Former Mexican President Vicente Fox reportedly slammed Donald Trump’s plan for Mexico to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Fox claimed he would not pay for a border wall in an interview with Univision on Feb. 25.
"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” Trump said according to CNN, "and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
“I declare, I’m not gonna pay for that f*****g wall!” said the former President of Mexico, reports NBC News New York.
Fox is the latest former Mexican President to denounce Trump’s border wall plan.
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Felipe Calderon said, “We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it’s going to be completely useless,” on Feb. 8.
The rebukes of Trump’s plan come as the Republican presidential candidate has made border control one of his primary campaign issues, holding that a wall would stop Mexico from allegedly intentionally sending “rapists” and “criminals” into the U.S.
Trump was quick to react to Fox’s criticism, taking to Twitter to slam the former head of state’s use of profanity.
“Vicente Fox horribly used the F-word when discussing the wall. He must apologize! If I did that there would be an uproar!” wrote Trump on Twitter.
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Fox implored American voters not to support Trump, saying that the U.S. “will fail if it goes into the hands of a crazy guy.”
“And if they think they will benefit with an administration led by Donald Trump, they’re wrong. They must open their eyes,” said Fox.
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon made clear that his criticism of Trump did not include the United States as a whole, saying he was surprised that an “admirable society” could support Trump.
“No offense, no offense to America. Donald Trump… is ambitious but not exactly very well informed man, I don’t want to say ignorant, but he is not very well-informed,” said Calderon.
Donald Trump unveiled his plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico pay for it in July 2015, when he announced his presidential candidacy.