It’s been a bad month for natural disasters. As media coverage struggles to keep up with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Katia alongside the massive forest fires in Los Angeles and Oregon, Mexico’s recent 8.1 earthquake which killed over sixty people hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves.
It might have helped if the President of the United States made any kind of statement at all on the disaster, perhaps sending condolences to our southern neighbor and offering some support for Mexico, who stepped up to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
But Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted or made any kind of public statementabout the earthquake at all. White House officials have said they’ve “sent their condolences” but have not yet offered any kind of help to the people of Mexico in their time of need.