In case you haven’t heard the terrible news, at least 9 Americans – mothers and their children – were gruesomely murdered by a Mexican drug cartel. Several others were injured, and some are still missing.
In response to this horrific tragedy, President Trump extended a hand to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Oprador, offering the U.S.’s assistance with waging war on the drug cartels to “wipe them off the face of the earth.”
However, Oprador has since rejected President Trump’s offer.
The breaking news just hit Twitter:
Here's what President Trump had tweeted out to address the disgusting murder of the U.S. family and to declare war on Mexico's violent, deranged drug cartels:
For some background on the massacre of the American family in Mexico, Fox News put together a summary of the situation:
The Hill has more to say:
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador batted down a Tuesday offer from President Trump to use U.S. military forces against Mexican drug cartels to "wipe them off the face of the earth."
Trump called for “an army to defeat an army” after reports emerged that at least 10 members of a Mormon family with dual U.S.-Mexico citizenship were killed, allegedly by cartel gunmen, in northern Mexico.
"This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
At his daily morning press conference on Tuesday, López Obrador, who was inaugurated last December, declined the offer, saying, "It's not in agreement with our convictions. The worst thing is war."
López Obrador has faced fierce internal criticism for his decision to release Ovidio Guzmán, the son of drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, after cartel gunmen besieged the northern city of Culiacán, killing 13 people, on Oct. 17.
In the aftermath of a gruesome cartel massacre where gunmen killed nine women and children from a U.S. family and injured several others, Mexico’s president declined the help of U.S. military and security forces to go to “war” with cartels.
During his morning press conference, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said war is the worst way to deal with cartels and that those who have lived it, know it. The statement came in response to a series of tweets by President Donald Trump, stating that the U.S. was ready to go to “war” upon invitation.
As Breitbart Texas reported, members of the Lebaron family were traveling the mountainous area between Sonora and Chihuahua, just south of New Mexico when a convoy of gunmen attacked, killing three women and six children while injuring at least six others.
What do you think will come of this?