As thousands of residents of Houston were fleeing their homes and dealing with all the devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, Trump was tweeting his standard hate at Mexico regarding his wall.
With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL. Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017
Yes, that’s our national embarrassment.
But even if our country is run by a narcissistic and hateful sociopath, the president of Mexico appears to be a kind and empathetic human being. While Mexico outright rejected Trump’s obsessive taunts about paying for his wall, our southern neighbor offered whatever assistance it could to Texas and other states deal with Tropical Storm Harvey.
In a statement released Sunday, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the following:
“As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on U.S. territory along the Mexican border. This statement is not part of a Mexican negotiating strategy, but rather a principle of national sovereignty and dignity.”
I guess we can assume some are “good people.”
Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, the Mexican consul general in Austin, said he has been in constant communication with the governor’s office to determine how Mexico can best help:
“As we have done in the past, Mexico stands with Texas in this difficult moment,” Gonzalez said.
“The offer for help and collaboration acknowledges a reality,” said Francisco de la Torre Galindo, Mexican consul general in Dallas. “We live in the same neighborhood called North America. We can’t be distant neighbors, not anymore, not ever.”
Gonzalez was referring to when Mexico put aside petty differences — like normal human beings and leaders do — and helped victims of Hurricane Katrina by delivering much-needed supplies.
Because we have been living under a tyrannical madman who acts like a screaming baby on a plane, Mexico reminded us what leaders and nations do in times of distress. We don’t expect Trump to take notice.
Here is a little more on the Mexican government’s help during Hurricane Katrina:
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