Trump Wanted To Fire Missiles Into Mexico To Destroy Drug Cartel Labs: Report

Trump Wanted To Fire Missiles Into Mexico To Destroy Drug Cartel Labs: Report


Then-President Donald Trump reportedly asked then-Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in 2020 about launching missiles into Mexico to destroy drug cartel labs, according to a new book.

Esper claims in “A Sacred Oath,” which is expected to be released next week, that the idea from Trump came out of his frustration about the constant flow of drugs across the southern border.

Trump reportedly asked Esper at least twice if the U.S. military could “shoot missiles into Mexico to destroy the drug labs,” noting that the Mexican government did not “have control of their own country.”

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“When Mr. Esper raised various objections, Mr. Trump said that ‘we could just shoot some Patriot missiles and take out the labs, quietly,’ adding that ‘no one would know it was us,’” The

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