Nine Americans, three women and six children, killed in an apparent ambush attack Monday in Mexico, according to a report.
Jhon LeBarón is a relative of the victims. He said the 17 family members were following each other in a three-vehicle convoy when the ambush occurred.
On a Facebook post he wrote:
“My heart is completely broken. This feels like a bad dream I want to wake up from.”
Trump appeared to confirm that cartel gunmen were behind the attack, tweeting on Tuesday how the victims “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.”
He said that if Mexico needed help “cleaning out these monsters,” then the U.S. “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!” Trump added.
He then followed up with another tweet which said: “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!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 5 de noviembre de 2019