Trump slams colombian president, lawmakers react


President Donald Trump is facing flack from lawmakers from both sides of the aisle for throwing political jabs at the Colombian President.

President Trump, commenting on potentially closing the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend, said that Colombian President Ivan Duque “has done nothing” when it comes to combating the flow of illicit drugs. Duque stands as one of the United States’ most important allies when it comes to the ongoing effort to oust Venezuela’s dictator Nicolas Maduro, but Duque and the Colombian government have not necessarily been viewed as completely innocent.

The country of Colombia has faced controversy over the ongoing struggle the government faces regarding corruption and bribery issues. In addition, the Colombian government has also faced criticism of being complicit in drug trading.