REPORT: Trump speaks with Mexican president after ambush near border region

NOVEMBER 6, 2019

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President Trump on Tuesday spoke with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to condemn an ambush in northern Mexico that left nine U.S. citizens dead.

Trump and López Obrador discussed the incident, which is believed to have ties to organized crime in Mexico, and efforts to combat drug cartels and other criminal groups in the country.

The article goes on to state the following:

“President Trump made clear that the United States condemns these senseless acts of violence that took the lives of nine American citizens and offered Mexico assistance to ensure the perpetrators face justice,” deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

In a Twitter post, Obrador wrote, “Through President Trump, I sent my deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed on the borders of Chihuahua and Sonora. I thanked him for his willingness to support us and informed him that the institutions of the Government of Mexico act to do justice.”

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