Trump was asked about 'domestic violence' and immediately assumed they meant 'Mexican violence'

Greg Evans
Thursday 02 April 2020 09:00
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Donald Trump has a long-running history of saying questionable and unverified things about Mexicans but that hasn't been quite as prevalent during a pandemic.

However, even amongst everything that is happening Trump still appears to have Mexico on the mind.

During Wednesday's press briefing, the president was asked a question by a reporter about a "surge of call in reports about domestic violence" from police in Seattle.

Except Trump's awkward selective hearing caused him to think that the question was about 'Mexican violence' and looked somewhat disappointed when he was corrected.

Yes, this is a real moment from the US president, who was supposed to be answering questions about his administration's response to Covid-19.

As you can imagine, people were pretty flabbergasted by this moment especially as Trump appeared excited by the thought of 'Mexican violence.'

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.

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