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Mexico Steps Up, Offers To Help Victims Of Hurricane Harvey In Texas

While Donald Trump has been busy rage-tweeting about Mexico, that same country’s Foreign Minister, Luis Videgaray, reached out to  Gov. Greg Abbott by phone Sunday evening to offer aid “as good neighbors should always do in trying times,” according to the .

“As we have done in the past, Mexico stands with Texas in this difficult moment,” said Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, the Mexican consul general in Austin. Gutierrez has been in constant communication with Abbott’s office to determine how they can help during this devastating time for the U.S.

“The government of Mexico takes this opportunity to express its full solidarity with the people and government of the United States for the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas,” the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

After Hurricane Harvey barrelled down on Texas, rainfall is some areas is expected to reach 50 inches, and the rain that has already fallen across the greater Houston area and Southeast Texas tallies to gallons. At least 5 people have reportedly died. Donald Trump’s response amounts to, ‘Look at me, I can president!’ As the hurricane targeted Texas, the former reality show star officially banned transgender individuals from serving in the military, he , insisted (again) that Mexico will pay for his dumb ego-wall, praised himself, and promoted a controversial sheriff’s book who he a “great guy.”

This isn’t the first time Mexico has offered its help. In 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, President Vicente Fox sent an army convoy and a naval vessel with food, water, and medicine to help the devastated city. The Washington Post that “By the end of their three-week operation in Louisiana and Mississippi, the Mexicans had served 170,000 meals, helped distribute more than 184,000 tons of supplies and conducted more than 500 medical consultations.”

Nearly 2,000 people died after Katrina hit New Orleans.

Amid reports of the damage in Texas, Trump attacked Mexico on Sunday morning via his Twitter account, that they will pay for his proposed border wall and accused the nation of being “very difficult” in NAFTA renegotiations.

In response, the Mexican government Sunday that it will not fund such a project “under any circumstances.”

Expect more of Trump’s rage-tweets about Mexico in 3…2…

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