'Pendejo' Donald Trump Jr. pilloried for lamenting that his father's plan to bomb Mexico never happened

'Pendejo' Donald Trump Jr. pilloried for lamenting that his father's plan to bomb Mexico never happened
Donald Trump, Jr. speaking with attendees at the 2019 Teen Student Action Summit, hosted by Turning Point USA at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., Gage Skidmore

Former President Donald Trump during his final year in the White House wanted to “shoot missiles into Mexico to destroy the drug labs" and then deny that the United States was behind the attacks, according to a new book authored by then-Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Esper recounted in A Sacred Oath that Trump's idea left him "all but speechless."

Esper – whom Trump fired following his landslide 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden because Esper refused to participate in his burgeoning, foredoomed coup – recalled that Trump complained that “they don’t have control of their own country,” referring to the Mexican government.

It was then that Trump made his proposal. Twice.

“We could just shoot some Patriot missiles and take out the labs, quietly,” Trump mused to Esper, adding that “no one would know it was us.”

Esper "would have thought it was a joke had he not been staring Mr. Trump in the face," the Times gleaned from the book.

Trump's assault never happened. But on Friday, Trump's eldest son and smarmy namesake Donald Jr. admitted that he wishes that it had and expressed confusion about why it did not.

"I’m still trying to figure out the recent media outrage about my father possibly wanting to target Mexican drug cartel manufacturing facilities in Mexico… Is that supposed to be a bad thing???" Junior tweeted with regret over his father's failed fantasy.

Junior's lament was poorly received and heavily derided.

"Firing a missile into Mexico and trying to pretend it wasn’t us is insane," one Twitter user fired back.

"The son of the former president of the United States is confused why his dad wanting to send the US military to bomb Mexico and cover it up is a bad thing," podcaster Brian Tyler Cohen replied.

Rex Huppke of USAToday quipped:

BOOK: Trump wanted to fire missiles into Mexico to destroy drug labs. TRUMP SUPPORTERS: More fake news, we know he never said anything of the sort. DONALD TRUMP JR.: WHAT'S WRONG WITH FIRING MISSILES INTO MEXICO, AMIRITE??? DAD WAS SPOT ON WHEN HE SAID THAT. I LOVE YOU DAD!!

Public social media figures dumped on Junior Trump too.

So did individuals struggling to comprehend Junior's thought processes.

It was also pointed out by several astute observers that Patriot missiles are for surface-to-air attacks, so they would have been useless in the ex-commander in chief's conceptualized carnage.


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