Former President Trump is promising he will “wage war” on the drug cartels should he assume the presidency once more.
Trump’s remarks came in a video posted Thursday, warning drug cartels they will be treated like ISIS. He additionally accused Joe Biden of catering to the cartels.
The former president said 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,” stated Trump. “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.”
If elected, Trump announced his plan to “order the Department of Defense to make appropriate use of special forces, cyber warfare, and other overt and covert actions to inflict maximum damage on cartel leadership, infrastructure and operations.”
President Trump announced that when he is elected, it will be the official policy of the United States to take down the drug cartels just as he took down ISIS. pic.twitter.com/ivh4XZpKFi https://t.co/bbrC025cAs
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 7, 2023
In a time when the United States is facing record-high levels of illegal immigration, Trump has pledged to go after drug cartels.
Former President Trump argued that the drug cartels and “their allies in the Biden administration” alike have culpability in the deaths of millions of Americans.
“When I am back in the White House, the drug kingpins and vicious traffickers will never sleep soundly again,” he said. “We did it once, and we did it better than anybody else.”
This news comes as Biden has announced he will visit the southern border, marking the first time he will do so throughout his entire time in office, and possibly for his entire life of public service.
Many of Biden’s critics believe it is too little and too late.
“Only two years late in getting to the border. Joe Biden is quite possibly the laziest and most clueless president in US history,” Nile Gardinder, a Telegraph contributor, posted.
Rep-elect Darrell Issa (R-CA), wrote online, “Now Biden says his ‘intent’ is to visit the border next week. Too little, too late. But at least he’d get to see the crisis he created.”
Meanwhile, crossings at the southern border have continued. US Customs and Border Protection reported 233,740 migrant encounters across the length of nearly 2,000 miles in November, the most ever recorded in that month and up from 178,845 for the same period last year, per the New York Post.