Trump is considering getting tough with Mexican drug cartels.
According to new reports, he is considering labeling them as terrorist organizations.
This would give him a broader range of powers in dealing with them.
FOX News reports:
Trump seeks to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations
President Trump said in a newly released interview that he is moving to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations.
The decision reportedly has prompted the Mexican government to ask the administration for clarification, but Trump told Bill O’Reilly, in an interview posted to his website, that the process is well underway.
“I have been working on that for the last 90 days,” he told O’Reilly, the author and former Fox News Channel host who now has a podcast. “You know, the designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process.”
The news comes weeks after the brutal killings of dual Mexican and American citizens in the northern part of Mexico. Though drug cartels have a reputation for cold-blooded murders, the ambush on Nov. 4 in the Mormon community in La Mora—which included the deaths of six children and three women—sent shockwaves in the U.S. and drew the president’s attention.
At the time, Trump called on Mexico to “wage war” on the cartels.
Townhall has more details:
President Trump revealed during his interview with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that his administration is in the process of officially designating Mexican drug cartels as “Foreign Terrorist Organizations” (FTOs).
“They will be designated…. Look, we are losing 100,000 people a year to what is happening and what is coming through from Mexico,” the president explained. “Absolutely they will be designated…. I have been working on that for the last 90 days. You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process.”
Trump’s revelation comes not long after cartel gunmen killed nine U.S. citizens in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Listen to the audio below:
Trump is taking this threat seriously, which is commendable.
Unlike the Democrats in Congress, who continue to waste time trying to undo the 2016 election.