On Wednesday, President Trump issued a stark warning to Mexico, following a recent confrontation between United States military and Mexican soldiers, which Trump said “Better not happen again!”
The president suggested the incident was “a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers” at the US-Mexico border, and said the US is “now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the border.”
“Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending [and] returning!” added Trump, in response to the latest incident.
Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2019
Social media users agreed, and overwhelmingly stated their support for the increase in security following the military confrontation.
America must do whatever it takes and use whatever force necessary to stop this lawlessness at our borders.
— CC (@ChatByCC) April 24, 2019
How do you walk 3000 miles through Mexico “without food or support“ and show up at the American border refreshed, clean clothes, and with charged cell phones?
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) April 24, 2019
Love you Mr. Great POTUS
— Nadsanan Watcharakan (@Amiewatch) April 24, 2019
Damn right it better not happen again! Or there will be hell to pay. I live on the border in McAllen Texas and can confirm the crisis is very real.
— ♡♡ (@BrendaBrinsdon) April 24, 2019
Ten Four! Do what it takes to stop Ilegals from crossing over into the USA! Congress needs to step up and “now” to amend the laws on immigration!!! If not Congress should held accountable!!! Go! Trump 2020
— Wesco Kid (@KidWesco) April 24, 2019
About time they be allowed to protect our Nation on their own soil.
Now if they need a loaded gun rhey won’t have to go ask the farmer/rancher to use his.
— UdonNomi (@G4ryB3114my) April 24, 2019