Donald Trump had asked in 2020 if the US military could bomb secret laboratories of drug cartels in Mexico, the then Secretary of Defense of his government, Mark Esper, reveals the latter in his book, which will be published on May 10.
According to excerpts from the book, published by the New York Times, the then-Republican president intended the United States to deny that it was behind the rocket attacks on Mexican soil.
Esper was Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense between July 2019 and November 2020.
The former White House resident had twice asked if the U.S. military could “fire missiles at Mexico to destroy drug labs,” Mark Esper said in a memoir entitled A Sacred Oath. oath “), admitting that he had remained speechless.
Trump decided to remove Esper from office in November 2020, a few days after the announcement of the results of the US presidential election.
The relationship between the then stormy 70-year-old president and his minister had taken a turn for the worse because the Pentagon chief had publicly opposed, a few months earlier, the deployment of the army to quell anti-racist protests sweeping the country.
In another excerpt from his book, Mark Esper reveals that while the protests were going on, in June 2020, the then president was furiously thrown into the Oval Office: “Can’t you throw them? “Shoot them in the leg or something.”
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