President Trump on American family killed in Mexico: U.S. stands ready to ‘wage war’

Nine members of American family were killed in Mexico on Monday, November 4, 2019, including young children. (photos/handout via AP)

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UPDATED 8:57 AM PT — Tuesday, November 5, 2019

President Trump said it’s time for Mexico to wage war on the country’s drug cartels with the help of the U.S. In a series of tweets Tuesday, the president weighed in on the recent killing of an American family in Northern Mexico. It happened Monday about 70 miles from the U.S. border.

The suspected cartel attack left at least six children and three women dead as well as several others injured. Five of the victims were discovered in a charred SUV and four others were found in a separate unidentified location. President Trump has called the killings “vicious” and assured the U.S. stands ready to get involved in efforts to battle the dangerous cartels.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Lexington, Ky., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Family members of the victims say they are in complete shock.

“We just can’t believe that this has actually happened to our family, this seems like a bad dream. We just knew their vehicle was on fire and there was bullet holes all around it, and that they were all dead. My sister was in one with nine of her children, and then my sister was in one with her baby.” — Leah Staddon, family member to victims

Surviving family members say they are in touch with the American consulate in Mexico as local authorities continue to investigate the attack.

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