Our President is doing everything he can to fix the wrongs in our world, from the opiod crisis, to the border crisis, and related to both of those is the Mexican gang cartels.
And he’s now setting his sights firmly on that epidemic to clean them up!
If Mexico won’t do it, Trump will.
Take a look:
Reuters had more on the story:
U.S. President Donald Trump said he will designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups for their role in trafficking narcotics and people, prompting a speedy request for talks by Mexico.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
“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 said in an interview aired on Tuesday with conservative media personality Bill O’Reilly.
Soon afterwards, Mexico’s foreign ministry issued a statement saying it would quickly seek a high-level meeting with U.S. State Department officials to address the legal designation as well as the flow of arms and money to organized crime.
“The foreign minister will establish contact with his counterpart, Michael R. Pompeo, in order to discuss this very important issue for the bilateral agenda,” the ministry said.
Once a particular group is designated as a terrorist organization, under U.S. law it is illegal for people in the United States to knowingly offer support and its members cannot enter the country and may be deported.
Financial institutions that become aware they have funds connected to the group must block the money and alert the U.S. Treasury Department.
Earlier this month, Trump had offered in a tweet to help Mexico “wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth” in the aftermath of the bloodiest attack on U.S. citizens in Mexico for years.
It's been in the works already for 90 days:
New reports just now breaking say that Mexico is pushing back.
You gotta love how President Trump works.
He is the KING of the double bind.
Don't know what that is?
It's something President Trump has absolutely mastered and is highly effective in persuasion and negotiation.
Essentially, the double bind puts your opponent in a no-win situation between two difficult choices.
In this case, the double bind President Trump has put Mexico in is to either (1) agree with him that the cartels are out of control and accept our help in cleaning them up, or (2) defend the cartels and side with outright crime.
Neither is an enviable choice for Mexico.
The sane choice is clearly #1, even if you lose a little face.
But Mexico appears to be choosing door #2:
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