Trump Calls For ‘Immediate’ Military Strikes On Cartels – Authorized By Him
Donald Trump appears to think that he is still in office. On Thursday, the former president delivered a “presidential address” from his Florida home, calling for military strikes on cartels.
“When I am president it will be the policy of our nation to take down the cartels, just as we took down ISIS and the ISIS caliphate,” Trump said, rocking back and forth on his heels. “Unlike the situation where we are today, we had a very, very strong border — the strongest border, in fact, in the history of our country — and drugs were at a low of 45 years. There’s been nothing like what we did just two years ago.”
“We will show no mercy on the cartels,” he added.
The twice-impeached former president vowed to authorize military force, including the U.S. Navy, to stop foreign cartels from smuggling fentanyl and other drugs into the country, and he recited a litany of inaccurate, misleading and incendiary claims to justify the actions.
“We will guarantee that the waters of the Western Hemisphere are not used to traffic illicit drugs to our country,” Trump said. “Furthermore, I will order the Department of Defense to make appropriate use of special forces, cyber warfare and other overt and covert actions to inflict maximum damage on cartel leadership, infrastructure and operations. I will designate the major cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. We will sever their access to global financial systems.”
“We have to take over, we have to be tough, we have to be smart, we have to be fair,” he concluded, “but if we don’t do something immediately, our country is gone.”
Take a look at his remarks below:
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