Trump vows to unleash all military assets – including the US Navy – to crush drug cartels at the border

Former President Donald Trump unveiled plans on Thursday for a potential war against the many drug cartels that are funneling fentanyl and other narcotics into the U.S.

He unveiled the plans through a video statement published on Truth Social. And incidentally, he released his plan on the same day that current President Joe Biden unveiled his own plan to provide amnesty to 30,000 illegals per month.

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The video began with him describing what has happened to the southern border under current President Joe Biden.

“Fentanyl, heroin, meth, and other lethal drugs are pouring across our wide open border, stealing hundreds of thousands of beautiful American lives, and it’s happening like never before in our history. Children are being left without parents. Families are being ripped apart. Communities are being decimated,” he said.

“Our neighbors and fellow citizens are having their entire worlds destroyed — destroyed like nobody thought possible. Our country is being poisoned from within by the drugs and by all of the other crime that’s taking place. The drug cartels are waging war in America, and it’s now time for America to wage war on the cartels,” he added.

He continued by claiming the current president “has sided against the United States and with the cartels” with his open borders policies.

“They are making more money than they’ve ever made before times ten. There’s never been anything like it. They’re major, major companies. They’re bigger than even some of our biggest companies. Biden’s open border policies are a deadly betrayal of our nation,” he said.

Trump then began outlining his vision for the future — one that bears a resemblance to the significantly superior state of affairs that was in play before he left office.

“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’re in today, we had a very very strong border — the strongest border in fact in the history of our country. And drugs were at a low of 45 years. There’s been nothing like what we did just two years ago,” he said.

“We will show no mercy on the cartels. Every day, drug traffickers are using the waters of our region to ship their lethal poisons to America, killing so many of our people and ruining families. In addition to restoring strong border security, I will deploy all necessary military assets — including the U.S Navy — to impose a full Naval embargo on the cartels,” he added.

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“I did that before, and it worked,” he then reiterated.

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“We will guarantee that the waters of the Western Hemisphere are not used to traffic illicit drugs to our country. Furthermore, I will 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,” the former president continued.

“I will designate the major cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. We will sever their access to global financial systems. I will also work to forge an unprecedented partnership with neighboring governments in our region just like I did in Mexico. And remember, in Mexico alone, an estimated 100,000 civilians have been tragically murdered or gone missing at the hands of these cartels.”

Changing topics a little bit, the former president praised Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for being “a very fine man” but warned that his efforts to stop the cartels aren’t enough. Ergo why, he explained, U.S. intervention is necessary.

“The president is really working hard, but it’s not working out. These cartels are vicious, and they’re violent, and they have Mexico for now stymied. Well, we have to help Mexico, and we have to stymie the cartels,” he said.

“Either we will get the full cooperation of other governments to stop this menace, or we will expose every bribe, every kickback, every payoff, and every bit of corruption that is allowing the cartels to preserve their brutal reign. And it is indeed brutal,” he added.

Trump concluded his video statement by again blasting the current administration and vowing that things will change if and once he’s back in office.

“Finally, as I have said before, I will ask Congress to pass legislation ensuring that drug smugglers and human traffickers receive the death penalty. The drug cartels and their allies in the Biden Administration have the blood of countless millions on their hands. Millions and millions of families. When I’m 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. There’s never been a better border that we had just two years ago. It was strong, it was powerful, and it was respected all over the world. And now we’re laughed at all over the world. And we’re not going to let that happen much longer. We have to take over. We have to be tough. We have to be smart. We have to be fair. But if we don’t do something immediately, our country is gone,” he added.

As noted before, Biden released his own plan Thursday, and not surprisingly, it’s the exact opposite of what the former president has in store for America:

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