US President Donald Trump has promised to send US troops in Mexico if the country’s military are not able to stop a flow of illegal immigrants by themselves.
US media reported about escalation of the conflict between US President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Pena Nieto. It all started with the fact that Trump announced his intention to build a ‘blank wall’ on the US-Mexican border that caused resentment among ordinary Mexicans and representatives of the country’s authorities. In its turn, the reaction of official Mexico prompted questions in Washington.
Pentagon officials held a meeting with their Mexican counterparts on security issues. The main topic of the negotiations was obligations of official Mexico to provide security at the border at the Mexican side in order to prevent the entry of illegal immigrants and persons with criminal past and present in the US.
As the AP news agency reported, during a conversation between Trump and Nieto, the US President promised to send US troops to Mexico in case if the Mexican side does not take effective measures against a flow of illegal immigrants.
“You have a bunch of bad hombres down there,” AP quoted the Trump’s words. “You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
Meanwhile, Spokesman for Mexico’s presidential office, Eduardo Sanchez, also denied that the tone of the conversation was hostile or humiliating, and noted that it was respectful.
“It is absolutely false that the president of the United States threatened to send troops to Mexico,” Sanchez said in an interview with Radio Formula on Wednesday night.
The Mexican Foreign Relations Department also said that reports of US media did not correspond to the reality and were “based on absolute falsehoods,” and that the conversation between the presidents was held only in a “constructive and businesslike” manner.