Did he say it? There is a story that President Trump told President Pena-Nieto that there are some “very bad hombres” on the border.
This is an account of the alleged incident:
“You have a bunch of bad hombres down there,” Trump told Pena Nieto, according to the excerpt given to AP. “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.”
No one is confirming anything. However, you don’t need to be an expert on the US-Mexico border to know there are indeed many “bad hombres” running around.
Since 2006, when President Calderon employed the military to fight the cartels, it is believed that 80,000 people have been killed. I have seen 100,000 in other sources!
Let’s put that figure in some context. Mexico has a population of 100 million people. It would translate into 240,000 in the US over a 10-year period.
We are not suggesting that President Trump sends troops to fight cartels. However, he is exactly right that there are some “very bad hombres” killing a lot of innocent people south of the border.