Trump attacks ‘weak’ Mark Esper after ‘missiles into Mexico’ memoir claim

Ex-president has ‘no comment’ on whether he wanted to fire missiles at Mexico, choosing instead to chide former defense chief

Date: May 9th, 2022

Source: The Guardian

Given a chance to address whether he contemplated firing missiles at Mexico, as his ex-defense secretary writes in a new memoir, Donald Trump avoided the issue, instead attacking his former cabinet member as “weak and ineffective.”

Trump, in a written statement to CBS’s 60 Minutes, said he had “no comment” when asked whether he ever asked ex-defense secretary Mark Esper about sending “missiles into Mexico” to destroy drug cartel labs in the country, which Esper claimed in a memoir published this week.

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