President Donald Trump sent a message to the mainstream media this week, after giving Breitbart reporters a private, exclusive interview in the Oval Office.
Trump, whose feud with the media dates back into his days as a business mogul hustling around New York City, has made it a point to expose some of the biased inner-workings of the corporately-controlled cable “news” scene during his time in office.
Now, in his sit-down with alternative news giants Breitbart, President Trump is also torching the Mexican drug cartels, claiming that one option left on the table could be coming to fruition momentarily.
President Donald Trump told Breitbart News on Monday that his administration is thinking “very seriously” about labeling violent Mexican drug cartels, or factions of these cartels, as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs).
Asked by Deputy Political Editor Amanda House during a wide-ranging, exclusive Oval Office interview with Breitbart News whether his administration is considering designating factions of cartels, or cartels as a whole, as terrorist groups, Trump replied that he is.
Given the incredible scope and size of these cartels, not to mention their gruesome and vile tactics, such a designation certainly wouldn’t seem out place, even if unprecedented.
“Mexico, unfortunately, has lost control of the cartels,” Trump said. “They’ve totally lost control of the cartels. Mexico last year had 42,000 deaths — murders — 42,000. It’s considered one of the most unsafe countries in the world.”
“Now, I’m with them. I really like the new president. He’s a wonderful guy, but you know, 42,000 murders. A lot of it is drug-induced,” Trump continued.
The President went on to lament the mainstream media’s lack of reporting on border battles as well, relaying a story to the Breitbart team about 26 people who were killed in a gang fight very near to where the Commander in Chief visited recently.
The President wondered bluntly why that horrific violence had not been reported on in the mainstream media.
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