Trump Offers Mexico Help In 'Cleaning Out' the Cartel Members Who Killed American Families

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Posted: Nov 05, 2019 10:15 AM
Trump Offers Mexico Help In 'Cleaning Out' the Cartel Members Who Killed American Families

Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

President Trump sent a few tweets Tuesday morning in response to the news of American families that were killed in northern Mexico at the hands of cartel members.

Rhonita Maria LeBaron, her 6-month-old twin babies, and two other children were killed during an ambush in the Mexican state of Sonora on Monday. Other victims included Christina Langford Johnson, Dawna Langford and two of her children.

Some children were able to escape and hide by the side of the road.

"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," Trump tweeted, adding that it is time for the U.S. and Mexico "to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth."

Lafe Langford Jr., Dawna's nephew, posted video of the burnt-out, bullet-ridden vehicle on Facebook.

"Attention all of the World. We are a community of US citizens that live and operate between Mexico and the United States we are under attack as we speak by the cartels in Mexico... We have been petitioning the American embassies in Mexico all day long to no Avail," Langford wrote.