Book: Trump Wanted Secret Missile Strikes Into Mexico

The New York Times reports:

President Donald J. Trump in 2020 asked Mark T. Esper, his defense secretary, about the possibility of launching missiles into Mexico to “destroy the drug labs” and wipe out the cartels, maintaining that the United States’ involvement in a strike against its southern neighbor could be kept secret, Mr. Esper recounts in his upcoming memoir.

Those remarkable discussions were among several moments that Mr. Esper described in the book, “A Sacred Oath,” as leaving him all but speechless when he served the 45th president.

Mr. Esper, the last Senate-confirmed defense secretary under Mr. Trump, also had concerns about speculation that the president might misuse the military around Election Day by, for instance, having soldiers seize ballot boxes. He warned subordinates to be on alert for unusual calls from the White House in the lead-up to the election.

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Todd20036 • an hour ago

Missile strikes don’t stay secret

Uncle Mark’s ugly face returns Todd20036 • 17 minutes ago

And Trump’s not at all good at keeping secrets. Y’all know he would repeatedly hint at being responsible, especially if the operation was deemed a success via public opinion. Eventually, he would strut and take credit for it.

On the other hand, if it was a disaster and innocents were killed, the orange POS would still hint that these were still “very bad people.”

RRebel • an hour ago

The fact that TFG even asked the question (among other equally insane suggestions) is proof of his utter incompetence. The fact that Esper kept this to himself until he could drop it for a pre-publish tease to sell a book is contemptible.

Meet John Doe • an hour ago

I’m pretty sure Mexico has radar.

Alex Polkovsky 🇺🇦 🇨🇦 • an hour ago

Secret missile strikes. Because it’s like tapping someone on the shoulder farther from you. Oh, who did that? Ha ha ha! Cretin.

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