Trump Threatens Enrique Peña Nieto to Send Troops to Mexico to Stop "Bad Hombres Down There"

Trump Threatens Enrique Peña Nieto to Send Troops to Mexico to Stop "Bad Hombres Down There"
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Remember the phone conversation that took place between President Donald Trump and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto? We finally got the low-down on what was said — and it's not good.

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In a transcript of the conversation obtained by the Associated Press, Trump threatens to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless Mexican military did more to control them itself. The transcript did not clarify who Trump was referring to when he said "bad hombres," nor did it contain Peña Nieto's response.

"You have a bunch of bad hombres down there," Trump told Peña Nieto. "You aren't doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn't, so I just might send them down to take care of it."

The White House has now responded to press around the conversation saying the comments were intended to be "lighthearted. That piece of the transcript was "part of a discussion about how the United States and Mexico could work collaboratively to combat drug cartels and other criminal elements, and make the border more secure."

The official, who spoke on conditions of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details publicly, described the conversation as "pleasant and constructive."

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This small piece of the conversation does, however, give an inside-look on how President Trump is handling international affairs. While not surprising, this is definitely something we should take into account for the next four years — for better or for worse.