President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Mexico on Wednesday morning after an incident in which Mexican soldiers reportedly pulled their guns on America’s National Guard service members.
Not only did the president warn Mexico to not ever let it happen again, he also vowed to send armed U.S. soldiers to the border as a show of strength.
“Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border,” Trump tweeted. “Better not happen again!”
He continued: “We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!”
President Trump is clearly not messing around. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado seemed to realize that and has already promised to investigate the incident thoroughly.
"We are going to review the case, take into account what he is pointing out and assure him that we will always have a responsible attitude and respect for the government and people of the United States,” he said during a press conference.
In a recent statement Mexico’s Foreign Ministry claimed that “a group of Mexican soldiers came across two U.S. soldiers who were performing support operations in an unidentified vehicle located south of the border fence” in “an area where the border boundaries are not clear.”
“The April 13 incident involved Mexican soldiers confronting U.S. counterparts in Texas, the Associated Press reported, with the Mexican soldiers mistakenly believing that they were on their own soil,” Bloomberg reported.