Reporter: “Police are reporting a record number of calls about domestic violence.”
Trump: “Mexican violence?”
— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈)
That wasn't the only time that Trump made an allusion to Mexico during this press briefing. In an unexpected announcement, he said that the US government would be taking a stronger approach to the threat of 'drug cartels' exploiting the situation to their advantage.
As governments and nations focus on the coronavirus, there's a growing threat that cartels, criminals, terrorists and other malign actors will try to exploit the situation for their own gain, and we must not let that happen. We will never let that happen.
[The US is starting] enhanced counter narcotics operations in the western hemisphere to protect the American people from the deadly scourge of illegal narcotics.
The United States currently has more than 186,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus which has resulted in 3,603 deaths, at the time of writing.