President Trump offered the Mexican government assistance in combatting the country’s drug cartels on Tuesday just hours after cartel members gunned down at least nine Americans.
“If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” Trump wrote in a string of tweets. “The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!”
Three mothers were driving with their children in three separate vehicles between the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua en route to a wedding in LeBaron, a Mormon community about 70 miles south of Douglas, Arizona when they were attacked. The family were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.