President Donald Trump threatened anew to shut down a portion of the southern border on Wednesday after reports that a group of Central Americans traveling north had been partially detained by Mexican officials.
“Mexico must apprehend the remainder or we will be forced to close that section of the Border & call up the Military,” Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning.
The president has threatened to close the southern border or portions of it before.
The president followed with a second tweet about a recent encounter between U.S. and Mexican troops along the border.
The president, in his tweet, said Mexican troops “pulled guns” on members of the U.S. National Guard “probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border,” but the situation was more complex.