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Mexico Withdraws Harvey Aid Offer After Silent Treatment From Trump

Mexico’s government has rescinded its offer to provide aid to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, the country’s foreign ministry announced Monday. Since offering the aid last month, Mexico has sustained serious damage from Hurricane Katia and from a major earthquake, neither of which President Donald Trump has acknowledged. As a result of Katia and the earthquake, “the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to serve the families and communities affected in the national territory,” the foreign ministry announced. The ministry's statement also took subtle aim at the U.S. government's lackluster communications with Mexico, noting that it took the U.S. nine days to respond to Mexico’s offer of aid after Hurricane Harvey and that the U.S. had declined all but some logistical support from Mexico.