Former president of Mexico Vincente Fox is not a fan of Donald Trump, or his plan to have Mexico pay to build a wall along the border of the two countries.
In an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Fox declared, “I’m not going to pay for that f–g wall.”
Fox then took on the role of a preacher by advising Hispanics not to follow Trump because he’s a “false prophet.” Fox also declared that what is happening in the U.S. presidential race is “not democracy” and said Trump will pay for the wall because he’s got enough money to do it on his own. Fox concluded Trump is simply egocentric.
Trump took umbrage with Fox’s comments about him. During Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, Wolf Blitzer quoted Fox’s f-bomb and then asked Trump how he would still intend to pay for the wall without Mexico’s help and how he would make them pay for it.
Trump responded, “I will and the wall just got 10 feet taller believe me. It got 10 feet taller. I saw him make the statement. I saw him use the word that he used. I can only tell you if I would have used even half of that word, it would be a national scandal. This guy used a filthy disgusting word on television, and he should be ashamed of himself and he should apologize.”
“We have a trade deficit with Mexico of $58 billion a year and that doesn’t include all the drugs that are pouring across and destroying our country,” Trump said. “We’re going to make them pay for that wall. Now the wall is $10 billion to $12 billion if I do it. If these guys do it it’ll end up costing $200 billion.”
Trump said, “You need a thousand miles. The great wall of China, built 2,000 years ago is 13,000 miles,” implying the wall can be done and will be done if Trump is elected president. “This is a wall that’s going to work.”
“Mexico will pay for the wall. It’s a small portion of the kind of money that we lose and the deficits that we have with Mexico,” Trump concluded.