In the aftermath of a highly provocative action by Mexican troops on U.S. soil, the president has tweeted a string response.
This morning, President Trump warned “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!” he added.
A few weeks ago, Mexican soldiers detained and disarmed American troops on U.S. soil for ‘questioning.’
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
“The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Mexican troops departed after a brief conversation with the U.S. forces, and a subsequent inquiry by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found that the Mexican soldiers believed themselves to be on home territory when the confrontation occurred.”
Regardless of what they ‘perceived’ this was an act of war.
The Hill reported:
During the incident, a Mexican soldier reportedly confiscated a service pistol from one of the U.S. troops, depositing it inside one of the U.S. vehicles.
“After a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members departed the area,” U.S. Northern Command told the AP in a statement.
“The U.S. soldiers immediately contacted CBP, who responded quickly. Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols.”
Yes, the U.S. soldiers did exactly what they were supposed to do, but this is an insult to the sovereignty of the United States.
In fact, the entire border crisis is an insult to the nation’s sovereignty. Criminals, degenerates and people who cannot contribute to society, other than succor off the American taxpayer, are streaming across the unprotected border by the millions, thanks to democrats.
Many people argue that this latest insult by Mexico is enough! They applaud the president’s decision to send armed troops to the border and say it is past time that a human barrier be erected until a physical one is complete.