(NationalSentinel) Transcripts of a leaked phone obtained by media outlets suggest that President Donald Trump delivered a tough message to his Mexican counterpart: Take care of “bad hombres” south of the border or the United States might.
President Donald Trump warned in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart that he was ready to send U.S. troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them…
The excerpt of the call did not detail who exactly Trump considered “bad hombres,” nor did it make clear the tone and context of the remark, made in a Friday morning phone call between the leaders. It also did not contain Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s response. Mexico denies that Trump’s remarks were threatening.
Still, the excerpt offers a rare and striking look at how the new president is conducting diplomacy behind closed doors. Trump’s remarks suggest he is using the same tough and blunt talk with world leaders that he used to rally crowds on the campaign trail.
That said, Mexican officials are denying the whole thing.
Eduardo Sanchez, spokesman for Mexico’s presidential office, denied the tone of the conversation was hostile or humiliating, saying it was respectful.
“It is absolutely false that the president of the United States threatened to send troops to Mexico,” Sanchez said in an interview with Radio Formula on Wednesday night. …
The Mexican Foreign Relations Department had earlier told The AP: “The negative statements you refer to did not occur during said telephone call. On the contrary, the tone was constructive.”
According to the AP, the specific language was: “You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. 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.”
Okay, so it’s obvious that there are elements within our government that are hostile to the current administration. A leak of this kind seeks to accomplish one of two things: 1) It is bogus, but meant to further the Left’s narrative that Trump is an out-of-control, shoot-from-the-hip president who is a hair’s breadth away from nuking the entire world; or 2) It is true and the same reasoning applies.
But then, were it true, there is no reason to suspect that the Mexican government would be so quick and so willing to deny it, especially after a week of defiant statements made publicly by many in the Mexican government, up to and including President Eduardo Peta Nieto.
What is more likely to have been said during the phone call is that Trump was offering U.S. military assistance to Mexico should our southern neighbor find a need for some assistance; perhaps as for Trump to mend fences (pun intended) with Mexico City.
These kinds of attempts at sabotaging the Trump presidency will not go away, and in fact, you should probably count on them getting even more intense as our billionaire president seeks to fulfill his campaign pledge to “drain the swamp.” The swamp’s inhabitants – in the Congress, in the bureaucracy and in the donor class – are not going to simply go away quietly.