President Trump Laying the Law Down on Mexico’s President
US President Donald Trump threatened Mexico’s President that he will send troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them.
President Trump considered “Bad Hombres,” the drug cartels and criminal immigrants.
Notably, President Donald Trump is conducting diplomacy behind closed doors, he is clearly using the same tough/blunt talk with world leaders that he used to rally his supporters on the campaign trail.
If confirmed, the report would contradict the tone of the conversation that was reported in near identical statements issued by the 2 governments last Friday.
The statements described the phone call as “constructive and productive,” while Donald Trump told a news conference that it was “very friendly.”
Donald Trump angered some Mexicans last week by ordering the construction of a massive border wall and vowing to make their country pay for The Wall.
President Pena Nieto has pledged that his government will never pay for the barrier and he canceled a meeting with Trump scheduled for this week in Washington.
In addition to the dust-up over The Wall, President Trump wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, expect talks to begin in May.
The phone call President Trump said, “You have a bunch of bad hombres down there.
“You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military is not, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
Donald Trump has used the phrase “bad hombres” before. In an October Presidential debate, he vowed to get rid the US of “drug lords” and “bad people.”
“We have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out,” he said.
President Trump’s comment was in line with the new administration’s bullish stance on foreign policy matters in general, and the President’s willingness to break long-standing norms around the globe.
Before his Inauguration, President Trump spoke to the president of Taiwan, breaking long-standing US policy and irritating China.
His temporary ban on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, aimed at reviewing screening procedures to lessen the threat of extremist attacks on the American people.
The Wall, was a centerpiece of his campaign, and is a centerpiece of his Presidential policy.
Mexico has consistently said it would not pay for The Wall and opposes it, expect Mexico to align with the US policy, and quietly pay for The Wall.
Also, the Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday he spoke frankly with President Donald Trump, but would not confirm a report that President Trump hammered him over a refugee swap deal made by former President Hussei-Obama’s Admin, and cut the call short, described the swap plan as “the worst deal ever” and accused Australia of trying to export the “next Boston bombers” to the US.
Expect Australia to align with the US or risk facing a very hard line with the Trump Administration.