousands of American lives and American sovereignty.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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