President Trump said enough is enough following the gruesome murder of 9 Americans, including baby twins in Mexico.
Trump on Tuesday said he wants to team up with Mexico to wage war on the drug cartels and “wipe them off the face of the earth.”
Trump tweeted, “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!”
“ A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these.....,” Trump continued.
“ ....monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. 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!”
Earlier, a family was reportedly killed when they were caught in crossfire between two drug cartels.
Mexico City — Relatives say at least nine U.S. citizens, including six children, who live in a Mormon community in northern Mexico were killed Monday in a hail of gunfire. The family has said they suspect it may have been a case of mistaken identity by drug cartel gunmen.
Family members told "CBS This Morning" that the FBI has opened an investigation into the killings. It happened Monday near the town of Bavispe, about 100 miles south of the Arizona border. The victims all left their community at the same time in three separate cars, some were traveling back to the U.S., some to a neighboring town for a wedding.
Suddenly, gunfire sprayed the convoy of SUVs. There were so many rounds that family members said one of the cars exploded.
The families are members of the La Mora settlement, a decades-old community in Sonora state founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many of those in the vehicles were initially reported missing after the attack.
The violence must be stopped. Too many lives are lost directly and indirectly from the drug cartels.