Heroic Hombres Do Their Duty as American President Talks Smack (1 Viewer)

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They were Mexican Marines, landing in Mississippi in September of 2005 to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They brought 250 tons of food, a pair of helicopters, eight all-terrain vehicles, and seven amphibious vehicles. They were joined by units of the Mexican Army, which traveled overland in a convoy of 35 vehicles carrying another 162 tons of food as well as a field kitchen that served 170,000 meals. The legislative assembly in Mexico City also did its bit, with each member kicking in a day’s pay for the storm’s victims.

One American who seems to have kicked in nothing at all was Donald Trump. The IRS filing by his foundation for that year shows contributions to numerous worthy causes, ranging from The Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press ($10,000) to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation ($25,000) to the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance ($25,000), but not a cent for Katrina victims.
That, even though Trump was in New Orleans four days before the storm to announce that his next project was the 70-story, $400 million Trump International Hotel & Tower New Orleans. A three story high banner in blue announced “Redefining Luxury in New Orleans” and proclaimed a single word in outsized white letters.

“TRUMP”

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I was here for the aftermath of Katrina and never heard of the Mexican Marines providing assistance. Interesting read.
 

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I was here for the aftermath of Katrina and never heard of the Mexican Marines providing assistance. Interesting read.
The international Help was quite big for Kathrina.

A friend of mine (working for the THW) actually travelled from Germany to NOLA to bring over some of our big pumps to pump the water back into the ocean.

You might recall those blue trucks and very big blue pumps.


Read here for the full overview of the assistance from the world.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina
 

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