Mexico offers icy retorts to Trump's tweets, neighborly help to Texas after Hurricane Harvey

A Texas police officer escorts Mexican military personnel to help with Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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On Sunday morning, President Trump broke up his tweeting about Hurricane Harvey, the greatness of Missouri, and books he recommends, to criticize the crime rate in Mexico, insist it will pay for the wall he wants to build along the U.S. southern border, and threaten to scrap NAFTA.

Mexico's foreign ministry responded to Trump's tweets with a statement clarifying that it won't "negotiate NAFTA, nor any other aspect of the bilateral relationship, through social media," won't "pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on U.S. territory along the Mexican border," but will offer "help and cooperation" to the U.S. government as it copes with the impact of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, "as good neighbors should always do in trying times."

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In case the offer of help and "full solidarity" for the American people and their government got lost in the responses to Trump, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).

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Texas will probably need all the friendly help it can get after the rain stops falling on Houston and surrounding areas.

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