As Trump Bullies Over Border Wall, Mexico Offers Aid for Harvey Victims


On Sunday night, following Trump's one-sided Twitter feud, Mexico once again reiterated that it will "under no circumstances" fund the wall, arguing that the USA shares responsibility for the drug war, nor will it negotiate NAFTA or "any other aspect of the bilateral relationship, through social media or any other news platform".

Mexico told President Donald Trump again in no uncertain terms that it will not be paying for his proposed border wall, no matter what he says - or tweets - on the matter.

Trump has promised to build the border wall during his 2016 presidential bid.

A leading House conservative said Friday that he could support a short-term bill to fund the government after September 30 and delay the fight over wall funding until December.

The statement was in response to a tweet Trump posted that morning.

Earlier in the day, President Trump took to his Twitter handle and said that Mexico being the highest crime Nations in the world, U.S. must have the wall.

Earlier this month, Trump threatened a government shutdown should Congress not allocate money to build the wall that Mexico has refused to fund.

The foreign ministry said the battle against illicit drug trade can most effectively be fought "only on the basis of the principles of shared responsibility, teamwork, and mutual trust will we be able to overcome this challenge".

Mexico will not negotiate NAFTA, nor any other aspect of the bilateral relationship, through social media or any other news platform.

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada.Both being very hard, may have to terminate?

The Mexican Foreign Ministry's statement also rejected Trump's comment regarding Mexico being one of the highest crime nations in the world, saying the issue is a "shared problem" for both countries and is caused in part by American demand for Mexican narcotics.

Mexico added that it offered any help needed to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.