Have you heard? Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has a new book coming out, and the focus is once again on the bad orange man.
Alright, you probably haven’t heard because who cares, right? These books are all a dime a dozen, they all say the same stuff, and most of the big “scandals” they “reveal” turn out to be nothing. That looks to be the case again with Esper’s tell-all offering, which is being heavily promoted by the media.
One of the major “gotchas” the press is running with is a claim by Esper that Trump once asked about bombing the drug cartels.
Wait, am I supposed to be upset at the idea of bombing the drug cartels? Esper and his media friends apparently think so, but I’m going to suggest that normal people might not scoff quite as hard.
Remember, these are the same foreign policy hacks who spent 20 years bombing women and children in the Middle East, but Trump is crazy for suggesting we bomb organizations that have killed hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of Americans and continue to enable the deadly border crisis? Yeah, spare me the theatrics. If there was ever a justification for military force, it would be taking on the drug cartels that have caused untold damage to our nation while operating out of a country that sits on our border Certainly, that’s a more worthy cause for military action than propagating a civil war in Syria or bombing Libya.
But the press and foreign policy establishment are nothing if they aren’t complete, ineffective idiots. Thus, it’s no surprise they’d act gobsmacked at the suggestion of taking on the drug cartels with a quarter of the vigor with which we blew up kids in cars in Afghanistan.
In response to Esper’s various claims, Trump put out this priceless statement.
The entire thing is just classic Trump. How much is true and not true? I have no idea. The former president’s go-to is to deny pretty much anything and everything. What if Trump did want to send 10,000 troops to DC during the BLM riots? The press and establishment had no problem with sending tens of thousands of troops there after a few hundred people walked around the Capitol and skirmished with cops. The BLM riots in the nation’s capital were not peaceful in the least.
The rest is just fluff. Trump fired Esper through Mark Meadows. Who cares? Honestly, I actually think the former president should have owned the drug cartel thing instead of putting “no comment,” but the rest is hilarious enough. I will say that Trump complaining about Esper when he had a chance to fire him far sooner than he did is a negative trend on the former president’s part. Has he learned that lesson?
Regardless, I’ll end by noting just how irrelevant all this is. No one is changing their vote in November over claims about Trump by Esper or anyone else. He is their obsession, but normal people are worried about things that actually affect them. Those would include crushing inflation, gas prices, the stock market crash, and the border crisis.