As President Donald Trump continues to fight for his executive order, cities and states declare themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigrants and the infamous United States-Mexico border wall building process begins, Trump appears ready to fight for his hallmark campaign promise to secure our borders.
It has become a tradition that the president conduct a one-on-one interview with someone from the media before the Super Bowl. This year, Trump sat down with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
In a portion of the interview that aired Monday, Trump addressed the border wall specifically.
He noted that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto “has got a problem.” Drug cartels are out of control in Mexico and Trump suggested that our neighbor to the south could require US assistance.
Trump also responded to questions about a phone call he had last week with Peña Nieto. Trump reportedly said in that call that the US would consider sending some troops to Mexico to deal with the drug problems that are “poisoning the youth of our country and…countries all over the world.”
“I did talk to him about it. I want to help him with it,” Trump said. “We’ve got to stop drugs from coming into our country and if he can’t handle it – and maybe they can or maybe they can’t or maybe he needs help.”
Despite leaked reports to the contrary, Trump asserted that he has “a very good relationship” with Peña Nieto and called him “a very good man.”
Trump was optimistic that he can work well with Peña Nieto to negotiate a fair trade deal with Mexico as well noting that “right now it’s free trade and I’m going to have it fair trade also.”
Source: Fox News