Now that Trump is the GOP candidate for President, former Mexican President Vicente Fox is making amends, sidling up to him and inviting him to Mexico. His former f-bomb laced speech is now an apology, a mending of borders if you will, in the realization that Mexico must play nice with Trump.
During an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox apologized Wednesday for the vulgar language he has used regarding GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the southern border and invited the likely Republican nominee to Mexico to see the border from the other side.
Fox has had some very choice words regarding Trump, but with likelihood that Trump could be the next President, Mexico needs to tone down their vitriolic knee-jerk reactions. Calling Trump “Hitler” may not be the best way to win hearts and engage minds.
And yes, Vicente Fox does think that Trump is like Hitler, reported Truth and Action. He said, “I believe that because his messages, the language he’s using, his… all the protection… not wanting to deal with anybody. The way he deals with Congress and the way he refers to Congressmen and Senators is incredible. Alot of things show that he’s an authoritarian person and he’s egocentric and a false prophet.”
Fox utilized his interview with Breitbart News to undo what had already been said regarding Trump. Playing the, “I am compassionate and forgiving and thus the bigger man” angle, he reached out to Trump, showing him how to “love his neighbor”, that is, “love thy Mexican ex-president”.
“I apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor,” Fox explained to Breitbart News while sitting in the hotel of the J.W. Marriott in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday afternoon.
“Love your nation. Love the world,” he added. “Yes, I’m humble enough as leadership be, [a] compassionate leader. If I offended you, I’m sorry. But what about the other way around?”
Truth and Action reported on another former Mexican President, Felipe Calderón, and his opinion of Trump’s immigration stance. “The first loser of such a policy would be the United States. If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere,either for trade [or] for people, is going to provide prosperity to the United States, he is completely crazy.
Trump, of course, had a response.
“I heard” President Calderon’s claims that Mexico will not pay for any part of a border wall, “and I said, ‘now the wall just got taller.’”
There’s nothing like a well-aimed insult to show just how afraid you are. At this point, it’s become increasingly clear that the Left and people like Felipe Calderon don’t insult Trump because they think he’s a joke. They insult him because they’re afraid of him.
Now that it is inevitable that either Trump or Hillary will be the next President, Mexico must cater to both, building bridges and attempting to break down walls. Fox seems to think that if Trump comes to Mexico and sees what he sees, that Trump will change his immigration tune. That is hardly likely.
“I invite him to come to Mexico and to see what Mexico is all about.”
Fox stressed the important trade ties the two countries have, noting that the U.S. benefits from Mexican labor and has much larger trade deficits with other countries.
He urged Trump to be more responsible, and suggested that he could help: “I can convince him to think intelligently” about trade and other issues, he explained.
Trump’s response is, of course, classic Trump: “Get your money ready cause you’re going to pay for the wall”