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?