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President Obama stirring up controversy with some comments he majoring his trip to Mexico last week.
In which she suggested that Mexico's problems with the violence.
Can be directly attributed to America some 60000 people have been killed in drug related violence south of the border since.
And the president said Americans apparently to blame.
We understand that.
Much of root cause of violence that's been happening here in Mexico.
For which so many Mexicans suffer if the demand for illegal drugs in the United States.
We also recognize.
The most of the guns used to commit violence -- in Mexico come from the United States.
I think many of you know that in America our constitution guarantees our individual right to -- -- And as president I swore an oath to uphold that right and I always will.
But at the same time let's -- in the United States I will continue to do everything in my power.
To pass common sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous.
Joining me now for -- debate Bradley -- he's the former deputy assistant to president George W.
And Simon Rosenberg -- president and founder of the new Democrat network and a former campaign advisor for President Bill Clinton.
So let me let me media piece just.
A little bit from Nile Gardner.
Who is he's been on Fox News and he he's.
-- well published journalist.
He comes out and says in -- in response to this quick quote.
Is there no end to the apology is that President Obama has made for zone country.
Instead of blaming America Obama should've called on the Mexican government to do far more to -- of the drug games -- rampant lawlessness which is spilling over the border into the US.
-- -- praise the greatest work of US law enforcement agents fighting bravely.
Against Mexican drug cartels.
And yet that wasn't exactly the message Simon your thoughts.
Well there's nothing the president said that's controversial.
We're not true right I mean that it is.
The cartels are being.
Funded by the money that they're making by selling drugs into the United States.
And it's our guns being illegally smuggled into Mexico that are killing.
Mexicans there are no guns in Mexico they don't make -- of Mexico and all guns are illegal in Mexico all the guns and Mexico are coming in the cartels hands are coming from.
The US so the president was just.
In the US Mexican relations this is the number one issue the Mexicans keep coming to United States and saying.
Can you do more to help stop the southbound flow of illegal guns the president was saying he's committed to do that.
-- I don't see what's controversial about that at all.
-- -- Well Megan I gotta tell you having our president.
Apologize for illegal guns from America to Mexico -- like Pablo Escobar apology for drug abuse the fact is the president was complicit.
Illegal guns under fast and furious and US government operation that ran illegal guns into Mexico they killed hundreds of Mexicans and killed by the way a US Border Patrol agent.
So the president is apologizing for his own.
The fact of the matter is that we do have a problem with running guns into Mexico but we also have a problem -- -- pointed out.
-- drugs and illegal and immigrants coming across our borders.
Is it is not just -- US problem it's a Mexican problem to the president should have gone there constructively.
To talk about a process by which we can secure the problem.
And the border not only for Americans for for Mexicans as well.
I wanna get to -- -- and never let me disaster but the second part of that point first breath Simon.
According to our -- room 95% of all cocaine -- in the United States transit here through Mexico according to -- FBI.
US companies invest over ninety billion dollars annually in the Mexican economy something that we should be praised for.
That -- -- that they need from us and so this is what leads critics like Nile to come out and say.
You're focused on the wrong thing Mr.
Well but meg in the entire trip was about the I can not celebrating the economic progress in the progress the Mexico has made.
In becoming a more democratic country of New Mexico is now our third largest trading partner.
Our second largest export market there has been the economic trade between our two countries today is almost one.
And a half half billion dollars every day that was the thrust of the trip.
But during the trip he also dealt with issues around the border insecurity that's clearly part of the relationship to what he also talked about -- -- success the border security.
We've seen of -- -- of crime on the US side of the border there's been no spillover violence.
We see in a net migration of -- document is go to zero while trade is going up there was a lot in that speech about what's going right between the US Mexico.
And how there are still things we can do to make it even better.
-- goes on to say Brad that it is about time that President Obama.
Stood up for his own country instead of frequently talking America down and lowering its prestige on the world stage.
This is not the first time he's been criticized for going abroad and has the president you have.
Such power with a microphone.
If you take a shot -- your own country I understand the president tries to sort of acknowledged things that he thinks have been missteps or feelings on our part.
But it get it takes it to a whole different level when you're the president and you do that on foreign soil.
But this is the president who started.
He is a presidency without apology to work.
In Europe and in the Middle East and -- -- get -- they got to some more dangerous and weak world when we see a president.
Who doesn't mean what he says in his actions are not there to back up his words we've seen in the Red Line in Syria closing Guantanamo.
One and one policy after another the president has never followed through so coming to a foreign land and downgrading your country.
How -- that help American W prestige but how does that help.
I -- advance a policy that's in the west interest bilateral interests of the United States and Mexico it doesn't if anything it weakens the president.
All right guys thank you for being here we appreciate it sure.
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