Trump offers to ‘destroy career’ of Texas state senator at meeting with sheriff

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President Trump on Tuesday offered to go after a Texas state senator who was the target of complaints from a local sheriff. 

During a White House meeting, Rockwall County, Texas, Sheriff Harold Eavenson told the president about a lawmaker who was offering asset forfeiture legislation he believes would aid Mexican drug cartels. 

“Who is the state senator? Do you want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career,” Trump offered. 

{mosads}The crowd of law enforcement officials in the room laughed, and Eavenson declined to say the senator’s name. 

In a phone interview with the Dallas Morning News after the meeting, Eavenson refused to identify the lawmaker and said he didn’t take Trump’s offer seriously. 
“He was just being emphatic that he did not agree with that senator’s position,” Eavenson said.
“I’m not into assassinating his character,”  he added about the unnamed senator.

During the meeting, Trump stressed his desire to aggressively crack down on terrorism, illegal immigration and drug cartels. 

He vowed to go ahead with the administration’s challenge of a court ruling blocking his refugee and travel ban. 

“They want to take a lot of our powers away. Some people with the wrong intentions,” he said.

He also said he would take steps to limit the flow of drugs across the U.S. southern border. 

“We’re committed to securing our borders,” he said. “We’re going to be building a wall.”

Updated 1:31 p.m. 


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