President Trump offered his assistance on Tuesday to the Mexican government in fighting against the drug cartels, and even declared that the United States is ready to “wage WAR” if necessary, Fox News reports.
In a series of tweets, President Trump mourned the death of 10 Americans who were killed by cartel members in a vicious and sudden attack while on their way to a wedding. Some who were not killed were kidnapped by the cartel immediately afterward. The victims included mothers and young children. He then commented that “the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!”
President Trump then 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.” He added that he would “await a call from your great new president!”
But Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador declined President Trump’s offer, saying that “we declared war, and it didn’t work…that is not an option.”
The attack is currently under investigation by state authorities in the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua, as the attack took place along the border between the two; the military is also assisting in the hunt for the killers.