“Marking the first time that Mexican troops had set foot on US 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.
Trump also repeated his campaign pledge vowing that the US would proceed in building “THE WALL” while “Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other”.
During a joint press conference with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö on Monday, President Donald Trump fielded a question regarding one of his long-held, highly-contested campaign promises: The border wall between Mexico and the U.S.
Mexico has offered Texas a helping hand “as good neighbors should always do in trying times” as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to ravage the Lone Star State. The convoy was carrying water-treatment plants, mobile kitchens and supplies for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
For three weeks, troops stayed, providing 170,000 meals and 184,000 tons of supplies.
Circling back to the issue of drugs, the president claimed that under his administration upwards of 80% of drug trafficking from Mexico has been stopped. In 2016 he referred to Mexican immigrants as criminals and “rapists.” .
First, he wrote: “We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico and Canada”.
However, Mexico responded by offering assistance to the US and then reiterating it would not be paying for a border wall. That year, the Mexican government sent aid to the United States for the first time ever. If only our President felt the same. Not only did he pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio – whom a federal court recently convicted for his inability to follow a 2011 judge’s order to put an end to the racial profiling of Latinos – in a move that many believe was meant to distract at a time of extreme vulnerability, he also couldn’t muster enough sympathy as people fought to survive.
Mexican soldiers en route to the USA border on September 6, 2005.
“The best way to get some sense of the impact of his comments is to look at the markets”, said Tony Garza, an attorney with White & Case LLP in Mexico City who served as the USA ambassador to Mexico under George W. Bush.