According to a new book by former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Donald Trump proposed the idea of bombing drug labs in Mexico and pretending it wasn’t the United States that did it. Esper went on 60 Minutes and said “I had to explain to him it would violate international law, it would be terrible for our neighbors to the south, it would impact us in so many ways. Why don’t we do this instead?” Esper went on to say “he was reluctant to tell the story” because he thought people wouldn’t believe it. In truth, he saved the story for a time when he’d be able to profit from it by writing a tell-all book. Trump responded to the allegations from his former Defense Secretary with one of his official statements, saying “no comment” about whether he wanted to attack the Mexican drug cartels. This is basically a confirmation from Trump that he had this idea and he’s apparently unable to see how this makes him look bad.
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