Trump blames his failure to call Mexican president after devastating earthquake on 'poor cell phone reception'

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he couldn't reach Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to offer condolences on the recent devastating earthquake in that country because "of his cell phone reception at site."

"Spoke to President of Mexico to give condolences on terrible earthquake," Trump tweeted. "Unable to reach for 3 days b/c of his cell phone reception at site."

Roughly 100 people died in the magnitude 8.1 earthquake, which struck Mexico on Thursday. Trump did not offer immediate condolences on social media or via any other platform following the earthquake.

Mexico rescinded on Monday its offer to provide the US with aid after Hurricane Harvey, citing the need to use those same resources at home.

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A man walks next to a building which was damaged in an earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A member of the Mexican Navy stands next to a rescue dog after an earthquake struck on the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Women hug while standing next to a destroyed house after an earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Union Hidalgo, Mexico September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People wave at a helicopter after an earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A boy walks on debris in the city of Juchitan, after an earthquake struck on the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, Mexico, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A soldier stands in front of the rubbles of a part of the municipal palace, after an earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People in Mexico City queue to give donations to be delivered to people affected by an earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People participate in the burial of a victim of the earthquake that struck on the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday in Juchitan, Mexico, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Family members react during the burial of German Torres, 38, a victim of the earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A resident rests at a shelter after an earthquake struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (2nd R) addresses residents after an earthquake struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A resident walks near debris on a street after an earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soldiers work to remove the debris of a house destroyed in an earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
A resident walks on the debris of a house destroyed in an earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soldiers remove the debris of a house destroyed in an earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Juchitan, Mexico, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People gather on a street after an earthquake hit Mexico City, Mexico, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
People gather on a street after an earthquake hit Mexico City, Mexico late September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Claudia Daut TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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