Donald Trump Called Cartel Members 'Tough Hombres" During Call

Type: Poor People SkillsJan 27 2017 Severity:

While discussing US aid to Mexico's problem with drug cartels, Trump referred to cartel members as "tough hombres". He also criticized Mexico's handling of the cartels, by saying they hadn't done a good job of "knocking them out".

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Quote | Trump said this during a call with Mexico's president.

The quote came from a transcript of the call with Peña Nieto. Trump said, "You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with. We are willing to help with that big-league, but they have be knocked out and you have not done a good job knocking them out."