Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Doubles Down on Trump/Hitler Comparison in Scathing Attack

Shortly after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled his meeting with President Trump, Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox weighed in on the Trump effect on both sides of the border.

“When I saw today’s gathering of the Republican Party retreat, Trump being there reminded me of Hitler addressing the Nazi Party,” Fox told CNN International on Thursday, reminding viewers, once again, that Mexico would not be paying for Trump's wall.
On Friday, Fox doubled down on his remarks, issuing a critical warning to President Trump 

"[The Republicans] don't seem to have a free mind," Fox said in an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "They just seem to be doing just exactly what Senor Trump proposed to them."

"I would say, Senor Trump 'Please please grow up'," Fox advised. "I mean, now you're President of a great nation, of the most powerful nation in the world, please grow up, be or try to be a real president."

He also recommended Trump stop feuding with companies doing businesses in Mexico and reexamine his new border tax proposal. 

"President Pena decided not to come to United States, it was not a mutual decision, it was our President's decision," Fox clarified. "Because we are offended, because we are being harmed and because you're affecting our businesses like Ford Motor Company."

Fox then pointed out how Trump's 20% border tax on all Mexican imports would adversely affect the US.

"Do you know who pays a tax when you import?" Fox asked. "It's the American corporation; the company that is importing the car... Mexico is not paying for the wall, you are paying for the wall, taxpayers in the United States are paying for the wall."

"[Trump's] playing around with everybody" Fox added, again comparing the American President to Hitler.

"Hitler used to embellish...  by his nice talking, by his promises, by these grand dreams. Trump just moved from tweeting or from campaign promises to executive orders," he explained. 

"Executive order doesn't mean a thing!" Fox hammered. "When he comes to Congress and tells them 'I need the money for the wall, I need 25 billion for the wall', what is Congress gonna say? And then he will promise again, 'Don't worry I'm gonna collect that money from Mexico... ' That will not happen." 



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