Trump Declares War After Americans Gunned Down by Mexican Cartel

  • 2019-11-05
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Declares War After Americans Gunned Down by Mexican Cartel
 
President Trump has declared war on the Mexican drug cartels after a group of American Mormons were massacred.

According to Fox News:

President Trump on Tuesday offered U.S. assistance as he called on Mexico to “wage war” against the country's murderous drug cartel “monsters” in response to the brutal killing of multiple Americans a day earlier.

 

Officials say at least six children and three women, apparently all U.S. citizens living in a community of Americans in Mexico, were gunned down after their convoy came under fire during a daylight ambush Monday. Six children were found alive, five of whom have been taken to hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. One child is currently missing, and authorities are searching the mountainous area on the Sonora-Chihuahua border for the child.

Those attacked were members of the LeBaron family, a well-known American clan who has lived in the community in the northern part of the country for decades, according to The New York Times. The attack targeted citizens who live in a community founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Mexico's President responded:

"We declared war, and it didn't work," Lopez Obrador said, referring to the policies of previous administrations. "That is not an option."

This is a tragic situation regardless of the group's beliefs and the response from President Trump shows that America is taking a different approach to defending our citizens at home and abroad.

 Source: TTN

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