The relationship between the Mexican government and President Trump seems to be affecting survivors of Hurricane Harvey. After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas leaving many people homeless and stranded, there were multiple offers of support from volunteers and other countries alike.
Despite the tension between President Trump and Mexico, the Mexican government sent a note to the State Department and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that stated they would be sending aid to Texas to help with the recovery efforts due to Hurricane Harvey.
Mexico was then hit with a massive earthquake causing serious damage. So the Mexican government rescinded their offer of aid to Harvey victims, but they were apparently hurt that President Trump continued to attack them via twitter because they are a crime-ridden nation and because President Trump did not express his condolences to Mexico in the aftermath of their tragedy. The Mexican government stated, “Given this situation, the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to the families and communities that have been affected in Mexico and has informed the Texas and US governments that, unfortunately, on this occasion, it won’t be possible to provide the assistance originally offered to Texas in late August in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.” The Mexican government also pointed out that President Trump never formally accepted Mexico’s offer so it was okay for them to renege on their promise.
President Trump likely recognized that accepting the offer of help from Mexico might be a bad idea given the fact that the crime-ridden nation has been attempting to weasel their way out of paying for the border wall which President Trump has promised to build and make Mexico pay for. From the looks of things, the Mexican government has never taken any real steps towards stopping the Mexican drug cartels from smuggling across the United States border. Sure they work with the DEA and the US Embassy, but too many Mexican politicians are being paid off by the Mexican drug cartels to care.
The wall, which President Trump wants to build due to a situation caused and encouraged by Mexico, is where the Mexicans should be offering their help. With the threat of ISIS working with the Mexican drug cartels, illegal immigrants coming into America and killing Americans and the exportation of South American gangs into the United States by way of Mexican smuggling routes, there is a real threat and a real need for help. If there is a doubt, American citizens living in border towns are well versed on the dangers posed by Mexico and the Mexican government’s failure to improve the situation.
After Mexico rescinded their offer of help to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson supposedly called Mexico to offer his condolences about the massive earthquake they suffered.
Assuming that what the Mexican government said is true about all their resources being needed because of the massive earthquake that hit them, the pettiness with which they handled the situation and rescinding their offer of help to the USA is the same reason why Mexico has been overrun by Mexican drug cartels. Sure, Mexico has the tourist areas which are relatively safe mainly because the tourism dollars are significant, however, if you look at the Mexican government and how people are lying on the ground in various areas of the country, the real power in Mexico lies with the drug cartels and this is why the Mexican government is so against the wall and President Trump. If the wall is built and the flow of drugs stops, so does the money.
President Trump has not commented specifically on this latest issue with Mexico. However, it surely is something, which was talked about between the President and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Knowing President Trump, the wall probably just got 10 feet taller.
The Mexican government needs to understand that the wall which President Trump will build is not racist. The wall is needed to protect Americans and is something that could have been avoided if the Mexican government confronted the issue many years ago.