During a visit to the United States Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center, located in Northern Virginia, president Donald Trump revealed that he’s considering cutting funding to all countries that allow drugs in the country.
According to CBS, the visit comes just a few days after the already controversial GOP memo on how the Justice Department got their hands on surveillance warrants for former Trump campaign aide Carter Page was released.
During his intervention, the president wanted to mention that the countries he’s referring to are not United States’ friends.
Friends can become non-friends
“You know, we think they’re our friends and we send them massive aid. And I won’t mention names right now, but I look at these countries, I look at the numbers we send them — we send them massive aid and they’re pouring drugs into our country and they’re laughing at us.”
Donald Trump threatened that he wants to stop the aid the US sends to these countries, “if they can’t stop drugs from coming in, because they could stop them a lot easier than us”. He also added that the countries are unable to control this phenomenon. “Oh great, we’re supposed to control it,” he added.
The president also took a moment to make a case for less immigration and, of course, mentioned his already famous wall project. This was the best time to admit that he’s not pleased with the Democrats amid immigration negotiations.
“We wanna make a deal. I think they want to use it for political purposes, for elections. I really am not happy with the way it’s going, from the standpoint of the Democrats,” the president said.
The Dreamers weren’t forgotten
Finally, Donald Trump talked about a potential solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, issued by Barack Obama, claiming that it “should be absolutely easy to do.”
“And I don’t think the Democrats want to take care of the DACA recipients.” he added. “And think of it, they’ve given up on DACA and that’s supposed to be theirs, but it’s ours because we’re the ones that are taking care of DACA, not them.”