Just one day after leaked transcripts were published by The Washington Post of President Trump’s private phone call in January, in which he asked Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to stop saying Mexico won’t pay for the wall, former Mexican president Vicente Fox has gone on a rampage in a new CNN interview.
CNN host Alisyn Camerota addressed the leaked phone conversation between President Trump and Peña Nieto, asking Fox to give his opinion on the matter.
Camerota commented about how “diplomatic” Peña Nieto was in his conversation with President Trump.
Fox slammed President Trump’s repeated claims that Mexico will pay for the wall, and vowed that it is not going to happen.
Camerota grimaced as Fox used profanity on live television before it could be bleeped out, saying, “You can use my words. We will never pay for that f—— wall,” adding, “Who can think about a country paying for a wall that is going to be built in the neighbor’s territory? Or, why should Mexico pay for a wall? What’s the reason? We don’t need a wall.”
“If Trump wants to build a wall, he has to go to the U.S. Congress and he has to tell the truth to U.S. taxpayers that they’re going to pay for that,” Fox said.
Camerota apologized to the audience for the “salty language,” saying, “Perhaps I should’ve taken that offer for the five-second delay.”
Fox, who served as president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, has long condemned Trump’s border wall plans, blasting him from the time he first announced his candidacy.
“I am not going to pay for that f—ing wall,” Fox said soon after Trump made the announcement. He has called Trump “ignorant … crazy … egocentric … nasty … [and a] false prophet.”
In May 2016, Fox apologized for using profanity and invited Trump to come to Mexico for a visit.
However, Fox has repeatedly poked and mocked President Trump in Twitter posts and interviews.
In April, he tweeted about Trump at the end of his first 100 days in office, saying that he should just “leave and go back to golfing. America will understand.”
In May, Fox mocked President Trump over the Russia investigation, saying, “Not liking the attention, huh? You wanted it, now put up with it.”
The complete interview is below:
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