Stop Trump From Rejecting Hurricane Aid From Mexico

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Accept Mexico’s offer to provide Hurricane Harvey relief.

As Texans bravely battled Hurricane Harvey, U.S. President Donald Trump was busy attacking Mexico on Twitter. After once again demanding Mexico pay for his border wall, Trump also accused Mexico of being “very difficult” on NAFTA negotiations. “With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL,” Trump tweeted.

Mexico’s immediate response might surprise you. Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Relations said in a statement, “The Mexican government takes this opportunity to express its full solidarity with the people and government of the United States as a result of the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and expresses that it has offered to provide help and cooperation to the US government in order to deal with the impact of this natural disaster —as good neighbors should always do in trying times.”

Mexico has done this before. In the aftermath of 2005’s devastating Hurricane Katrina, the Mexican military and emergency workers saved American lives. They served around 170,000 hot meals to survivors and distributed more than 184,000 tons of emergency supplies. They also provided medical consultations to over 500 people.

Mexico’s reaction to Hurricane Katrina showed that in times of need, America’s southern neighbor can rise above politics and act nobly in the interests of the people of the U.S. If you believe Trump should do the same, please sign this petition calling on the president to accept Mexico’s generous offer of aid.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

In 2005, Mexico saved American lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Mexican aid workers, soldiers and doctors fed, clothed and treated survivors of Katrina. Their aid was invaluable and showed that in times of crisis, Mexico is willing and able to help their northern neighbors. Now, they have again extended an offer of aid – this time to the people of Texas, and all Americans battling Hurricane Harvey.

This offer of assistance is even more impressive, given it came in response to another of your tweets demanding they pay for your proposed border wall. This shows that despite the current political climate, Mexico is happy to put politics aside for the greater good. It’s time for you to do the same and accept their generous offer of aid. Put your personal politics aside, and act in the interests of Texas.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy/Michael Sandberg

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33 Comments

  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Trump is just being silly, petty and racist which is true to his form. Rejecting help from anybody is just plain stupid and is akin to cutting of one’s nose to spite the face espeiclaly in the wake of a disaster with proportions this epic. Mexico has been a good neighbor all in all and those that resort to painting it and its people with a single racist brushstroke based on alarmist hate rhetoric and nationalist paranoia are not helping matters any.

    • I agree completely. Mexico has acted admirably despite the ridiculous accusations and racial slurs. Trump has acted like the bigoted racist he is. He really needs to take diplomacy 101!

    • Jaime Perez says:

      I agree with you. He better get over his wah-wah attitude. We need all the help we can get on this terrible disaster.

  2. Patricia James says:

    Seriously WTF has this man done for the US since being in office? If this is all America has to offer for presidency then god help them! Stop being a complete PRICK and accept every one’s help you overbearing KNOB.

  3. christine warman says:

    I would have thought any country wanting to help in this crisis the offer should be accepted,all very well for him he has not lost everything,they have,we are all watching here in the UK of the destruction happening in the USA,all those poor people left with nothing and a president refusing help because it does not suite him.

  4. Not my President!

  5. Jaime Perez says:

    He’s an egotistical cry baby. He needs to get out of office before he runs this country totally to hell. Get off your high horse and accept the help of those countries so graciously offering it.

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