MEXICAN STANDOFF Donald Trump threatens to send US troops into Mexico unless the government stops the ‘bad hombres down there’
Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto has repeatedly insisted Mexico will not pay for the wall
Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto were meant to be patching things up after public spats over his determination to have Mexico pay for the planned border wallTOUGH-talking US President Donald Trump reportedly warned Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto that he would send American troops into Mexico to stop the “bad hombres”.
And Trump accused his neighbour’s military of being “scared” according to a transcript of the call obtained by the Associated Press.
Trump and Pena were meant to be patching things up after a series of public spats over his determination to have Mexico pay for the planned border wall.
But the excerpt given to AP reveals Trump told Pena on Friday: “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 isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
The excerpt of the did not make clear exactly who Trump meant drug cartels or immigrants when he referred to “bad Hombres”. but of course he was talking about the drug cartels.
Eduardo Sanchez, spokesman for Mexico’s presidential office, denied the tone of the conversation was hostile or humiliating, saying it was respectful.
“It is absolutely false that the president of the United States threatened to send troops to Mexico,” Sanchez said in an interview with Radio Formula on Wednesday night.
A White House spokesman did not respond to requests for comment, but last week Trump said the tone was “friendly” when he met UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
The People of Mexico will soon realize President Trump will help them by building a wall and defending the drug cartels in that country.