Vicente Fox tells it like it is

The fallout of the leaked transcripts of the phone calls between Trump and the Australian and Mexican leaders continues. In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Caerota, former Mexican president Vicente Fox was brutal about Donald Trump.

Camerota: Do you think the president of Mexico should have been more forceful in saying it’s never gong to happen?

Fox: Well you can use my word – we will never pay for that fucking wall.

Camerota (suppressing nervous smile): “I apologize to our morning audience for the salty language this morning. Perhaps I should have taken that offer for the five-second delay.”

Other fun Fox quotes from the interview:

[About Trump] “He’s always lying to the American people.”

“That’s incredible that the United States people is accepting a president that doesn’t want media…he’s trying to shut them down…that’s the attitude of a dictator.”

“Trump has to learn that the US is a democracy.”

“How can we trust a US president that lies every minute of the day?”

What is noteworthy is not that Fox said anything that we did not already know. What is noteworthy is that a former president of a country that is a neighbor and close ally of the US is speaking about the sitting US president in those terms, lecturing him about what a democracy is, and publicly calling him a pathological liar.

This is not normal, but then is anything normal anymore?


  1. Jean says

    It’s great to hear someone in his position talk like that. But I find it quite disturbing to see how strong a reaction the host has over the word ‘fucking’ especially on a network that has no qualms showing video loops of a cop murdering a black man. That shows how fucked up the concept of decency is in the US.

  2. blf says

    Presidente Fox has been robustly pointing out hair furor is an arsehole since, roughly, teh trum-prat first raised the idea of that stupid fecking wall during the campaigning. “Mexico is not paying for that fucking wall”, and similar, is what he has been saying since that beginning. And he’s very correct, of course.

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