Trump Plays Hardball: May Withhold Aid from Countries Allowing Drugs Across Borders

President Trump is playing hardball! No longer will we simply allow others to run over us. We are no longer on an apology tour, like Obama. Now we are America first!

On Friday, Trump threatened to end all aid to foreign countries who allow drugs to pass across the border. If they can’t do a better job, then they do not get foreign aid from us.

Not that they should even be getting our money anyway, but that’s another story.

While speaking at the Customs and Border Protection roundtable he said, “These countries are not our friends,. You know, we think they’re our friends and we send them massive aid.”

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“I won’t mention names right now, but I look at these countries, I look at the numbers we send them — we send them massive aid and they’re pouring drugs into our country and they’re laughing at us,” Trump added, “So I’m not a believer in that. I want to stop the aid.”

The Hill reports: 

The president went on to argue that Mexico and Central American countries such as Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador would have a much easier time than the U.S. fighting drug smugglers and manufacturers.

“They’re coming in — they’re pouring in from other — El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, all over. They’re just pouring into our country. And we’ve stopped it, but the laws make it very tough,” he continued, “I want to stop the aid. If they can’t stop drugs from coming in — because they could stop them a lot easier than us. They say, ‘Oh, we can’t control it.’ Oh great, we’re supposed to control it,” Trump added.

The remarks come just days after the president called on the nation’s law enforcement to become “much tougher on drug dealers and pushers” in his annual State of the Union address this week.

“My administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need, for those who have been so terribly hurt,” the president concluded.

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