People reacted with confusion after President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that the U.S. is “ready and willing” to send troops into Mexico to fight drug cartels.
Trump’s tweet comes after a family with ties to Utah was killed in a gun battle near their home between the Chihuahua and Sonora cartels.
“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,” Trump tweeted.
“If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters,” he added, “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!”
You can read Trump’s tweet and some of the responses below:
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
Oh now we are going to sell our military services to Mexico as well?
— Rossi (@Jaleaha18) November 5, 2019
A weak and tiny man recently abandoned his nation’s allies and sataed, “No more endless wars!” We have no confidence you’d actually back Mexico beyond words typed by your greasy little sausage fingers.
— Surreal Donald Trump (@CapableThinker) November 5, 2019
I thought Donald Trump was all about America Alone and didn't want to get into any wars – he said that about Kurdish people. But yet Donald Trump said he is waiting a call to get into a war with drug cartels. Will Trump be more successful with that than his Southern Border Wall??
— Silver Eagle (@SandDollar04) November 5, 2019
Hold up Tweety McGee …..I thought we weren't getting involved in endless bores anymore?
Getting into a war now is not going to save your sorry ass
— Nurse Andi (@Andrea__Linder) November 5, 2019
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