In a segment on CNN with Fareed Zakaria, Mexico’s former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, said it’s hard to remain friends with the U.S. when the president humiliates Mexico on Twitter. He warned that Mexico has a lot of negotiating chips. One of them is to not “help” the United States by controlling drug cartels.
The key comments begin at about 02:10 in the video below. He was specifically asked if Mexico would retaliate. His response was to say there are “measures” they could take “in other areas”.
“For example, the drugs that come through Mexico from South America or the drugs that are produced here in Mexico all go to the United States. This is not our problem. We have been cooperating with the United States for many years on these issues because they’ve asked us to and because we have a friendly, trustful relationship.” However, he said, that disappears when the cooperation disappears.
Zakaria didn’t even question him on the issue. This man is putting all the blame on the U.S. because we have users. Their dealers come into the U.S. and get people hooked but they bear no responsibility?
He will retaliate by letting the drug cartels loose.
At what point does a reporter on CNN step in? This man will unleash violent criminals on Americans but perhaps the left would regard that as mere collateral damage for their more important goal of destroying the right.
Zakaria is condoning, justifying the action by not responding. He is so concerned about attacking Trump, he doesn’t care if this former Mexican foreign minister will unleash Mexico’s corrupt criminal society on our nation.