Donald Trump has created a rallying cry for his racist supporters by yelling about building a wall across the Mexico border and asking for a response from the crowd: “We’re going to build a wall! Who’s going to pay for it?”
“Mexico!” Trump’s supporters yell back with glee.
Former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, made his position on Trump’s wall clear yesterday, mincing no words.
“I’m not going to pay for that f*cking wall.”
Fox also challenged Trump’s claims that he “won” with Latino voters in Nevada.
“You know what I’m really happy about, because we’ve saying it for a long time? Forty-six percent with the Hispanics! Forty-six percent! Number one with Hispanics!,’ the real estate mogul said.”
The claim was startling, but CNN explained that all was not as it seemed with Trump’s boast.
“First, the Nevada GOP caucuses were closed to people not already registered as Republicans — that means Trump won the subset of Latino voters who were already Republicans. What’s more, according to the entrance polls, just 8% of the voters taking part in the GOP caucuses said they were Latinos.
The full sample size of voters captured by the polls was 1,573. That means Trump’s claim that he is “No. 1 with Hispanics” is based on about 125 registered Republicans.”
Vicente Fox implored even those 125 Latino voters to “open your eyes” and see what the US would be getting with a president like Donald Trump, who Fox called “crazy.”
“’Please, you Hispanics, Latinos in the U.S., open your eyes. It’s not to defend our race. Not to defend our creed. It’s to defend this very same nation that is hosting you. This nation is going to fail if it goes into the hands of a crazy guy,’ warned the former Mexican commander-in-chief.”
Trump’s response read more like a child angry that his brother got away with something he didn’t than a presidential candidate defending his stance.
FMR PRES of Mexico, Vicente Fox horribly used the F word when discussing the wall. He must apologize! If I did that there would be a uproar!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2016
Trump is likely referring to the backlash he received when he referred to Jeb Bush, a former GOP rival for the presidency, as a “p*ssy,” which Trump considered quite appropriate for a man running for a government seat that would make him leader of the free world. The public? Not so much.
But wait…because if you thought the Twitter response was juvenile, you haven’t seen anything yet!
During last night’s GOP debate, Wolf Blitzer asked Trump specifically for a response to Fox’s insistence that Mexico would, in no uncertain terms, not pay for any wall across the border no matter how many times Trump repeated that claim to his followers. Blitzer asked Trump how he intended to pay for that promised wall if he didn’t receive an $8 to $12 billion check from the government of Mexico. Trump didn’t answer that question, and his response was everything a grade-school child would say.
“The wall just got 10 feet higher, believe me.”
Trump did go on to insist that a 1,000 mile wall was nothing to build compared to the Great Wall of China, which is 13,000 miles, despite the fact that he’s been reminded that the wall in China was built with slave labor, which Trump wouldn’t have as president…hopefully.
See Vicente Fox’s interview below, and for forehead-slapping and groan-inducing fun, see Trump’s response at the GOP debate below that.