Donald Trump has promised to “straighten out” the world, in a chilling Washington DC speech.
And he said people shouldn’t worry about “tough phone calls” he’s had with world leaders – including one where he threatened to send US troops into Mexico.
Speaking to the National Prayer Breakfast – a meeting of religious leaders in the capital – he declared the world to be “in trouble”.
Last night it was reported Trump had virtually threatened to invade Mexico in his first call with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
In today’s speech, he said: “The world is in trouble, but we’re going to straighten it out, OK? That’s what I do. I fix things. We’re going to straighten it out.
“Believe me. When you hear about the tough phone calls I’m having, don’t worry about it. Just don’t worry about it. They’re tough.
“They have to be tough. It’s time we’re going to be a little tough folks. We’re taken advantage of by every nation in the world virtually. It’s not going to happen any more.”
In his phone call with the Mexican President, Trump is reported to have said: “You have a bunch of bad hombres down there.
“You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
A White House official said today: “Reports that the President threatened to invade Mexico are false. Even the Mexican government is disputing these reports.”
He was also reported to have “lashed out” and then hung up on Australian President Malcolm Turnbull over his insistence…
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