“Marking the first time that Mexican troops had set foot on USA soil since the Mexican-American War in 1846, President Vicente Fox sent an army convoy and a naval vessel laden with food, water and medicine”, wrote Max Bearak in the Post.
President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed US-Mexico border wall before an October 1 deadline, meaning he may have to choose between backing down on a key campaign promise or shutting down the government.
This time around however, the Mexican convoy consisted of military specialists, doctors, nurses and engineers bringing medical supplies, blankets, and mobile kitchens.
The timing of Mexico’s offer to provide help to Texas came following a series of attacks on the country from President Trump over the weekend. By the end of their three-week operation in Louisiana and MS, the Mexicans had served 170,000 meals, helped distribute more than 184,000 tons of supplies and conducted more than 500 medical consultations.
But if Texas has a good neighbor to the east, it has another to the south.
While critics have blasted President Trump’s early-morning habit of addressing important and trivial issues alike through the social network as unbecoming of the commander-in-chief, Trump has defended the practice as “not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL”. In 2016 he referred to Mexican immigrants as criminals and “rapists.” .
“We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada”.
Meanwhile, Mexico once again reiterated that it will not pay for a wall.
According to the New York Times more than 450,000 people are likely to seek federal aid in recovering from Harvey.
Looks like the Mexican government prefers to handle matters outside of Twitter.
The Foreign Ministry’s statement left out the fact that the US has relied heavily on Mexican aid in the recent past. President George W. Bush even accepted a huge offer of aid from Mexico.