Mexico’s former president drops F-bomb in describing Trump’s approach to the world
“That is the big big problem of today, in the U.S., the divide. And when the leader is calling aggressive means for people, when the leader is not uniting, then you have this divide,” Fox said. “We don’t need walls, we need bridges of understanding, bridges of sharing; that is exactly what must be done in the very immediate future.”
Otherwise, Fox warned, we will be left with “nationalism, or (a) nation state that Trump is claiming, or walls to divide, or getting apart from the world and saying only America is great, and the rest, f— you.”
Fox, who served as Mexico’s 55th president from 2000 to 2006, has long made headlines for his vocal and often profanity-laden criticisms of the American president. His ire stems from Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which he initially promised that Mexico would pay for — without Mexico’s consent.
“We are not paying for that f—-n’ wall,” he told CNBC in April of last year. “That’s for sure. And why should we?”
With no success in getting Mexico to pay for the wall, which is expected to cost in the tens of billions, Trump has since shifted his plan to one that requires U.S. government funding for its construction. He argues the infrastructure is necessary for America’s national security and critical in combating drug flows into the country. The battle over wall funding, which congressional Democrats oppose, led to the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history.