When Republican Donald J. Trump gets back to the White House, he will implement big plans and declare war on the drug cartels.
Trump said as much in a video and press release made public on Thursday. Trump also spoke of forcing other governments to help the United States and expose the people who are taking the ‘kick backs’ and assisting the Cartels commit their crimes against the American people.
“Trump Issues Warning on Drug Cartels, Vows to Fight Them Like ISIS Because Biden Won’t,” Townhall reported in reaction to Trump’s announcement, adding:
“Trump issued a warning to drug cartels on Thursday that he will treat them like Isis, which he fought tooth and nail against during his time in office, because President Joe Biden, on the other hand, caters to the cartels, according to Trump.
In a video, Trump accused Biden of siding with the Mexican cartels, adding that “Biden’s open border policies are a deadly betrayal of our nation.”
“Joe Biden has sided against the United States and with the cartels,” Trump said. “When I am president, it will be the policy of the United States to take down the cartels, just as we took down ISIS and the ISIS caliphate-and just as, unlike the situation we are in today, we had a very, very strong border,” Trump continued, adding “strongest border… in the history of our country.”
Notably, Trump gave specific details of how he would engage the US Navy to fight the massive criminal syndicate- thereby engaging the US military in destroying the groups who were responsible for the bloodshed of many Americans.
Trump took aim at the border policies of Democrat Joe Biden, who had just announced the day before that he would go to visit the US Southern Border for the first time in his administration.
Trump’s shot across the bow laid out his plans:
NEW VIDEO: President Donald J. Trump Announces Plan to Destroy the Drug Cartels pic.twitter.com/ivh4XZpKFi
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 5, 2023
The Post Millenial reported on Trump’s moves:
Former President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he would order the US military to declare cartels as enemy combatants if he were to be reelected president.
Trump said that he would deploy the Navy and Special Forces to defend the security of the Western hemisphere.
Trump made the announcement as President Joe Biden prepares to make his first trip to the southern border, after having previously said that there were “more important” things to deal with.
“The drug cartels are waging war on America—and it’s now time for America to wage war on the cartels,” President Trump said in his announcement. “The drug cartels and their allies in the Biden administration have the blood of countless millions on their hands. Millions and millions of families and people are being destroyed. When I am back in the White House, the drug kingpins and vicious traffickers will never sleep soundly again.”
A statement from Trump lays out an action plan that he says will “destroy the drug cartels,” which includes steps such as:
• “Restore all Trump border policies and fully secure the border”
• “Deploy all necessary military assets, including the US Navy, to impose a full naval embargo on the cartels, to ensure they cannot use our region’s waters to traffic illicit drugs to the US”
• “Order the Department of Defense to make appropriate use of special forces, cyber warfare, and other covert and overt actions to inflict maximum damage on cartel leadership, infrastructure, and operations”
• “Designate the major drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations”
• “Cut off the cartels’ access to the global financial system”
• “Get full cooperation of neighboring governments to dismantle the cartels, or else fully expose the bribes and corruption that protect these criminal networks”
• “Ask Congress to ensure drug smugglers and traffickers can receive the Death Penalty”
“Joe Biden has spent the last two years dismantling the southern border,” the statement says. “Biden’s Open Borders policies are killing innocent Americans, ravaging American communities, enriching the cartels, and destabilizing large parts of Mexico and Latin America.”
Trump’s statement points out that since Biden took office, 200,000 Americans have died from drug overdoses, with hundreds of thousands of pounds of fentanyl, heroin, meth, cocaine, and other illicit narcotics “pouring across our wide-open border and into American communities.”
Enough fentanyl was seized at the border last year to kill every single American.
“BOTTOM LINE,” Trump’s statement ends, “Biden has destroyed the border—President Trump will destroy the cartels.”
Trump’s border measures would be combined with the reinstated Title-42, an expansion of a humanitarian parole program for Venezuelan nationals to include Haitians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans, which will allow 30,000 individuals a month from the four countries to be paroled into the U.S. for two years, but only if they have a financial sponsor and pass other terms.
The measures will also triple refugee resettlement from Latin American and Caribbean countries, setting a goal of up to 20,000 refugees for the fiscal year 2023 and fiscal year 2024.