On and on and on, Donald Trump laments about how building a wall along the United States’ 1,989 mile-long border with Mexico is at the core of his immigration “policy approach.” Time and time again, Trump has also claimed that he’ll even get Mexico to pay for said wall, which he touts will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-45 feet high. You know, to keep the crime-lord, rapist Mexicans out.
Yeah, as it turns out, former Mexican president Vicente Fox isn’t too fond of Trump’s assumption that Mexico is just going to buck up countless billions to wall off its northern border. Like, at all. The notion actually makes Fox quite irate, as was evidenced during his recent interview with Jorge Ramos of Fusion.
The way Vicente Fox puts it, doesn’t sound like Mexico is going to “pay for that fucking wall…”
Here’s the entire transcript of the exchange:
“I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall! He should pay for it. He’s got the money,” Fox said.
“Are you afraid that he’s going to be the next President of the United States?” Ramos asked. “What would that mean for Mexico?”
“No no no, democracy can not take that, crazy people that don’t know what is going on in the world today. This worries me, the last caucus in Nevada… he won 44 percent of Hispanics.”
“I’d like to know who those Hispanics are, because they are followers of a false prophet,” Fox said. “He’s going to take them to the desert, and if they think that they will benefit with an administration led by Donald Trump, they’re wrong. They must open their eyes. Please, you Hispanics in the U.S., open your eyes.”
“It is not to defend our race, it is not to defend our creed, but to defend the same nation that is hosting you. This nation is going to fail if it goes into the hands of a crazy guy.”
“What is Trump?” Fox asked. “He’s not a Republican. Absolutely not. Those are not the Republican principles. He is not a Democrat. He is just himself. He is egocentric.” (via)
Seems like Donald Trump (who is yet to fiscally illustrate how Mexico will actually pay for the wall should he get elected) has a little explaining to do. Because it doesn’t seem like Mexico is down with paying for this fucking wall.
[h/t Real Clear Politics]