November 27, 2019
“I might just go ahead and start bombing Mexico” is the biggest escalation in Donald Trump’s rhetoric since he told all those brown people to go back to their countries.
He isn’t going to bomb Mexico any more than he’s going to round up a bunch of brown people and send them home to their countries – but I do like that he’s saying it, as it gets the idea in everyone’s heads.
US President Donald Trump said that his administration will begin designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, citing their role in narco- and human trafficking, and refused to rule out military action.
Asked whether that designation means he would “start hitting them with drones and things like that,” the US president refused to elaborate:
“I don’t want to say what I’m going to do, but they will be designated.”
“I have been working on that for the last 90 days,” he said in an interview with conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly that aired on Tuesday. “You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process.”
Yes, the good old “man says he’s immediately going to do thing in X number of days” bit.
President @realDonaldTrump tells me he is 90 days into the process of designating Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations – which would give US forces more leverage in taking them out. pic.twitter.com/ewSJMkt6rr
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) November 27, 2019
Gotta love that one.
“Look, we’re losing 100,000 people a year to what’s happening and what’s coming through Mexico,” he said, referring to deaths linked to the drug trade. “[The cartels] have unlimited money, because it’s drug money, and human trafficking money.”
Outraged by the prospects of a US military intervention, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, told reporters on Monday: “We will never accept that, we are not ‘vendepatrias’ [nation sellers],” while the country’s foreign relations minister said it would be “unnecessary and inconvenient.”
We definitely, obviously should bomb Mexico.
No one can really dispute that this is an incredibly hostile country, engaged in several different types of warfare against us.
Bombing Mexico would get me back to 100% Trump-support, even with all of this other stuff, as it would just fill me with such deep joy.
But it’s not happening.
I won’t get my hopes up again.