Saturday, March 5, 2016
Vicente Fox Compares Trump to Der Führer.
It's certainly no secret that Donald Trump and former Mexican President Vicente Fox are not best buds. We've all seen the video of Fox saying he will not pay for Trump's f***ing wall.
Seeing a way to boost ratings, Mehdi Hasan, host of Al Jazeera's UpFront recently interviewed Fox via Skype, in which Fox, seemingly unfamiliar with the idea of Reductio ad Hitlerum, compared Trump to the murderer of more than 6 million Jews. Even Hasan had to question Fox on the notion that Trump would put people in concentration camps, should he be elected POTUS.
As much as I dislike the idea of defending Trump, I have to say that Fox is mistaken in quite a few of his observations of the Donald.
Contrary to what Fox believes, Trump does not have an "attitude about the supreme white race". Like many Democrats - Hillary Clinton and Al Sharpton, to name just two - Trump is not above stoking the racial fires in the U.S., but I would not call him a racist, white supremacist. Political whore, yes. White supremacist, no.
In the interview, Fox expresses concern for the plight of the Mexican worker - the migrant harvesting the crops, or working in the restaurants in the United States. Hasan rightfully pointed out that Fox had done next to nothing in the way of providing jobs in Mexico for these people while he was President of that country.
The Mexican government has long seen America's porous borders as a solution to Mexico's problem with poverty and unemployment. I can see why Vicente Fox is not at all happy with Mr. Trump.