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UPDATE: President Trump Responds to Mexico Massacre, Says Time to ‘Wipe Cartels off the Earth’

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.05.19

President Trump responded Tuesday to the deadly ambush that left at least nine Americans dead -including six children- in northern Mexico; saying it was time for the US and Mexican authorities to “wipe drug cartels from the face of the earth.”

“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 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!” posted the President on social media.


“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!” he added.

Original Story: November 5, 2019

A cartel shootout in northern Mexico left at least 9 Americans dead -including six children- when a motorcade from a Mormon-offshoot community was ambushed in broad daylight.

“At least six children and three women living in a faith-based community of U.S. citizens in Mexico were shot to death Monday in the northern part of the country, and six more children were wounded and one missing after their convoy came under fire during a brazen daylight ambush believed to have been carried out by gunmen affiliated with the cartels,” reports Fox News.

“Relatives said the victims live in the La Mora religious community in northern Mexico, a decades-old settlement in Sonora state founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around 70 miles south of Douglas, Arizona. They said the group was attacked while traveling in a convoy of three SUVs. Durazo said the gunmen may have mistaken the SUV convoy for rival gangs,” adds Fox.

According to family members, the cartel kidnapped members of the motorcade following the shootout.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Source: Fox News