Isn’t it ironic? Any more tension on the US-Mexico border would just help President Trump’s argument for building the wall. And that is precisely what is happening.

Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jorge Castaneda wants to punish Trump for following through on his promise to build a border wall. So Castaneda suggests Mexican drug cartels should infiltrate the border, without repercussions from the Mexican government, as revenge.

Castaneda told CNN:

“Mexico has a lot of negotiating chips in this matter, Fareed, but it also has measures we could take in other areas. For example, the drugs that come through Mexico from South America, or the drugs that are produced here in Mexico all go to the United States. This is not our problem. We have been cooperating with the United States for many years on these issues because they’ve asked us to and because we have a friendly, trustful relationship. If that relationship disappears, the reasons for cooperation also disappear.

Mexico would essentially turn a blind eye to drug trafficking as payback for the wall and stricter regulations. This would only incite more violence and upheaval in the US.

“From 2006-2010 alone, Mexican drug cartels killed around 34,000 people, and that’s just on the Mexican side. Those murders included gruesome ISIS-style beheadings and other grisly executions.”

President Trump took to twitter last week against Mexico which only fueled the fire.

The only way to make sure this violence does not happen is if President Trump continues with his wall and border plans, but strong arms Mexico a tad more curb the revenge they are planning.