Trump: ‘Mexico’s Soldiers Recently Pulled Guns on Our National Guard Soldiers, Probably as a Diversionary Tactic for Drug Smugglers’

By Staff | April 24, 2019 | 12:05pm EDT
A painting of President Trump in Tijuana, Mexico. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

( - President Donald Trump sent out a Tweet this morning saying that he is now sending armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border and warned that Mexican soldiers better not again stop U.S. forces operating on U.S. territory as they did in Texas earlier this month.

Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border,” Trump said in the Tweet.

“Better not happen again!” Trump said.

“We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border,” Trump tweeted. “Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!”

On April 13, Mexican soldiers who were north of the Rio Grande River in U.S. territory in Texas stopped two U.S. soldiers who were riding in a Customs and Border Protection Vehicle.

The Mexican soldiers took a pistol from one of the U.S. soldiers.

The Associated Press later reported: “A Northern Command statement to the Associated Press…said an inquiry by the Defense Department and CBP revealed that the Mexican military members believed they were on Mexican territory at the time they confronted the Americans. The incident happened on a slice of U.S. territory south of the border wall but north of the actual border.”

Northern Command said in a statement: “After a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members departed the area. The U.S. soldiers immediately contacted CBP, who responded quickly. Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols.”

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