According to the Associated Press, a leaked transcript from a source close to the United States President shows that a conversation was held between Enrique Pena Nieto And Donald Trump which described a shocking slew of words. As the two were discussing matters, President Trump brought up the topic of “bad hombres” existing in Mexico and that the Mexican President wasn’t doing enough to stop them. Trump didn’t elaborate on the exact problems of the miscreants he was describing, or the detail in the transcript was missing, but he did go on to mention the following:
“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.” the transcript handed to the AP stated.
The individual in possession of the transcript only transferred part of the entire phone call and no White House spokespeople responded to requests for comment at the time. A spokesman for Mexico, Mr. Sanchez has denied that the feel of the phone dialogue was antagonistic or awkward, saying it was civil and courteous.
“It is absolutely false that the president of the United States threatened to send troops to Mexico,” Sanchez stated in a discussion with Radio Formula.
Although it’s simply a piece of a conversation without proper audio context these comments follow closely in line with how Trump has conducted himself bullishly in the first 2 weeks of his Presidency. There seems to be a clear understanding that he will be assertive and is going to continue a bombastic presence on the world stage. At the National Prayer Breakfast today, Trump stated that National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday his calls with world leaders “have to be tough.” ”When you hear about the tough phone calls I’m having, don’t worry about it, just don’t worry about it,” Trump affirmed. “They’re tough.”
The White House updated their statement regarding this matter early Thursday and says the conversation was “part of a discussion about how the United States and Mexico could work collaboratively to combat drug cartels and other criminal elements and make the border more secure.”