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Apology Tour? Rex Tillerson Blames U.S. for Mexico’s Organized Crime Problem [VIDEO]

Okay, it’s not exactly an apology tour because he spoke the words while on U.S. soil. But it was an apology for America by Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson while standing alongside Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso and Mexican Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong on Thursday during a press conference at the State Department.

Speaking about the “illicit drug trade” while holding his hand over his chest for several seconds as a symbol of admitted guilt, Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued that Mexico’s organized crime problem is the fault of the Unites States and that the American people need to own up to it:

“We know what we own, and we as Americans need to confront that we are the market. There is no other market for these activities –it is all coming here.

But for us, Mexico wouldn’t have the trans-criminal organized crime problem and the violence that they’re suffering. And we really have to own up to that.”

Granted, the U.S. buys more drugs from Mexico than any other country in the world. But to tie that to making America fully responsible for their organized drug problem and “suffering” is a huge stretch — one that we would expect to hear from an America-hating leftist.

I’m old enough to remember former President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry constantly apologizing to foreign countries for the U.S. and back then — in the good old days — it was called an “apology tour” and certainly unpatriotic.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

 

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