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Trump Threatens Aid to Countries That Don’t Stop Drugs at the Border

Posted February 05, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(John Bowden – The Hill)

President Trump said Friday that he is considering ending foreign aid to countries that fail to stop illegal drugs from pouring across the border.

In remarks at a Customs and Border Protection roundtable on Friday, the president said that he wanted to see other countries doing more to fight the tide of deadly drugs.

“These countries are not our friends,” Trump told the room of gathered officials. “You know, we think they're our friends and we send them massive aid.”

“I won't mention names right now, but I look at these countries, I look at the numbers we send them — we send them massive aid and they're pouring drugs into our country and they're laughing at us,” Trump continued. “So I'm not a believer in that. I want to stop the aid.” Click here to read more.