With the victims of Houston still enduring the aftermath of tropical storm Harvey, the Trump administration has yet to say whether they will accept relief aid from Mexico. On Sunday, while President Trump tweeted during the storm, Mexico offered assistance in a press release to the President in response to the tragedy.
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POTUS took to Twitter to inform the country he'd go to Houston as soon as he could, but failed to mention the deaths caused by the storm and even made a book recommendation. Though Trump tweets thanked volunteers, the Red Cross and Texas National Guard for their help in rescuing flooded Texans, the Lone Star state is still in need of more support and service.
While victims in Texas were suffering, the former business man had a tweet-a-thon about the Mexican government. He urged Mexico to pay for the wall, bashed their crime rate, and even threatened to eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement. The agreement has been in practice since 1994 and terminates surcharges which make imported goods more expensive than their domestic counterparts services within the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. In response to his comments, Mexico offset the Commander and Chief's points with an act of humanitarian assistance.
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In the press release, officials stated: "The Mexican government ... expresses that it has offered to provide help and cooperation to the U.S. government in order to deal with the impact of this natural disaster — as good neighbors should always do in trying times." Yet the Trump administration has not denied or accepted their offer. According to the HuffingtonPost, "The department will decide with FEMA whether to accept the aid, said the spokeswoman, who declined to specify the type of assistance Mexico is offering." Though the answer is still unclear Carlos Sada, Mexico’s undersecretary for North America stated, “Our offering is open and permanent.”
Thankfully celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Kim Kardashian and more are donating funds to relieve the families affected by the natural disaster. While we await Trump's decision on Mexico's help, we encourage everyone to help our friends from South Texas by using the following resources: American Red Cross, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, South Texas Blood, Catholic Charities USA, or SPCA of Texas.