The phrase the War on Drugs has been used very loosely but it appears trump took the War on Drugs very seriously.
Trump’s former defense secretary Mark Esper wrote in his new book that Trump talked about the possibility of launching drone strikes on drug labs in Mexico to take out the cartels that run rampant in Mexico.
Besides planning to launch drone strikes, Esper also stated that Trump reportedly wanted to send over 250k troops to the Southern Border.
Esper who has distanced himself from Trump tried to paint Trump as “absurd” when talking about his plans to stop the war on drugs.
When in reality the Democrats are absurd for introducing injection sites in major cities and allowing mass immigration through the Southern Border which has resulted in more Fentanyl coming into the United States.
BREAKING: Fmr SecDef Esper says Trump wanted to use covert operations to destroy cartel drug labs using drone strikes but Esper opposed it
— ULTRA POSO 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 5, 2022
I don’t think “Trump wanted to covertly destroy Mexican cartel drug labs” is the hit piece the New York Times thinks it is.
— Jake Bequette (@JakeBequette91) May 5, 2022
The New York Times had more on the story:
President Donald J. Trump in 2020 asked Mark T. Esper, his defense secretary, about the possibility of launching missiles into Mexico to “destroy the drug labs” and wipe out the cartels, maintaining that the United States’ involvement in a strike against its southern neighbor could be kept secret, Mr. Esper recounts in his upcoming memoir.
Those remarkable discussions were among several moments that Mr. Esper described in the book, “A Sacred Oath,” as leaving him all but speechless when he served the 45th president.
Mr. Esper, the last Senate-confirmed defense secretary under Mr. Trump, also had concerns about speculation that the president might misuse the military around Election Day by, for instance, having soldiers seize ballot boxes. He warned subordinates to be on alert for unusual calls from the White House in the lead-up to the election.
The book, to be published on Tuesday, offers a stunningly candid perspective from a former defense secretary, and it illuminates key episodes from the Trump presidency, including some that were unknown or underexplored.
“I felt like I was writing for history and for the American people,” said Mr. Esper, who underwent the standard Pentagon security clearance process to check for classified information. He also sent his writing to more than two dozen four-star generals, some cabinet members and others to weigh in on accuracy and fairness.
Report: Trump Wanted To Fire Missiles At Cartel Drug Labs In Mexico https://t.co/HWGp4HdDiG
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) May 6, 2022
Business Insider had more on the story, but of course, they gave it a liberal twist:
Former US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he was “flabbergasted” by the Trump White House’s “absurd” plan to send 250,000 active-duty troops to the US-Mexico border.
Esper, speaking to CBS’ “60 Minutes” for an interview ahead of the Tuesday release of his tell-all memoir, says he first heard about the plan from then-senior adviser Stephen Miller, a hardline immigration hawk.
“He’s behind me, and this voice just starts talking about ‘caravans are coming, and we need to get troops to the border, and we need a quarter of a million troops, and I think he’s joking,” Esper told CBS’ Norah O’Donnell. “And then I turn around and look at him, at these deadpan eyes, and clearly, he is not joking.”
Esper says he countered Miller by stating that the Department of Homeland Security could handle any influxes of migrants. But Miller insisted on a major troop presence.