Trump Just Declared This Group As A Terrorist Organization and Gets Response from Mexico

President Donald Trump just declared that the Mexican drug cartels are officially a foreign terrorist organization.

This has been a long time coming, but it makes perfect sense given what the definition of a terrorist organization is.

This makes the second group that President Trump has named as a terrorist organization. If you'll recall, the President named the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Mexico has now requested a meeting with the Trump administration to discuss this further. This probably isn't going to be a great meeting to be honest. Mexico is probably concerned about the action that the U.S. may want to take against the cartels as they don't want war in their country. It sure doesn't look like pacifism is doing any good over there right now though.

According to The Daily Wire,

The Mexican government responded to President Donald Trump saying on Tuesday that he intends to designate the Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations by asking to meet with the Trump administration.

Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations said in a statement that Mexico’s Foreign Minister will make contact with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the matter.

“By virtue of the good relations that exist between the two countries, the Government of Mexico will seek to have a high-level meeting as soon as possible to present Mexico’s position and know the views of the United States authorities,” the statement said. Mexico said that it wanted to address money, weapons, and organized crime that flows from the United States into Mexico.

In order for a group or organization to be recognized as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, they must meet certain qualifications.

The first is obvious, they must be a foreign organization. Secondly, they must engage in or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorism. And finally, the group must threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national defense, foreign relations, or the economic interests of the United States.