Trump names most dangerous country in the world
US President Donald Trump claimed that Mexico is the "number one most dangerous country in the world.
In an effort to justify why the US needed to build a wall along its southern border, Trump made the claim on Twitter that "Mexico was just ranked the second deadliest country in the world, after only Syria."
"Mexico was just ranked the second deadliest country in the world, after only Syria. Drug trade is largely the cause. We will BUILD THE WALL!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump was believed to be citing a report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies that was published in May. The British think tank said that in 2016, Mexico’s “intentional homicide total” of 23,000 deaths was "second only to Syria", the Independent reported.